You are the World – Exploring Collective Consciousness
In this quote, Krishnamurti delves into interconnectedness, emphasizing the transformative force of love and our care for humanity as a whole:
“(And) this consciousness is the consciousness of the rest of mankind because every human being in the world, everyone from the most primitive, from the most uneducated, to the most highly sophisticated, educated, they go through all this—faith, fear, longing, depression, anxiety, sorrow, pain—every human being in the world goes through it, whether he/she is a Communist, Socialist, Capitalist, or Democrat, or doesn’t belong to any group. So this consciousness is shared by all human beings.
I am afraid you won’t accept that. Quite right. Because you have been trained, educated, religiously, and in other ways, that your consciousness is yours and nobody else’s. And somebody comes along and says, “look at it carefully”… And so you are not individual at all. I know all this is very difficult to accept. You are the rest of mankind, you are humanity. And when you separate yourself then all the problems begin. The separation causes conflict, fear, isolation…
Then one begins to realize the immense responsibility one has. Then one begins to realize the nature of love. Though you may love another, but that love is not restricted to one because you are the entire humanity. You are the world, and the world is you.”
Public Talk 2, Brockwood Park, 1984
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The Immeasurable is dedicated to exploring the essential questions of our existence: who we are and where we are going. The intent is to inspire readers to question assumptions of the mind, offering opportunities to ask deep questions about common life themes which are superficially accepted.
We encourage an investigation into the fabric of reality and our physical and cultural conditioning. In this exploration, we might find a new understanding of time and its relation to our thinking processes. A perception of the interconnectedness within the totality of life might arise in us as our perception expands through these explorations.
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