Jiddu Krishnamurti: Bruce Lee’s Philosophical Martial Arts Inspiration.

How Bruce Lee used Jiddu Krishnamurti’s philosophy to recover his energies and develop self-knowledge in the martial arts.

Bruce Lee.

#1 Freedom

“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along any particular path” — Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Bruce Lee’s Medallion (Source: Brucelee.com)

“Using no Way as Way. Having no Limitation as Limitation”.

#2 Independence.

“You have to be a light to yourself. Not the light of a psychologist, a professor, Jesus, Buddha, or a good heart. You have to be a light to yourself in a world that is utterly becoming dark”- Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Jiddu Krishnamurti.

#3 Honesty

“For me, martial arts are about expressing myself completely and honestly. And this is very difficult. It would be very easy for me to put on a show and make me tough and all that. I could do all these fake things, you know? It could teach very elegant movements. But being able to express yourself honestly, without lying to myself, express yourself with all sincerity, that, my friend, is very difficult to do” — Bruce Lee

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