Jiddu Krishnamurti


Indian Philosopher, Holy Man

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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.

To put it very simply, when the self is not, there is beauty, silence, space; then that intelligence, which is born of compassion, operates through the brain

I am beginning to see the extraordinary nature of our own deception and dishonesty. The great deal of hypocrisy in us. We can never see things as they are but must create illusions about them? Constant choice lists awareness Ann?s all allusions and all hypocrisy.

The crisis is not in politics, in governments, whether totalitarian or so-called democratic, the crisis is not among the scientist nor among established respectable relations. The crisis is in our consciousness, as in our minds, our hearts, our behavior, a relationship. In the crisis cannot be understood fully, and perhaps meant totally, unless we understand the nature and structure of consciousness, together my thought. So we are learning, or observing our own state of mind. That?s where real education, self-education, begins.

Two watches to observe without choice, to see yourself as you are without any movement of desire or change, which is an extremely arduous thing to do.

I may say, I love my wife, but it is not the actual fact. I love the image which I have about her is not attacking discovered that relationship means freedom from images, conclusions; and therefore means responsibility and love.

The innermost depths of the self is absolutely not ? a ? thing. And the beauty, the greatness, the magnitude of love is only possible thought realize it has no place in relationship ? and therefore love is.

We are always depending on somebody; and that dependence will inevitably bring about corruption.

Intelligence is not the clever pursuit of argument, of opposing contradictions, opinions ? as though opinions truth can be found, which is impossible ? but it is to realize that the activity of thought, with all its capacities, subtleties and extraordinary ceaseless activity, is not intelligence.

The mind is separate from the brain? Separate in the sense that the brain?s condition and the mind is not.

We need a mind and a heart that is not put together by thought. Thought is not going to solve our problems, because these problems have come into being through the activities of thought.

Intelligence is the understanding or discovering of what love is. Intelligence has nothing whatsoever to do with thought, his cleverness, with knowledge.

The moment there was thought about the unknown, the mind is agitated; it is always seeking to bring the unknown into the known. But the unknown can never be brought into the known, and hence the conflict between the known and the unknown.

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Indian Philosopher, Holy Man