Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Ojai, California | Fifth Talk in The Oak Grove, 1946

How do we approach a complex problem? We do not, surely, meet complexity with complexity; we must approach it simply, and the greater our simplicity, the greater will be the clarification. To understand and experience reality, there must be utter simplicity and tranquillity. When we suddenly see magnificent scenery or come upon a great thought, or listen to great music, we are utterly still. Our minds are not simple, but to recognize complexity is to be simple. If you would understand yourself, your complexity, there must be open receptivity, the simplicity of nonidentification. But we are not aware of beauty or complexity, and so we chatter endlessly.

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