Radical Change Starts From Within Us


“Most of us in this confused and brutal world try to carve out a private life of our own, a life in which we can be happy and peaceful and yet live with the things of this world. We seem to think that the daily life we lead, the life of struggle, conflict, pain and sorrow, is something separate from the outer world of misery and confusion.

We seem to think the individual, the ‘you’ , is different from the rest of the world with all its atrocities, wars and riots, inequality and injustice and that this is something entirely different from our particular individual life. When you look a little more closely, not only at your own life but also at the world, you will see that what you are – your daily life, what you feel- is the external world, the world about you. You are the world, you are the human being that has made this world of utter disorder, the world that is crying helplessly in great sorrow. It is you, the human being that has built this world. So that world outside you is not different from the world in which you live your private life.

The division between the individual and society does not really exist at all….

In bringing about a radical change in the human being, in you, you are naturally bringing about a radical change in the structure and the nature of society….” Krishnamurti Talks with American Students 1970 ISBN 0877730210