life is a series of demands for comfort, for security, for position,
for fulfillment, for happiness, for recognition, and we also have rare
moments of wanting to find out what is truth, what is God. So God or
truth becomes synonymous with our satisfaction.
We want to be gratified; therefore truth becomes the end of all search, of all struggle, and God becomes the ultimate resting place.
We move from one pattern to another, from one cage to another, from one philosophy or society to another, hoping to find happiness, not only happiness in relationship with people, but also the happiness of a resting place where the mind will never be disturbed, where the mind will cease to be tortured by its own discontent.
We may put it in different words, we may use different philosophical jargon, but that is what we all want...a place where the mind can rest, where the mind is not tortured by its own activities, where there is no sorrow."
~ Jiddu Krishnamurti ~