Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes & Wallpapers

Jiddu Krishnamurti
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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

Yoga exercises are excellent; the speaker does them every day, for an hour or more; but that is merely physical exercise, to keep the body healthy, and so on. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Fear is nonacceptance of what is. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Beyond all explanations which a good brain can give, why do we choose the worse and not the better, why hate rather than love, why greed and not generosity, why self-centred activity and not open total action? Why be mean when there are soaring mountains and flashing streams? Why jealousy and not love? Why? 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

Freedom comes with self-knowledge, when the mind goes above and beyond the hindrances it has created for itself. Jiddu Krishnamurti

We need tremendous energy to bring about a psychological change in ourselves as human beings, because we have lived far too long in a world of make-belief, in a world of brutality, violence, despair, anxiety. To live humanly, sanely, one has to change. Jiddu Krishnamurti

A cup is useful only when it is empty; and a mind that is filled with beliefs, with dogmas, with assertions, with quotations is really an uncreative mind. Jiddu Krishnamurti

I do not know if you have ever noticed that the more you struggle to understand, the less you understand any problem. But, the moment you cease to struggle and let the problem tell you the whole story, give all its significance - then there is understanding, which means, obviously, that to understand, the mind must be quiet. Jiddu Krishnamurti

To concentrate is not to meditate, even though that is what most of you do, calling it meditation. And if concentration is not meditation, then what is? Surely, meditation is to understand every thought that comes into being, and not to dwell upon one particular thought; it is to invite all thoughts so that you understand the whole process of thinking. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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. Jiddu Krishnamurti

I admire and respect the tenacity, courage, and patience of the unenlightened in the face of so much overwhelming evidence Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation is not the pursuit of pleasure and the search for happiness. Meditation, on the contrary, is a state of mind in which there is no concept or formula, and therefore total freedom. It is only to such a mind that this bliss comes unsought and uninvited. Once it is there, though you may live in the world with all its noise, pleasure and brutality, they will not touch that mind. Jiddu Krishnamurti

A mind that is afraid withers away; it cannot function properly. Jiddu Krishnamurti

How do you listen? Do you listen with your projections, through your projection, through your ambitions, desire, 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. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If you seem something that is true and do not act then you are wasting your life. And life is too precious. It is all that we have. Jiddu Krishnamurti

If I do not know reality, the unknown, how can I search for it? Surely it must come but I cannot go after it. If I go after it I am going after something which is the known, projected by me; by my own mind. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Clever people, people who are cunning, do not know what love is because their minds are so sharp, because they are so clever, because they are so superficial - which means to be on the surface, and love is not a thing that exists on the surface. Jiddu Krishnamurti

As long as the mind clings to belief, it is held in a prison. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Meditation is the action of silence. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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 the key or the door to open, except yourself. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Is insight dependent on a material process? Has insight a cause? Jiddu Krishnamurti

Is there a meditation that is not the ego trying to become? Is meditation conscious if every effort implies time? Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is intelligence that brings order, not discipline. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The unknown is not measurable by the known. Time cannot measure the timeless, the eternal, that immensity which has no beginning and no end... when we try to measure something which is not measurable, we only get caught in words. Jiddu Krishnamurti

In nothingness, there is everything, energy. The ending is a beginning. Jiddu Krishnamurti

In the denial of disorder there is order. Jiddu Krishnamurti

When I analyse myself and my reactions or behaviour, there is the act and the actor. There is a division between the two and that creates conflict between "what is" and "what should be". Jiddu Krishnamurti

If there is no meditation, then you are like a blind man in a world of great beauty, light and colour. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Is there an observation which is not the instrument of thought? Jiddu Krishnamurti

The only thing that really matters is that there be an action of goodness, love and intelligence in living. Is goodness individual or collective, is love personal or impersonal, is intelligence yours, mine or somebody else? If it is yours or mine then it is not intelligence, or love, or goodness. If goodness is an affair of the individual or of the collective, according to one's particular preference or decision, then it is no longer goodness. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Imagination builds the image of the self, and thought then functions within its shadows. From this self-concept grows the conflict between what is and what should be, the conflict in duality. Jiddu Krishnamurti

To know yourself you need not go to any book, to any priest, to any psychologist. The whole treasure is within yourself. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

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

Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Self-knowledge is only from moment to moment, and therefore there is a creative happiness from moment to moment. Jiddu Krishnamurti

It seems to me that the real problem is the mind itself, and not the problem which the mind has created and tries to solve. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself. Jiddu Krishnamurti

You may repeat the most marvelous poems. And that is not worth a cent if you don't live it. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Intelligence is not discernment and judgment or critical evaluation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The ending is the beginning, and the beginning is the first step, and the first step is the only step. Jiddu Krishnamurti

One of the functions of thought is to be occupied all the time with something. Most of us want to have our minds continually occupied so that we are prevented from seeing ourselves as we actually are. We are afraid to be empty. We are afraid to look at our fears. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Are you trying to grasp the quality of intelligence, compassion, the immense sense of beauty, the perfume of love and that truth which has no path to it? Jiddu Krishnamurti

Observe, and in that observation there is neither the "observer" nor the "observed" - there is only observation taking place. Jiddu Krishnamurti

We are concerned, not with the development of just one capacity, such as that of a mathematician, or a scientist, or a musician, but with the total development of the student as a human being. Jiddu Krishnamurti

It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Jiddu Krishnamurti

You may be reborn a thousand times, but you can never know the real, for only that which dies, that which comes to an end, can renew itself. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Love is not of the mind, it is not in the net of thought, it cannot be sought out, cultivated, cherished; it is there when the mind is silent and the heart is empty of the things of the mind. Jiddu Krishnamurti

So, to meditate is to purge the mind of its self-centered activity. And if you have come this far in meditation, you will find there is silence, a total emptiness. The mind is uncontaminated by society; it is no longer subject to any influence, to the pressure of any desire. It is completely alone, and being alone, untouched it is innocent. Therefore there is a possibility for that which is timeless, eternal, to come into being. This whole process is meditation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

To understand what is right meditation there must be an awareness of the operation of one's own consciousness, and then there is complete attention. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Are you aware of the significance of every thought, of every reaction that you happen to have? Jiddu Krishnamurti

The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Freedom lies beyond the field of consciousness. Jiddu Krishnamurti

You can only hear clearly when you sit quietly, when you give your attention. Nor can you have order if you are not free to watch, if you are not free to listen, if you are not free to be considerate. This problem of freedom and order is one of the most difficult and urgent problems in life. It is a very complex problem. It needs to be thought over much more than mathematics, geography, or history. Jiddu Krishnamurti

That is, when the mind ceases to create, then there is creation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

It is only those who are in constant revolt that discover what is true, not the man who conforms, who follows some tradition. It is only when you are constantly inquiring, constantly observing, constantly learning, that you find truth, God, or love. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth. Jiddu Krishnamurti

The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

[on the secret to a happy, content life] Do you want to know what my secret is? I do' mind what happens. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

When the mind is relaxed, no longer making an effort, when it is quiet for just a few seconds, then the problem reveals itself and it is solved. That happens when the mind is still, in the interval between two thoughts, between two responses. In that state of mind, understanding comes. Jiddu Krishnamurti

And the fear of not being is born in that space. But in meditation, when this is understood, the mind can enter into a dimension of space where action is inaction. We do not know what love is, for in the space made by thought around itself as the me, love is the conflict of the me and the not-me. This conflict, this torture, is not love. Thought is the very denial of love, and it cannot enter into that space where the me is not. In that space is the benediction which man seeks and cannot find. He seeks it within the frontiers of thought, and thought destroys the ecstasy of this benediction. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Understanding does not come through analysis;understanding comes only when the mind is very quite,unburdened,no longer seeking success and therefore being thwarted,afraid of faluire. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Silence is difficult and arduous, it is not to be played with. It isn't something that you can experience by reading a book, or by listening to a talk, or by sitting together, or by retiring into a wood or a monastery. I am afraid none of these things will bring about this silence. This silence demands intense psychological work. You have to be burningly aware of your snobbishness, aware of your fears, your anxieties, your sense of guilt. And when you die to all that, then out of that dying comes the beauty of silence. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Pain itself destroys pain. Suffering itself frees man from suffering. Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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