I do not know if you have ever been lonely; when you suddenly realise that you have no relationship with anybody- not an intellectual relaisation but a factual relaisation... And you are completely isolated. Every form of thought and emotion is blocked; you cannot turn anywhere; there is nobody to turn to, the gods, the angels, have all gone beyond the clouds, and as the clouds vanish they have also vanished.; you are completely lonely- I will not use the word alone.
Alone has quite a different meaning, alone has beauty. To be alone means something entirely different. And you must be alone. When man frees himself from the social structures of greed, envy, ambition, arrogance, achievement, status- when he frees himself from those, then he is completely alone. That is quite a different thing. Then there is great beauty, the feeling of great energy.
This article has been written by by Jiddu Krishnamurti.