Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.

You can only be afraid of what you think you know.

Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.

Do not repeat after me words that you do not understand. Do not merely put on a mask of my ideas, for it will be an illusion and you will thereby deceive yourself.

Acquiring knowledge is a form of imitation.

To ask the 'right' question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.

Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.

Intelligence is the capacity to perceive the essential, the what is; and to awaken this capacity, in oneself and in others, is education.

To understand life is to understand ourselves, and that is both the beginning and the end of education.

What we are trying to do is to understand this confusion and not cover it up with quotations.

The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.

But if one observes, one will see that the body has its own intelligence; it requires a great deal of intelligence to observe the intelligence of the body.

One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.

Life is a movement, a constant movement in relationship; and thought, trying to capture that movement in terms of the past, as memory, is afraid of life.

We are so sluggish in our mentality that we think the world's problems are not our business, that they have to be resolved by the United Nations or by substituting new leaders for the old.

When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.

The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.

But there's a sacredness which is not of thought, nor of a feeling resuscitated by thought. It is not recognizable by thought nor can it be utilized by thought. Thought cannot formulate it. But there's a sacredness, untouched by any symbol or word. It is not communicable. It is a fact.

To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still.

Authority in its very nature prevents the full awareness of oneself and therefore ultimately destroys freedom; in freedom alone can there be creativeness.

If, living in the world, you refuse to be a part of it, you will help other out of this chaos - not in the future, not tomorrow, but now.

It is only in virtue that you can discover, that you can live - not in the cultivation of a virtue, which merely brings about respectability, not understanding and freedom.

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.

Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don't know where it will take you.

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

One of the fundamental causes of the disintegration of society is copying, which is the worship of authority.

The word 'innocence' means a mind that is incapable of being hurt.

There must be a certain amount of imitation, copying, in outward technique, but when there is inward, psychological imitation surely we cease to be creative.

Because we want to be inwardly secure, we are constantly seeking methods and means for this security, and thereby we create authority, the worship of another, which destroys comprehension, that spontaneous tranquility of mind in which alone there can be a state of creativeness.

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