Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

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

Our problem then is how to free thought from its accumulated experiences, memories. How can this self cease to be? Deep and true experience takes place only when the activity of this intelligence ceases. We see that unless there is an experience of truth, none of our problems can be solved, whether sociological, religious, or personal. Conflict cannot come to an end by merely rearranging frontiers or reorganizing economic values or imposing a new ideology; throughout the centuries we have tried these many ways, but conflict and sorrow have continued. Until there is a comprehension of the real, merely pruning the branches of our self-expansive activity is of little use, for the central problem remains unsolved. Until we discover truth there is no way out of our sorrows and problems. The solution is the direct experience of truth when the mind is still, in the tranquillity of awareness, in the openness of receptivity.

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