Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

January 2015

01 You admit that the thinker and the thought are one and yet there is no change in your way of living. Why?

02 You are defending the valuations which you have created, lest they should be destroyed; the valuations are created through desires, which is the mind.

03 The thinker is resisting, not with things but with ideas which are transitory in themselves.

04 The transitory cannot find the permanent; it must cease for the permanent to be.

05 When you treat impermanency as impermanent then there is nothing; but when you are seeking permanency as an opposite to transitory, the permanency itself is transitory.

06 You must begin with what is very close, which is yourself.

07 Surely this confusion, this misery did not come into being by itself. You and I have created it, not a capitalist or a communist or a fascist society, but you and I have created it in our relationship with each other.

08 We want to bring about alteration through a system or through a revolution in ideas or values, based on a system, forgetting that it is you and I who create society, who bring about confusion or order by the way in which we live.

09 The relationship between yourself and myself, between yourself and another - which is society - what is it based on?

10 Most of our thoughts spring from the self-protective instinct, do they not?

11 Most of us are so callous about everything, about life itself, that we would rather discuss what is self-knowledge than be aware.

12 The moment you are interested, the moment you recognize your responsibility in relationship then that very process begins to unwrap the ways of your own thoughts and actions.

13 There is creativeness only when there is cessation of fear, when you are not concerned about your own activities, about your miseries and misfortunes.

14 Surely, Sirs, to be aware means very simply, to be aware of yourself in relation to your neighbour, to the flower, to the bird, to the tree; to be aware of your own thoughts, feelings and actions, because you must begin very near, mustn't you, to go very far.

15 Question: What is the awareness that you speak of? Is it the awareness of the supreme universal consciousness?

16 Awareness is not condemnation or identification but a process of understanding of what is.

17 Awareness is that state of choicelessness, because if you want to understand something you must not condemn or identify, it must tell you its story.

18 Truth cannot be repeated for Truth can only be experienced directly; mere repetition is a lie because repetition implies imitation.

19 you will catch what I am saying in the net of words and so cause a new division between man and man. Then you will create a new system based on Krishnamurti's words which you the propagandist will spread among other propagandists who are also caught in words and thereby what have you done?

20 If you experience something directly, it would be experience not based on belief;

21 You are on the edge of a precipice and you still perform ceremonies, carry on in your stupid ways, blind to what is happening.

22 It is by your life that you communicate profoundly, not through words.

23 Without love, relationship is a pain; however gratifying, or however superficial, it leads to boredom, to routine, to habit with all its implications.

24 If I try to fulfil myself through things, through family, through ideas, then family, names, things and ideas become very important.

25 There is real thinking only when there is no response to memory.

26 [Love] comes into being when you have no problem.

27 You cannot withdraw from the world, to withdraw means isolation and you cannot live in isolation.

28 Discipline exists only as a measure of resistance; otherwise you don't need discipline at all.

29 If the thinker is the thought, inseparably, then being the creator, he can begin to solve himself without being concerned with the problem, or with the thought.

30 If the thinker is separate from his thoughts, how does he become separated?

31 So, as long as the thinker is separate from his thought, there will be problems, one after the other, innumerable problems;