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A Key To End Sorrow

--J. Krishnamurti (Apr 15, 2019)

The demand to be safe in a relationship inevitably breeds sorrow and fear. The seeking for security invites insecurity. Have you ever found security in any of your relationships? Have you? Most of us want the security of loving and being loved, but where is love when each one of us is seeking his own security, his own particular path? We are not loved because we don’t know how to love. In relationships, too often what we say is, "As long as you belong to me I love you, but the moment you don’t I begin to hate you. As long as I can rely on you to satisfy my demands, sexual and otherwise, I love you. But the moment you cease to supply what I want, I don’t like you." If you depend on another for all your pleasure, you are a slave to that person. So when one...

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