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Here is a fundamental question: is life simply a torture? It is, as it is; and man has lived in this torture for centuries, from ancient times to present day, in agony, in despair, in sorrow; and he never seems to find a way out of it. Therefore he invents gods, churches, all the rituals, and all that nonsense, or he escapes in other ways. What we are trying to do, is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind. Not simply to accept things as they are, nor revolt against them. We must go deep into this world, examine it, give to it all our heart and our mind, with everything that we have, to find out a way of living differently. That depends on each of us, 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 that is to begin to transform what is. Jiddu Krishnamurt