Quote of the Day

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Questioner: Can the conditioned mind observe its conditioning?

Krishnamurti: Is it not possible to be aware of our prejudices? Cannot we know when we are dishonest, when we are intolerant, when we are greedy?

Questioner: Is not the nourishment of the body equally wrong?

Krishnamurti: We are considering the psychological nourishment, the expansion of the self, which causes such strife and misery. One can accept the activity of the self as inevitable and follow that course or there may be another way of life. If it is an intense problem to each one of us then we shall find the right answer.

Ojai, California
1st Public Talk, 1946