"For most of us, desire is quite a problem: the desire for property, for position, for power, for comfort, for immortality, for continuity, the desire to be loved, to have something permanent, satisfying, lasting, something which is beyond time.

Now, what is desire?

What is this thing that is urging, compelling us?"

J. Krishnamurti "The First and Last Freedom" - gimme

bon bons

"What is desire?

Is it not the symbol and its sensation?

Desire is sensation with the object of its attainment.

Is there desire without a symbol and its sensation?"

J. Krishnamurti "The First and Last Freedom" - Desire

black hole

"When I am aware of this whole structure of desire, I see how my mind has become a dead centre, a mechanical process of memory.

Having tired of one desire, I automatically want to fulfill myself in another.

My mind is always experiencing in terms of sensation, it is the instrument of sensation.

So my mind is the mechanical instrument of sensation, of memory, a dead centre from which I act, think."

J. Krishnamurti "The First and Last Freedom" - Desire