Quote of the Day

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Thought is the response of memory, experience, knowledge, the known, in the known is the 'me', though consciously I may not know the 'me' totally, the 'me' lives in this interval. I wonder if you see. This 'me' lives in this interval between now and that which we call death, in that interval is the whole movement of thought in the field of the known. And the known is the 'me', the ego, with all its attachments, pain, loneliness, deceptions, deceits, all the religious nonsense that goes on. Now when there is no interval then death is the death of me. This demands an intensity, this demands a great deal of energy, not to escape but to face, be totally aware, and in that very awareness action, so that the interval doesn't exist at all, so that the living is the dying. I wonder if you get this?

Ojai, California
3rd Public Talk, 14th April 1973