Truth is a Pathless Land

Truth is a Pathless Land (For Jiddu Krishnamurty)

A site-specific, outdoor solar-powered neon installation. June 2023.

“Truth is a Pathless Land (for Jiddu Krishnamurty)”, 2023.

This work is the second in a series of neon text installations dedicated to individuals who’s thoughts, words or deeds have been influential to my thinking and ideas.

In 1929 the Indian philosopher and writer Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986) dissolved the “Order of the Star in the East” an organisation established by the Theosophical Society to prepare for a new “world teacher”, declaring:

I maintain that truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect…Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or coerce people along a particular path. …The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.