Love is dangerous

Published: 17th December 2013 08:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th December 2013 08:19 AM   |  A+A-

Love

How can we live without love? We can only exist, and existence without love is control, confusion and pain - and that is what most of us are creating. We organise for existence, and we accept conflict as inevitable because our existence is a ceaseless demand for power. Surely when we love, organisation has its place, its right place; but without love organisation becomes a nightmare, merely mechanical and efficient, like the army; but as the modern society is based on mere efficiency, we have to have armies, and the purpose of an army is to create war. Even in so-called peace, the more intellectually efficient we are, the more ruthless, the more brutal, the more callous we become. That is why there is so much confusion in the world, why bureaucracy is more and more powerful, why more and more governments are becoming totalitarian. We submit to all this as being inevitable because we live in our brains and not in our hearts, and therefore love does not exist. Love Is the most dangerous and uncertain element in life; and because we do not want to be uncertain, because we do not want to be in danger, we live in the mind. A man who loves is dangerous, and we do not want to live dangerously; we want to live efficiently, we want to live merely in the framework of organisation because we think organisations are going to bring order and peace in the world. Organisations have never brought order and peace. Only love, only goodwill, only mercy can bring order and peace, ultimately and therefore now.

This article has been written by by Jiddu Krishnamurti.

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