Quote of the Day

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Questioner: I feel I cannot reach the other shore without help, without the Grace of God. If I can say Thy Will be Done and dissolve myself in it, do I not dissolve my limitations? If I can relinquish myself unconditionally is there not Grace to help me bridge the gulf which separates God and me?

Krishnamurti: This abandonment of the self is not an act of will; this crossing over to the other shore is not an activity of purpose or of gain. Reality comes in the fullness of silence and wisdom. You may not invite Reality, it must come to you; you may not choose Reality, it must choose you.

We must understand effort, unconditional stillness, self-abandonment; for through right awareness alone comes meditative tranquillity.

Ojai, California
5th Public Talk 1945