Category Archives: Jiddu Krishnamurti on Meditation

Jiddu Krishnamurti on Truth


Question: There is a prevalent assumption these days that everything is relative, a matter of personal opinion, that there is no such thing as truth or fact independent of personal perception. What is an intelligent response to this belief? Jiddu … Continue reading

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Meditation involves attention, which is not concentration, although concentration is included in attention


Jiddu Krishnamurti – We are concerned with life, and with the living of that life every day, with its painful struggles and fleeting pleasures, with its fears, hopes, despair and sorrow, with the aching loneliness and the complete absence of … Continue reading

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Thought destroys feeling. How to feel without thinking


Questioner: We know that thought destroys feeling. How to feel without thinking? Jiddu Krishnamurti : We know that rationalization, calculation, bargaining, destroy love. Love is dangerous, for love might lead you to all unpremeditated action. You control it by rationalizing, … Continue reading

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Jiddu Krishnamurti on Watching Thought


Questioner: What is one to do when one notices the sunset and at the same time thought is coming into it? Jiddu Krishnamurti : What is one to do? Please understand the significance of the question. That is, you see … Continue reading

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Meditation implies a quality of mind that is absolutely silent, not made silent, not a contrived act


Jiddu Krishnamurti – To understand what the mind is to do, we must go into the question of meditation. Please follow this. They are related, they are not something extraneous, about which the speaker is talking about. When we use … Continue reading

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Jiddu Krishnamurti on Awareness


Jiddu Krishnamurti – To be free from this disorder is order. Please follow this a little bit. To be free from disorder, which is the social order, is to be actually in order. So, one cannot seek order. Order is … Continue reading

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Observing is meditation, it is not that in order to Observe you must Meditate


Question: You seem to object even to our sitting quietly everyday to observe the movement of thought. Is this, by your definition, a practice, a method and therefore without value? Jiddu Krishnamurti – Now the questioner asks: What is wrong … Continue reading

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Jiddu Krishnamurti – Observing is meditation


Questioner: Am I to understand we have to meditate, but our minds are prevented from meditating because they tick over automatically and so we are unable to observe what happens around us? Does this mean that we must therefore observe … Continue reading

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Jiddu Krishnamurti on Seeing a Fact with out any Reaction


Question: How do you “see” a fact without any reaction – without condemnation or justification, without prejudice or the desire for a conclusion, without wanting to do something about it, without the sense of thine and mine? What is the … Continue reading

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Jiddu Krishnamurti on Awareness and Introspection


Questioner: What is the difference between awareness and introspection, and who is aware in awareness? Jiddu Krishnamurti : The examination of oneself in order to modify or change is generally called introspection. To look within with an intention to change … Continue reading

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