Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

April 2010

01 The highest form of sensitivity is the highest intelligence, and no drug ever invented by man will give this intelligence.

02 It is only the innocent mind that can be spontaneous.

03 You think that by watching, by being aware, you will be more loving, you will suffer less, be less irritable, get something beyond; so your watching is a process of buying.

04 Sex plays an extraordinarily important part in our lives because it is perhaps the only deep, firsthand experience we have.

05 It is only when the mind is silent that we can understand anything

06 When you repeat what you consider to be the truth, then it ceases to be the truth.

07 For beauty to come into being, the mind must be choicelessly aware of its own pettiness;

08 Our love is based on your image of me and my image of you.

09 The mere search for the solution of your problems is not going to free the mind from creating further problems.

10 The one who knows does not know; he can know only his own prejudices, his self-projected beliefs and sensory demands.

11 Creative emptiness is not possible so long as there is the thinker who is waiting, watching, observing in order to gather experience, in order to strengthen himself.

12 So long as the animal is petted he reacts nicely, but the moment he is antagonized the whole violence of his nature comes out.

13 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.

14 Sensitivity in its highest form is intelligence.

15 Do you agree with the teachings of Buddha?

16 Awareness is not a matter of determination, for purposive direction is resistance, which tends towards exclusiveness.

17 Is it possible for the mind to be so attentive all the time, so sensitive that every challenge is answered completely and immediately, and to come to a state when there is no challenge and no response, when it is no longer in a state of experiencing?

18 The integrity that we are talking about is the quality of seeing the fact every minute, not trying to translate the fact in terms of pleasure and pain, but letting the fact flower without choice, without opinion -

19 The power to create illusion is vastly more significant to understand than to understand reality.

20 If you have no thoughts, there is no thinker; so it is thought that creates the thinker.

21 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.

22 The thinker is a fictitious entity, an unreal state. There is only thought; and the bundle of thoughts creates the 'I', the thinker.

23 Our life is a process of becoming, to become at different levels of consciousness. This becoming is strife and pain. Is there an action without this becoming, with its conflict and misery?

24 Feeling lonely, we attach ourselves to people, drink, and all sorts of other escapes. Attachment is an escape from loneliness.

25 Greatness is to be unknown, inwardly and outwardly to be as nothing; and that requires great penetration, great understanding, great affection.

26 Is death merely the ending of the physical organism? Is that what we are afraid of? Is it the body that we want to continue? Or is it some other form of continuance that we crave?

27 I cannot live in the present if the present is in the shadow of the past. To understand this the mind must be capable of looking and you can only look when there is no condemnation, no identification, no judgement - as you can look at a tree, a cloud - simply look at it.

28 If we see the truth that there is only thought and not a thinker, that the thinker is arbitrary, artificial and entirely fictitious - then what happens?

29 It is an extraordinarily dull mind that wants excitement, and goes outside itself to get it.

30 The other day as one was walking along a secluded wooded lane far from the noise and the brutality and the vulgarity of civilization, right away from everything that was put together by man, there was a sense of great quietness, enveloping all things - serene, distant and full of the sound of the earth.