Jiddu Krishnamurti

Jiddu
Krishnamurti
1895
1986

Indian Philosopher, Holy Man

Author Quotes

Self-knowledge brings tranquillity to the mind, and then only can truth come into being. Truth cannot be sought after. Truth is the unknown, and that which you seek is already known. Truth comes into being unsought when the mind is without prejudice, when there is the understanding of the whole process of ourselves.

The experience of another is not valid for the understanding of reality. But the organized religions throughout the world are based on the experience of another and, therefore, are not liberating man but only binding him to a particular pattern that sets man against man. Each one of us has to start anew, afresh, for what we are, the world is. The world is not different from you and me. This little world of our problems, extended, becomes the world and the problems of the world.

The self is revealed only in relationship.

The truth of not-knowing is the only factor from which one can move. The truth of that is stable. A mind that does not know is in a state of learning. The moment I say I have learned, I have stopped learning and that stopping is the stability of division.

The world is your problem and to comprehend it you must understand yourself... You exist only in relationship; otherwise you are not... Relationship is the mirror in which you can see yourself as you are... Preconception of what relationship should be... prevents the uncovering, the unfoldment of “what is.”

Ideologies, beliefs, organized religions, separate people.

To most of us, relationship is a term for comfort, for gratification, for security, and in that relationship we use property, ideas, and persons for our gratification. We use belief as a means of security.

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.

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