Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

September 2009

01 We are watching, not waiting, not expecting anything to happen but watching without end.

02 Loneliness is the awareness of complete isolation; and are not our activities self-enclosing?

03 It requires an intense energy to stand alone.

04 Demand is born out of duality. 'I am un- happy and I must be happy.'

05 Sincerity can never be simple; sincerity is the breeding ground of the will, and will cannot uncover the ways of the self.

06 How can that essence of resistance, which is the me, how can that be completely `let go'?

07 if there is constant perception of beauty without the accumulation of memories, then there is the possibility of joy everlasting.

08 One may clothe sensation in religious garb, but it is still what it is: a thing of the mind

09 Sorrow is the result of a shock, it is the temporary shaking up of a mind that has settled down, that has accepted the routine of life.

10 Religion, surely, is the uncovering of reality. Religion is not belief. Religion is not the search for truth.

11 For the mind to be silent, all its contradictory corners must come together and be fused in the flame of understanding.

12 Conflict and confusion result from our own wrong relationship with people, things and ideas

13 You cannot repeat truth, because truth is never constant.

14 Comfort is one thing, and truth another;

15 You have an image, an idea, a conclusion about yourself: that you are spiritual, that you are the Atman, that you are the soul or whatever it is.

16 your own experience, which has become your authority

17 Religion as it exists is not religion at all.

18 We are used to being entertained, it is our habit; cinema, television, books, novels, we want to be entertained.

19 The complete stillness of the brain is an extraordinary thing; it is highly sensitive, vigorous, fully alive, aware of every outward movement but utterly still

20 It is the desire for success that prevents humility; and without humility how can there be understanding?

21 A life of fullness, a life of choiceless action, a life free from the withering process of subjugation and substitution, is possible.

22 Consciously or unconsciously we refuse to see the essentiality of being passively aware because we do not really want to let go of our problems;

23 If you and the speaker are the result of forty thousand years or more, and we have come to this peculiar state that we are in, will we, give me another forty thousand years, change?

24 To be open is to listen, not only to yourself, but to every influence, to every movement about you.

25 We are going to find out together what is true, and that requires an open mind, an intelligent mind, an enquiring mind, an alert mind;

26 Try remaining with the feeling of hate, with the feeling of envy, jealousy, with the venom of ambition; for after all, that's what you have in daily life, though you may want to live with love, or with the word `love'.

27 a mind that has the power of concentration, that says it has complete control over thought, is a stupid mind.

28 what we are really seeking is not clarity, is not the understanding of the actual state of mind, but rather we are searching for ways and means to escape from ourselves.

29 One has to look at life, not the American life or the Asiatic life, but life as a whole;

30 It seems to me, that is what we need - a different kind of energy, a passion which is not mere stimulation, which does not depend on, which is not put together by, thought.