His writings display a great understanding of the human condition, although he never seems to say so, he appears to be akin to anarchist thought. What do y'all think?
The reason I never expanded my question was simply that I posted one a few weeks ago with various quotes and a little background of his rise to fame all of which demonstrate his disdain for society as it was/as it is, and yet goes so much deeper by getting to the root of the real issue, that being our way of falsity. Anyway for some reason the site owner decided to delete the whole post. Which I found strange as I thought anarchists would be open to a discussion concerning every aspect of anarchy.
A quick internet search will reveal all that anyone needs to know about this man and the vast volume of work he left behind. Here are a few quotes.
“Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.”
“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”
“Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.”
“To ask the right question demands a great deal of intelligence and sensitivity. Here is a question, a fundamental question: is life torture? It is, as it is; and man has lived in this torture centuries upon centuries, from ancient history to the present day, in agony, in despair, in sorrow; and he doesn't find a way out of it. Therefore he invents gods, churches, all the rituals, and all that nonsense, or he escapes in different ways. What we are trying to do, during all these discussions and talks here, is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind, not accept things as they are, nor revolt against them. Revolt doesn't answer a thing. You must understand it, go into it, examine it, give your heart and your mind, with everything that you have, to find out a way of living differently. That depends on you, and not on someone else, because in this there is no teacher, no pupil; there is no leader; there is no guru; there is no Master, no Saviour. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil; you are the Master; you are the guru; you are the leader; you are everything. And to understand is to transform what is.
I think that will be enough, won't it?”