Jiddu Krishnamurti


Indian Philosopher, Holy Man

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What a person is attached to a belief, person, or an idea, there is in that attachment conflict, fear, jealousy, anxiety, that is part of the atrophy the brain, this constant repetition.

Is totally relevant is what is now, with you can alter the way you live now.

The outward world in the inward world are put together by thought. Thought this material process.

When we observe what is actually going on world and deeply in our own consciousness, that observation can remain pure, direct, clear, when there is no extraction of what is observed into an idea. Most of us live with ideas, which are not actualities. Ideas then become all-important, not what actually is.

All knowledge is of the past, is it not? Knowledge can never be of the now, it is always receding into the past. Knowledge is static; you may add more to it, but it is a dead thing.

Knowledge is absolutely essential. You can add to it, take away from it, but the immensity of knowledge is a human necessity. Now is knowledge necessary in relationship between human beings?... Relationship means to be related, relationship means to respond to each other in freedom, with its responsibility. So what place has thought in relationship? Thought, which is capable of remembering, imagining, contriving, designing, calculating: what place has a human relationship? Has it anyplace at all?

The self is a problem that thought cannot resolve. There must be an awareness which is not of thought. To be aware, without combination or justification, of the activities of the self ? just to be aware ? is sufficient.

Without passion life has no meaning.

Any form of becoming is an illusion, and becoming implies kind, time for the psyche to change.

Learning means instant perception, therefore learning does not require time.

There is no security and belief, in a conclusion, and any person, in any social structure, in any leader, in following anybody... There is security and inside, not in conclusion.

Attachment to a belief is part of the desire to be secure, and the desire and demand for psychological security in any form brings about this atrophying of the brain.

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.

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Indian Philosopher, Holy Man