Quote of the Day

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Not to compare what is, not only with the future, but also with what has been the past - this demands tremendous attention. You understand? I had a pleasure yesterday - sensuous pleasure, an idea which has brought an extraordinary light, a cloud which I saw full of light yesterday, but which now I don't see at all - and I want that back. So, I compare the present with what has been and I am going to compare the present with what should be. It requires extraordinary intelligence and sensitivity to be free of this comparative evaluation. One must have intelligence and sensitivity completely; then only can one understand what is. Then you see you are passionate, and then you have the energy to pursue what is. But you lose that energy when you are comparing what is with what has been or what should be.

Bombay, India
Fourth Talk in Bombay, 1967