Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

May 2013

01 That which is achieved through the cultivation of the opposites is still within the opposite, though one may think that the state one has achieved has transcended the opposites.

02 All comparative change is a change in resistance; all comparative thinking and acting do not free thought from its limiting influences.

03 All relationship, if allowed, becomes a process of self-revelation;

04 Can there be individuality in the widest and deepest sense, if one belongs to society?

05 It is possible to be a true individual in the highest sense, only if one is not identified with any special conditioning.

06 When one has liberated oneself from society, group, race, family, and from all separative conditioning, and has become an undivided, integral being the problems which now torment the citizens of various particularized states will have utterly lost their significance.

07 Intellect, the instrument of craving, is itself narrow, conditioned, and therefore what it chooses is bound to be also limited.

08 There is conflict in relationship, but instead of understanding its cause and so transcending it, we try to escape from it and seek gratification elsewhere.

09 All overcoming is never transcending, for that which is overcome, only takes another form.

10 Self-analysis and awareness are two different things; the one is morbid. but awareness is joyous.

11 To think of myself as separate, different in consciousness, is to identify myself with fundamental ignorance;

12 Intellect, the power to discern, to choose, is influenced and limited by the past in combination with the present action and reaction.

13 Our daily thought and action are controlled by the past, by the concealed motives, memories, and hidden cravings.

14 Is there, in consciousness, any part that is not contaminated by the past?

15 Can thought free itself from the personal, from the I?

16 When we do not understand the makeup of our background ...

17 Neither postponement nor trying to seek an immediate solution to our human problems can free thought from bondage.

18 There can never be self-isolation, however much one may crave for it; relationship is ever continuous; to be is to be related.

19 If thought becomes aware of itself, it will perceive that it goes from one superficial interest to another, and merely to withdraw from one and try to concentrate on another does not lead to understanding and love.

20 We have all many and peculiar problems of our own; our craving to solve them only hinders the comprehension of the problems.

21 These discussions are not meant to be for intellectual amusement.

22 We all have to live in this world; we cannot escape from it.

23 Surely there is a difference between right thinking and right or conditioned thought.

24 Right thinking is not to be discovered through books, through attending a few talks, or by merely listening to some people's ideas of what right thinking is.

25 If you can find out what are the causes of your thought-feeling, and from that discovery know how to think-feel, then there is the beginning of understanding.

26 As long as we regard ourselves as individuals apart from the whole, competing, obstructing, opposing, sacrificing the many for the particular or the particular for the many, all those problems that arise out of this conflicting antagonism will have no happy and enduring solution;

27 What am I? I am a result; I am the result of the past, of innumerable layers of the past, of a series of causes-effects.

28 To understand ourselves requires objective, kindly, dispassionate study of ourselves

29 Before we can understand what kind of effort to make in order to know ourselves, we must become aware of the kind of effort we are now making.

30 Control of thought does not bring about right thinking;

31 You can create noble fixations and wholly be absorbed in them but this does not bring about understanding.