I Begin With Simple Things

by | Jan 2, 2022 | Excerpts and quotes for attaining the 'Higher Life'

1-02-2022  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 change. Therefore all action on the part of the observer ceases totally, and in this total inaction there is a quite different action. There is nothing mysterious or mystical about all this. It is a simple fact. I begin not at the extreme end of the problem, which is the cessation of the observer; I begin with simple things. Can I look at a flower by the wayside or in my room without all the thoughts arising, the thought that says, “It is a rose; I like the smell of it, the perfume,” and so on and so and on? Can I just observe without the observer? If you have not done this, do it, at the lowest, most simple level. It isn’t really the lowest level; if you know how to do that, you have done everything. – Krishnamurti, The Collected Works vol XVI, p 205


  1. The 1st step is the last step!!

  2. Love this blog!!

  3. “Do you want to know what my secret is? I don’t mind what happens.”
    ~ J. Krishnamurti

  4. Life itself knows itself. Trust this.

  5. Make a numbered list of all (everything) you need to change about your self, which should be a long long list and then file it away in the round file.

  6. Since “I” am made up of nothing but thoughts, not only am I unable to solve my problems or change myself, but I am the problem. What a relief that I can’t and don’t have to save myself. The mind then jumps in and says, “Great, I can be lazy the rest of my life. “


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