Wisdom Quotes

Enlightenment isn’t an easy thing

“So-called self-realisation is the discovery for yourself and by yourself that there is no self to discover. That will be a very shocking thing – ‘why the hell have I wasted all my life?’ It’s a shocking thing because it’s going to destroy every nerve, every cell, even the cells in the marrow of your bones. It’s not going to an easy thing, it’s not going to be handed over to you on a gold platter. You have to become completely disillusioned, then the truth begins to express itself in its own way. It is useless to try to discover the truth. The search for truth is absurd, because it’s a thing which you cannot capture, contain, or give expression to.”

– U.G. Krishnamurti, The Mystique of Enlightenment

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