Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

May 2010

01 How extraordinarily important it is that there should be at least some who do not belong to any particular group or race or to any specialized religion or society!

02 Colour was god and death was beyond the gods.

03 The Christians have taken comfort in the idea of resurrection, and the Hindus and the Buddhists in a future life. Future life of what?

04 You do not have to tell me or another what you are, but be aware of what you are, whatever it is, pleasant or unpleasant; live with it without justifying or resisting it.

05 Meditation is not an escape from the world; it is not an isolating self-enclosing activity, but rather the comprehension of the world and its ways.

06 The reaction, the response of your relationship with other people, may be external; but that response is the outcome of an inward suspense, an inward anxiety, an inward fear.

07 The relationship between what one is and what one desires to be causes fear.

08 Organized murder is war, and though we demonstrate against a particular war, the nuclear, or any other kind of war, we have never demonstrated against war.

09 Sir, what is your idea of a new world?

10 For the total development of the human being, solitude as a means of cultivating sensitivity becomes a necessity.

11 With the cessation of distinction, there will be no talk of tolerance. Then you will not talk of brotherhood, for then in your hearts you are brothers.

12 Man has always sought something beyond the physical existence. He has always searched, asked, suffered, tortured himself, to find out if there is something which is not of time, which is not of thought, which is not belief or faith.

13 Intelligence does not offer shelter from the struggles and turmoils of life, nor does it give comfort; it only creates understanding.

14 That you inquire after truth implies that you believe in a path to truth, and this is the first illusion in which you are caught.

15 To control thought-feeling for a greater reward, for a greater result, is to make it petty, ignorant and sorrowful.

16 In what manner should one live one's daily life?"

17 What is death, what does it mean to die? - and that is an absolute certainty that we are all going to die, and what does that mean?

18 A mind that is enquiring into the nature of truth must be free totally from all organized pursuit, all organized practice, all organized enquiry.

19 Right education is surely finding a different way of life, setting the mind free from its own conditioning.

20 There is a vast difference, then, between the mental examination of a fact and the understanding of that fact.

21 Awareness is the complete and unconditional surrender to what is, without rationalization, without the division of the observer and the observed.

22 To be extensively aware, there must be no condemnation or justification of the problem; awareness must be choiceless.

23 To look very carefully you have to pay attention, you have to listen - if you are interested - listen and find out the art of listening, the art of seeing, the art of learning.

24 Every argument and gesture is the continuity of despair, sorrow and confusion. There is no end to it.

25 You never see life as it really is; you look at it only through a screen of prejudice, and therefore, your action must ever be incomplete, it must ever have a motive.

26 That which is real will be known when the various forms of illusions have ceased.

27 As long as one is looking at life from a particular point of view, or from a particular experience which one has cherished, which is one's background, which is the `me', one cannot see the totality.

28 Love has no problem and that is why it is so destructive and dangerous.

29 Patience is not time. Impatience is time. Patience has no time.

30 We are not concerned with individual salvation or individual liberation, or whatever the individual is trying to seek but rather with the whole movement of life, the understanding of the whole current of existence;

31 Demand it! Don't say: ''Where does it come from?'' There may be a motive, but the very demand washes it all away.