Intellect Corrupts Feeling

September 4th ~ You know, there is the intellect, and there is pure feeling–the pure feeling of loving something, of having great, generous emotions.  The intellect reasons, calculates, weighs, balances.  it asks, “Is it worthwhile?  Will it give me benefit?”  On the other hand, there is pure feeling–the extraordinary feeling for the sky, for your neighbor, for your wife or husband, for your child, for the world, for the beauty of a tree, and so on.  When these two come together, there is death.  Do you understand?  When pure feeling is corrupted by the intellect, there is mediocrity.  That is what most of us are doing.  Our lives are mediocre because we are always calculating, asking ourselves whether it is worthwhile, what profit we will get, not only in the world of money, but also in the so-called spiritual world–“If I do this, will I get that?”

November 3rd, 2019 ~ In the business world, need we say more?  These moments when K says something like: “When these two come together, there is death.  . . . When pure feeling is corrupted by the intellect, there is mediocrity.”  At first, it is hard for me to see how he makes this kind of statement.  Yet, he has been saying this all along.  Intellect kills feeling.  It kills pure emotions.  It is why he has said if you follow his system, you will probably fail in business.  


As in most posts on, italicization of words refers to the words of either Jiddu Krishnamurti or Albert Low.  The website writer’s words are in regular text.

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