Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

November 2013

01 Is the thinker different from his thought?

02 In right meditation the concentrator is the concentration; as generally practised the thinker is the concentrator, concentrating upon something or becoming something.

03 The search for happiness in relationship without understanding the cause of conflict leads to misery.

04 So anchored to ideology, belief, our thinking becomes merely a process of enchainment.

05 Our thought is conditioned by the past; the I, the me and the mine, is the result of stored up experience, ever incomplete.

06 Conditioned thought prevents right thinking which is non-evaluation, non-identification.

07 Questioner: Should we not doubt your experience and what you say?

08 What do you mean when you use the term myself?

09 We are ever-changing contradictory thoughts-feelings: love and hate, peace and passion, intelligence and ignorance.

10 All the conflicting entities which make up the me have also brought into being the other me, the observer, the analyser.

11 It is important to understand the desire to condemn or approve, to justify or compare for it is this desire that prevents the full comprehension of the whole being.

12 You are the cause of your sorrow and you alone can understand and transcend it, none can give you deliverance from ignorance save yourself.

13 The purpose of meditation is to be aware of the total process of the self.

14 ... through self-knowledge thought-feeling frees itself from its own self-created impediments of ill will and ignorance, worldliness and craving

15 Meditation is not for a set period only but is to be continued during the waking hours and hours of sleep as well.

16 Meditation is not a practice; it is not the cultivation of habit; meditation is heightened awareness.

17 Awareness is necessary for comprehension; a strenuous attention is needed if we would grasp the full significance of a problem.

18 The end to conflict and sorrow is through understanding and transcending the ways of the self and in discovering that imperishable Reality which is not the creation of the mind.

19 Freedom must be sought out; freedom from saviours, teachers, leaders; freedom from the self-enclosing walls of good and bad; freedom from authority and imitation; freedom from self, the cause of conflict and pain.

20 The conflict of acquisitiveness appears in knowledge, in relationship, in possessions; acquisitiveness in any form creates inequality and brutality.

21 A mind-heart that is burdened with the memory of yesterday cannot live in the eternal present.

22 The perception of the new is so fleeting; no sooner is it felt than the swift current of the past sweeps over it and the new ceases to be.

23 If thought-feeling were capable of living in the now without distorting it then the past would be transformed into the eternal present.

24 Die to your experience, to your memory. Die to your prejudice, pleasant or unpleasant.

25 Search to understand, not to know; for in understanding, the dual process of the knower and the known ceases.

26 Because we are as the dead we fear death; the living do not.

27 If death is truly a great problem for you, not merely a verbal or emotional issue nor a matter of curiosity which can be appeased by explanations, then in you there is deep silence.

28 Understanding comes when your whole being is deeply and silently aware.

29 We must first understand the process of becoming and all its implications before we can comprehend what is being.

30 The chain of sorrow is broken only when the becomer ceases to become, positively or negatively.