Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

January 2014

01 Questioner: We do have to make some kind of effort, do we not?

02 Questioner: All this implies extensive self-study and self-knowledge, does it not?

03 The desire to copy is complex and subtle.

04 he eternal is ever the unknown for a mind that accumulates; what is accumulated is memory, and memory is ever the past, the time-binder.

05 Questioner: Are we worms which must turn into butterflies?

06 To be aware of what is and not escape into fanciful illusion is the beginning of understanding.

07 Questioner: What is there to prove that the perpetuation of the self is in itself bad?

08 Constant alertness is arduous because we are lazy; we would rather gain through others, through much reading, but information is not self-knowledge.

09 How can thought which is the outcome of time, of self-protective activity, comprehend that which is not of time?

10 When the mind is tranquil and free of its own activity and chatter, there is supreme wisdom.

11 We see that unless there is an experience of truth, none of our problems can be solved, whether sociological, religious, or personal.

12 You may succeed in forcibly stilling the mind, but what is the outcome of such effort? Death, is it not?

13 The mind is essentially limited and whatever it creates is of itself.

14 Greed is still greed even if it reaches for heaven.

15 Questioner: What is wrong with purposeful thinking if it is logical?

16 The confidence of which I speak is understanding, not the 'I understand', but understanding without self-identification.

17 To live in the world of greed without greed needs deep understanding; to live simply - earning a right livelihood in a world organized on economic aggression and expansion - is possible only for those who are discovering inward riches.

18 Questioner: In the very act of coming here are we not seeking some spark to enlighten us?

19 Questioner: Is it not advantageous to seek?

20 Questioner: Is there a technique for being aware?

21 Enchaining habit-memory binds thought, and so intelligence is imprisoned in the self.

22 We can at any time be aware without the will to become aware.

23 Awareness is not the result of practice for practice implies the formation of habit; habit is the denial of awareness.

24 Our minds are not simple, but to recognize complexity is to be simple.

25 If you would understand yourself, your complexity, there must be open receptivity, the simplicity of non-identification.

26 Questioner: We must not criticize then if we are to be aware?

27 Self-probing comes with conflict and sorrow, and there must be passive receptivity to understand.

28 Our difficulty lies in that we have built around ourselves conclusions which we call understanding.

29 The very awareness of what is is a liberative process.

30 The created cannot think about the uncreated. It can think only about its own projection which is not the real.

31 Understanding is not substitution; mere change of patterns, of conclusions, does not yield understanding.