Posts by J Krishnamurti

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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Do What You Don’t Want to Do

It has been emphasized by many great teachers that any attempt to ‘fix’ ourselves is not only futile, but counter productive to our spiritual growth.   Perhaps this compelling propensity we have is due to our arrogance; we don’t want to view ourselves as under very concrete and immutable laws of nature. It is as if…

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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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Facing Violence

Looking through the J Krishnamurti online archive, I came across the following excerpt entitled Facing Violence. I read it several times in order to grasp the depth of understanding presented here.  You might do the same. *** Sir, take violence.  Again, let us think that thought through.  First, I do not like to acknowledge that…

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Live with Yourself as You Actually Are

Live with Yourself as You Actually Are Most of us have been brought up in society to want to feel a part of something; to belong to this or that group — giving us the sensing that our lives really matter and that we are not alone in the world. As Jiddu Krishnamurti so eloquently…

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Look in the Right Place for Help

This is an action that we resist because we have been taught since birth that the answers lie outside ourselves. Jiddu Krishnamurti says it very clearly: “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…

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