Jiddu Krishnamurti, the great thinker, visionary and motivator has changed the way world thought and perceived life. His books, quotes and preaching have not only illuminated minds, but evoked newer, never felt-before kind of revelations.
Here are 10 path breaking quotes from Jiddu Krishnamurti that will blow your mind away. Life, love, education, power – you name it and his words will channel your thoughts in the most different way.
“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”
Education is a constant and never ending process that goes on till the end of one’s existence.
“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it”
The most important thing is to understand your fear, not to shove it under the carpet.
“The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed”
Understand the feeling of love from your core, and see the world change in front of you.
“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”
What you are trying to achieve is actually within. There is nothing as good as self motivation. It’s all inside you.
“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”
There is more to life than what you understand from your own experiences. Experience the life in totality.
6. Pain and Pleasure
“The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure”
Pain and pleasure always co-exist in the circle of life.
“Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem”
Once you address your issues and are free from desires, you are automatically set free.
“When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely – the mind being your heart, your nerves, your ears – when you give your whole attention to it”
Understand how to apply your mind to channel your thought process and absorbing things.
“All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man”
Ideologies are never perfect, neither do they depict wisdom. Everything depends on where that particular ideology is headed.
“Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms”
These and many more, Late Jiddu Krishnamurti continues to inspire the generations down the line, with some hard hitting realizations and worldly wisdom.