Vegetarian Ideal


Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.
- Albert Einstein

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Heathen


Heathen (plural heathens, collectively heathenry, adjective heathen) refers to someone who does not follow one of the major world religions, and who may or may not specify any other religious affiliation. More specific meanings include:
  • A pagan, someone who does not follow one of the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Islam, and Judaism); the most common meaning
  • Someone who does not follow any of the world's major organized religions; see List of religious populations
  • An adherent of Heathenry (new religious movement) (also known as Heathenism or Germanic neopaganism) in particular; often capitalized in this context
  • Any adherent of neopaganism more generally



Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heathen


Monday, December 21, 2015

The Gnostic Society and Ecclesia Gnostica

Gnostic Society and Ecclesia: 


  In July 2015, activities of The Gnostic Society and Ecclesia Gnostica returned to the historic Besant Lodge in Hollywood, California.

Lectures listed here are given at The Gnostic Society of Los Angeles, California.  These programs are held every Friday evening at 8:00 PM.  Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are presented by Dr. Stephan Hoeller.  Lectures are free and open to the public (donations are appreciated).

Many of the lectures given at the Gnostic Society of Los Angeles are available for immediate online download in MP3 format at the BC Recordings website (www.bcrecordings.net), along with a growing catalog on many topics.  

Free Online Lectures:  Many titles are available for free download at the BC Recordings website.
This page lists the current lecture series, with a view back through 2009. (An archival list of lectures through 1996 is also provided.)  For information about purchase and download of past lectures presented at the Gnostic Society, go to BC Recordings, an audio publishing effort advancing the work of Dr. Hoeller since 1979.



 
September 7:  C.G. Jung, Master of the Great Myth:  C.G. Jung inspired a new view of Mythology, but he also created a new myth, which may be called the Great Myth of the New Aion and its God. Available free at bcrecordings.net.


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Montserrat Caballé - O mio babbino caro




Montserrat Caballé in concert singing the famous aria from Puccini's Gianni Schicchi. Munich, 1990

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Shrines



Our Lady of Einsiedeln shrine
in the transept of Bishop Marty Memorial Chapel
at Sacred Heart Monastery



 Our Lady of Rickenbach
in the pilgrimage chapel
at Maria Rickenbach.

 

Our Lady, the original 'Black Madonna',
 enshrined at the Abbey of Einsiedeln.





Sunday, December 20, 2015

Ezekiel 25:17

 




Hercules was the Roman name for the greatest hero of Greek mythology -- Heracles.

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Hercules was the Roman name for the greatest hero of Greek mythology -- Heracles. Like most authentic heroes, Heracles had a god as one of his parents, being the son of the supreme deity Zeus and a mortal woman. Zeus's queen Hera was jealous of Heracles, and when he was still an infant she sent two snakes to kill him in his crib. Heracles was found prattling delighted baby talk, a strangled serpent in each hand.


















Reincarcarnation













Sunday, November 22, 2015

Qiu Chuji as painted by Guo Xu, 1503

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 Qiu Chuji as painted by Guo Xu, 1503


Qiu Chuji (traditional Chinese: 丘處機; simplified Chinese: 丘处机; pinyin: Qiū Chǔjī; 1148 – 23 July 1227), also known by his Taoist name Changchun zi (Chinese: 長春子; pinyin: Chángchūnzi), was a Daoist disciple of Wang Chongyang. He was the most famous[1] among the Seven True Daoists of the North.[2] He was the founder of the Dragon Gate sect of Taoism attracting the largest following in the streams of traditions flowing from the sects of the disciples.



 




 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Rain Shower at Shōno - Hiroshige Utagawa L'Averse a Shono

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Shono haku-u, l'averse
 
Category
Print-Multiple
 
Medium
Woodcut in colors (oban)
 
Country
France

Hiroshige Utagawa L'Averse a Shono

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese: 歌川 広重), also Andō Hiroshige (Japanese: 安藤 広重; 1797 – 12 October 1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, considered the last great master of that tradition.
Hiroshige is best known for his landscapes, such as the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō and The Sixty-nine Stations of the Kiso Kaidō; and for his depictions of birds and flowers. The subjects of his work were atypical of the ukiyo-e genre, whose typical focus was on beautiful women, popular actors, and other scenes of the urban pleasure districts of Japan's Edo period (1603–1868). The popular Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji series by Hokusai was a strong influence on Hiroshige's choice of subject, though Hiroshige's approach was more poetic and ambient than Hokusai's bolder, more formal prints.
For scholars and collectors, Hiroshige's death marked the beginning of a rapid decline in the ukiyo-e genre, especially in the face of the westernization that followed the Meiji Restoration of 1868. Hiroshige's work came to have a marked influence on Western painting towards the close of the 19th century as a part of the trend in Japonism. Western artists closely studied Hiroshige's compositions, and some, such as van Gogh, painted copies of Hiroshige's prints.

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 : Kanbara

 
Thirty-six Views, print 27: Futami Bay in Ise Province




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshige 



In front of The Marble temple, Bankok

Sunday, October 4, 2015

The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World - Full Version

Published on Sep 15, 2015
Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens battle it out with Archbishop John Onaiyekan and Ann Widdecombe over the motion "The Catholic Church is a Force for Good in the World" in our debate from 2009.



Stephen Fry's clash with Anne Widdecombe was turned into an an iq2 Short, which can be seen here:http://youtu.be/9fN3zDtfivc.



Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes



Jiddu Krishnamurti or J. Krishnamurti was a popular writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included (but was not limited to): the purpose of meditation, human relationships, and how to enact positive change in global society. For more than sixty years he spoke around the world and shared his thoughts on death, disease, freedom, meditation, fear, God, and nature.




Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: conditioning, conformity, society, values


“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: intelligence, judgement, self

“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom
tags: inspirational, religion, truth

“Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: amity, companionship, death, devotion


“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: fear, unknown

“The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end - you don't come to an achievement, you don't come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: widsom

“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: competition, education, learning, teaching

“Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life
tags: education, government, religion

“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: security, tradition

“You can only be afraid of what you think you know.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: fear, inspirational, knowledge

“Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: autonomy, imitation, knowledge

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: meditation, mind, peace


“You know, if we understand one question rightly, all questions are answered. But we don't know how to ask the right question. To ask the right question demands a great deal of intelligence and sensitivity. Here is a question, a fundamental question: is life a torture? It is, as it is; and man has lived in this torture centuries upon centuries, from ancient history to the present day, in agony, in despair, in sorrow; and he doesn't find a way out of it. Therefore he invents gods, churches, all the rituals, and all that nonsense, or he escapes in different ways. What we are trying to do, during all these discussions and talks here, is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind, not accept things as they are, nor revolt against them. Revolt doesn't answer a thing. You must understand it, go into it, examine it, give your heart and your mind, with everything that you have, to find out a way of living differently. That depends on you, and not on someone else, because in this there is no teacher, no pupil; there is no leader; there is no guru; there is no Master, no Saviour. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil; you are the Master; you are the guru; you are the leader; you are everything. And to understand is to transform what is.

I think that will be enough, won't it?”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: life-love-answer-change


“When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action which produces further confusion, further misery. We fill our hearts with blueprints for world reform and do not look to that one resolving factor which is love.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: life, love



“do it or don't do it but get on with it...”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Beginnings of Learning
tags: spiritual


“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: self-acceptance, self-discovery, self-understanding


“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: belief, fear


“Follow the wandering, the distraction, find out why the mind has wandered; pursue it, go into it fully. When the distraction is completely understood, then that particular distraction is gone. When another comes, pursue it also. ”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of a loveliness of being.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge is always within the shadow of ignorance. Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: forgiveness, inspirational, joy, new, past


“To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves; and what is important in beginning with ourselves is the intention. The intention must be to understand ourselves and not to leave it to others to transform themselves or to bring about a modified change through revolution, either of the left or of the right. It is important to understand that this is our responsibility, yours and mine...”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. ”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. ... The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“We carry about us the burden of what thousands of people have said and the memories of all our misfortunes. To abandon all that is to be alone, and the mind that is alone is not only innocent but young -- not in time or age, but young, innocent, alive at whatever age -- and only such a mind can see that which is truth and that which is not measurable by words.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: inspirational, meditation, self, solitude


“When you once see something as false which you have accepted as true, as natural, as human, then you can never go back to it.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: disillusionment


“Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known
tags: philosophy, psychology




Books by Jiddu Krishnamurti



Freedom from the Known



Think on These Things



The First and Last Freedom




The Awakening of Intelligence



“Find out for yourself what are the possesions and ideals that you do not desire. By knowing what you do not want, by elimination, you will unburden the mind, and only then will it understand the essential which is ever there.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“A man who says, 'I want to change, tell me how to', seems very earnest, very serious, but he is not. He wants an authority whom he hopes will bring about order in himself. But can authority ever bring about inward order? Order imposed from without must always breed disorder.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“If you lose touch with nature you lose touch with humanity.
If there's no relationship with nature then you become a killer;
then you kill baby seals, whales, dolphins, and man
either for gain, for "sport," for food, or for knowledge.
Then nature is frightened of you, withdrawing its beauty.
You may take long walks in the woods or camp in lovely places
but you are a killer and so lose their friendship.
You probably are not related to anything to your wife or your husband.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“[on the secret to a happy, content life]
Do you want to know what my secret is? I don’t mind what happens.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“The following of authority is the denial of intelligence. [It] may help us temporarily to cover up our difficulties and problems; but to avoid a problem is only to intensify it, and in the process, self-knowledge and freedom are abandoned.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life


“I hope that you will listen, but not with the memory of what you already know; and this is very difficult to do. You listen to something, and your mind immediately reacts with its knowledge, its conclusions, its opinions, its past memories. It listens, inquiring for a future understanding.

Just observe yourself, how you are listening, and you will see that this is what is taking place. Either you are listening with a conclusion, with knowledge, with certain memories, experiences, or you want an answer, and you are impatient. You want to know what it is all about, what life is all about, the extraordinary complexity of life. You are not actually listening at all.

You can only listen when the mind is quiet, when the mind doesn't react immediately, when there is an interval between your reaction and what is being said. Then, in that interval there is a quietness, there is a silence in which alone there is a comprehension which is not intellectual understanding.

If there is a gap between what is said and your own reaction to what is said, in that interval, whether you prolong it indefinitely, for a long period or for a few seconds - in that interval, if you observe, there comes clarity. It is the interval that is the new brain. The immediate reaction is the old brain, and the old brain functions in its own traditional, accepted, reactionary, animalistic sense.

When there is an abeyance of that, when the reaction is suspended, when there is an interval, then you will find that the new brain acts, and it is only the new brain that can understand, not the old brain”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The soil in which the meditative mind can begin is the soil of everyday life, the strife, the pain, and the fleeting joy. It must begin there, and bring order, and from there move endlessly. But if you are concerned only with making order, then that very order will bring about its own limitation, and the mind will be its prisoner. In all this movement you must somehow begin from the other end, from the other shore, and not always be concerned with this shore or how to cross the river. You must take a plunge into the water, not knowing how to swim. And the beauty of meditation is that you never know where you are, where you are going, what the end is.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: inspiration, meditation, serenity, spirituality


“It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“To be free of all authority, of your own and that of another, is to die to everything of yesterday, so that your mind is always fresh, always young, innocent, full of vigour and passion. It is only in that state that one learns and observes. And for this, a great deal of awareness is required, actual awareness of what is going on inside yourself, without correcting it or telling it what it should or should not be, because the moment you correct it you have established another authority, a censor.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: imitation, knowledge


“Be a light unto oneself”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“We are very defensive, and therefore aggressive, when we hold on to a particular belief, a dogmas, or when we worship our particular nationality, with the rag that is called the flag.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, What are You Doing with Your Life: Teen Books on Living Volume 1
tags: krishnamurti, nationalism

“To understand a child we have to watch him at play, study him in his different moods; we cannot project upon him our own prejudices, hopes and fears, or mould him to fit the pattern of our desires. If we are constantly judging the child according to our personal likes and dislikes, we are bound to create barriers and hindrances in our relationship with him and in his relationships with the world. Unfortunately, most of us desire to shape the child in a way that is gratifying to our own vanities and idiosyncrasies; we find varying degrees of comfort and satisfaction in exclusive ownership and domination.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life
tags: education, schooling, unschooling

“Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don't know where it will take you.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known
tags: passion

“We are the world. The world is you and me, the world is not separate from you and me. We have created this world - the world of violence, the world of wars, the world of religious divisions, sex, anxieties, the utter lack of communication with each other, with no sense of compassion, consideration for another. Wherever one goes in any country throughout the world, human beings, that is, you and another, suffer; we are anxious, we are uncertain, we don’t know what is going to happen. Everything has become uncertain. Right through the world as human beings we are in sorrow, fear, anxiety, violence, uncertain of everything, insecure. There is a common relationship between us all. We are the world essentially, basically, fundamentally. The world is you, and you are the world. Realizing that fundamentally, deeply, not romantically, not intellectually but actually, then we see that our problem is a global problem. It is not my problem or your particular problem, it is a human problem.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Analysis does not transform consciousness.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: analysis, transformation

“All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Identification with the rag called the national flag is an emotional and sentimental factor and for that factor you are willing to kill another - and that is called, the love of your country, love of the neighbor . . .? One can see that where sentiment and emotion come in, love is not.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: patriotism

“To understand life is to understand ourselves, and that is both the beginning and the end of education.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life
tags: education

“You cannot reconcile creativeness with technical achievement. You may be perfect in playing the piano, and not be creative. You may be able to handle color, to put paint on canvas most cleverly, and not be a creative painter...having lost the song, we pursue the singer. We learn from the singer the technique of song, but there is no song; and I say the song is essential, the joy of singing is essential. When the joy is there, the technique can be built up from nothing; you will invent your own technique, you won't have to study elocution or style. When you have, you see, and the very seeing of beauty is an art.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: creativity

“The significance of life is living.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, What are You Doing with Your Life: Teen Books on Living Volume 1
tags: krishnamurti, life, meaning


“The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: disorder, reality, seeking


“And the idea of ourselves is our escape from the fact of what we really are.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, What are You Doing with Your Life: Teen Books on Living Volume 1
tags: image, krishnamurti, self


“You only learn when you give your whole being to something. When you give your whole being to mathematics,you learn; but when you are in a state of contradiction, when you do not want to learn but are forced to learn, then it becomes merely a process of accumulation. To learn is like reading a novel with innumerable characters; it requires your full attention, not contradictory attention.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Book of Life, The: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti
tags: enlightenment

“To ask the 'right' question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle
tags: answers, doubts, knowledge, problem, questions, understanding

“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. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organize a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organize it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallized; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti: 100 Years
tags: jidu-krishnamurti

“The world is not something separate from you and me; the world, society, is the relationship that we establish or seek to establish between each other. So you and I are the problem, and not the world, because the world is the projection of ourselves, and to understand the world we must understand ourselves. That world is not separate from us; we are the world, and our problems are the world's problems.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Book Of Life

“Intelligence is the capacity to perceive the essential, the what is; and to awaken this capacity, in oneself and in others, is education.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life
tags: education


“Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect ... Your have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti




“Do you know that even when you look at a tree and say, `That is an oak tree', or `that is a banyan tree', the naming of the tree, which is botanical knowledge, has so conditioned your mind that the word comes between you and actually seeing the tree? To come in contact with the tree you have to put your hand on it and the word will not help you to touch it.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known
tags: experience, knowledge, language, trees, words


“The word 'innocence' means a mind that is incapable of being hurt.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: meditation, mind


“From innumerable complexities we must grow to simplicity; we must become simple in our inward life and in our outward needs.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life
tags: simplicity, simplicity-in-life

“Order cannot possibly be brought about through conformity to a pattern, under any circumstances.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Fear is always in relation to something; it does not exist by itself. There is fear of what happened yesterday in relation to the possibility of its repetition tomorrow; there is always a fixed point from which relationship takes place.

How does fear come into this? I had pain yesterday; there is the memory of it and I do not want it again tomorrow. Thinking about the pain of yesterday, thinking which involves the memory of yesterday’s pain, projects the fear of having pain again tomorrow. So it is thought that brings about fear. Thought breeds fear; thought also cultivates pleasure. To understand fear you must also understand pleasure – they are interrelated; without understanding one you cannot understand the other. This means that one cannot say ‘I must only have pleasure and no fear’; fear is the other side of the coin which is called pleasure.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Fear
tags: ngonamnews


“But if one observes, one will see that the body has its own intelligence; it requires a great deal of intelligence to observe the intelligence of the body.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle
tags: body, intelligence, mind, observation


“Observation without evaluation is the highest form of intelligence.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Action has meaning only in relationship, and without understanding relationship, action on any level will only breed conflict. The understanding of relationship is infinitely more important than the search for any plan of action.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: action, holism, interdependence, planning, relationship, understanding


“The very desire to be certain,to be secure,is the beginning of bondage.It's only when the mind is not caught in the net of certainty,and is not seeking certainty, that it is in a state of discovery.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: awareness


“What you are the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: intimate, nature, relationship, religion, temples


“But if you have no relationship with the living things on this earth, you may lose whatever relationship you have with humanity.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: living-things-humanity

“The ending is the beginning, and the beginning is the first step, and the first step is the only step.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Only Revolution

“Truth is a pathless land.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You are this, which does not satisfy, so you want to be that. If there were an understanding of this, would that come into being? Because you do not understand this, you create that, hoping through that to understand or to escape from this.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living 1
tags: deep, inspirational, mystic



“When we suffer we have made it into a personal affair. We shut out all the suffering of mankind.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal


“A dialogue is very important. It is a form of communication in which question and answer continue till a question is left without an answer. Thus the question is suspended between the two persons involved in this answer and question. It is like a bud with untouched blossoms . . . If the question is left totally untouched by thought, it then has its own answer because the questioner and answerer, as persons, have disappeared. This is a form of dialogue in which investigation reaches a certain point of intensity and depth, which then has a quality that thought can never reach.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: communication, dialogue, enquiry, meditation

“Most of us waste this extraordinary thing called life. We have lived forty or sixty years, have gone to the office, engaged ourselves in social activity, escaping in various forms, and at the end of it, we have nothing but an empty, dull, stupid life, a wasted life.

Now, please has created this pattern of social life. We take pleasure in ambition, in competition, in acquiring knowledge or power, or position, prestige, status. And that pursuit of pleasure as ambition, competition, greed, envy, status, domination, power is respectable. It is made respectable by a society which has only one concept: that you shall lead a moral life, which is a respectable life. You can be ambitious, you can be greedy, you can be violent, you can be competitive, you can be a ruthless human being, but society accepts it, because at the end of your ambition, you are either so called successful man with plenty of money, or a failure and therefore a frustrated human being. So social morality is immorality.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: lfe, morality, society

“You say you love your wife. You depend on her; she has given you her body, her emotions, her encouragement, a certain feeling of security and well-being. Then she turns away from you; she gets bored or goes off with someone else, and your whole emotional balance is destroyed, and this disturbance, which you don’t like, is called jealousy. There is pain in it, anxiety, hate and violence. So what you are really saying is, ‘As long as you belong to me I love you but the moment you don’t I begin to hate you.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known
tags: hatejealousylove


“It is a great art to have an abundance of knowledge and experience - to know the richness of life, the beauty of existence, the struggles, the miseries, the laughter, the tears - and yet keep your mind very simple; and you can have a simple mind only when you know how to love.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“All outward forms of change brought about by wars, revolutions, reformations, laws and ideologies have failed completely to change the basic nature of man and therefore of society.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

“You must look most intimately and discover for yourself; then it is your own, not somebody else’s, not something that you have been told, because there is no teacher and no follower.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“There is no ideal in observation. When you have an ideal, you cease to observe, you are then merely approximating the present to the idea, and therefore there is duality, conflict, and all the rest of it. The mind has to be in the state when it can see, observe. The experience of the observation is really an astonishing state. In that there is no duality. The mind is simply - aware.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Nature of the New Mind


“What will bring peace is inward transformation, which will lead to outward action. Inward transformation is not isolation, is not withdrawal from outward action. On the contrary, there can be right action only when there is right thinking and there is no right thinking when there is no self-knowledge. Without knowing yourself, there is no peace. An Ideal is merely an escape, an avoidance of what is, a contradiction of what is. An ideal prevents direct action upon what is. To have peace, we will have to love, we will have to begin not to live an ideal life but to see things as they are and act upon them, transform them. As long as each one of us is seeking psychological security, the physiological security we need; food, clothing and shelter, is destroyed. Some of you will nod your heads and say, “I agree”, and go outside and do exactly the same as you have been doing for the last ten or twenty years. Your agreement is merely verbal and has no significance, for the world’s miseries and wars are not going to be stopped by your casual assent. They will be only stopped when you realize the danger, when you realize your responsibility, when you do not leave it to somebody else. If you realize the suffering, if you see the urgency of immediate action and do not postpone, then you will transform yourself.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: know-thyself

“Surely education has no meaning unless it helps you understand the vast experience of life with all its subtleties, with its extraordinary beauty, its sorrows and joys. You may earn degrees, you may have a series of letters after your name and land a good job, but then what? What is the point of it all if in the process your mind becomes dull, weary, stupid?”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Think on These Things

“Happy is the man who is nothing.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: philosophical, spiritual

“Why are we such tortured human beings, with tears in our eyes and false laughter on our lips? If you could walk alone among those hills or in the woods or along the long, white, bleached sands, in that solitude you would know what meditation is. The ecstasy of solitude comes when you are not frightened to be alone no longer belonging to the world or attached to anything. Then, like that dawn that came up this morning, it comes silently, and makes a golden path in the very stillness, which was at the beginning, which is now, and which will be always there.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Meditations
tags: meditation, nature, solitude


“Life is a movement, a constant movement in relationship; and thought, trying to capture that movement in terms of the past, as memory, is afraid of life.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle
tags: fear, freedom, life, memory, movement, past, prison, relationship, thought, thoughts


“All that we have invented, the symbols in the church, the rituals, they are all put there by thought. Thought has invented these things. Invented the savior. Invented the temples of India and the contents of the temples. Thought has invented all these things called sacred. You cannot deny that. So thought in itself is not sacred. And when thought invents God, God is not sacred. So what is sacred? That can only be understood or happen when there is complete freedom, from fear, from sorrow, and when there is this sense of love and compassion with it's own intelligence. Then when the mind is utterly still, that which is sacred can take place.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“While one is young is the time to investigate, to experiment with everything. The school should help its young people to discover their vocations and responsibilities, and not merely cram their minds with facts and technical knowledge; it should be the soil in which they can grow without fear, happily and integrally.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life
tags: education, knowledge, school, youth


“One of our difficulties is, surely, that we want to be happy through something, through a person, through a symbol, through an idea, through virtue, through action, through companionship. We think happiness, or reality, or what you like to call it, can be found through something. Therefore we feel that through action, through companionship, through certain ideas, we will find happiness. So being lonely, I want to find someone or some idea through which I can be happy. But loneliness always remains; it is ever there.

If I use you for my fulfillment for my happiness, you become very unimportant, because it is my happiness I am concerned with. So when the mind is concerned with the idea that it can have happiness through somebody, through a thing or through an idea, do I not make all these means transitory? Because my concern is then something else, to go further, to catch something beyond.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“The only freedom is the freedom from the known.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Fear is the destructive energy in man. It withers the mind, it distorts thought, it leads to all kinds of extraordinarily clever and subtle theories, absurd superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: fear


“I think it is always important to ask fundamental questions, but when we do ask a fundamental question, most of us are seeking an answer, and then the answer is invariably superficial because there is no yes or no answer to life. Life is a movement, an endless movement, and to inquire into this extraordinary thing called life, with all its innumerable aspects, one must ask fundamental questions and never be satisfied with answers, however satisfactory they may be, because the moment you have an answer, the mind has concluded, and conclusion is not life - it is merely a static state. So what is important is to ask the right question and never be satisfied with the answer, however clever, however logical, because the truth of the question lies beyond the conclusion, beyond the answer, beyond the verbal expression. The mind that asks a question and is merely satisfied with an explanation, a verbal statement, remains superficial. It is only the mind that asks a fundamental question and is capable of pursuing that question to the end - it is only such a mind that can find out what is truth.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Talks and Dialogues
tags: enquiry, philosophy, truth

“It is only in alert silence that truth can be.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living 1
tags: alert-silence, inspirational, silence, truth

“To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something, and it is only such love that can know freedom.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: inspirational-attitude

“The monk assumes a robe, changes his name, shaves his head, enters a cell and takes a vow of poverty and chastity; in the East he has one loin cloth, one robe, one meal a day - and we all respect such poverty. But those men who have assumed the robe of poverty are still inwardly, psychologically, rich with the things of society because they are still seeking position and prestige; they belong to this order or that order, this religion or that religion; they still live in the divisions of a culture, a tradition. That is not poverty. poverty is to be completely free of society, though one may have a few more clothes, a few more meals - good God, who cares? But unfortunately in most people there is this urge for exhibitionism.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“If you would listen, sir, in the sense of being aware of your conflicts and contradictions without forcing them into any particular pattern of thought, perhaps they might altogether cease.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Book of Life, The: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti
tags: enlightenment


“There is an efficiency inspired by love which goes far beyond and is much greater than the efficiency of ambition; and without love, which brings an integrated understanding of life, efficiency breeds ruthlessness. Is this not what is actually taking place all over the world? Our present education is geared to industrialization and war, its principal aim being to develop efficiency; and we are caught in this machine of ruthless competition and mutual destruction. If education leads to war, if it teaches us to destroy or be destroyed, has it not utterly failed?”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life
tags: education


“The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“THE DEMAND TO be safe in relationship inevitably breeds sorrow and fear. This seeking for security is inviting insecurity. Have you ever found security in any of your relationships? Have you? Most of us want the security of loving and being loved, but is there love when each one of us is seeking his own security, his own particular path? We are not loved because we don't know how to love.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

“Living in the present is the instant perception of beauty and the great delight in it without seeking pleasure from it.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Mais lire, jouer, rire, être cruel, être bon, contempler le fleuve, les nuages, tout cela fait partie de la vie, et si vous ne savez pas lire, si vous ne savez pas marcher, si vous êtes incapable d'apprécier la beauté d'une feuille, vous n'êtes pas vivant. Vous devez comprendre la globalité de la vie, pas simplement une parcelle. Voilà pourquoi vous devez lire, voilà pourquoi vous devez regarder le ciel, voilà pourquoi vous devez chanter, et danser, et écrire des poèmes, et souffrir, et comprendre : car c'est tout cela, la vie.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: jiddu-krishnamurti



“Love is a state of being, and in that state, the 'me', with its identifications, anxieties, and possessions is absent. Love cannot be, as long as the activities of the self, of the 'me', whether conscious or unconscious, continue to exist.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: love

“We want to make life permanent, but in doing so we go against nature, and there lies our pain. Only the mind which is always moving, without resting places and fixed ideas, can be in tune with life and therefore joyful.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Think on These Things

“As long as one is escaping from loneliness, there is no essential difference between the worship of God and addiction to alcohol. Socially, there may be a difference; but psychologically, the man who runs away from himself, from his own emptiness, whose escape is his search for God, is on the same level as the drunkard.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness


“Meditation is one of the most serious things; you do it all day, in the office, with the family, when you say to somebody "I love you", when you are considering your children, when you educate them to become soldiers, to kill, to be nationalized, worshipping the flag, educating them to enter into this trap of the modern world; watching all that, realizing your part in it, all that is part of meditation. And when you so meditate you will find in it an extraordinary beauty; you will act rightly at every moment; and if you do not act rightly at a given moment it does not matter, you will pick it up again - you will not waste time in regret. Meditation is part of life, not something different from life.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle
tags: education, life, love, meditation, observation, realization, regrets, thoughts, time, world

“The end is the beginning of all things, Suppressed and hidden, Awaiting to be released through the rhythm Of pain and pleasure.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“One saw a bird dying, shot by a man. It was flying with rhythmic beat and beautifully, with such freedom and lack of fear. And the gun shattered it; it fell to the earth and all the life had gone out of it. A dog fetched it, and the man collected other dead birds. He was chattering with his friend and seemed so utterly indifferent. All that he was concerned with was bringing down so many birds, and it was over as far as he was concerned. They are killing all over the world. Those marvellous, great animals of the sea, the whales, are killed by the million, and the tiger and so many other animals are now becoming endangered species. Man is the only animal that is to be dreaded.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal
tags: animal, animal-rights, animal-welfare, endangered-species, extinction, human-nature, hunting,killing


“Only when the brain has cleansed itself of its conditioning, greed, envy, ambition, then only it can comprehend that which is complete. Love is this completeness.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti's Notebook


“Find out what it means to die - not physically, that's inevitable - but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent, so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Inward Revolution: Bringing About Radical Change in the World


“What has validity is your living, not what happens tomorrow.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Why Are You Being Educated?: Talks at Indian Universities


“Teaching is not the mere imparting of knowledge but the cultivation of an inquiring mind.”


“So, what happens in the world is that everybody is fighting somebody. One man is lesser than another man. There is no love, there is no consideration, there is no thought. Each man wants to become somebody. A member of parliament wants to become the leader of the parliament, to become the prime minister, and so on and on and on. There is perpetual fighting, and our society is one constant struggle of one man against another, and this struggle is called the ambition to be something. Old people encourage you to do that. You must be ambitious, you must be something, you must marry a rich man or a rich woman, you must have the right kind of friends. So, the older generation, those who are frightened, those who are ugly in their hearts, try to make you like them, and you also want to be like them because you see the glamour of it all. When the governor comes, everybody bows...”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, What are you Doing with your Life?


“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either they key or the door to open, except yourself.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Die Wandlung der Gesellschaft ist nicht so wichtig; sie wird sich natürlich und zwangsläufig ergeben, wenn der Mensch die innere Wandlung vollzogen hat.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“When you love, you are not lonely. The sense of loneliness arises only when you are frightened of being alone and of not knowing what to do. When you are controlled by ideas, isolated by beliefs, then fear is inevitable; and when you are afraid, you are completely blind.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“Things, relationship, and ideas are so transparently impermanent, we are ever made unhappy by them...Things are impermanent, they wear out and are lost; relationship is constant friction and death awaits; ideas and beliefs have no stability, no permanency. We seek happiness in them and yet do not realize their impermanency. So sorrow becomes our constant companion and overcoming it our problem.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: philosophy-of-life

"Beyond all Explanations qui a good brain can give, why do we choose the worse and not the better, why hurry Rather than love, why greed and not generosity, why self-centered activity and not open total action? Why be mean When there are soaring mountains and flashing streams? Why not love and jealousy? Why "?
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Krishnamurtis Notebook
Tags: generosity , greed , love

"An idealist is a hypocrite, Because He is always Trying to Become what he is not, INSTEAD of being white and understanding what he is."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning



"When the individual is in conflict Within himself he must Inevitably create conflict without, and only he can bring about peace Within himself and so in the world, for he is the world."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Book of Life, The: Daily Meditations Krishnamurti with


"Do what is seen Actually Taking Place Within yourself and outside yourself in the competitive culture, qui you live in icts with desire for power, position, prestige, name, success and all the rest of it - observe the achievements of qui you are so proud , this whole field you call living in qui there is conflict in every form of relationship, breeding hatred, antagonism, brutality and endless wars. This field, this life, is all we know, and being white Unable to Understand The Enormous battle of existence we are naturally afraid of it and find escape from it in all lots of subtle ways. And we are frightened aussi of the unknown - frightened of death, frightened of what lies beyond tomorrow. So we are afraid of the Known and afraid of the unknown. That is our daily life and there isno hope fait que, and The Therefore every form of philosophy, every form of Theo- logical concept is Merely an escape from the actual reality of what is. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

. "No one can describe reality
You must experience it, see it, feel the whole atmosphere of it "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti

"One day l'autre Was watching a red-tailed hawk, high in the heavens, circling effortlessly, without a beat of the wing, just for the fun of flying, just to be sustained by the air currents. Then It was joined by Reviews another, and They Were flying together for quite a while. They Were marvelous creatures fait que blue sky, and to hurt 'em in Any Way is a crime against heaven. Of course there is no heaven; HAS man invented heaven out of hope, For His Life Has Become a hell, an endless conflict from birth to death, coming and going, making money, working endlessly. This Life Has Become a turmoil, a work of endless Striving. One wonders if man, a human being white, ever will live on this earth Peacefully.Conflict has-been de son the way life - dans le skin and outside the skin, in the area of the psyche and in the society qui That psyche HAS created. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Krishnamurti to Himself: His Last Journal
Tags: conflict , humanity , humans , peace , psyche , society , wildlife


"Words entangle. Purpose if one can Understand the whole significance of the ways of one's thought, the ways of our desires and Their pursuits and ambitions, Then There is a possibility of understanding HAVING gold That Which is love.That goal requires an extraordinary understanding of oneself. [...] Love is not a sentiment, not romanticism, not dependent on something, and That state is extremely arduous and difficulties To Understand, gold to be in-Because our minds are always interfering , limiting, Encroaching upon icts functioning. The Therefore it is significant to Understand the mind first and Its ways; Otherwise we `shall be caught in illusions, caught in words and sensations That-have very little significance." - Jiddu Krishnamurti , On Love and Loneliness


"History shows us that theologies of religious leaders always claimed that through rituals, by repetition of prayers or mantras, that by imitating certain behaviors, by the repression of desires, by disciplines mental and sublimation of passions as a brake imposed to the appetites, sexual and otherwise, we arrive after enough tortured mind and body, find someting that transcends this little life.
That's what millions of so-called religious people have done through the ages;either in isolation, as he went into a desert, on a mountain or in a cave; or wandering from village to village with a begging bowl; or by gathering in groups in the monasteries, in order to force their mind to conform to established models. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known


"The Observer is the Observed"
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
Tags: enlightment , spritual

"I think there is a difference between the human being and the individual. The individual is a local entity, living in such a country, which belongs to such a culture, such a society, such a religion. The human being is not a local entity. He is everywhere. If the individual is in a corner of the vast field of life, its action will have no connection to the whole. So please keep in mind that we are talking about is the whole, not the party, because the greater the smaller, but in the smallest, the largest is not.
The individual is this small entity, conditioned, miserable, frustrated that
meet his little gods and his little traditions, whereas the human being feels responsible for the total welfare, the total misery and
total confusion of the world. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti


"We human beings, after what we have been for millions of years, colossally greedy, envious, aggressive, jealous, anxious and despairing, with occasional flashes of joy and love. We are a strange mixture of hate, fear and gentleness; we are both violent and peaceful. There has been progress since the external oxcart up to the jet, but psychologically the individual has not changed at all and it is the individual who, in the world, created the corporate structures. The external social structures are the results of internal structures, psychological, which constitute our human relationships because the individual is the result of the total human experience, knowledge and behavior. Each of us is the storehouse of all the past.The individual is the human who is all mankind. The whole history of man is written in ourselves. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti


"If You Had love in your heart, You Would show respect to Those Who aussi-have nothing and to Those Who-have everything; You Would Neither be afraid of Those Who have, nor disregard Those Who have-nots. Respect in the hope of reward is the outcome of fear. In love there is no fear. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


"Whatever the one generation learn from May l'autre, that 'qui est Genuinely human no generation learns from the foregoing No. ... THUS HAS Learned from Reviews another generation to love, no generation begins at Any Other points than at the Beginning, no generation HAS shorting a task assigned to When it HAD than the previous generation. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti


"Most people are afraid to stand alone; They are afraid to think things out for Themselves, afraid to feel deeply, to explore and discover the whole meaning of life. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


"Peace can come Only When there is love."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


"The ambitious man HAS never found His true vocation ..."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , What are you Doing with your Life?


"Love is something totally new every day, is not intended pleasure, pleasure HAS continuity. Love is always new, and The Therefore it is icts own eternity. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , On Love and Loneliness
Tags: Jiddu-krishnamurti , loneliness , love , we-love-and-loneliness


"What is the point of being white educated, of learning to read and write, if you are just going to carry on like a machine? That goal is what your relatives want, and it is what the world wants. The world Does not want you to think, It Does not want you to be free to find out, Because Then You Would Be a dangerous citizen, You Would not fit into the pattern Established. A free human being white can never Feel That he belongs to-any Particular country, class, or kind of thinking.Freedom means freedom at every level, right through, and to think only along a line Particular is not freedom. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


"There are Those Who do not believe in God and yet do good. There are Those Who believe in God and kill For That belief; Those Who prepares for war Because They claim They Want peace, and so on. So one ask oneself Has To what need is there to believe in anything at all, though this Does not deny the extraordinary mystery of life. Purpose belief is a word, a thought, and this is not the thing, anymore than your name is Actually you.
Through experience you hope to touch the truth of your belief, To Prove it to yourself, your goal this belief Conditions experience. It is not that the experience comes to Prove the belief, purpose Rather que la belief begets the experience.Your belief in God will give you the experience of what you call God. You will always experience what you believe and nothing else. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The Krishnamurti Reader
Tags: belief


"Our brains are so conditioned through education, through religion, to think we are separate entities with separate souls and so on. Individuals We are not at all.We are the result of years of milliers of human experience, human endeavor and struggle. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The Krishnamurti Reader
Tags: human-experience , Individuals

"Die Ordnung wird nicht durch Denkens of Disziplin in Form von Wissen dogmatischer Wiedergabe herbeigeführt, sondern sie sich ganz natürlich ergibt, wenn der Erzieher versteht, dass bei der Entwicklung der Intelligenz der Freiheit eine Atmosphäre herrschen muß."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti


"To look is important. We look to immediate things and out of immediate necessities to the future, colored by the past. Our seeing is very limited and our eyes are Accustomed to near things. Our look is as bound by time-space as our brain. We never look, we never see beyond this limitation; we do not know how to look through and beyond thesis fragmentary frontiers. Purpose-have the eyes to see beyond em, penetrating deeply and Widely, without choosing, without shelter;They Have to wander beyond man-made frontiers of ideas and values ​​and to feel beyond love. Then there is a blessing qui no god can give. " - Jiddu Krishnamurti ,Krishnamurtis Notebook
Tags: beyond , seeing , space-time , transcendence


"Woke up this morning, Rather early, with a sense of a mind That HAD Penetrated into unknown depths. It was as though the mind Itself Was going into Itself, Widely and deeply and the journey Seemed to-have-been without movement. And There Was this experience of immensity in abundance and a richness That Was incorruptible.
It's strange though That every experience, state, is utterly different, it is still the same movement; It Seems to change though, it is still the changeless. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Krishnamurtis Notebook
Tags: changeless


"Truth has no path, and that is its beauty: she is alive. A dead thing can have a path leading to it, because it is static. But when you see that truth is living, moving, she has no place to rest, no temple, no mosque or church, no religion, no teacher or philosopher, that nothing short can take you there. then you will also see that this living thing is what you are all reality: it is your anger, your brutality, your violence, your despair. It is the agony and pain you are experiencing. The truth is in the understanding of all this, you can understand it by knowing see in your life.It is impossible to see it through uneidéologie, through a screen of words, through hope and fear. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known

"When you are young you are curious to know all about everything, why the sun shines, what the stars are, all about the moon and the world around us; goal as we grow older, knowledge Becomes a mere collection of information Without Any feeling. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

"The issue is not how to get rid of fear, drank how to awaken the intelligence to cope with qui and To Understand and go beyond fear."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning
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"It rained last night Heavily, and now the skies are clear Beginning to; it is a fresh new day. Let us meet That fresh day as if the only day phrasal adverb. Let us start on our journey together with all the remembrance of yesterday left behind-and begin to Understand Ourselves for the first time. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known


"One Has To know what it is to be alone, what it is to meditate, what it is to die; and the implications of solitude, of meditation, of death, can Be Known only by seeking them out. These implications can not be Taught, They must be learned ".
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti


"If I am all the time measuring myself against you, Struggling to be like you, Then I am what I am Denying myself. Therefore I am Creating an illusion. When I have Understood That in comparison Any form leads only to illusion and Greater Greater misery, just as When I analyze myself, add to my knowledge of myself bit by bit, or Identify myself with something outside myself, WHETHER it be the State, has savior year gold ideology - when I Understand That All Such processes lead only to Greater conformity and The Therefore Greater conflict - when I see all this I put it completely Call away. Then my mind is no longer seeking. It is Very Important to Understand This. Then my mind is no longer Groping, searching, questioning. Does not this mean That my mind is satisfied with things as They Are, goal Such a mind Has No illusion. Such a mind can move Then in a totally different dimension. The dimension in qui we usually live, the life of every day qui is pain, pleasure and fear, Has conditioned the mind, limited the kind of the mind, and when to That pain, pleasure and fear-have gone (qui Does not mean That You No follow-have joy: joy is something different from pleasure Entirely) - Then the mind functions in a different dimension in qui there is no conflict, no sense of `otherness'."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
Tags: buddhism , meditation , philosophy , spiritual
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"There is no method of self-knowledge. Seeking a method invariably Implies the desire to Attain Some result - and That is what we all want. We follow authority - if not that of a person, Then of a system, of an ideology - Because We want a result That Will Be Satisfactory, qui will give us security. We really do not want to Understand Ourselves, our impulses and reactions, the whole process of our thinking, the conscious as well as the unconscious; we Pursue Would Rather That system has assured us of a result. Aim the pursuit of a system is invariably the outcome of our desire for security, for certainty, and the result is Obviously not Understand the of oneself, When we follow a method, we must have autorités. - The teacher, the guru, the savior , the Master - who will guarantee us what we desire, and Surely That Is not the way of self-knowledge. Authority Prevents the understanding of oneself, does it not? Under the shelter of an authority, a guide, you-have May has temporarily sense of security, a sense of well-being, goal That Is not the understanding of the total process of oneself. Authority in its very kind Prevents the full awareness of oneself and The Therefore Ultimately destroys freedom; in freedom alone can there be creativeness. There can be creativeness only through self-knowledge. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The Book of Life
Tags: authority , freedom , impulses , reactions , self-knowledge


“We human beings are committed to a way of life that leads to war and yet at the same time we want peace, we want freedom; but it is peace only as an idea, as an ideology; and at the same time everything we do conditions us.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle
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“Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, which is the ending of fear.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness


“You will know love when the mind is very still and free from its search for gratification and escapes. First, the mind must come entirely to an end. Mind is the result of thought, and thought is merely a passage, a means to an end. When life is merely a passage to something, how can there be love ? Love comes into being when the mind is naturally quiet, not made quiet, when it sees the false as false and the true as true. When the mind is quiet, then whatever happens is the action of love, it is not the action of knowledge. Knowledge is mere experience, and experience is not love. Experience cannot know love. Love comes into being when we understand the total process of ourselves, and the understanding of ourselves is the beginning of wisdom.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness


“Beyond the Noise of Words Listening is an art not easily come by, but in it there is beauty and great understanding. We listen with the various depths of our being, but our listening is always with a preconception or from a particular point of view. We do not listen simply; there is always the intervening screen of our own thoughts, conclusions, and prejudices…. To listen there must be an inward quietness, a freedom from the strain of acquiring, a relaxed attention.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Book of Life, The: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti


“So, while you are young you must begin to find out what is this strange thing called happiness. That is an essential part of education.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Think on These Things


“We are asking if thought can be aware of itself. That is rather a complex question, and requires very careful observation. Thought has created wars through nationalism, through sectarian religions. Thought has created all this; God has not created the hierarchy of the church--the pope, all the robes, all the rituals, the swinging of the incense, the candles. All that paraphernalia that goes on in a cathedral or in a church is put together by thought, copied, some of it, from the ancient Egyptians, from the ancient Hindus, and Hebrews. It is all thought. So "God" is created by thought.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Krishnamurti Reader
tags: god, nationalism, thought, war


“How do you listen? Do you listen with your projections, through your projection, through your ambitions, desires, fears, anxieties, through hearing only what you want to hear, only what will be satisfactory, what will gratify, what will give comfort, what will for the moment alleviate your suffering? If you listen through the screen of your desires, then you obviously listen to your own voice; you are listening to your own desires. And is there any other form of listening? Is it not important to find out how to listen not only to what is being said but to everything – to the noise in the streets, to the chatter of birds, to the noise of the tramcar, to the restless sea, to the voice of your husband, to your wife, to your friends, to the cry of a baby? Listening has importance only when on is not projecting one’s own desires through which one listens. Can one put aside all these screens through which we listen, and really listen?”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
tags: ambitions, desires, hearing, listening, projection, suffering


“Because we want to be inwardly secure, we are constantly seeking methods and means for this security, and thereby we create authority, the worship of another, which destroys comprehension, that spontaneous tranquility of mind in which alone there can be a state of creativeness.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom
tags: authority, comprehension, creativeness, creativity, security, tranquility, worship


“But there's a sacredness which is not of thought, nor of a feeling resuscitated by thought. It is not recognizable by thought nor can it be utilized by thought. Thought cannot formulate it. But there's a sacredness, untouched by any symbol or word. It is not communicable. It is a fact.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnamurtis Notebook
tags: krishnamurti, spirituality, thoughts


“As I said, relationship has true significance only when it is a process of self-revelation, when it is revealing oneself in the very action of relationship. But most of us do not want to be revealed in relationship.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Relationship

“Peace is the break between two wars.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“un esprit torturé, dont les ressorts sont brises, qui n'aspire plus qu'à échapper aux difficultés de la vie, qui a rejeté le monde extérieur parce que des disciplines et des conformismes l'ont abêti — un tel esprit, chercherait-il longtemps, ne trouverait jamais que l'image de sa propre déformation.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“La cause fondamentale du désordre en nous-mêmes est cette recherche d'une réalité promise par autrui. Nous obéissons mécaniquement à celui qui nous promet une vie spirituelle confortable. Alors que la plupart d'entre nous sont opposés à la tyrannie politique et à la dictature, c'est extraordinaire à quel point nous acceptons l'autorité et la tyrannie de ceux qui déforment nos esprits et qui faussent notre mode de vie.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“En somme, chercher la vérité c'est passer de la vitrine d'une boutique à une autre.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“Freedom from the known is death, and then you are living.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Happiness comes when you are doing something because you really love to do it, and not because it gives you riches or makes you a prominent person.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“When the mother and father love their children, they do not compare them, they do not compare their child with another child; it is their child and they love their child. But you want to compare yourself with something better, with something nobler, with something richer, so you create in yourself a lack of love.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness


“To have intelligence there must be freedom, and you cannot be free if you are constantly being urged to become like some hero, for then the hero is important and not you.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“You see, we are so afraid to fail, to make mistakes, not only in examinations but in life. To make a mistake is considered terrible because we will be criticized for it, somebody will scold us. But, after all, why should you not make a mistake? Are not all the people in the world making mistakes? And would the world cease to be in this horrible mess if you were never to make a mistake? If you are afraid of making mistakes you will never learn. The older people are making mistakes all the time, but they don’t want you to make mistakes, and thereby they smother your initiative. Why? Because they are afraid that by observing and questioning everything, by experimenting and making mistakes you may find out something for yourself and break away from the authority of your parents, of society, of tradition. That is why the ideal of success is held up for you to follow; and success, you will notice, is always in terms of respectability.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Think on These Things


“Truth has no path, and that is the beauty of truth, it is living. A dead thing has a path to it because it is static, but when you see that the truth is something living, moving, which has no resting place, which is in no temple, mosque or church, which no religion, no teacher, no philosopher, nobody can lead you to - then you will also see that this living thing is what you actually are.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“En cette perpétuelle bataille que l'on appelle vivre, on cherche à établir
un code de comportement adapté à la société, communiste ou prétendument
libre, dans laquelle on a été élevé.
Nous obéissons à certaines règles de conduite, en tant qu'elles sont
parties intégrantes de notre tradition, hindoue, islamique, chrétienne ou
autre. Nous avons recours à autrui pour distinguer la bonne et la mauvaise
façon d'agir, la bonne et la mauvaise façon de penser. En nous y
conformant, notre action et notre pensée deviennent mécaniques, nos réactions
deviennent automatiques. Nous pouvons facilement le constater
en nous-mêmes.
Depuis des siècles, nous nous faisons alimenter par nos maîtres, par
nos autorités, par nos livres, par nos saints, leur demandant de nous révéler
tout ce qui existe au-delà des collines, au-delà des montagnes, audelà
de la Terre. Si leurs récits nous satisfont, c'est que nous vivons de
mots et que notre vie est creuse et vide : une vie, pour ainsi dire de « seconde
main ». Nous avons vécu de ce que l'on nous a dit, soit à cause de
nos tendances, de nos inclinations, soit parce que les circonstances et le
milieu nous y ont contraints. Ainsi, nous sommes la résultante de toutes
sortes d'influences et il n'y a rien de neuf en nous, rien que nous ayons
découvert par nous-mêmes, rien d'originel, de non corrompu, de clair.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti


“Study then, but study first that which will most help you to help others. Work patiently at your studies, not that men may think you wise, not even that you may have the happiness of being wise, but because only the wise man can be wisely helpful.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, At the Feet of the Master


“So you must do right for the sake of the right, not in the hope of reward; you must work for the sake of the work, not in the hope of seeing the result; you must give yourself to the service of the world because you love it, and cannot help giving yourself to it.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, At the Feet of the Master


“The transformation of the world is brought about by the transformation of oneself, because the self is the product and a part of the total process of human existence. To transform oneself, self-knowledge is essential; without knowing what you are, there is no basis for right thought, and without knowing yourself there cannot be transformation. One must know oneself as on is, not as on wishes to be, which is merely an ideal and there for fictitious, unreal; it is only that which is that can be transformed, not that which you wish to be. To know oneself as one is requires and extraordinary alertness of mind, because what is, is constantly undergoing transformation, change; and to follow it swiftly the mind must not be tethered to any particular dogma or belief, to any particular pattern of action. If you would follow anything, it is no good being tethered. To know yourself, there must be the awareness, the alertness of mind in which there is freedom from all beliefs, from all idealization, because beliefs and ideals only give you a color, perverting true perception. If you want to know what you are, you cannot imagine or have belief in something which you are not. If I am greedy, envious, violent, merely having an ideal of non-violence, of non-greed, is of little value. The understanding of what you are, whatever it be – ugly or beautiful, wicked or mischievous – the understanding of what you are, without distortion, is the beginning of virtue. Virtue is essential, for it gives freedom.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
tags: beliefs, existence, freedom, greed, idealization, perception, self-knowledge, transformation, violence


“To compare is the very nature of a mind that is not awake to discover what is true.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“Through a narrow window we can see only part of the sky, and not the whole vastness, the magnificence of it.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“In a deep river there is richness and many fish can live; but the shallow pool is soon dried up by the strong sun, and nothing remains except mud and dirt. For most of us, love is an extraordinarily difficult thing to understand because our lives are very shallow.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“The mind can only gather, accumulate, deny, assert, remember, pursue. Peace is absolutely essential, because without peace we cannot live creatively.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“To find out if there is actually such freedom one must be aware of one's own conditioning, of the problems, of the monotonous shallowness, emptiness, insufficiency of one's daily life, and above all one must be aware of fear. One must be aware of oneself neither introspectively nor analytically, but actually be aware of oneself as one is and see if it is at all possible to be entirely free of all those issues that seem to clog the mind.
To explore, there must be freedom, not at the end, but right at the beginning. Unless one is free one cannot explore, investigate or examine.
Two things are essential: freedom and the act of learning. One cannot learn about oneself unless one is free, free so that one can observe, not according to any pattern, formula or convept, but actually observe oneself as one is.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: free, freedom, learning

“Peace is not something petty, created by the mind; it is enormously great, infinitely extensive, and it can be understood only when the heart is full.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

“To find out if there is actually such freedom one must be aware of one's own conditioning, of the problems, of the monotonous shallowness, emptiness, insufficiency of one's daily life, and above all one must be aware of fear. One must be aware of oneself neither introspectively nor analytically, but actually be aware of oneself as one is and see if it is at all possible to be entirely free of all those issues that seem to clog the mind.
To explore, there must be freedom, not at the end, but right at the beginning. Unless one is free one cannot explore, investigate or examine.
Two things are essential: freedom and the act of learning. One cannot learn about oneself unless one is free, free so that one can observe, not according to any pattern, formula or concept, but actually observe oneself as one is.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Flight of the Eagle
tags: freedom, learning, observe


“Can we think about love ? When you love, is thought functioning ? Love and thought are not in opposition; do not let us divide them as opposites. When one loves, is there a sense of seperateness, of bringing people together, or disbanding them, pushing them away ? Surely that state of love can be experienced only when the process of thought is not functioning—which does not mean that one must become crazy, unbalanced. On the contrary. It requires the highest form of thought to go beyond.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness
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“Do you know what time is? Not by the watch, not chronological time, but psychological time? It is the interval between idea and action.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“There must be a certain amount of imitation, copying, in outward technique, but when there is inward, psychological imitation surely we cease to be creative.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom
tags: copying, creativity, imitation


“To be sensitively aware of thought, of feeling, of the world about you, of your office and of nature, is to explode from moment to moment in affection. Without affection, every action becomes burdensome and mechanical and leads to decay.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: philiosophy


“Thought is the origin of fear.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
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“Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“To find out actually what takes place when you die you must
die. This isn't a joke. You must die - not physically but
psychologically, inwardly, die to the things you have cherished and
to the things you are bitter about. If you have died to one of your
pleasures, the smallest or the greatest, naturally, without any
enforcement or argument, then you will know what it means to die.
To die is to have a mind that is completely empty of itself, empty
of its daily longing, pleasure; and agonies. Death is a renewal, a
mutation, in which thought does not function at all because thought
is old. When there is death there is something totally new. Freedom
from the known is death, and then you are living.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known
tags: death, freedom-from-the-known

“You compare yourself with somebody, compare yourself with an example, with the ultimate ideal. Comparative judgment makes the mind dull; it does not sharpen the mind, it does not make the mind comprehensive, inclusive, because, when you are all the time comparing, what has happened? You see the sunset, and you immediately compare that sunset with the previous sunset.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness

“Silence is the break between two thoughts/noises.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“As one sat in the aeroplane amidst all the noise, smoking and loud talking, most unexpectedly, the sense of immensity and that extraordinary benediction which was felt at il L., that imminent feeling of sacredness, began to take place. The body was nervously tense because of the crowd, noise, etc. but in spite of all this, it was there. The pressure and the strain were intense and there was acute pain at the back of the head. There was only this state and there was no observer. The whole body was wholly in it and the feeling of sacredness was so intense that a groan escaped from the body and passengers were sitting in the next seats. It went on for several hours, late into the night. It was as though one was looking, not with eyes only but with a thousand centuries; it was altogether a strange occurrence. The brain was completely empty, all reaction had stopped; during all those hours, one was not aware of this emptiness but only in writing it is the thing known, but this knowledge is only descriptive and not real. That the brain could empty itself is an odd phenomenon. As the eyes were closed, the body, the brain seemed to plunge into unfathomable depths, into states of incredible sensitivity and beauty. The passenger in the next seat began to ask something and having replied, this intensity was there; there was no continuity but only being. And dawn was coming leisurely and the clear sky was filling with light - As this is being written late in the day, with sleepless fatigue, that sacredness is there. The pressure and the strain too.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Krishnamurtis Notebook
tags: beauty-in-literature, immensity, sacredness



“When you are comparing, you are really not looking at the sunset which is there, but you are looking at it in order to compare it with something else. So comparison prevents you from looking fully.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness


“It is only when I look at you without comparative judgment that I can understand you. But when I compare you with somebody else, then I judge you and I say, ‘Oh, he is a very stupid man’. So stupidity arises when there is comparison. I compare you with somebody else, and that very comparison brings about a lack of human dignity. When I look at you without comparing, I am only concerned with you, not with someone else. The very concern about you, not comparatively, brings about human dignity.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness

“Our culture is based on will—the will to be, to become, to achieve, to fulfill—therefore, in each one of us there is always the entity who is trying to change, control, alter that which he observes. But is there a difference between that which he observes and himself, or are they one? This is a thing that cannot be merely accepted. It must be thought of, gone into with tremendous patience, gentleness, hesitancy, so that the mind is no longer separated from that which it thinks, so that the observer and the observed are psychologically one. As long as I am psychologically separate from that which I perceive in myself as envy, I try to overcome envy; but is that ‘I’, the maker of effort to overcome envy, different from envy? Or are they both the same, only the ‘I’ has separated himself from envy in order to overcome it because he feels envy is painful, and for various other reasons? But that very separation is the cause of envy. Perhaps you are not used to this way of thinking, and it is a little bit too abstract. But a mind that is envious can never be tranquil because it is always comparing, always trying to become something which it is not; and if one really goes into this problem of envy radically, profoundly, deeply, one must inevitably come upon this problem—whether the entity that wishes to be rid of envy is not envy itself. When one realizes that it is envy itself that wants to get rid of envy, then the mind is aware of that feeling called envy without any sense of condemning or trying to get rid of it. Then from that the problem arises: Is there a feeling if there is no verbalization? Because the very word envy is condemnatory, is it not? Am I saying too much all at once? Is there a feeling of envy if I don’t name that feeling? By the very naming of it, am I not maintaining that feeling? The feeling and the naming are almost simultaneous, are they not? And is it possible to separate them so that there is only a sense of reaction without naming? If you really go into it, you will find that when there is no naming of that feeling, envy totally ceases—not”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, As One Is: To Free the Mind from All Condition

“Alone has quite a different meaning; alone has beauty. To be alone means something entirely different. And you must be alone. When man frees himself from the social structure of greed, envy, ambition, arrogance, achievement, status—when he frees himself from those, then he is completely alone. That is quite a different thing. Then there is great beauty, the feeling of great energy.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Book of Life, The: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti
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“So as long as the mind is comparing, there is no love, and the mind is always judging, comparing, weighing, looking to find out where the weakness is. So where there is comparison, there is no love.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, On Love and Loneliness
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“To be free, you have to examine authority, the whole skeleton of authority, tearing to pieces the whole dirty thing. And that requires energy, actual physical energy, and also it demands psychological energy. By the energy is destroyed, is wasted when one is in conflict. So when there is the understanding of the whole process of conflict, there is the ending of conflict, there is abundance of energy. Then you can proceed tearing the house that you have built throughout the centuries and that has no meaning at all. You know, to destroy is to create. We must destroy, not the buildings, not the social or economic system, - this comes about daily – but the psychological, the unconscious and the rationally, individually, deeply and superficially. We must tear through all that to be utterly defenseless, because you must be defenseless to love and have affection. Then you see and understand ambition, authority, and you begin to see when authority is necessary and at what level. Then there is no authority of learning, no authority of knowledge, no authority of capacity; no authority that function assumes and which becomes status. To understand all authority – of the gurus, of the Masters, and others – requires a very sharp mind, a clear brain, not a muddy brain, not a dull brain.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
tags: authority, knowledge, learning, psychological, understanding

“The important thing is first to find out what you are afraid of, to understand it and not run away from it.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

“it is very important, while you are young, to be real revolutionaries—which means not accepting anything, but inquiring into all these things to find out what is true. Only then can you create a new world.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“You are now listening to me; you are not making an effort to pay attention, you are just listening; and if there is truth in what you hear, you will find remarkable change taking place in you – a change that is not premeditated or wished for, a transformation, a complete revolution in which the truth alone is master and not the creations of your mind. And if I may suggest it, you should listen in that way to everything – not only to what I am saying, but also to what other people are saying; to the birds, to the whistle of a locomotive, to the noise of the bus gong by. You will find that the more you listen to everything, the greater is the silence, and that silence is then not broken by noise. It is only when you are resisting something, when you are putting up a barrier between yourself and that to which you do not want to listen – it is only then that there is a struggle.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Book of Life
tags: attention, listening

“following of authority in any form, whether self-imposed or established from outside, as well as any form of imitation, copying, is destructive of incentive, of creativeness, and that it blocks the discovery of what is true.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

“Any feeling of malice or envy, however slight it may be, is also destructive of this creative understanding without which there is no happiness.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“To understand the whole operation of one’s own mind requires a great deal of insight, a great deal of inquiry without condemnation.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“The military spirit makes you obedient, it makes you physically very disciplined; but inwardly your mind is gradually destroyed because you are imitating, following, copying. You become a mere tool of the older people, of the politician, an instrument of propaganda.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“there must be freedom while we are still very young—not freedom to do what we like, but freedom to understand very deeply our own instincts and urges.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“Self-reliance brings a certain freedom in which you discover; and that freedom is denied to you when you are comparing.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

“Religion is the sense of comprehension of the totality of existence.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: comprehension, existence, religion

“Real peace is as creative and as pure as war is destructive; and to find that peace, one must understand beauty.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

 
"What we are trying to do is to Understand esta confusion and not cover it up With quotations."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The First and Last Freedom
tags: confusion , quotation , quotes , understanding
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"In understanding what beauty is, Shall we know love, for the understanding of beauty is the peace of the heart."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


"Peace is of the heart, not of the mind. To know peace You have to find out what beauty is. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning
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"Truth is in everyone; it is not far, it is not near; it is eternally there. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti

"If, living in the world, you refuse to be a part of it, you will help other Out of this chaos - not in the future, not tomorrow, but now."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The First and Last Freedom
tags: chaos , freedom , non-conformity , now

"Krishnamurti Becomes very Relevant. Because for him the mind That is capable of producing harmony Between Nations - groups of Human Beings - is inseparable from the mind That Brings About Harmony Between two Human Beings. There is no division Between the two activities in a mind That is fully aware. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known

"If, living in the world, you refuse to be a part of it, you will help others Out of this chaos - not in the future, not tomorrow, but now."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The First and Last Freedom
tags: chaos , freedom , non-conformity , now

"The thought is not love. The idea is not the word love. But Only When You Have Seen the whole movement of desire, attachment, pleasure, Then out of That depth of perception comes This Strange flower With its extraordinary perfume. That is love. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , On Love and Loneliness


"To put it differently, as long as mind and heart are caught up in want, in desire, there must be emptiness.
You want things, ideas, persons, Only When you are conscious of your own emptiness, and That wanting Creates a choice .
When there is craving there must be choice, and choice precipitates you into the conflict of experiences.
You have the capacity to choose, and thereby you limit yourself by your choice.Only when mind is free from choice is there liberation. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: conflict , mind

"Do you use the opposite as a Means of Avoiding the current Which you do not know how to Deal with? Or Is It Because You Have Been Told by Thousands of years of advertising that you 'must have an ideal place - the opposite of' what is' - in order to cope With the present? When You Have An Ideal you think it Helps you to get rid of 'what is', but it never does. May you preach non-violence for "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known

"One of the key causes of the disintegration of society is copying, Which is the worship of authority."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The First and Last Freedom
tags: authority , copying , imitation , society , worship

"The single is the little conditioned, miserable and frustrated entity, satisfied With His little gods and his little traditions, Whereas a human being is concerned With the overall welfare, the total misery and all the confusion of the world."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known

"We are so sluggish in our mentality That We think the world's problems are not our business, That They Have to be resolved by the United Nations or by Substituting new leaders for the old."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The First and Last Freedom
tags: politics , Responsibility , society

"It is only in virtue That you can discover, That you can live - not in the cultivation of a virtue, Which Brings About Merely respectability, not understanding and freedom."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: freedom , respect , virtue
 
"Do you know what time is? Not by to watch, not chronological time, buy psychological time? It is the interval Between thought and action. An Idea is for self protection obviously; it is the notion of Being secure. Action is always immediate; it is not of the past or future; to act must always be in the present, but action is so dangerous, so uncertain, That we conform to and thought Which we hope will give us Certain safety. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti


"The discovery of the cause is Merely intellectual, so obviously it does not free the mind from STI dependency. The mere intellectual acceptance of an idea or the emotional acquiescence in an ideology, can not free the mind from Being dependent on something Which will give it stimulation. What frees the mind from dependence is seeing the whole structure and nature of stimulation and dependence and how dependence That Makes the mind stupid, dull and inactive.Seeing the totality of it alone frees the mind. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known


"If I follow a special method of Knowing myself, Then I Shall Have the result Which That system necessitates; but the result will obviously not be the understanding of myself. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The First and Last Freedom
tags: methods , results , self-knowledge , systems

"Authority in its very nature Prevents the full awareness of oneself and THEREFORE Ultimately destroys freedom; in freedom alone can there be creativeness. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The First and Last Freedom
tags: authority , creativeness , creativity , freedom

"The single have to awaken His intelligence, not through any form of discipline, resistance, compulsion, coercion, but through freedom."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

"Meditation has a place in daily life when the whole nature and structure of one's being investigated: the reactions of one state of consciousness itself, why you believe or not believe, why one accepts the influence of institutions, etc., this is the true movement of meditation. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , essential Krishnamurti


"What it is live, which is our consciousness? Consciousness is its own content and the content is no different from consciousness, consciousness is what one believes: own superstition, gods, rituals, envy, ambition, competitiveness, deep loneliness, attachment, suffering, this is the consciousness of one, one is all. However, this awareness is not only one, is the consciousness of humanity, you are the world and the world is one, one is the consciousness with its content. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , essential Krishnamurti


"That content is the foundation upon which all humanity rests, therefore, psychologically, inwardly, one is not an individual. Externally, one can have a different look from others, can be yellow, brown, black, high or low, being a woman or a man, but inside, deep are similar, perhaps with some variation, but this similarity is as a thread that holds together the pearls of a necklace. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Krishnamurti essential


"We must understand what it is to live and then we can ask what is death; what happens before death is more important than what happens after death, that is, before the end, long before the last minute, what is living? Is living an effort and a conflict in which there is no relationship to one another, is to live this deep sense of inner solitude? To escape from what we call "live" let churches, temples, pray and worship, but that is of no value; if you have money you satisfied with extravagance, and know all the tricks we use to evade our own consciousness, the real state of our mind, which we call "life". "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , essential Krishnamurti


"It is not healthy to adapt well to a profoundly sick society"
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: life-and-living


"Poverty Becomes a beautiful thing marvellously When the mind
is free of society. One must Become poor inwardly for Then There is
no seeking, no asking, no desire, no - nothing! It is only inward esta
That poverty can see the truth of a life in Which there is no conflict at all "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known
tags: poverty


"To inquire and to learn is the function of the mind, By learning I do not mean the mere cultivation of memory or the accumulation of knowledge, but the capacity to think Cleary and sanely without illusion, to start from facts and not from beliefs and ideals. There is no learning if thought Originates from conclusions.

 Merely to acquire information of knowledge is to not to learn. Learning IMPLIES the love of understanding and the love of doing a thing for itself. Learning is possible only When there is no coercion through influence, thought attachment or threat, through persuasive encouragement or subtle forms of reward.

Most people think Encouraged That learning is through comparison, Whereas the Contrary is the fact. Comparison Brings About Merely encourages frustration and envy, Which is called competition. Like other forms of persuasion, comparison Prevents learning and breeds fear. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , The Book of Life
tags: beliefs , comparison , facts , fear , ideals , illusion , knowledge , learning , love , persuasion ,understanding


"Music is the break Between two notes."
- Jiddu Krishnamurti


"Listening Without Thought I do not know Whether You have listened to a bird.To listen to something Demands That your mind be quiet-not a mystical quietness, but just quietness. I am telling you something, and to listen to me You have to be quiet, not have any buzzing all kinds of thoughts in your mind. When you look at a flower, you look at it, not naming it, not Classifying it, not saying That it belongs to A Certain species-when you do These, you cease to look at it. THEREFORE, I am saying That it is one of The most difficult things to listen-to listen to the communist, to the socialist, to the congressman, to the capitalist, to anybody, to your wife, to your children, to your neighbor, to the bus driver, to the bird-just to listen. It is Only When you listen without the idea without thought, That you are Directly in contact; and Being in contact, Whether you will understand what I have is saying is true or false; you have currently to discuss. JANUARY 4 "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Book of Life, The: Daily Meditations With Krishnamurti


"Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong but just to watch it and move With It. In That watching you begin to Understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And Out of this awareness comes silence. Silence put together by thought is stagnation, is dead, but the silence That thought comes When you Understood Its Own beginning, the nature of itself, Understood how all thought is never free but always old - This silence is meditation in Which the meditator is entirely absent, for the mind has emptied itself of the past. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti
tags: meditation

"NONE OF THE agonies of suppression, nor the brutal discipline of conforming to a pattern has led to truth. To come upon truth the mind must be completely free, without a spot of distortion. "
- Jiddu Krishnamurti , Freedom from the Known


“Listen with Ease Have you ever sat very silently, not with your attention fixed on anything, not making an effort to concentrate, but with the mind very quiet, really still? Then you hear everything, don’t you? You hear the far off noises as well as those that are nearer and those that are very close by, the immediate sounds—which means really that you are listening to everything. Your mind is not confined to one narrow little channel. If you can listen in this way, listen with ease, without strain, you will find an extraordinary change taking place within you, a change that comes without your volition, without your asking; and in that change there is great beauty and depth of insight.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Book of Life, The: Daily Meditations with Krishnamurti


“But death is extraordinarily like life when we know how to live. You cannot live without dying. You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and a mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

“Freedom is entirely different from revolt. There is no such thing as doing right or wrong when there is freedom. You are free and from that centre you act. And hence there is no fear, and a mind that has no fear is capable of great love. And when there is love it can do what it will.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“The question of whether or not there is a God or Truth or Reality, or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosphers or saviours. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself and that is why you must know your self. Immaturity lies in total ignorance of self. To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known


“Truth is not something that can be followed; it has to be discovered. You cannot find truth through any book or through any accumulation of experience.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“when experience becomes a remembrance, that remembrance destroys creative understanding.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“process of comparison and condemnation prevents you from observing, studying. So a real student is one who observes everything in life, outwardly as well as inwardly, without comparing, approving, or condemning.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning

“Your parents and society use that word duty as a means of molding you, shaping you according to their particular idiosyncrasies, their habits of thought, their likes and dislikes, hoping thereby to guarantee their own safety.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning


“It is only when the mind, which has taken shelter behind the walls of self-protection, frees itself from its own creations that there can be that exquisite reality. After all, these walls of self-protection are the creations of the mind which, conscious of its insufficiency, builds these walls of protection, and behind them takes shelter.

One has built up these barriers unconsciously or consciously, and one’s mind is so crippled, bound, held, that action brings greater conflict, further disturbances. So the mere search for the solution of your problems is not going to free the mind from creating further problems. As long as this center of self-protectiveness, born of insufficiency, exists, there must be disturbances, tremendous sorrow, and pain; and you cannot free the mind of sorrow by disciplining it not to be insufficient.

hat is, you cannot discipline yourself, or be influenced by conditions and environment, in order not to be shallow. You say to yourself, “I am shallow; I recognize the fact, and how am I going to get rid of it?” I say, do not seek to get rid of it, which is merely a process of substitution, but become conscious, become aware of what is causing this insufficiency. You cannot compel it; you cannot force it; it cannot be influenced by an ideal, by a fear, by the pursuit of enjoyment and powers.

You can find out the cause of insufficiency only through awareness. That is, by looking into environment and piercing into its significance there will be revealed the cunning subtleties of self-protection. After all, self-protection is the result of insufficiency, and as the mind has been trained, caught up in its bondage for centuries, you cannot discipline it, you cannot overcome it. If you do, you lose the significance of the deceits and subtleties of thought and emotion behind which mind has taken shelter; and to discover these subtleties you must become conscious, aware.

Now to be aware is not to alter. Our mind is accustomed to alteration which is merely modification, adjustment, becoming disciplined to a condition; whereas if you are aware, you will discover the full significance of the environment.

Therefore there is no modification, but entire freedom from that environment. Only when all these walls of protection are destroyed in the flame of awareness, in which there is no modification or alteration or adjustment, but complete understanding of the significance of environment with all its delicacies and subtleties—only through that understanding is there the eternal; because in that there is no “you” functioning as a self-protective focus.

But as long as that self-protecting focus which you call the “I” exists, there must be confusion, there must be disturbance, disharmony, and conflict. You cannot destroy these hindrances by disciplining yourself or by following a system or by imitating a pattern; you can understand them with all their complications only through the full awareness of mind and heart.

Then there is an ecstasy, there is that living movement of truth, which is not an end, not a culmination, but an ever-creative living, an ecstasy which cannot be described, because all description must destroy it. So long as you are not vulnerable to truth, there is no ecstasy, there is no immortality.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Total Freedom: The Essential Krishnamurti


“I am asking myself what is fear not what I am afraid of.
I lead a certain kind of life; I think in a certain pattern; I have
certain beliefs and dogmas and I don't want those patterns of
existence to be disturbed because I have my roots in them. I don't
want them to be disturbed because the disturbance produces a state
of unknowing and I dislike that. If I am torn away from everything
I know and believe, I want to be reasonably certain of the state of
things to which I am going. So the brain cells have created a
pattern and those brain cells refuse to create another pattern which
may be uncertain. The movement from certainty to uncertainty is
what I call fear.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known






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