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Top 69 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Life (LOVE)

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“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
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.
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.

“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
It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

“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
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.
The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.

“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
A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is.
A lily or a rose never pretends, and its beauty is that it is what it is.
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.
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.
Here is my secret I don't mind what happens.
Here is my secret: I don’t mind what happens.

19 Inspirational Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes About Life

“What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.
We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free.

“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
There is hope in people, not in society, not in systems, but in you and me.
There is hope in people, not in society, not in systems, but in you and me.

“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
Intuition is the whisper of the soul.
Intuition is the whisper of the soul.

“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
One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.
One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.

“So when you are listening to somebody, completely, attentively, then you are listening not only to the words, but also to the feeling of what is being conveyed, to the whole of it, not part of it.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Do not pursue what should be, but understand what is.
Do not pursue what should be, but understand what is.

“If we depend for our happiness on another, on society or on environment, they become essential to us; we cling to them, and any alteration of these we violently oppose because we depend upon them for our psychological security and comfort.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
In seeking comfort, we generally find a quiet corner in life where there is a minimum of conflict, and then we are afraid to step out of that seclusion.
In seeking comfort, we generally find a quiet corner in life where there is a minimum of conflict, and then we are afraid to step out of that seclusion.

“It is really very important while you are young to live in an environment in which there is no fear. Most of us, as we grow older, become frightened; we are afraid of living, afraid of losing a job, afraid of tradition, afraid of what the neighbors, or what the wife or husband would say, afraid of death.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.
When one travels around the world, one notices to what an extraordinary degree human nature is the same, whether in India or America, in Europe or Australia.

“Have you ever asked yourselves what you are going to do when you grow up? In all likelihood you will get married, and before you know where you are, you will be mothers and fathers; and you will then be tied to a job, or to the kitchen, in which you will gradually wither away. Is that all that your life is going to be?”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.
If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.

“If you have fear, you are bound by tradition, you follow some leader or guru. When you are bound by tradition, when you are afraid of your husband or your wife, you lose your dignity as an individual human being.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.
If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.
Die to everything of yesterday so that your mind is always fresh, always young, innocent, full of vigor and passion.
Die to everything of yesterday so that your mind is always fresh, always young, innocent, full of vigor and passion.

7 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Relationships

“No one can live without relationship. You may withdraw into the mountains, become a monk, a sannyasi, wander off into the desert by yourself, but you are related. You cannot escape from that absolute fact. You cannot exist in isolation.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
There can only be a relationship between human beings when we accept what is, not what should be.
There can only be a relationship between human beings when we accept what is, not what should be.

“Life cannot be without relationship, but we have made it so agonizing and hideous by basing it on personal and possessive love. Can one love and yet not possess? You will find the true answer not in escape, ideals, beliefs but through the understanding of the causes of dependence and possessiveness.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.
When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important.

“For most of us, relationship with another is based on dependence, either economic or psychological. This dependence creates fear, breeds in us possessiveness, results in friction, suspicion, frustration.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Life is relationship, living is relationship. We cannot live if you and I have built a wall around ourselves and just peep over that wall occasionally. Unconsciously, deeply, under the wall, we are related.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If we could establish a deep abiding relationship with nature, we would never kill an animal for our appetite; we would never harm, vivisect, a monkey, a dog, a guinea pig for our benefit. We would find other ways to heal our wounds, heal our bodies.”

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7 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Love

“Have you not noticed that love is silence? It may be while holding the hand of another, or looking lovingly at a child, or taking in the beauty of an evening. Love has no past or future, and so it is with this extraordinary state of silence.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
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.
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.

“Love is the missing factor; there is a lack of affection, of warmth in relationship; and because we lack that love, that tenderness, that generosity, that mercy in relationship, we escape into mass action, which produces further confusion, further misery.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.
When I understand myself, I understand you, and out of that understanding comes love.

“We do not know what love is. We know the symptoms of it, the pleasure, the pain, the fear, the anxiety and so on. We try to solve the symptoms, which becomes a wandering in darkness. We spend our days and nights in this, and it is soon over in death.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Using another as a means of satisfaction and security is not love. Love is never security; love is a state in which there is no desire to be secure; it is a state of vulnerability.
Using another as a means of satisfaction and security is not love. Love is never security; love is a state in which there is no desire to be secure; it is a state of vulnerability.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

4 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Education

“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
The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time.
The function of education is to help you from childhood not to imitate anybody, but be yourself all the time.

“All of us have been trained by education and environment to seek personal gain and security and to fight for ourselves. Though we cover it over with pleasant phrases, we have been educated for various professions within a system which is based on exploitation and acquisitive fear.”

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“True education is to learn how to think, not what to think. If you know how to think, if you really have that capacity, then you are a free human being-free of dogmas, superstitions, ceremonies-and therefore you can find out what religion is.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti

3 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes on Meditation

Meditation is to be aware of every thought and of every feeling, never to say it is right or wrong, but just to watch it and move with it. In that watching, you begin to understand the whole movement of thought and feeling. And out of this awareness comes silence.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
This is love the flowering of love is meditation.
This is love: the flowering of love is meditation.
Meditation is not following any system; it is not constant repetition and imitation. Meditation is not concentration.
Meditation is not following any system; it is not constant repetition and imitation. Meditation is not concentration.

19 Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes that Will Make You Think

“We are second-hand people. We have lived on what we have been told, either guided by our inclinations, our tendencies, or compelled to accept by circumstances and environment. We are the result of all kinds of influences, and there is nothing new in us, nothing that we have discovered for ourselves: nothing original, pristine, clear.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
The moment I am aware that I am aware, I am not aware. Awareness means the observer is not.
The moment I am aware that I am aware, I am not aware. Awareness means the observer is not.

“When you draw or paint a tree, you do not imitate the tree; you do not copy it exactly as it is, which would be mere photography. To be free to paint a tree or a flower or a sunset, you have to feel what it conveys to you: the significance, the meaning of it.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

“We are domesticated animals, revolving in a cage which we have built for ourselves – with its contentions, wrangling, its impossible political leaders, its gurus who exploit our self-conceit and their own with great refinement or rather crudely.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Enlightenment is an accident, but some activities make you accident-prone.
Enlightenment is an accident, but some activities make you accident-prone.

“The question of whether or not there is a God or truth or reality or whatever you like to call it, can never be answered by books, by priests, philosopher’s or saviors. Nobody and nothing can answer the question but you yourself, and that is why you must know yourself – immaturity lies only in total ignorance of self.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
I maintain that truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.
I maintain that truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.

Truth cannot be brought down; rather, the individual must make the effort to ascend to it. You cannot bring the mountaintop to the valley. If you would attain to the mountaintop, you must pass through the valley, climb the steeps, unafraid of the dangerous precipices.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.
Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay.

“Is it not important to find out how to listen not only to what is being said but to everything – to the noise in the streets, to the chatter of birds, to the noise of the tramcar, to the restless sea, to the voice of your husband, to your wife, to your friends, to the cry of a baby?”

Jiddu Krishnamurti
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
Organized murder is war, and though we demonstrate against a particular war, the nuclear, or any other kind of war, we have never demonstrated against war.
Organized murder is war, and though we demonstrate against a particular war, the nuclear, or any other kind of war, we have never demonstrated against war.
With increasing age, dullness of mind and heart sets in.
With increasing age, dullness of mind and heart sets in.
Can the mind see the truth of its own incapacity to know the unknown Surely if I see very clearly that my mind cannot know the unknown, there is absolute quietness.
Can the mind see the truth of its own incapacity to know the unknown? Surely if I see very clearly that my mind cannot know the unknown, there is absolute quietness.
The environment that we call society is created by past generations; we accept it, as it helps us to maintain our greed, possessiveness, illusion.
The environment that we call society is created by past generations; we accept it, as it helps us to maintain our greed, possessiveness, illusion.
Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples.
Religion is the frozen thought of man out of which they build temples.
All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.
All ideologies are idiotic, whether religious or political, for it is conceptual thinking, the conceptual word, which has so unfortunately divided man.
The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure.
The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure.

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