Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

November 2009

01 Why do you condemn the acquisition of knowledge?

02 For the speaker attachment is much more important than detachment.

03 From the beginning we must be very clear that you are not being told what to do, or what to think.

04 What is meditation? Why should one meditate? To find that out, stop meditating.

05 Personally, to the speaker, there is no psychological evolution;

06 The essence of control is suppression.

07 You see man imprisoned by innumerable walls, walls of religion, of social, political and national limitations, walls created by his own ambitions, aspirations, fears, hopes, security, prejudices, hate and love.

08 From my point of view, religions with all their intermediaries, their ceremonies, their priests, destroy creative understanding and pervert judgment.

09 A mind that is indifferent, is aware of the shoddiness of our civilization, the shoddiness of our thought, the ugly relationships;

10 In talking to groups of listeners all over the world, I find that more and more people seem not to understand what I am saying, because they come with fixed ideas;

11 Love does not compare, and so the envy and torture of 'becoming' cease.

12 What is the relationship of attention to inattention, and to awareness?

13 Surely it must be possible to function in a sexual relationship with someone you love without the nightmare which usually follows.

14 You cannot escape from experiences, but they need not take root in the mind.

15 Is there such a thing as transformation? What is it to be transformed?

16 The craving for experience is the beginning of illusion.

17 The earth and everything upon it became holy.

18 You think you are the center of this beautiful earth.

19 From the known you cannot possibly see the unknown;

20 Freedom is to stand alone, unattached and unafraid, free in the understanding of desire which breeds illusion.

21 When you lose your relationship with nature and the vast heavens, you lose your relationship with man.

22 Only the mind that has emptied itself of the known is creative.

23 Self-knowledge is not a conclusion, an end; it has no beginning and no end.

24 Truth is truth, one, alone; it has no sides, no paths; all paths do not lead to truth.

25 Do you not feel that the darkness is closing in, deterioration is setting in fast in every human being?

26 It is only that truth that liberates, and nothing else. That is why you must stand completely alone.

27 It is only the righteous man that develops his will as a means of resistance, and a man of will can never find truth, because he is never free.

28 One never says. " Look, I am like this, let me find out why. Why does one have wounds, psychological bruises? Why does someone live with them?"

29 Meditation is seeing the constant touching the ever-changing movement of life.

30 Freedom cannot be given; freedom is something that comes into being when you do not seek it;