What Is Freedom?
- August 23, 2019
- Posted by: kec_admin
- Category: Video
This short film was created by Massimiliano Amato – a friend of The Immeasurable. The text is inspired by Jiddu Krishnamurti’s teachings. The film is in Italian but you can turn English subtitles ON by clicking the CC button on the Youtube play bar.
“What is freedom? Freedom to do what we want, freedom to choose a job, a woman, to go where we want. To make love with whomever and however we want. What do we do with all this freedom? We use it to express ourselves, to do whatever we want. We have all the freedom in the world, even to drop bombs in the name of democracy; we think that where there is choice, there is freedom.
Even a psychologist will encourage you to satisfy your pleasures. But if we are really aware, we know there is no choice. Awareness is action. It is only when there are doubts, uncertainties, that you begin to choose. Choices then prevent freedom. So, where can I find freedom? Is it outside or within myself?
If I have a reason to love somebody, is this true love? If I feel attached because it takes away my loneliness and makes me feel powerful, is that love? Selfishness is not love. If you look deep enough you’ll find a beauty whose quality and intensity gives way to compassion.”