Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 – 1986) was an Indian philosopher, speaker and writer. As a young man he renounced the role bestowed on him as a world teacher, as he did not wish to belong to any organization of a spiritual kind or have any allegiance to any nationality, caste, religion, or philosophy. He spent the rest of his life travelling the world, speaking to large and small groups and individuals about his own insights into the human mind. He wrote many books, among them The First and Last Freedom, The Awakening of Intelligence, and Krishnamurti’s Notebook. Many of his talks and discussions have been published as well. Krishnamurti also founded several schools around the world based on his views on education.
Quotes by Jiddu Krishnamurti…
Love is dying every day. Love is not memory… love is not thought. Love is not a thing that continues as duration in time. And through observation, one must die to the continuity of everything. There is love, and with love there comes creation.
Doubt brings about lasting understanding; doubt is not an end in itself. What is true is revealed only through doubt, through questioning the many illusions, traditional values and ideals.
To know is to be ignorant. Not to know is the beginning of wisdom.
Those who are inwardly alone, whose minds and hearts are free from the ache of loneliness, they are real people, for they can discover for themselves what reality is, they can receive that which is timeless.
To meditate is to transcend time. Time is the distance that thought travels in its achievements. The traveling is always along the old path covered over with a new coating, new sights, but always the same road, leading nowhere — except to pain and sorrow. It is only when the mind transcends time that truth ceases to be an abstraction.
The religious life is not on the other side of the river. It is on this side, the side of the whole travail of man. The truth is in everyday life.
A mind that is completely discontented can jump into reality — not a mind that is content, not a mind that is respectable, hedged about by beliefs.