J. Krishnamurti

1895 - 1986

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on mind, analysis, methods, systems, change, and free

So if you see the truth that analysis is not the way for a mind to be completely free of its conditioning, then you will drop completely the analytical process.  If you see the danger of analysis as you see the danger of a serpent, actually see the danger of it, then you will never touch it.  Then the mind is free from the idea of analysis; therefore, it has already a different quality. It is capable then of looking in another direction. The old direction, the old tradition, the methods, the systems, what the gurus offer, what all the books offer is the gradual process, which is a form of analysis.  When you see the truth of it, you are completely out of it. Therefore your mind has become much sharper, much clearer.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Inward Revolution

Contributed by: Gracious One

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on belief, brotherhood, heart, invitation, reconciliation, sunlight, and there is love

Truth is truth, one, alone; it has no sides, no paths; all paths do not lead to truth. There is no path to truth, it must come to you. Truth can come to you only when your mind and heart are simple, clear, and there is love in your heart; not if your heart is filled with the things of the mind. When there is love in your heart, you do not talk about organizing for brotherhood; you do not talk about belief, you do not talk about division or the powers that create division, you need not seek reconciliation. Then you are a simple human being without a label, without a country. This means that you must strip yourself of all those things and allow truth to come into being; and it can only come when the mind is empty, when the mind ceases to create. Then it will come without your invitation. Then it will come as swiftly as the wind and unbeknown. It comes obscurely, not when you are watching, wanting. It is there as sudden as sunlight, as pure as the night; but to receive it, the heart must be full and the mind empty.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: The Collected Works Volume V

Contributed by: JD

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti

The unknown is not measurable by the known. Time cannot measure the timesless, the eternal, that immensity which has no beginning and no end. But our minds are bound to the yardstick of yesterday, today, and tomorrow, and with that yardstick we try to inquire into the unknown, to measure that which is not measurable. And when we try to measure something which is not measurable, we only get caught in words.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti 1958-1960: Crisis in Consciousness

Contributed by: JD

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on happiness

There is great happiness in not wanting, in not being something,in not going somewhere

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Contributed by: Victoria

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on reality, truth, and love

The reality of truth is not to be bought, to be sold, to be repeated; it cannot be caught in books. It has to be found from moment to moment, in the smile, in the tear, under the dead leaf, in the vagrant thought, in the fullness of love.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Contributed by: Peggy

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on mind, consciousness, and love

When we stop fighting with ourselves, we aren’t creating anymore conflict in our mind. Then our mind can for the first time relax and be still. Then for the first time our consciousness can become whole and unfragmented. Then total attention can be given to all of our thoughts and feelings. And then there will be found a gentleness and a goodness in us that can embrace all that is been given in the world. Then a deep love for everything will be the result of this deep attention. For this total attention, this soft and pure consciousness that we are, is nothing but Love itself.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Contributed by: peter

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on transformation, world, and you

What you are the world is.  And without your transformation there can be no transformation of the world.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Contributed by: Brian

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on truth, life, and freedom

it is truth that frees, not your effort to be free

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: reflections on the self

Contributed by: michal

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on authenticity, love, truth, knowledge, ambition, wisdom, change, fear, desire success, and seriousness

You haven't changed. You may say: 'I'm full of love, I'm full of truth, I'm full of knowledge, I'm full of wisdom.' I say: 'That's all nonsense. Do you behave? Are you free of fear? Are you free of ambition, greed, envy and the desire to achieve success in every field? If not, you are just playing a game. You are not serious.'

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: A Wholly Different Way of Living

Contributed by: shawnmichel

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on meditation, krishnamurti, and love

After the rains the hills were splendid. They were still brown from the summer sun, and now all the green things would come out. It had rained quite heavily, and the beauty of those hills was indescribable. The sky was still clouded and in the air there was the smell of sumac, sage and eucalyptus. It was splendid to be among them, and a strange stillness possessed you. Unlike the sea which lay far down below you, those hills were completely still. As you watched and looked about you, you had left everything down below in that little house your clothes, your thoughts and the odd ways of life. Here you were travelling very lightly, without any thoughts, without any burden, and with a feeling of complete emptiness and beauty. The little green bushes would soon be still greener, and in a few weeks' time they would have a stronger smell. The quails were calling and a few of them flew over. Without knowing it, the mind was in a state of meditation in which love was flowering. After all, only in the soil of meditation can this flower bloom. It was really quite marvellous, and strangely, all through the night it pursued you, and when you woke, long before the sun was up, it was still there in your heart with its incredible joy, for no reason whatsoever. It was there, causeless, and was quite intoxicating. It would be there all through the day without your ever asking or inviting it to stay with you.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Meditations 1969 Part 6

Contributed by: basho

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