J. Krishnamurti

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What Krishnamurti has done is to free spiritual life as science has done in other areas. He has maintained that one can be in total freedom from the very beginning to the very end, and he has stood for that, like a rock, for forty years. I think it may well take the world fifty more years to understand that. I think he is the man of tomorrow."  - Vimala Thakar 

Excerpts from Krishnamurti's Notebook

Excerpts from Krishnamurti To Himself

Krishnamurti Foundation
The "official" Krishnamurti site
Rajghat School
Krishnamurti school in India

Hear His Voice
An Interview with Krishnamurti - MP3 Audio link

The Core of Krishnamurti's Teachings

The following statement was written by Krishnamurti himself on
October 21, 1980 in which he summarises the teachings. It may
be copied and used provided this is done in its entirety. No editing
or change of any kind is permitted. No extracts may be used.

The core of Krishnamurti's teaching is contained in the statement he made in 1929 when he said: "Truth is a pathless land." Man cannot come to it through any organization, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, not through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection. Man has built in himself images as a fence of security -- religious, political, personal. These manifest as symbols, ideas, beliefs. The burden of these images dominates man's thinking, his relationships and his daily life. These images are the causes of our problems for they divide man from man. His perception of life is shaped by the concepts already established in his mind. The content of his consciousness is his entire existence. This content is common to all humanity. The individuality is the name, the form and superficial culture he acquires from tradition and environment. The uniqueness of man does not lie in the superficial but in complete freedom from the content of his consciousness, which is common to all mankind. So he is not an individual. 

Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not choice. It is man's pretence that because he has choice, he is free. Freedom is pure observation without direction, without fear of punishment and reward. Freedom is without motive; freedom is not at the end of the evolution of man but lies in the first step of his existence. In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom. Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of our daily existence and activity. 

Thought is time. Thought is born of experience and knowledge which are inseparable from time and the past. Time is the psychological enemy of man. Our action is based on knowledge and therefore time, so man is always a slave to the past. Thought is ever-limited and so we live in constant conflict and struggle. There is no psychological evolution. When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and the thought, the observer and the observed, the experiencer and the experience. He will discover that this division is an illusion. Then only is there pure observation which is insight without any shadow of the past or of time. This timeless insight brings about a deep radical mutation in the mind. 

Total negation is the essence of the positive. When there is negation of all those things that thought has brought about psychologically, only then is there love, which is compassion and intelligence. 

from: http://www.cris.com/~gilesgal/2kriscor.html

Krishnamurti Dissolves the Order of the Star
Speech made in 1929 in Ommen, Netherlands

"What is important is not controlling thought, but understanding it, understanding the origin, the beginning of thought, which is in yourself." J. Krishnamurti

Many links, quotes, information, audio/video clips

Pathless Land
Statement and Krishnamurti links

On Dying Daily
Ojai, August 27, 1949

Love and Death

"I wonder if you have ever known what love is? Because I think death and love walk together. Death, love, and life are one and the same. But we have divided life, as we have divided the earth. We talk of love as being either carnal or spiritual and have set a battle going between the sacred and the profane. We have divided what love is from what love should be, so we never know what love is. Love, surely, is a total feeling that is not senti- mental and in which there is no sense of separation. It is complete purity of feeling without the separative, fragmenting quality of the intellect. Love has no sense of continuity. Where there is a sense of continuity, love is already dead, and it smells of yesterday, with all its ugly memories, quarrels, brutalities. To love, one must die."

     On Living and Dying,  Copyright 1992 by KFT and KFA

Brockwood Talks - 1985

The pathless journey
of Jiddu Krishnamurti

by Bette Stockbauer

An interesting essay on Krishnamurti found at the Share Internation site which deals with the coming appearance of "Maitreya." The theosophists originally believed that K. was the incarnation of this entity but had to revise this idea when Krishnamurti renounced the whole thing and chose to stand alone.

Also: another article by Bette Stockbauer from the same source:

The teachings of Maitreya and Krishnamurti --  a comparison
by Bette Stockbauer

An esoteric comparison of ideas and teachings on silence, inner space, self-awareness, honesty, sincerity and detachment. 


Observing Without the "Me"
A talk by Krishnamurti at Brockwood Park

Conversations with Krishnamurti
Argentine physician Ruben Feldman-Gonzalez recalls his dialogues with Krishnamurti.

Krishnamurti and David Bohm
Some quotes and further links

Krishnamurti information
Information on and quotes from J. Krishnamurti
including a dialogue

Some quotes from Krishnamurti

Excerpts from Krishnamurti texts
Excellent page of quotes
Bernie's Krishnamurti Page
Fine site with many excerpts from Krishnamurti's earlier days

On Krishnamurti

'What distinguishes Krishnamurti, even from the great teachers of the past, the masters and the exemplars, is his absolute nakedness. ... If he had a mission, it is to strip men of their illusions and delusions, to knock away the false supports of ideals, beliefs, fetishes, every kind of crutch, and thus render back to man the full majesty, the full potency of his humanity. He has often been referred to as "The World Teacher." If any man living merits the title, he does.'

Henry Miller, The Books in My Life

"When he entered my room I said to myself, 'Surely the Lord of Love has come'. . . "

Kahlil Gibran

". . . the most impressive thing I have listened to. It was like listening to a discourse of the Buddha - such power, such intrinsic authority. . . "

Aldous Huxley

"a religious figure of the greatest distinction" and added, 'He is the most beautiful being I have  ever seen."

George Bernard Shaw

"It was overpowering to listen to him. He emanated so much energy that I felt I simply could not sit directly across from him. He spoke simply and clearly, with very few gestures and no rhetoric. "

Friedrich Grohe

"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."  J. Krishnamurti

Some Krishnamurti Books
At Kalpataru Books   

Many Krishnamurti Books Online


David Bohm
Student of Einstein, friend of Krishnamurti, creator of the theory of the "implicate order" and the idea of the "holomovement."

The Ending of Time
Order the dialogues between Bohm and Krishnamurti.

"In many cases David Bohm would be helping Krishnamurti to clarify, not so much Krishnamurti's perceptions - he couldn't do that - but the way Krishnamurti presented them, the language he used and the course of the discussion. Sometimes there were generalizations Krishnamurti would make that Dave would pounce upon and get him to refine." F.D.Peat http://www.wie.org/j11/peat.html