“Man’s destiny is self-made, not imposed upon him arbitrarily from without; his own powers, blinded by ignorance, spin and twist the cord that fetters him, as his own powers, directed by knowledge, liberate his limbs from the self-imposed shackles, and set him free from bondage.”
– Annie Besant ’Riddle of Life’
“THERE IS A BLATANT DENIAL OF THE SPIRITUAL ESSENCE OF MAN. THERE IS A BELIEF IN RELIGIONS AND A “GOD” IN HEAVEN BUT THERE IS NO CONFIDENCE IN THE POWER OF MAN HIMSELF.”
– Miss Allgood The orator
“Dependence on things, on people, or on ideas breeds fear; dependence arises from ignorance, from the lack of self-knowledge, from inward poverty; fear causes uncertainty of mind-heart, preventing communication and understanding. Through self-awareness we begin to discover and so comprehend the cause of fear, not only the superficial but the deep casual and accumulative fears.”
– J krishnamurti
There is an arrogance within the hearts of men. There is a belief that causes men to behold themselves in a false light. This false light is really a false perception that they are above others. No I do not mean as in race or class. (I’ll get into that later)
I speak of virtue. We think that we are good when we are really not. We think we are benevolent. We think we are compassionate. We think we are self less. This is the reason why man looks down on others because he thinks that he is virtuous. This is false because one cannot be virtuous if he looks down on others. The truth is that all men are equals. We all need each other. If a man is arrogant he perceives that he has no need of anyone or anything because arrogance causes men to be foolish, conceited and selfish.
Can you see this is what dwells in the hearts of men? Can you see that you look down on others because you exalt yourself?”
– Miss Allgood
“It is the nature of man to desire his own self worth. Man searches for the value of himself in the world of people, places and things. Yet man runs and turns away from his emptiness. This emptiness is really his lack of self. The self is to be developed. If man would stop trying to find love and worth outside of himself he would discover that all his heart desires is already within him. Your heart is not cold because of a man or a woman. Your heart is cold because you do not have the sun. The SUN is the warmth of your soul and the light of your life. It is a lack of spirituality that is cause of your coldness. Forget about men! If you would desire the Spirit you would discover the value of your own heart. Did he not say?? ” Seek ye FIRST the kingdom of thy God and all shall be added unto ye?” Seek yourself. For thy Self is thy God.”
– Miss Allgood
"This is no magnificent deed, because I do not want followers, and I mean this. The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth. I am not concerned whether you pay attention to what I say or not. I want to do a certain thing in the world and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration. I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears, and not to found religions, new sects, nor to establish new theories and new philosophies."
- J. Krishnamurti
“The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person—without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other.”
You are what your deepest desire is. As your desire is, so is your intention.
As your intention is, so is your will.
As your will is, so is your deed.
As your deed is, so is your destiny.”