krishnamurti

A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on meditation, mind, love, space, thought, perception, ecstasy, pleasure, intellect, and krishnamurti

Perception without the word, which is without thought, is one of the strangest phenomena. Then the perception is much more acute, not only with the brain, but also with all the senses. Such perception is not the fragmentary perception of the intellect nor the affair of the emotions. It can be called a total perception, and it is part of meditation.

Perception without the perceiver in meditation is to commune with the height and depth of the immense. This perception is entirely different from seeing an object without an observer, because in the perception of meditation there is no object and therefore no experience. can, however, take place when the eyes are open and one is surrounded by objects of every kind. But then these objects have no importance at all. One sees them but there is no process of recognition, which means there is no experiencing.

What meaning has such meditation? There is no meaning; there is no utility. But in that meditation there is a movement of great ecstasy which is not to be confounded with pleasure. It is this ecstasy which gives to the eye, to the brain and to the heart, the quality of innocency. Without seeing life as something totally new, it is a routine, a boredom, a meaningless affair. So meditation is of the greatest importance. It opens the door to the incalculable, to the measureless.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: Meditations 1969 part 2

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A Quote by Jiddu Krishnamurti on krishnamurti and gossip

"As we are concerned with what others think of us, so we are anxious to know all about them; and from this arise the crude and subtle forms of snobbishness and the worship of authority. Thus we become more and more externalized and inwardly empty. The more externalized we are, the more sensations and distractions there must be, and this gives rise to a mind that is never quiet, that is not capable of deep search and discovery." (Krishnamurti on "gossip". When I read the text, I could not help thinking: this guy is talking about my zaadz activities. Maybe this is too hard a judgement, but basically that's what we are doing here: being concerned with what others think of us and being anxious to know all about them.)

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Source: Commentaries on Living, Vol. I

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on krishnamurti

Understanding of the self only arises in relationship, in watching yourself in relationship to people, ideas, and things; to trees,  the earth,  and the world around you and within you. Relationship is the mirror which the self is revealed. Without self-knowledge there is no basis for right thought and action.

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on krishnamurti

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a sick society

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: J. Krishnamurti

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A Quote by J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti on belief, krishnamurti, reality, virtue, discipline, control, and suppression

"Suppose you assume, as most so-called religious people do, that there is in you, fundamentally, deeply, the essence of reality; and that if, through cultivating virtue, through various forms of discipline, control, suppression, denial, sacrifice, you can get into touch with that reality, then the required transformation will be brought about. Is not this assumption still part of thought? Is it not the outcome of a conditioned mind, a mind that has been brought up to think in a particular way, according to certain patterns? Having created the image, the idea, the theory, the belief, the hope, you then look to your creation to bring about this radical change."

J. Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986)

Source: First and Last Freedom, The

Contributed by: basho

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