Powerful Truth from Jiddu Krishnamurti Part 1
We seek happiness through things, through relationship, through thoughts, ideas. So things, relationship, and ideas become all-important and not happiness. When we seek happiness through something, then the thing becomes of greater value than happiness
itself. Jiddu Krishnamurti
I must love the very thing I am studying. If you want to understand a child, you must love and not condemn him. You must play with him, watch his movements, his idiosyncrasies, his ways of behavior; but if you merely condemn, resist or blame him, there is no comprehension of the child. Similarly, to understand what is, one must observe what one thinks, feels and does from moment to moment. That is the actual. Jiddu Krishnamurti
You cannot meditate if you are ambitious—you may play with the idea of meditation. If your mind is authority-ridden, bound by tradition, accepting, following, you will never know what it is to meditate on this extraordinary beauty...
Love is not habit, love cannot be cultivated habits can be cultivated and for most of us love is something so far away that we have never known the quality of it, we do not even know the nature of it. To come upon love there must be freedom; The mind is completely still, within its own freedom, then there is the 'impossible' which is love. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Without love we are destroying each other, we are living in fragments, one fragment in aggression with the other, one in revolt against the other. Jiddu Krishnamurti
If you loved to sing, or to paint, or to write poems—if you really loved it—you would not be concerned with whether you are famous or not. To want to be famous is tawdry, trivial, stupid, it has no meaning; but , because we don’t love what we are doing, we want to enrich ourselves with fame. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Our present education is rotten because it teaches us to love success and not what we are doing. The result has become more important than the action. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Love implies great freedom—not to do what you like. But love comes only when the mind is very quiet, disinterested, not self-centered. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Conflict is not only a waste of energy but it also makes the mind dull, heavy, stupid. Such a mind caught in habit is insensitive; from this insensitivity, from this dullness, it will not accept anything new because there is fear. Jiddu Krishnamurti
Awareness is observation without condemnation. Awareness brings understanding, because there is no condemnation or identification but silent observation. If I want to understand something, I must observe, I must not criticize, I must not condemn, I must not pursue it as pleasure or avoid it as non-pleasure. There must merely be the silent observation of a fact.
I cannot live in the present if the present is in the shadow of the past. To understand this the mind must be capable of looking and you can only look when there is no condemnation, no identification, no judgement - as you can look at a tree, a cloud - simply look at it.
Meditation is the ending of sorrow, the ending of thought which breeds fear and sorrow the fear and sorrow in daily life. Jiddu Krishnamurti