Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu
Krishnamurti
1895
1986

Indian Philosopher, Holy Man

Author Quotes

Life is serious, and in that seriousness there is great laughter. And it is only the serious mind that is living, that can solve the immense problem of existence.

We are raised on comparison; our education is based on it; so is our culture. So we struggle to be someone other than who we are.

Love comes into being only when there is total harmony in oneself, in whatever action one is doing, and so there is no conflict between the outer and the inner.

We are slaves to tradition.

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.

What is important is to free ourselves from ideas, from nationalism, from all religious beliefs and dogmas, so that we can act, not according to a pattern or an ideology, but as needs demand... It is only when the mind is free of idea and belief that it can act rightly... and freedom from ideas can take place only through self-awareness and self-knowledge.

Our inward values and judgments are based on pleasure, not on any great, tremendous principles, but just on pleasure... The active principle of our life is pleasure.

Where there is love there is no conflict, because love has no image. Love doesn’t build images because love is not touched by thought. Love is not of time.

Reality comes into being only when the mind is still, not made still. Therefore, there must be no disciplining of the mind to be still. When you discipline yourself, it is merely a projected desire to be in a particular state. Such a state is not the state of passivity... Liberation is from moment to moment in the understanding of what is, when the mind is free, not made free. It is only a free mind that can discover, not a mind molded by a belief or shaped according to a hypothesis. Such a mind cannot discover. There can be no freedom is there is conflict, for conflict is the fixing of the self in relationship.

Without the appreciation of beauty and without the sensitive awareness of it, there is no love.

Relationship based on mutual need brings only conflict. However interdependent we are on each other, we are using each other for a purpose, for an end. With an end in view, relationship is not.

All relationship is based on the image that you have built around another and the other has built about you... What is relationship? If the image has come to an end, which is the content of consciousness that makes up your consciousness, when the various images you have about yourself, about everything, come to an end, then what is the relationship between you and her? Then is there an observer observing apart from the thing it has observed? Or is it a total movement of love in relationship? Are you getting it? So love is a movement in relationship in which the observer is not.

An attentive mind is an empty mind.

Fear exists only in relationship to something, it does not exist by itself.

Freedom is in the moment of action, which is behavior. It is not related to yesterday or tomorrow.

Happiness is not pleasure, it is order. With order come freedom, and with freedom there is responsibility.

Author Picture
First Name
Jiddu
Last Name
Krishnamurti
Birth Date
1895
Death Date
1986
Bio

Indian Philosopher, Holy Man