The Zoo Fence

The Zoo Fence

Here’s A Thought

The Zoo Fence

I do not know
if you have experimented
with yourself.
Take a piece of stick,
put it on the mantelpiece,
and every day
put a flower in front of it
— give it a flower —
put in front of it a flower,
and repeat some words —
“Coca-Cola,” “Amen,” “OM”;
it doesn't matter what word
— any word you like —
listen, don’t laugh it off —
do it and you will find out.
If you do it,
after a month
you will see
how holy it has become.
You have indentified
yourself with that stick,
with that piece of stone
or with that piece of idea,
and you have made it
into something sacred, holy.
But it is not.
J. Krishnamurti
in “The Awakening of Intelligence”

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