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When I Say I Know You

J. Krishnamurti

When I say I know you, I mean I knew you yesterday. I do not know you actually now. All I know is my image of you. That image is put together by what you have said in praise of me or to insult me, wha...

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6K reads, 6 comments

Mass Movement

J. Krishnamurti

We see throughout the world extremes of poverty and riches, abundance and at the same time starvation; we have class distinction and racial hatred, the stupidity of nationalism and the appalling cruel...

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14K reads, 10 comments

How Can You Live In This World And Yet Be Innocent?

J. Krishnamurti

How can you live in this world and yet be innocent? First, be innocent and then you will live in this world, not the other way round. Be vulnerable, be tremendously vulnerable. You do not even unde...

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12K reads, 10 comments

A Key To End Sorrow

J. Krishnamurti

The demand to be safe in a relationship inevitably breeds sorrow and fear. The seeking for security invites insecurity. Have you ever found security in any of your relationships? Have you? Most of us ...

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13K reads, 6 comments

Bedrock On Which We All Stand

J. Krishnamurti

Do you realize, sir, that you are the world and the world is you? The world is not separate from you and me. There is a common thread of relationship weaving us all together. Deep down we are all tota...

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12K reads, 10 comments

Does Life Have A Purpose?

J. Krishnamurti

Questioner: Why do you maintain that Life has no purpose? If Life has no purpose, the individual life, even in pure being, can have no purpose either; because individual perfection can have a meani...

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26K reads, 8 comments

Is There Righteous Anger Ever?

J. Krishnamurti

One of the most common expressions of violence is anger. When my wife or sister is attacked, I say I am righteously angry; when my country is attacked, my ideas, my principles, my way of life, I am ri...

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20K reads, 17 comments

Simplicity of the Heart

J. Krishnamurti

Simplicity  of  the  heart  is  of  far  greater  importance  and  significance  than  simplicity  of possessions.  To  be&nb...

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15K reads, 12 comments

Awareness is Profound Interest

J. Krishnamurti

The man who wants to improve himself can never be aware, because improvement implies condemnation and the achievement of a result; whereas in awareness there is observation without condemnation, witho...

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24K reads, 13 comments

Every Sensation Comes to an End

J. Krishnamurti

I wonder if you know what it means to be aware of something? Most of us are not aware because we have become so accustomed to condemning, judging, evaluating, identifying, choosing. Choice obviously p...

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33K reads, 27 comments

He Who Accumulates Cannot Learn

J. Krishnamurti

It seems that communion is a very difficult art. To commune with one another over the many problems that we have requires listening and learning, which are both very difficult to do. Most of us hardly...

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398K reads, 20 comments

Why Do Social Work?

J. Krishnamurti

Q:  "I want to do social work, but I don't know how to start."   Krishnamurti: I think it is very important to find out not how to start, but why you want to do social work at al...

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133K reads, 25 comments

Where Skillfullness and Clarity Meet

J. Krishnamurti

We have become very skillful in dealing with our daily life; skillful, in the sense of being clever in applying a great deal of knowledge which we have acquired through education and experience. We ac...

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22K reads, 6 comments

Fear: Its Beginning, Middle and End

J. Krishnamurti

Fear is never an actuality; it is either before or after the active present. When there is fear in the active present, is it fear? It is there and there is no escape from it, no evasion possible. Ther...

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17K reads, 9 comments

A Path to Truth

J. Krishnamurti

When you speak of a path to truth, it implies that truth, this living reality, is not in the present, but somewhere in the distance, somewhere in the future. Now to me, truth is fulfillment, and to f...

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27K reads, 11 comments

Truth is a Pathless Land

J. Krishnamurti

Truth is a pathless land. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or to coerce people along a...

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22K reads

What is Time?

J. Krishnamurti

Do you know what time is? Not by the watch, not chronological time, but psychological time? It is the interval between idea and action. An idea is for self-protection obviously; it is the idea of bei...

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22K reads, 3 comments

Creative Revolution

J. Krishnamurti

To revolt within society in order to make it a little better, to bring about certain reforms, is like the revolt of prisoners to improve their life within the prison walls; and such revolt is no rev...

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Sorrow

J. Krishnamurti

Sorrow has to be understood and not ignored. To ignore it is to give continuity to suffering; to ignore it is to escape from suffering. To udnerstand suffering needs an operational, experimental appr...

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Be A Light Unto Yourself

J. Krishnamurti

To be aware is to watch your bodily activity, the way you walk, the way you sit, the movements of your hands; it is to hear the words you use, to observe all your thoughts, all your emotions, all you...

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18K reads, 3 comments

What is meditation?

J. Krishnamurti

The question is not how to meditate, what system to follow, but what is meditation? The 'how' can only produce what the method offers, but the very inquiry into what is meditation will open ...

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Four Seasons In A Day

J. Krishnamurti

If you have lived an experience fully, completely, have you not found that it leaves no traces behind? It is only the incomplete experiences that leave their mark, giving ...

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