Jiddu Krishnamurti




I often reference Jiddu Krishnamurti … on this page I summarise my K blogs. 

If Krishnamurti is new to you, you may want to begin here ... blog 478



"I maintain that Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally.


"Man cannot come to it through any organisation, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophical knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection.


"Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organised; nor should any organisation be formed to lead or coerce people along any particular path. If you first understand that, then you will see how impossible it is to organise a belief. A belief is purely an individual matter, and you cannot and must not organise it. If you do, it becomes dead, crystallised; it becomes a creed, a sect, a religion, to be imposed on others.


"This is what everyone throughout the world is attempting to do. Truth is narrowed down and made a plaything for those who are weak, for those who are only momentarily discontented. Truth cannot be brought down, rather the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountain-top to the valley."


J.K.


What is meditation? Meditation is unpremeditated art.


"Meditation is your daily life without any outside influences, any 'wisdom' of others. To have that sense of total freedom, to deny everything that man has ever taught about meditation, about silence, about truth, about eternity … to be free of other people’s knowledge completely. To deny your gods, your sacred books, your traditions, your beliefs … everything wiped away. Which means you are totally independent of anything … which means you are free of fear. Without love and compassion there is no meditation. So life, living everyday in this world - which is corrupt, immoral, destructive, without integrity - living in this world, you have that sense of total freedom, absolute freedom, because you have denied everything that man has thought out. When the mind is totally free from all psychological accumulation, when there is absolute denial of this, when the mind has become absolutely quiet, that illumination is to see things clearly as they really are … that is meditation. That is benediction, of living a life which is whole."





Here is a link to a Krishnamurt Biography and a snippet from David Bohm's introduction to K on the Krishnamurti Australia website:


"Krishnamurti constantly emphasizes that he is in no sense an authority. He has made certain discoveries, and he is simply doing his best to make these discoveries accessible to those who are able to listen. His work does not contain a body of doctrine, nor does he offer techniques or methods, for obtaining a silent mind. He is not aiming to set up any new system of religious belief. Rather, it is up to each human being to see if he can discover for himself that to which Krishnamurti is calling attention, and to go on from there to make new discoveries on his own."


Krishnamurti, when asked about his secret to enlightenment, said ...

"I don't mind what happens"... the most profound saying ever.





The above is from my essay KRISHNAMURTI in my book en.light.en.ment

Here is the original article on Krishnamurti by Oliver Burkeman



"Krishnamurti rarely ever talked about himself or his own process, and now he was about to give us his secret! He was in many ways a mountaintop teacher - somewhat distant, aloof, seemingly unapproachable, unless you were part of his inner circle. Yet that’s why we came to Ojai every spring, to see if we could find out just what his secret was. We wanted to know how he managed to be so aware and enlightened, while we struggled with conflict and our numerous problems.


"There was a silence. Then he said in a soft, almost shy voice, 

'You see, I don’t mind what happens.' "



Jim Dreaver talks about a meeting with Krishnamurti when the well known words were uttered ... great story, Jim. (Here I reprint the story.)




928 Krishnamurti and Belief

What is it with belief ... is it good to have a belief?


925 Krishnamurti and the fresh, young mind

Krishnamurti extols the virtues of the fresh, young, indeed the empty mind


900 Krishnamurti: The wasting of energy

To bring about change, we need energy
don't waste it


879 An Interview with Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti opens up about religions and freedom


872 Standing Alone

Krishnamurti:
Freedom is to stand alone, unattached and unafraid


847 Living in security

With a free mind we can live in security ...


813 Free Will and Krishnamurti

A potent issue: Do we have Free Will?


802 War and its causes

As ever, Krishnamurti doesn't mince words ...


801 Meditation with Krishnamurti

How is you meditation going?
If you need your resolve re-kindled, Krishnamurti will help ...


785 The quiet Mind

Why does Krishnamurti advocate for a quiet mind?
Because it is the way to the truth.


756 Trump? Whose fault is it?

Krishnamurti can help us should we ask ourselves:
"Trump? How on Earth did this happen?"


738 Krishnamurti on Possessions

Today in my inbox a sobering observation by K. Where to from here?


695 Why and How

Why is the world the way it is; how can it be changed?


680 Krishnamurti and beliefs of others

Krishnamurti on the primary cause of disorder in ourselves ...


665 The free mind and the truth

Only a free mind knows the truth ...


660 Krishnamurti, the self and self-improvement

Krishnamurti talks about the self as regards self-improvement and its consequences ...


659 The Journey Inside

Travelling educates ... but which destination offers the best education?




622 Trying to become something else

Krishnamurti warns us about the pain
of trying to become something else ...



608 Krishnamurti and the mind

Krishnamurti reminds us that the mind is an instrument that often works not in our favour ...



597 Krishnamurti on Self-Knowledge

When Krishnamurti talks about Self-Knowledge we better listen ...



593 The light cannot be given to you by another

Krishnamurti makes the point that we have to do it on our own ...



577 Krishnamurti: Being Aware

Krishnamurti talks about awareness as reminiscent of satori ...



540 Freedom from Fear

Krishnamurti shows us a way to be free of fear ...



522 Krishnamurti wanted a total revolution

For Jiddu Krishnamurti - as he observed the appalling conditions of poverty - it became obvious there must be a total revolution ...



503 One more word from the wise man

One more word from the wise man - Krishnamurti - on meditation ...

502 Krishnamurti: Belief is unnecessary

A radical thought from the man who knows what he's talking about: Belief is unnecessary ...



478 Jiddu Krishnamurti

Krishnamurti was a writer on philosophical and spiritual subjects ...

477 Krishnamurti on meditation

This text on meditation is put together from snippets of various talks by, and interviews of, Jiddu Krishnamurti ...

















 

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