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A timeless spring: Krishnamurti at Rajghat by KRISHNAMURTI

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But do they know what it means to love? To love a child means seeing that he or she gets the right kind of education. To love a child means seeing that he or she is not made into a machine which merely repeats ideas learnt from a book, but is helped to be intelligent. You cannot be intelligent if you do not observe everything around you—the birds, the trees, the poor people, the dirty roads, the cows that have no shelter, and the dogs that are hungry and diseased. If you do not notice all these things, you will grow up as most of the older people have grown up; you will grow up without any affection in your heart.

But that demands a great deal of sanity; that demands a great deal of intelligence, a great deal of feeling, and a great deal of affection. S: Is it true that you do not read newspapers and philosophical books? K: The little girl wants to know how far it is true that I don’t read newspapers, philosophical books—the Gita, the Upanishads, and so on. It is perfectly true. I do not read newspapers. I do not read the Upanishads, the Gita, or any other philosophical book. I occasionally read the Bible, not for what is said in it, but for the beauty of the language.

If he looked only a short distance in front of him, he would have accidents. Any good driver will tell you this. In the same way, if you know how to observe and to listen—observing and listening are essentially the same thing, it is all one act—you will find that you take in everything and are, therefore, immediately aware of everything around you. That will, naturally, make you highly sensitive; you will be tremendously awake, and your body, your whole being, will come alive. Please do try this sometime when you go out of this place.

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