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.— Jiddu Krishnamurti
The most courageous Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes that are free to learn and impress others
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 the key or the door to open, except yourself.
Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of a loveliness of being.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
I don't mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom. It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes, deep inside yourself, you'll feel good no matter what.
A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is.
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.
All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.
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.
We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.
Fear is the destructive energy in man.
It withers the mind, it distorts thought, it leads to all kinds of extraordinarily clever and subtle theories, absurd superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs.
Change in society is of secondary importance;
that will come about naturally, inevitably, when you as a human being bring about the change in yourself.
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.
Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery. Love, and don't be caught in opinions and ideas about what love is or should be. When you love, everything will come right. Love has its own action.
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.
There is hope in people, not in society, not in systems, but in you and me.
You want to be loved because you do not love;
but the moment you love, it is finished, you are no longer inquiring whether or not somebody loves you.
As long as you ask questions you are breaking through, but the moment you begin to accept, you are psychologically dead. So right through life don't accept a thing, but inquire, investigate. Then you will find that your mind is something really extraordinary, it has no end, and to such a mind there is no death.
The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time.
If we want to change existing conditions, we must first transform ourselves, which means that we must become aware of our own actions, thoughts and feelings in everyday life.
So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.
If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.
Free yourself from the psychological structure of society, which is to free yourself from the essence of conflict.
It is only those who are in constant revolt that discover what is true, not the man who conforms, who follows some tradition. It is only when you are constantly inquiring, constantly observing, constantly learning, that you find truth, God, or love.
All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.
To know yourself you need not go to any book, to any priest, to any psychologist. The whole treasure is within yourself.
The description is not the described;
I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain
The mind has to be empty to see clearly.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
You can only be afraid of what you think you know.
It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing; but that is not living...To live is to find out for yourself what is true.
There is an art of seeing things as they are: without naming, without being caught in a network of words, without thinking interfering with perception.
Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.
The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.
Why do you want to read others' books when there is the book of yourself?
Knowledge is an addiction, as drink; knowledge does not bring understanding. Knowledge can be taught, but not wisdom; there must be freedom from knowledge for the coming of wisdom.
The fundamental factor of self-deception is this constant desire to be something in this world and in the world hereafter.
The ambitious man has never found his true vocation.
The moment you follow someone you cease to follow Truth.
When one has an image about oneself one is surely insane, one lives in a world of illusion.
To ask the 'right' question is far more important than to receive the answer.
The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.
Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction, and certainly not in isolation.
When there is love, there is no duty.
When you love your wife, you share everything with her-your property, your trouble, your anxiety, your joy. You do not dominate. You are not the man and she is not the woman to be used and thrown aside, a sort of breeding machine to carry on your name. When there is love, the word duty disappears.
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.
In our relationship with children and young people, we are not dealing with mechanical devices that can be quickly repaired, but with living beings who are impressionable, volatile, sensitive, afraid, affectionate; and to deal with them we have to have great understanding, the strength of patience and love.
Observe, and in that observation there is neither the "observer" nor the "observed" - there is only observation taking place.
You must look most intimately and discover for yourself;
then it is your own, not somebody else’s, not something that you have been told, because there is no teacher and no follower.
Happiness comes uninvited: and the moment that you are conscious that you are happy, you are no longer happy.
Meditation is not a withdrawal from life. Meditation is a process of understanding oneself.
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.