Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes and Philosophical Sayings

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes and Philosophical Sayings

Jiddu Krishnamurti ; 12 May 1895 – 17 February 1986) was an Indian philosopher, speaker and writer. … Krishnamurti said he had no allegiance to any nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy, and spent the rest of his life travelling the world, speaking to large and small groups and individuals.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes
Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

“Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not loved. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.”
― J. Krishnamurti

“If you will look at your own heart and see when you are
ambitious, when you are struggling to be somebody, spiritually
or in the world, you find that there is a worm of fear inside it.
The ambitious man is the most frightened man because he is
afraid to be what he is, because he says, ‘If I am what I am, I
shall be nobody. Therefore, I must be somebody, I must
become the engineer, the engine driver, the magistrate, the
judge, the minister.'”
The Collected Works of J Krishnamurti, Vol.7 p.83

“…ambition and interest are two different things, are they not? I
am interested in painting, I love it, I do not want to compete
with the best painter or the most famous painter, I just love
painting. You may be better at painting, but I do not compare
myself with you. I love what I am doing when I paint; that in
itself is sufficient for me.”
Life Ahead, Pt.1 p.66-67

“…You want to have power, position, a better house, better
cars. Have you ever understood that a man who is ambitious
has no love in his heart.”

“…The understanding of what one is uncovers creativeness, but comparison breeds competitiveness, ruthlessness, ambition,
which we think brings about progress. Progress has only led so
far to more ruthless wars and misery than the world has ever
known. To bring up children without comparison is true
education.”
J. Krishnamurti, Krishnamurti, A Biography

“If we would live at peace with each other, surely ambition
must come to an end – not only political, economic, social
ambition, but also the more subtle and pernicious ambition, the
spiritual ambition – to be something.”
The First and Last Freedom, p.62
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I don’t know if you have ever tried to die to something which is very close to you and which gives you immense pleasure – to die to it, not with reason, not with conviction or a purpose, but just to die to it as a leaf falls from the tree.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When you get rid of attachment, there will be love.”
Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To be aware that I am not aware of awareness…When there is attention in that unawareness the whole thing is over. When at that moment of unawareness, I am aware that I am not aware, then it is finished; because then I don’t have to struggle nor say, ‘I must be aware all the time, please tell me a method to be aware, I must practice’ and so on – becoming more and more stupid. So you see when there is no awareness and I know I am not aware the whole movement changes.”
The Awakening of Intelligence, p.377-78.Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”
― J. Krishnamurti

“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.”
― J. Krishnamurti

“You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is the truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti, The First and Last Freedom

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.”
― Krishnamurti

“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti, Education and the Significance of Life

“The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You can only be afraid of what you think you know.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoing a transformation.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You know, if we understand one question rightly, all questions are answered. But we don’t know how to ask the right question. To ask the right question demands a great deal of intelligence and sensitivity. Here is a question, a fundamental question: is life torture? It is, as it is; and man has lived in this torture centuries upon centuries, from ancient history to the present day, in agony, in despair, in sorrow; and he doesn’t find a way out of it. Therefore he invents gods, churches, all the rituals, and all that nonsense, or he escapes in different ways. What we are trying to do, during all these discussions and talks here, is to see if we cannot radically bring about a transformation of the mind, not accept things as they are, nor revolt against them. Revolt doesn’t answer a thing. You must understand it, go into it, examine it, give your heart and your mind, with everything that you have, to find out a way of living differently. That depends on you, and not on someone else because in this there is no teacher, no pupil; there is no leader; there is no guru; there is no Master, no Saviour. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil; you are the Master; you are the guru; you are the leader; you are everything. And to understand is to transform what is.

I think that will be enough, won’t it?”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love. Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in a relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in a relationship, we escape into mass action which produces further confusion, further misery. We fill our hearts with blueprints for world reform and do not look to that one resolving factor which is love.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of loveliness of being.”
― Krishnamurti

“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“do it or don’t do it but get on with it…”
― Krishnamurti, Beginnings of Learning

“It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”
― Krishnamurti

“Follow the wandering, the distraction, find out why the mind has wandered; pursue it, go into it fully. When the distraction is completely understood, then that particular distraction is gone. When another comes, pursue it also. ”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“We carry about us the burden of what thousands of people have said and the memories of all our misfortunes. To abandon all that is to be alone, and the mind that is alone is not only innocent but young — not in time or age, but young, innocent, alive at whatever age — and only such a mind can see that which is truth and that which is not measurable by words.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem. ”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge is always within the shadow of ignorance. Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. … The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom from the Known

“To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves; and what is important in beginning with ourselves is the intention. The intention must be to understand ourselves and not to leave it to others to transform themselves or to bring about a modified change through revolution, either of the left or of the right. It is important to understand that this is our responsibility, yours and mine…”
― J. Krishnamurti

“When you once see something as false which you have accepted as true, as natural, as human, then you can never go back to it.”
― Jiddu Krishnamurti

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