Inquiry on teachings

It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
– J. Krishnamurti

Someone posted this on Facebook, and it’s a reminder that statements (quotes, teachings) can be fertile ground for inquiry.

Some statements from the quote (which I don’t consciously believe, but it may still be helpful to look at):

Society is sick.

It’s not OK to be well adjusted to our society.

It’s not possible to be healthy and well adjusted to society.

And some that comes up for me:

It’s too conventional. (The people posting it are caught in conventional “anti-conformist” views.)

He is cynical / unclear. He hasn’t looked at it closely enough.

 Note: Although this quote doesn’t align with my conscious view, I may be surprised by what I find if/when I do inquiry on it. It’s a pretty common view so I have probably taken it in, and I remember holding it as a conscious view in my early/mid teens.

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