Posts by J Krishnamurti

The Understanding of Space and the Nature of Silence

The Understanding of Space & the Nature of Silence Excerpts from 5th Public Talk in Amsterdam, 1967 by Jiddu Krishnamurti “There are two things which it is absolutely necessary to find out about: the understanding of space, and the nature of silence. It is a most interesting thing to find out what space means. We are…

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The Answer is in the Question

Many years ago, I attended Vernon Howard classes on a regular basis.  In the town where I lived, I had an opportunity to be employed at one of Jiddu Krishnamurti’s schools.  Vernon Howard’s teaching was aligned with Mr Krishnamurti’s, so when I asked Vernon if I could have his permission to work there, he responded,…

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Being Aware

BEING AWARE Jiddu Krishnamurti, The Collected Works “Questioner:  I find it impossible to be aware all the time. “Krishnamurti:  Don’t be aware all the time!  Just be aware in little bits.  Please, there is no being aware all the time, that is a dreadful idea!  It is a nightmare, this terrible desire for continuity.  Just…

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I Begin With Simple Things

I Begin With Simple Things   Seeing the world, seeing humanity, the “me”, and the necessity of a total, radical revolution, how is it possible to bring it about? It can only be brought about when the observer no longer makes an effort to change, because he himself is part of what he tries to…

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Pure Observation (audio)

Pure Observation What follows are excerpts by Jiddu Krishnamurti regarding Pure Observation:  that is, observation without the accumulation of an ‘Observer’; without the one who criticizes, holds accounts and judges. Questioner: How is one to empty the past? Krishnamurti: You cannot. You empty the past totally when there is no observer. It is the observer who…

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Break Mechanical Thinking

Comfort? If you ever wondered why all the things you thought would make you happy never worked, read J. Krishnamurti’s short essay on why this is so: “Comfort is one thing, and truth another; they lead away from each other.  If you seek comfort, you may find it in an explanation, a drug or a…

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Slow Down to What Is

Most always we rush through our lives, never paying proper attention to our thoughts and beliefs.  Sadly, we find ourselves tired and irritable at the end of the day.  If we’ll slow down a little, we can become aware of these thoughts before they take root in our minds and potentially ruin our lives. In Freedom…

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Truth is a Pathless Land

Truth is a Pathless Land The Order of the Star in the East was founded in 1911 to proclaim the coming of the World Teacher.  J Krishnamurti, the anticipated and pronounced World Teacher, was made Head of the Order.  On August 3, 1929, the opening day of the annual Star Camp at Ommen, Holland, Krishnamurti…

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A Move from Freedom

Jiddu Krishnamurti says that each of us has the ability to understand the very complex and miraculous workings of the human mind if we proceed with great interest.  We will come to find that it is this incredible instrument in which the “eternal, unnameable” resides.   But a person must through personal observation, negate all of…

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Just Observe

Jiddu Krishnamurti comments on self-identifying, understanding and a mind deeply observant. *** Being aware does not mean learning and accumulating lessons from life; on the contrary, to be aware is to be without the scars of accumulated experience.  After all, when the mind merely gathers experience according to its own wishes, it remains very shallow,…

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