Quote of the Day

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

As this is the last talk of this series perhaps it might be well to make a brief summary of what we have been considering during the past five Sundays.

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We further considered how this self-expansive intelligence is to cease reshaping itself negatively. Whether positive or negative, the activity of craving is still within the framework of the self and can this activity ever come to an end? We said that only through self-awareness can this accumulative intelligence of the self cease. We saw this awareness to be from moment to moment, without cumulative power; that in this awareness self-identification-condemnation- modification cannot take place and so there is deep and full understanding. We said that this awareness is not progressive but an instantaneous perception and that the thought of progressive becoming prevents immediate clarification.

Ojai, California
6th Public Talk 1946