On Death & Love
- August 23, 2019
- Posted by: kec_admin
- Category: Video
This short film was created by Maël G. Lagadec – a friend of The Immeasurable. It’s based on an excerpt of a talk given by J. Krishnamurti in Paris, 1961.
“Probably most of you have not thought about this problem at all: to die each day… That means not to carry over from yesterday all your ambitions, grievances, your memories of fulfillment, your grudges, your hatred. You understand? To die every day.
Most of us wither away, but that is not dying. To die is to know what love is. Love has no continuity, no tomorrow. The picture of a person on the wall, the image, in your mind – that is not love, it is merely memory. Love means, surely, to die to everything that you have known. As love is the unknown, so death is the unknown. So you cannot love with the known. And to enter the unknown, which is death, one must die every day to everything. Then only is the mind fresh, young and innocent; and in that there is no death…
And it can be done, only it demands a great deal of self-inquiry, and awareness of every thought, every gesture, every word, so that there is no accumulation. Surely, that one can do. Then you will know what it is to die every day; and then perhaps we shall also know what it is to love every day, and not merely know love as memory. We don’t know what it is to live, because we are afraid, and we don’t know what it is to die.
We don’t know what it is to love, but we do know what it is to be attached, which we call love: my family, my husband, my child… to die to that attachment, to actually die to it. Without any argument, without any choice. And perhaps you will know what it is to love. All that we know now is the smoke, the smoke of jealousy, envy, ambition, greed, and the pain of all that. We do not know the flame behind the smoke. To find that out one must put away the smoke, completely, totally. Then we shall find that living and dying are the same thing, not theoretically, but actually.”
– J. Krishnamurti
Excerpt from 7th Public Talk in Paris, 1961
Directed by Maël G. Lagadec (FB: MaelGLagadec / Instagram: mael.g.lagadec)
With Carolina Morais Fonseca (FB: DanzDuende / Instagram: carolinaskydancer) Pierre-Noel Akosse, Mélissa Pirson
Music by bààn (FB: bààn / Instagram: themusicofbaan)
Sound: Christine Verschorren
Production Babelfish (FB: Babelfishasb)
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