Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes [120] on Meditation, Love, Life, Death, Education

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Meditation, Love, Life, Education, Death, philosophy, intelligence, silence, awareness and more. Read Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes in hindi, English, Telugu and Marathi.

Quotes on freedom

A speaker, Jiddu Krishnamurti’s message has had an impact on the lives of many. Krishnamurti, a respected speaker with the Theosophical Society, was a proponent of the idea that accepting the good and the terrible in our environment is a path to enlightenment. He did, however, cut ties with the group after many years due to a misunderstanding. He held the position of President of the Theosophical Society until a life-changing event led him to resign from his position.

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Quotes on life

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Meditation & Love

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Meditation

To meditate is to be mindful of every thought and emotion, not to judge them as good or bad, but to simply observe them and let them travel through one’s body as they please. Watching someone’s thoughts and feelings is a great way to get a sense of how they work together. In the wake of this self-awareness, quiet emerges.

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Quotes on silence

Silence is a necessary component of meditation.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on love

Meditation is not a break from the real world. Meditation is a way to get to know yourself better.

No matter how much you want it, meditation isn’t about savouring the moment. To the contrary, meditation is a mental state of ultimate liberation, as there is no concept or formula involved. Unsought and unwanted happiness occurs only to a mind like this. Once it’s there, they can’t touch your mind, no matter how much noise, pleasure, or brutality you’re exposed to in the outside world.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Meditation

In order to master meditation, you must first learn how to do it on your own, and that’s what makes it so wonderful. Because it isn’t a technique or something you can learn, there is no central authority. In order to learn about yourself, pay attention to the way you walk, talk and eat. You should also pay attention to the gossip you spread and the jealousy you feel. Any movement you do when you’re meditating, whether conscious or not, is meditation if you’re paying attention to it without making a conscious decision to do so. If such is the case, the motion is unending and eternal.

You can’t learn meditation from anyone, which is why it’s one of the greatest arts in the world – arguably the greatest – to begin with.

Meditation is the process of love’s blossoming.

Love Quotes

Love is love, and the mind cannot define or explain it as exclusive or inclusive. Love is eternal in and of itself: it is the real, the sublime, and the unfathomable.

jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on love

It’s an act of self-reflection that we call meditation. And if you’ve made it this far in your meditation practise, you’ll discover that there is nothingness. No longer subjected to any external pressures or influences, one’s mind is free and clear. It is innocent since it is unaffected by anything and is alone. As a result, the creation of the timeless and immortal is conceivable. The entire procedure is a form of meditation.

Clear vision necessitates a clear mind.

Being able to function in a society plagued by widespread disease is not a sign of good health.

Why do we cry and laugh at the same time, with tears streaming down our cheeks and a phoney smile on our faces? You’d have a better understanding of meditation if you could take a walk alone through the woods or down the long, white, bleached sands of the beach. When you no longer feel a need to belong to anybody or anything, you experience the bliss of isolation. Then, like this morning’s sunrise, it comes quietly and makes a golden path in the calm, which was in the beginning, is now, and will always be there.

Right action can only come from a place of love. Love and allowing love to do its thing is the only way to bring harmony to the world.

There is no love in the space that mind makes for itself. This is the distance that separates man from man, and it contains all of life’s ups and downs, the agony and dread of being alive. The goal of meditation is to bring an end to the present moment and to the self.

We will know love when we comprehend what beauty is, for beauty is the calm of the heart.

As you say your final goodbyes to your friend, let him know that he is taking a piece of you with him. If he travels, you travel with him. This time he’ll have company.

When you meditate, you’re observing your body, mind, and thoughts since you’re completely responsible for them all.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Intelligence

Quotes on mind

Intelligence is the ability to discern the core, the what is, and education is the process of awakening this capability in oneself and others.

Quotes on present moment

When the pain of loss is over, knowledge begins to dawn. Ignorance casts a long, dark shadow over knowledge, and vice versa. Meditation is a state of joy and liberation from mind. Intelligence explodes in meditation.

The most advanced form of intelligence is the capacity to just watch something without making any judgments about it.

One is never frightened of the unknown, but one is afraid of the known coming to an end.

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Having a better understanding of oneself will lead to greater clarity in your life. There is no end to self-knowledge; you don’t achieve anything or come to a conclusion. It’s like wading through water that never ends.

A sense of security might lead us into a state of mental deterioration.

You can only be terrified of the things you believe you know about.

If you don’t comprehend what I’m saying, don’t repeat it back to me. In order to avoid deceiving yourself, do not simply wear my thoughts as a disguise.

A person’s identity changes when he or she accepts who they are without seeking to change it.

Whatever you decide to do, just get it over with.

You can never go back to what you’ve accepted as true, natural, or human-like once you’ve seen it as fake.

Quotes on Life and Happiness

Quotes on nature

There is a chance of incorruptible bliss when the mind transcends beyond the notion of “the me,” the experiencer, the observer, the thinker.

jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on happiness

So, while you’re young, you should start figuring out what this crazy thing called happiness is all about. This is an important aspect of schooling.

When you’re not looking for it, happiness appears. When you aren’t trying to be happy, you’re surprised to find yourself in a state of happiness that comes from a pure state of being.

It is only when the mind is free of the past that it is able to experience happiness.

Let me tell you a little something about myself. In the end, I don’t care what happens.

All ideologies, religious or political, are illogical, because conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, is what has so tragically divided humanity throughout history.

Happiness occurs when you are doing something because you truly enjoy it, rather than because it provides you with wealth or elevates you to a position of prominence.

The answer will come out of the problem if we can truly comprehend it, because the answer is not a distinct entity.

Quotes on Mind and Freedom

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on mind

It’s amazing how the mind can twist reality to suit its own purposes.

Quotes on liberation

The mind must be exceptionally calm and tranquil in order to grasp the unknown.

Peace is not a small concept manufactured by the mind; it is extremely large, infinitely vast, and can only be comprehended when the heart is full.

Teaching is more than just conveying information; it is also the training of an inquisitive mind.

The mind is only in a condition of discovery when it is not trapped in the net of certainty and is not seeking assurance.

When we cling on to a certain religion, a dogma, or when we worship our particular nationality with the rag known as the flag, we become protective and hence aggressive.

The importance of asking the ‘correct’ question outweighs the importance of receiving an answer. The answer to an issue is found in the problem’s knowledge; the answer is not found outside the problem, but within it.

The pursuit of reality promised by another is the major cause of dysfunction in oneself.

Consciousness is not transformed by analysis.

Passion is a frightening thing because you never know where it will lead you.

Understanding life entails understanding ourselves, and this is both the start and finish of education.

The significance of life is that it is lived.

We must move from infinite complications to simplicity; we must become simple in our inner lives and in our external wants.

The term ‘innocence’ refers to a mentality that is immune to harm.

And the notion of ourselves is our way of escaping the reality of who we are.

The urge to be certain, to be safe, is where bondage begins.

The world is what you are. And there can be no world transformation without your transformation.

However, observing the body reveals that it has its own intelligence; observing the intelligence of the body demands a tremendous level of intellect.

We have turned our suffering into a personal matter when we suffer. We blocked off all of humanity’s misery.

Love and liberty are inextricably linked. Love isn’t a reaction; it’s a state of being. To love is to give without expecting anything in return, and it is only through such love that one can experience freedom.

The finish is the start, the start is the first step, and the first step is the only step.

All visible forms of change, such as wars, revolutions, reformations, laws, and ideologies, have failed to completely alter man’s and society’s underlying nature.

The only way to be free is to be free of the known.

The man who is nothing is happy.

However, if you have no connection to the living beings on this planet, you may lose any connection you have with humanity.

Understanding oneself is the first step toward wisdom.

You must look closely and find for yourself; only then will it be yours, not someone else’s, not something you’ve been told, because there is no teacher or follower.

Life is a movement, a perpetual movement in relationships, and cognition is terrified of life because it tries to capture that movement in terms of the past, as memory.

Perhaps if you listened, sir, in the sense of being aware of your conflicts and inconsistencies without forcing them into any particular pattern of thought, they would go away entirely.

I can explain the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you get caught up in the description, as most people do, you will never see the mountain.

An idealist is a hypocrite because he is constantly attempting to become something he is not rather than being and comprehending what he is.

Suppressed and hidden, the end is the beginning of everything, ready to be liberated via the rhythm of pain and pleasure.

The instant observation of beauty and considerable delight in it without seeking pleasure from it is living in the present.

What matters is what you do today, not what occurs tomorrow.

Only once the brain has been cleansed of conditioning, greed, envy, and ambition can it perceive what is complete. This fullness is what love is.

The whole universe is within oneself, and if you know how to seek and study, the door will open and the key will be in your palm. Except for yourself, no one on this planet can give you the key or the key to open the door.

“What is living?” a guy who lives never asks. He also has no living theories. Only the half-alive broach the subject of life’s meaning.

Do you have any idea what time it is? Not by the clock, not by the calendar, but by psychological time? It’s the time between having an idea and taking action.

Only when there is love can there be peace.

Leaders annihilate their followers, and followers annihilate their leaders.

The majority of people are frightened to be alone; they are afraid to think things out for themselves, to feel deeply, to investigate and uncover life’s whole meaning.

To have intellect, you must have freedom, and you cannot be free if you are continually pressured to emulate some hero, since then the hero, not you, is important.

When the Observer is the one who is being observed, the enlightenment happens

The most essential thing is to figure out what you’re terrified of, to comprehend it, and not to flee from it.

Love is different every day, but pleasure is not; pleasure has a consistent pattern. Love is eternal in the sense that it is constantly new.

Authority, by its very nature, precludes complete self-awareness and, as a result, undermines freedom; only freedom allows for creativity.

The ambitious individual has never discovered his actual calling.

Understanding the entire operation of one’s own mind necessitates a tremendous bit of insight, as well as a great quantity of nonjudgmental questioning.

When an individual is in conflict with himself, he will unavoidably generate conflict with others, and only he can restore peace to himself and hence to the rest of the world, because he is the rest of the world.

We have become so lethargic in our thinking that we believe the world’s issues are not our concern, that they must be resolved by the United Nations or by replacing old leaders with new ones.

Peace is a state of mind, not a state of heart. To attain tranquilly, you must first discover what beauty is.

It is in the nature of a mind that is not awake to learn what is true to compare.

So long as the mind compares, there will be no love, for the mind is continuously assessing, comparing, weighing, and looking for flaws. So there is no love where there is comparison.

If I follow a specific technique of knowing myself, I will get the outcome that that system requires; yet, the result will not be an understanding of myself.

Only the mind can gather, accumulate, deny, affirm, remember, and follow information. Peace is vitally necessary since we cannot live creatively without it.

We can only view a portion of the sky through a small window, not the entire immensity and magnificence of it.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Truth and Death

Quotes on truth

Only in utter quietness truth can be found.

The problem is solved when the mind relaxes, no longer exerting itself, when it is silent for a few seconds. This occurs when the mind is quiet, in the pause between two ideas or replies. Understanding is possible only when one is in that state of mind, and only when one is so focused.

Nobody can adequately express truth and reality. You must go through it, see it, and feel the atmosphere.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on truth

Death is the end of the known, and then you are alive.

There is nothing to gain or lose in a state of awareness. Understanding comes from passive observation, which is free of choice or criticism.

Your desire to be free does not liberate you, but the truth does.

Whatever religion or sect you choose to follow, you will never be able to find your way to Truth, according to my belief. When you follow someone else, you no longer follow Truth.

Truth is a pathless land

Self-awareness is the first step toward wisdom, which is the opposite of fear.

Neither the agonies of concealment nor the harsh discipline of conforming to a pattern have ever resulted in the discovery of truth. To discover reality, the intellect must be fully free of any distortions.

Quotes On Education

Continuing education is never-ending. When it comes to education, it’s not about reading a book, passing a test, and being done. All of life is a learning experience, from the minute you are born to the moment you die.

Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on education

When the competitive spirit dies down, real learning may take place.

To learn something is to imitate someone else.

Quotes on Nature

Temples, mosques, and churches become significant when one’s deep intimate link with nature is lost.

Nature, unlike religion and belief, is not put together by intellect.

Nature is the tiger, that magnificent creature with boundless energy and a powerful sense of self. Nature is the lone tree in the field, meadow, or forest; it’s the bashful squirrel sheltering behind a branch. Nature is the ant, the bee, and all of the earth’s living beings. Nature, not a specific river, such as the Ganga, the Thames, or the Mississippi, is the river. Nature is those snow-capped peaks with dark blue valleys and a ridge of hills that meet the sea.

Nature includes the universe. All of this must be felt, not destroyed, not killed for one’s pleasure or for one’s table.

Quotes on Fear

The question isn’t how to get rid of fear; it’s how to awaken the intelligence needed to face, understand, and transcend it.

Only when one is aware of oneself can one be free of fear.

Fear can be seen in a person’s constant declarations of faith.

Fear begins with a thought.

Fear is man’s destructive energy. It weakens the intellect, distorts thinking, and leads to a plethora of incredibly sophisticated and complex hypotheses, ludicrous superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs.

Quotes on Silence

Silence is difficult and exhausting; it is not something to be tinkered with. It’s not something you can receive through reading a book, listening to a talk, sitting in a circle, or retreating to a forest or a monastery. None of these things, I’m afraid, will bring about this quiet. This quiet necessitates a great deal of psychological effort. You must be very conscious of your speech, your snobbishness, your concerns, anxieties, and feelings of guilt. And when you die to all of it, the beauty of quiet emerges from the ashes.

jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on silence
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