Beliefs, like ideals, are escapes from the fact
by Michael Colantoni
Belief is so unnecessary, as are ideals. Both dissipate energy which is needed to follow the unfolding of the fact, the ‘what is.’ Beliefs, like ideals, are escapes from the fact and in escape there is no end to sorrow. The ending of sorrow is the understanding of the fact from moment to moment. There is no system or method which will give understanding but only a choiceless awareness of a fact. Meditation according to a system is the avoidance of the fact of what you are; it is far more important to understand yourself, the constant changing of the facts about yourself, than to meditate in order to find god, have visions, sensations, and other forms of entertainment.
– Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti Notebook,41,Meditations