Learner: If you are a Buddhist, you have to believe in certain things to be a Buddhist. If you are a Christian, you have to believe in certain things to call yourself a Christian. If I am at O&O Academy and I am to be a student of O&O Academy, is there something I need to believe in? Is there something I need to follow?
Sri Krishnaji: O&O Academy does not preach an external lifestyle nor does it hand over a set of beliefs for you to follow.
What we speak of here is about two states of being – a suffering state and a beautiful state. And every one of us are unvaryingly experiencing one of these two states at any point of time. So, in that sense you are already ‘living the lifestyle!’ This is the way we have been living, we are living and we will continue to live.
The most important thing that you have to ask yourself is how passionate you are about living a happy life? Your happiness is in your hands. When there is suffering, can you bring awareness to it in the light of O&O Academy’s teachings and set yourself free?
… Wisdom Nuggets from Sri Krishnaji’s interaction with participants at O&O Academy