Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

November 2012

01 What you call thinking is merely moving from one anchorage or centre of bias to another, and from this centre judging, choosing, and creating substitutions.

02 What do I mean by "being conscious"?

03 You think you are able to choose between the false and the true.

04 You must discern for yourself the process of your own thought-action

05 What do I mean by right thinking?

06 To awaken intelligence you must perceive what impedes the creative movement of thought.

07 What you call thinking is merely moving from one anchorage or centre of bias to another, and from this centre judging, choosing, and creating substitutions

08 Sorrow is but an indication of conditioned thought, of mind limited by beliefs, fears, illusions, but you do not heed the incessant warning.

09 Creative intelligence cannot be invited or measured, but the mind seeks definition, description, and is ever caught in the illusion of words.

10 To be aware without choice, to be conscious of the many activities of the mind, its richness, its subtleties, its deceptions, its illusions, is to be intelligent.

11 You are so much a part of the intellectual and mechanical process of living that you cannot perceive its artificiality;

12 Question: Is freedom from conflict possible for anyone at any time, regardless of evolution? Have you come across another instance, besides yourself, in which the possibility had become an actuality?

13 What comprehension have these talks brought to you? Are you still asserting that there is a divinity, a love that is beyond human life?

14 As long as the mind is not aware of [its] limitations, the effort to evolve, to succeed, only creates further suffering and increases the unconscious.

15 The accumulation of self-protective memories is the process of experience, and relationship is the contact between two individualized and self-protective memories, whose morality is the agreement to guard what they possess.

16 Conditioned thought cannot know itself as conditioned;

17 The will to exist, the will to become perfect, the will to succeed, the will to acquire, the will to find God, is the urge of egotism.

18 If we realized that everything, including ourselves, the "I", is transient and the environmental things of life are also impermanent, surely then there would not be this aching conflict.

19 We cannot intelligently examine [this] until we analyze and understand the critical capacity itself.

20 The very desire to know if there is something beyond the conflicting consciousness of existence is an indication that the mind is seeking an assurance, a certainty, a reward for its efforts.

21 It is only in a state of resistance that there can be this consciousness of relationship, which is merely an adjustment between opposing conflicts.

22 The thing that the mind clings to as the permanent is in its very essence the transient.

23 Conflict invariably must arise when there is a static centre within one, and about one there are changing values.

24 Mere explanation of suffering does not cause it to disappear, nor following a principle or a pattern, but what does destroy it is integral thought and emotion.

25 If what I am saying acts merely as a stimulation, then there arises the question of how to apply it to your daily life with its pains and conflicts.

26 Whatever effort the mind makes to rid itself of certain qualities, it is still caught up in ignorance;

27 Experience may further condition thought or it may release it from limitations.

28 Ignorance is the unawareness of the process of conditioning, which consists of the many wants, fears, acquisitive memories, and so on.

29 If one does not understand the whole process of ignorance, and merely makes an effort to get rid of it, thought is still acting within the circle of ignorance.

30 Experience based on any belief is limiting, however wide and large it may be.