A question of Krishnamurti to the griever. In my grief ... Can I remain with intense sorrow, pain or shock without any single movement of thought, that is, to give complete attention to it?
Krishnamurti says, you cannot give complete attention to it if you are trying to escape. That is a waste of energy. Whereas, if you give your total attention, you are then all the energy focused on a point you call suffering. When you do that, you understand the whole significance, depth and beauty of such an extraordinary fact. And suffering ends. With the ending of suffering are passion and love.
Excerpt from Kirshamurti's Public Talk 4 in Bombay, 31 January 1982)
J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986) is widely regarded as one of the greatest thinkers and religious teachers of all time. He spoke throughout the world to large audiences and to individuals including writers, scientists, philosophers and educators, about the need for a radical change in mankind.