"We are going to talk about something which needs a mind that can
penetrate very profoundly. We must begin very near because we cannot
go very far if we do not know how to begin very close, if we do not
know how to take the first step. The flowering of meditation is
goodness, and the generosity of the heart is the beginning of
meditation. We have talked about many things concerning life,
authority, ambition, fear, greed, envy, death, time; we have talked
about many things. If you observe, if you have gone into it, if you
have listened rightly, those are all the foundation for a mind that is
capable of meditating. You cannot meditate if you are ambitious - you
may play with the idea of meditation. If your mind is
authority-ridden, bound by tradition, accepting, following, you will
never know what it is to meditate on this extraordinary beauty.
It is the pursuit of its own fulfilment through time that prevents generosity. And you need a generous mind - not only a wide mind, a mind that is full of space, but also a heart that gives without thought, without a motive, and that does not seek any reward in return. But to give whatever little one has or however much one has - that quality of spontaneity of outgoing, without any restriction, without any withholding, is necessary. There can be no meditation without generosity, without goodness - which is to be free from pride, never to climb the ladder of success, never to know what it is to be famous; which is to die to whatever has been achieved, every minute of the day. It is only in such fertile ground that goodness can grow, can flower. And meditation is the flowering of goodness." -- J. Krishnamurti
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