Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes On Love, Education, Fear, God, Meditation

Jiddu Krishnamurti was a philosopher, speaker, and writer. In his early life, he was groomed to be the new World Teacher, but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. His interests included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about a radical change in society. He stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social. These Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes will motivate you in life.

Best Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

  1. “It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  2. “The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  3. “It is very easy to conform to what your society or your parents and teachers tell you. That is a safe and easy way of existing, but that is not living…To live is to find out for yourself what is true.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  4. “I don’t mind what happens. That is the essence of inner freedom.
    It is a timeless spiritual truth: release attachment to outcomes,
    deep inside yourself, you’ll feel good no matter what.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  5. “A mind that practices love cannot love.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  6. “It’s beautiful to be alone. To be alone does not mean to be lonely. it means the mind is not influenced and contaminated by society.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  7. “When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent? Because you are separating yourself from the rest of mankind. When you separate yourself by belief, by nationality, by tradition, it breeds violence. So a man who is seeking to understand violence does not belong to any country, to any religion, to any political party or partial system; he is concerned with the total understanding of mankind.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  8. “To be free comes not from changing or fixing this world, but from seeing this world as it is and opening the heart in the midst of it.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  9. “There is hope in people, not in society, not in systems, but in you and me.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  10. “Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti , Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes on love
  11. “Throughout life, from childhood, from school until we die, we are taught to compare ourselves with another; yet when I compare myself with another I am destroying myself.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  12. “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 can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  13. “When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  14. “Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments – and to organized religions as well. That is why governments and religious organizations seek to control education.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  15. “A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  16. “All authority of any kind, especially in the field of thought and understanding, is the most destructive, evil thing. Leaders destroy the followers and followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  17. “Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom to all.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  18. “One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  19. “How do you listen? Do you listen with your projections, through your projection, through your ambitions, desire, fears, anxieties, through hearing only what you want to hear, only what will be satisfactory, what will gratify, what will give comfort, what will for the moment alleviate your suffering? If you listen through the screen of your desires, then you obviously listen to your own voice.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  20. “If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  21. “The moment I am aware that I am aware, I am not aware. Awareness means the observer is not.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  22. “All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  23. “If I want to understand something, I must observe, I must not criticize, I must not condemn, I must not pursue it as pleasure or avoid it as non-pleasure. There must merely be the silent observation of a fact.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  24. “Fear is the destructive energy in man. It withers the mind, it distorts thought, it leads to all kinds of extraordinarily clever and subtle theories, absurd superstitions, dogmas, and beliefs.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  25. “Change in society is of secondary importance; that will come about naturally, inevitably, when you as a human being bring about the change in yourself.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  26. “If we want to change existing conditions, we must first transform ourselves, which means that we must become aware of our own actions, thoughts, and feelings in everyday life.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  27. “Intuition is the whisper of the soul.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  28. “You may remember the story of how the devil and a friend of his were walking down the street when they saw ahead of them a man stoop down and pick up something from the ground, look at it, and put it away in his pocket. The friend said to the devil, “What did that man pick up?” “He picked up a piece of the truth,” said the devil. “That is a very bad business for you, then,” said his friend. “Oh, not at all,” the devil replied, “I am going to help him organize it.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  29. “We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  30. “To ask the ‘right’ question is far more important than to receive the answer. The solution of a problem lies in the understanding of the problem; the answer is not outside the problem, it is in the problem.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  31. “We want to be famous as a writer, as a poet, as a painter, as a politician, as a singer, or what you will. Why? Because we really don’t love what we are doing. If you loved to sing, or to paint, or to write poems, if you really loved it you would not be concerned with whether you are famous or not.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  32. “Here is my secret: I don’t mind what happens.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  33. “You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems and suffer and understand, for all that is life.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  34. “You want to be loved because you do not love; but the moment you love, it is finished, you are no longer inquiring whether or not somebody loves you.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  35. “There is an art of seeing things as they are: without naming, without being caught in a network of words, without thinking interfering with perception.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  36. “What you believe you experience.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  37. “When we stop fighting with ourselves, we aren’t creating anymore conflict in our mind. Then our mind can for the first time relax and be still. Then for the first time our consciousness can become whole and unfragmented. Then total attention can be given to all of our thoughts and feelings. And then there will be found a gentleness and a goodness in us that can embrace all that is been given in the world. Then a deep love for everything will be the result of this deep attention. For this total attention, this soft and pure consciousness that we are, is nothing but Love itself.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  38. “If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  39. “What you are the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  40. Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of a loveliness of being.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  41. “Intuition is the only true guide in life.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  42. “No book can teach you about yourself, no psychologist, none of the professors or philosophers. What they can teach you is what they think you are or what they think you should be.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  43. “The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  44. “So, to meditate is to purge the mind of its self-centered activity. And if you have come this far in meditation, you will find there is silence, a total emptiness. The mind is uncontaminated by society; it is no longer subject to any influence, to the pressure of any desire. It is completely alone, and being alone, untouched it is innocent. Therefore there is a possibility for that which is timeless, eternal, to come into being. This whole process is meditation.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti , Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes on meditation
  45. “And as we are – the world is. That is, if we are greedy, envious, competitive, our society will be competitive, envious, greedy, which brings misery and war. The State is what we are.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  46. “A cup is useful only when it is empty; and a mind that is filled with beliefs, with dogmas, with assertions, with quotations is really an uncreative mind.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  47. “Most people are unhappy, and they are unhappy because there is no love in their hearts.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  48. “Find out what it means to die – not physically, that’s inevitable – but to die to everything that is known, to die to your family, to your attachments, to all the things that you have accumulated, the known, the known pleasures, the known fears. Die to that every minute and you will see what it means to die so that the mind is made fresh, young, and therefore innocent so that there is incarnation not in a next life, but the next day.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  49. “There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti , Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes on education
  50. “Only when the mind is still, tranquil, not expecting or grasping or resisting a single thing, is it possible to see what is true. It is the truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  51. “The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  52. “Observe, and in that observation, there is neither the “observer” nor the “observed” – there is only observation taking place.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  53. “A man who is not afraid is not aggressive, a man who has no sense of fear of any kind is really a free, a peaceful man.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti , Jiddu Krishnamurti quotes on fear
  54. “Enlightenment is an accident, but some activities make you accident-prone.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  55. “Look what is happening in the world – we are being conditioned by society, by the culture we live in, and that culture is the product of man. There is nothing holy, or divine, or eternal about culture.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  56. “It is only in a very quiet mind that great things are born; and a quiet mind does not come about through effort, through control, through discipline.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  57. “To know yourself you need not go to any book, to any priest, to any psychologist. The whole treasure is within yourself.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  58. “The primary cause of disorder in ourselves is the seeking of reality promised by another.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

  59. “It is only those who are in constant revolt that discover what is true, not the man who conforms, who follows some tradition. It is only when you are constantly inquiring, constantly observing, constantly learning, that you find truth, God, or love.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  60. “Truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect … Your have to be your own teacher and your own disciple. You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  61. Fear is nonacceptance of what is.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  62. “There can only be a relationship between human beings when we accept what is, not what should be.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes
  63. “The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  64. “Most of us are frightened of dying because we don’t know what it meant to live. We don’t know how to live, therefore we don’t know how to die” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  65. “Fear begins and ends with the desire to be secure; inward and outward security, with the desire to be certain, to have permanency. The continuity of permanence is sought in every direction, in virtue, in relationship, in action, inexperience, in knowledge, in outward and inward things. To find security and be secure is the everlasting cry. It is this insistent demand that breeds fear.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti

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