Jiddu Krishnamurti


Indian Philosopher, Holy Man

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Memory is the past, which is of time. And so when the brain operates, whether psychologically, socially, economically, or religiously, it must invariably operate in terms of time, the past according to its conditioning? The brain is the result of time, and therefore the past, and with all that structure of thought is in operation it cannot possibly see the whole, so what is it that sees life as a whole, not broken up into fragments?... It is only a mind and a heart and the brain which are broken up his fragments that create problems. The center of this fragment is the ?me?. The ?me? is brought about through thought, which has no reality by itself.

There is no such thing as living in isolation. The understanding of the process of rethinking comes with me observe ourselves in daily relationship, or attitudes, our beliefs? The very existence of the mind implies relationship, and self-knowledge lies to seeing the facts of relationship as they are without inventing, condemning, or just fine? The mind can just be aware of this whole process, you will find that thought comes to a standstill. Then the mind is very quiet, very still, without incentive, without movement in any direction, and in that stillness reality comes into being.

Attention is a state of mind in which there is no contradiction? It is a state in which there is no wastage of energy, whereas in concentration always the controlling process going on? Concentration has a relationship to thought: thought directs: ?I must learn, I must concentrate in order to control myself.?

Memory is thought. And knowledge, however wide, however deep, however extensive, must always be limited. There is no complete knowledge. Thought is always partial, Limited, divisive, because in itself it isn?t complete, it can never be complete; it can think about completeness, it can think about totality, the whole, but thought itself is not whole? As knowledge can never be complete, it must always go hand in hand with ignorance.

Thinking is a reaction.

Be aware choice Sisley of outward things? The inward in the outward are not two different things.

Mind must have knowledge? Knowledge is necessary to function in the mechanical world? There is no contradiction between knowledge and freedom from knowledge when there is an inside? When you have constant insight with that conclusion, that state of mind is created ? not the mind that is in conflict and through conflict produces pictures, books. That mind can never be creative.

Thinking is the response of memory, experience, knowledge stored up in the brain cells. Therefore thought is the result of development, evolution, which is time. So thought is the result of time, and it can function only within the space it creates around itself. In that space is very limited, that space is the ?me? and ?not you.?

Because compassion is related to intelligence, there?s no intelligence without compassion. And compassion can only be when there is love completely free from all remembrances, personal jealousies, and so on? You cannot be compassionate if you are attached to any particular experience or any particular ideal.

Perception is when there is observation without a movement of thought, when there is absolute silence of memory, time, is thought? When you so watch without prejudice, then there is freedom from that which has been.

Thought ? when I have to build the bridge, write a book, make a speech, calculate Russia go ? I use thought. And in relationship no thought at all, because that is love.

Can thought investigate the immeasurable, the unknown, the unnameable, the eternal, the everlasting? Thought certain with remembering, imagining, contriving, designing, calculating, and therefore functioning from a center, which is the accumulated knowledge as the ?me?, can that thought investigate something which it cannot possibly understand? Because it can only function in the field of the known; otherwise thought is puzzled, is incapable.

Security is in the insight which brings intelligence. Security is intelligence. It is not knowledge, not experience, but insight into the value of knowledge that is the capacity of sustained intelligence, and in that there is security. Therefore that intelligence, that insight is never frightened.

Thought can only discover its own projection, cannot discover anything new; thought can only recognize that which it has experience, it cannot recognize that which it has not experience.

Can you and your attachment? And it, not argue about it, and it in see what happens. You and all things like greed, envy, anxiety, loneliness, now, death has a totally different meaning. Then there is no death, you are living with death all the time. That is life, ending is a beginning. If you keep the same thing going on continuously, there is nothing new. Only when there is an ending does a flowering take place? There is an actual facing of nothing, which is death, would buy death while living. That invitation is the ending of all your attachments. Then out of all this comes a strange factor, the factor of supreme intelligence. That intelligence is based on compassion and clarity, and because of that intelligence there is great skill.

Self-education is the beginning of wisdom ? not in books, not in somebody else, but in the understanding of our own selfish, narrow, distorted activity is going on day after day, day after day.

Thought has no place, limited, fragmented, but thought cannot possibly comprehend or understand or calm upon that which is whole. Thought can never find out that which is timeless, if there is a reality, if there is truth. Thoughts can never, in any circumstances, come upon that immensity; and without the comprehension of that totality, of that dimension which time is thought and measure does not exist, thought must find its own place and limited self to that space.

Contact can only exist between the mind and the brain of the brain is quiet? Quiet is not a trained quietness, not a self-conscious, meditative, desire for silence. This a natural outcome of understanding one?s own conditioning.

So thinking is the response of the background, of the past, of accumulated experience; it is the response of memory at different levels, both individual and collective, particular interracial, conscious and unconscious. All that is our process of thinking. Therefore our thinking can never be new.

Thought is never new, but relationship is always knew; and thought approaches this thing that is vital, real, new, with the background of the old. That is, thought tries to understand relationship according to the memories, patterns, and conditioning of the old ? and hence there is conflict. Before we can understand relationship, we must understand the background of the thinker, which is to be aware of the whole process of thought without choice; that is, we must be capable of seeing things as they are without translating them according to our memories, our preconceived ideas, which are the outcome of past conditioning.

Each one of us can be creative in the deep sense of that word ? not an expression, that is, in writing a book, home, or whatever it is, but having insight and never drawing a conclusion from that insight, you are moving constantly from inside insight, action to action. That is spontaneity.

Social morality is based on pleasure, and therefore it is no morality at all, it is immoral.

Thought is repetitive, mechanical, and relationship is not, so you discover love is not the product of thought. Therefore there is no such thing as divine love and human love, there was only love.

How is the mind to bring about a harmony in which the division between the known and freedom from the known doesn?t exist? The known as knowledge, the functioning of thought, and freedom from it. The two moving together, in perfect harmony, balance, the beauty of movement? Integration means putting several parts together, adding new parts, or taking wailed part; that implies an entity capable of doing this, an outsider who is the invention of thought. Like the soul, the hot month in India, and so on, it is still thought. So my question is: can there be like to rivers joining together, moving together, the known and the unknown, the freedom from the known, in the mind that has inside into a dimension in which thought doesn?t happen at all?

The concept of an individual makes as much more selfish, self-centered, neurotic, and competitive; competition also is destroying man. So the world is you, and you are the world. That is a marvelous feeling, if you really understand it. There was great vitality, perception, immense beauty in it. Not the mere beauty of painting, a poem, or lovely face. But we are the world, and that, me.

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Indian Philosopher, Holy Man