Excerpts from Krishnaji’s legendary speech
Truth Is a Pathless Land
“I want to do a certain thing in the world and I am going to do it with unwavering concentration. I am concerning myself with only one essential thing: to set man free. I desire to free him from all cages, from all fears.
I have only one purpose: to help man to break away from all limitations, for that alone will give him eternal happiness, will give him the unconditioned realization of the self.
I am free, unconditioned, whole, not the part, not the relative, but the whole Truth that is eternal.
I say that you must look within yourselves for the enlightenment, for the glory, for the purification. I maintain that the only spirituality is the incorruptibility of the self which is eternal. This is the absolute, unconditioned Truth which is Life itself.
I want therefore to set man free, rejoicing as the bird in the clear sky, unburdened, independent, ecstatic in that freedom.
Truth is in everyone; it is not far, it is not near; it is eternally there.
The key is your own self, and in the incorruptibility of that self alone is the Kingdom of Eternity.
So you will see how absurd is the whole structure that you have built, looking for external help, depending on others for your comfort, for your happiness, for your strength. These can only be found within yourselves.
Those who really desire to understand, who are looking to find that which is eternal, without beginning and without an end, will walk together with a greater intensity, will be a danger to everything that is unessential, to unrealities, to shadows. And they will concentrate, they will become the flame. Such a body we must create, and that is my purpose. Because of that real understanding there will be true friendship. Because of that true friendship – which you do not seem to know – there will be real cooperation on the part of each one. And this not because of authority, not because of salvation, but because you really understand, and hence are capable of living in the eternal.
My only concern is to set men absolutely, unconditionally free.”