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So can one have an insight into aggression? – not the remembrance or implication of it, which means constant examination, coming to a conclusion and acting according to that conclusion – that is not insight. But if one has an immediate insight into it, then one has broken the whole pattern of aggression. So what will you do about the way you are living: the everlasting going to meetings, discussions with philosophers, and the latest psychologists? One never says. “Look, I am like this, let me find out why. Why does one have wounds, psychological bruises? Why does someone live with them?”

— Jiddu Krishnamurti – Krishnamurti Foundation Trust, Bulletin 40

Facing Aggression

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We carry on like machines with our tiresome daily routine. How eagerly the mind accepts a pattern of existence, and how tenaciously it clings to it! As by a driven nail, the mind is held together by idea, and around the idea it lives and has its being. The mind is never free, pliable, for it is always anchored; it moves within the radius, narrow or wide, of its own center. From its center it dare not wander; and when it does, it is lost in fear. Fear is not of the unknown, but of the loss of the known. The unknown does not incite fear, but dependence on the known does. Fear is always with desire, the desire for the more or for the less. The mind, with its incessant weaving of patterns, is the maker of time; and with time there is fear, hope and death.

— Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Book of Life

The mind anchored in habits and desire