Top 50 Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes

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Top 50 Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes

Jiddu Krishnamurti was a philosopher, speaker and writer. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it.

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

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  • You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing, and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life

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

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  • The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.

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  • If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.

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  • The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge is always within the shadow of ignorance. Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence.

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  • It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.

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  • There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

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

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  • Happiness comes when you are doing something because you really love to do it, and not because it gives you riches or makes you a prominent person

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The remaining 40 top Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes are below:

  • It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society
  • When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind
  • Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom
  • 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
  • Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased
  • To understand the immeasurable, the mind must be extraordinarily quiet, still
  • If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem
  • To transform the world, we must begin with ourselves; and what is important in beginning with ourselves is the intention. The intention must be to understand ourselves and not to leave it to others to transform themselves or to bring about a modified change through revolution, either of the left or of the right. It is important to understand that this is our responsibility, yours and mine.
  • Find out for yourself what are the possesions and ideals that you do not desire. By knowing what you do not want, by elimination, you will unburden the mind, and only then will it understand the essential which is ever there.
  • It is love alone that leads to right action. What brings order in the world is to love and let love do what it will.

 

  • Be a light unto oneself
  • There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning
  • Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don’t know where it will take you
  • The very desire to be certain,to be secure,is the beginning of bondage.It’s only when the mind is not caught in the net of certainty,and is not seeking certainty, that it is in a state of discovery
  • Thought breeds fear; thought also cultivates pleasure.
  • The word ‘innocence’ means a mind that is incapable of being hurt
  • Happy is the man who is nothing.
  • The ending is the beginning, and the beginning is the first step, and the first step is the only step
  • When we suffer we have made it into a personal affair. We shut out all the suffering of mankind
  • Living in the present is the instant perception of beauty and the great delight in it without seeking pleasure from it.

 

  • The moment you have in your heart this extra-ordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
  • Self-knowledge is the beginning of wisdom, which is the ending of fear
  • Only when the brain has cleansed itself of its conditioning, greed, envy, ambition, then only it can comprehend that which is complete. Love is this completeness
  • In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either they key or the door to open, except yourself.
  • the question is not how to get rid of fear, but how to awaken the intelligence with which to face and to understand and go beyond fear.
  • Most people are afraid to stand alone; they are afraid to think things out for themselves, afraid to feel deeply, to explore and discover the whole meaning of life
  • Happiness comes when you are doing something because you really love to do it, and not because it gives you riches or makes you a prominent person
  • To have intelligence there must be freedom, and you cannot be free if you are constantly being urged to become like some hero, for then the hero is important and not you
  • Do you know what time is? Not by the watch, not chronological time, but psychological time? It is the interval between idea and action
  • To understand the whole operation of one’s own mind requires a great deal of insight, a great deal of inquiry without condemnation.

 

  • The important thing is first to find out what you are afraid of, to understand it and not run away from it
  • A man who lives never asks, “What is living?” and he has no theories about living. It is only the half-alive who talk about the purpose of life
  • Any feeling of malice or envy, however slight it may be, is also destructive of this creative understanding without which there is no happiness
  • there must be freedom while we are still very young—not freedom to do what we like, but freedom to understand very deeply our own instincts and urges.
  • Can you look at a flower without thinking?
  • A problem exists only when the mind desires to get somewhere, to achieve, to become something.
  • True education is to learn how to think, not what to think. If you know how to think, if you really have that capacity, then you are a free human being—free of dogmas, superstitions, ceremonies—and therefore you can find out what religion is.
  • To be free from violence means everything to me. It is more important to me than sex, food, position, for this thing is corrupting me.
  • You can be converted from one belief to another, from one dogma to another, but you cannot be converted to the under standing of reality.
  • Self-reliance brings a certain freedom in which you discover; and that freedom is denied to you when you are comparing

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