What is it that is hurt? It is the image that one has built about oneself. If one were to be totally free of all images, then there would be no hurt, no flattery. So we are asking whether this image built from childhood, put together by thought, a structure of reactions, a process of remembrances—long, deep, abiding incidents, hurts, pain—can end completely.
Find out for yourself whether you can be free of that image totally’, says Krishnamurti in this book which consists of nine public talks that he gave in 1981 and 1982.