LEADERS AND FOLLOWERS

Leaders destroy the followers, and followers destroy the leaders.

from FREEDOM FROM THE KNOWN

 

YOU CANNOT DEPEND UPON ANYBODY

You cannot depend upon anybody. There is no guide, no teacher, no authority. There is only you – your relationship with others and with the world – there is nothing else. When you realise this, it either brings great despair, from which comes cynicism and bitterness, or, in facing the fact that you and nobody else is responsible for the world and yourself, what you think, what you feel, how you act, all self-pity goes. Normally we thrive on blaming others, which is a form of self-pity. Can you and I, then, bring about in ourselves, without any outside influence or persuasion, or any fear of punishment, in the very essence of our being a total revolution, a psychological mutation, so that we are no longer brutal, violent, competitive, anxious, fearful, greedy, envious?

from FREEDOM FROM THE KNOWN

 

TO BE FREE OF ALL AUTHORITY

“To be free of all authority, your own and that of another, is to die to everything of yesterday so that your mind is fresh, young, innocent, full of vigour and passion.”

from MADRAS 1971, TALK 3

 

NOBODY CAN TEACH YOU ABOUT YOURSELF

Nobody can teach you about yourself except yourself, so you have to be the guru and the disciple yourself and learn from yourself. What you learn from another is not true.

from FREEDOM FROM THE KNOWN

 

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