Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quotes of the Day

July 2015

01 To be, is to be related;

02 Unfortunately, you have so conditioned your mind by religious postponement and social ethics that you are incapable of looking at it directly - and that is our trouble.

03 Either we think and become disillusioned and cynical - or we think and go beyond.

04 Before thought can be controlled, whatever that may mean, we must understand the process of thinking and who it is that thinks, and find out whether these are two separate processes, or one unitary process.

05 If you have no thoughts, there is no thinker.

06 Understanding the thought process is the beginning of meditation, which is self-knowledge.

07 Therefore, we are free of the idea of discipline, of the idea of control - which is an extraordinary revolution, isn't it?

08 Examine your own memory and you will see that it has no vitality in itself; but when memory meets the new and translates the new according to its own conditioning, then it is revivified.

09 A controlled mind is not a free mind.

10 We are talking about psychological memory, not factual memory.

11 If you are interested to think out one thought fully, experiment with writing out the thoughts that arise; just put them down on paper, and then observe what you have written.

12 A man who merely imparts information when the whole world is crashing about his ears, is surely not an educator.

13 The teacher who is really teaching, not for profit, not along a certain line, but who is giving, growing, awakening intelligence in the child because he is cultivating intelligence in himself - surely such a teacher has the primary place in civilization.

14 ... the teacher who is really teaching, not for profit, not along a certain line, but who is giving, growing, awakening intelligence in the child because he is cultivating intelligence in himself - surely such a teacher has the primary place in civilization.

15 The function of education is to create new values, not merely to implant existing values in the mind of the pupil, which merely conditions him without awakening his intelligence.

16 You don't have to accept automatically what I am saying, or deny it. Just observe.

17 Only when the mind is free from creating its own problems, can there be creation.

18 It is only when you are not alert to the whole significance of existence, to the movement of the birds, to the trees, to smiles, to the joy of living, whether you are rich or poor - only then sex becomes a problem.

19 In moments of crisis, the so-called democratic states become like the totalitarian, forgetting their democracy and making men conform to a pattern of action.

20 It is very important, Sir, to find out for yourself what is the purpose of living - not to learn it from somebody else, but to discover it for yourself, which means being aware of your daily actions, of your daily feelings and thoughts;

21 To cultivate inward beauty, you must first be aware of the inward confusion, the inward ugliness, because beauty does not come into being by itself.

22 Experiencing is not possible to him for whom the result is far more important than the means;

23 It is such a phoney superficial world, so ugly if you look behind the curtain; and we are decorating the curtain and hoping that everything will be right behind it.

24 We live by action; and without action, there is no life, there is no experience, there is no thinking.

25 Consciousness is action; and without challenge, response, without experiencing, naming or terming, and recording, which is memory, there is no action

26 The actor comes into being when action has a result, an end in view, If there is no result in action, then the actor is not;

27 To find action without strife, there must be no actor; and there is no actor only when there is no end in view.

28 You can live completely, wholly, only when there is no terming, when there is no naming, and therefore no recording, which is memory.

29 To bring about a state of constant experiencing, which is really extraordinarily revolutionary, we must be aware of this process of action which is always seeking an end, a result, and therefore giving birth to the actor.

30 Question: I have plenty of money. Can you tell me what is the right use of money?

31 Obviously, the problem is not how to be creative all the time, but why there is insensitivity.