Quote of the Day

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Questioner: Can open, still receptivity of the mind come with the action of will or desire?

Krishnamurti: You may succeed in forcibly stilling the mind, but what is the outcome of such effort? Death, is it not? You may succeed in silencing the mind, but thought still remains petty, envious, contradictory, does it not? Through exertion, through an act of will, we think an effortless state can be achieved in which we may experience the ecstasy of the real. The experience of inexplicable joy or intense devotion or profound understanding comes only when there is effortless being.

Ojai, California
Fourth Talk in The Oak Grove, 1946