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Jiddu Krishnamurti
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Birth Date :
12/05/1895
Birth Place :
Mandanapalle, A.P., India.
Death Date :
February 17th, 1986
Biography - Jiddu Krishnamurti
Jiddu Krishnamurti was born in Mandanapalle, A.P., India, on May 12th, 1895.[br /]
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For more than 60 years he travelled the world giving interviews to millions of people of varied ages and backgrounds, saying that a complete change in the hearts and minds of people was the only way to bring about a change in society and peace in the world.[br /]
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He died of cancer on February 17th, 1986 in Ojai, California, at the age of 90.[br /]
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His dialogues, talks, journals and letters have been preserved in hundreds of audio and video recordings and in as many as 70 books. Throughout his lifetime, he insisted that he wanted no followers. "To follow another is evil. It does not matter who it is", is what he said. He created no organization of believers and disciples and authorized no one to become an interpreter of his work.[br /]

He only asked, that after his death, those who shared his concerns, preserve for posterity an authentic record of his talks, dialogues and writings and make them widely available to the public.[br /]
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Krishnamurti lived to see the 2 world wars, continuous political, ethnic and religious violence, mass murder on an unprecedented scale and the development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction throughout the world. In addition to overpopulation, environmental degradation and the collapse of social institutions had bred fear and cynicism about people’s ability to solve their ever-multiplying problems.[br /]
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In virtually every public talk he gave, Krishnamurti addressed this global crisis, calling on his listeners to pay serious attention to the psychological structures that breed violence and sorrow in their lives.[br /]
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[b]1895[/b][br /]

Born on May 12, 1895 at Madanapalle, A.P. India. Mother’s name was Sanjivamma and father’s name was Narayaniah. He was the eighth child of his parents.[br /]
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[b]1897[/b][br /]

J. Krishnamurti suffered from malaria.[br /]
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[b]1901[/b][br /]

After his thread ceremony ‘Janoi’, he started his schooling.[br /]
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[b]1906[/b][br /]

On 16th May, his mother died.[br /]
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[b]1907[/b][br /]

On 17th January, got admission in Madanapalle High School. [br /]
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[b]1909[/b][br /]

On 23rd January, he went to stay at the headquarters of Adyar Theosophical Society in Madras, and was seen by Bishop Leadbeater. He was mercilessly beaten in the school, and was therefore shifted from it. Private arrangements for studying were made in The Theosophical Society. For the first time, he met Annie Besant. He was given admission in the Esoteric section of Theosophical Society.[br /]
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[b]1910[/b][br /]

On 6th March, Lady Annie Besant signed a contract with Narayaniah to adopt Krishnamurti and his brother. In December, published a booklet ‘At The Feet of The Master’.1911[br /]
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On 22nd March, he left for England with his brother Nityananda, Annie Besant and George Arundale. [br /]
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On 5th May, he arrived in London and met Emily Lutyens.[br /]
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On 28th May, he delivered his first lecture in London.[br /]
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[b]1912[/b][br /]

On 19th January, Narayaniah signed a contract to send Krishnamurti and Nityananda to study in England.[br /]
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[b]1917[/b][br /]


Krishnamurti and Nityananda failed in the entrance examination of The Cambridge University. They began preparations for matric examinations and got admission at The London University. [br /]
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[b]1918[/b][br /]


In January, Krishnamurti and Nityananda appeared for their matric examination.[br /]
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In the month of March, Nityananda was declared successful and Krishnamurti failed. Despite this, Krishnamurti attended lectures at The London University.[br /]
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Krishnamurti reappeared for matric examinations but failed again.[br /]
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On 1st October, he was declared as failed again.[br /]
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[b]1920[/b][br /]

On 13th January, Nityananda passed the examination of Law of Constitution and History of Law.[br /]
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And in the same month, Krishnamurti befriended several prominent personalities.[br /]
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[b]1922[/b][br /]

In the middle of the January, Krishnamurti and Nityananda started from Colombo to attend an assembly meeting held in Sydney, with the King.[br /]
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On 12th April, they arrived in Sydney, and met Leadbeater for the first time after July [br /]
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On 15th May, Krishnamurti and Nityananda went to the King in order to defy the accusation of immorality levelled against Leadbeater by the Police Department.[br /]
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On 3rd July, Krishnamurti and Nityananda reached San Fransisco.[br /]
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[b]1923[/b][br /]

In the month of January, the first poem of Krishnamurti was published in ‘Herald’. He started writing editorial notes and messages for self-preparatory groups.[br /]
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In the month of May, Krishnamurti toured America and delivered lectures.[br /]
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[b]1925[/b][br /]

On November 13th, Nityananda died in Ojai, and Krishnamurti passed 10 days in extreme sorrow, and thereafter wrote an article on Nityananda. [br /]
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[b]1927[/b][br /]

On 27th October, he arrived in Mumbai, where numerous press representatives were present. Besant declared assuredly that an aspect of consciousness of Krishnamurti had become divine and Godly.[br /]
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[b]1930[/b][br /]

During December, Nationalist Catholic Students threatened him, due to which he was provided police protection.[br /]
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[b]1932[/b][br /]

Was an year of no unusual events for Krishnamurti except his meeting with Besant in Adyar, along with Rajgopala.[br /]
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[b]1933[/b][br /]

Annie Besant passed away on 20th September.[br /]
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[b]1934[/b][br /]

On 1st March, Krishnamurti attended the burial ceremony of Leadbeater.[br /]
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[b]1938[/b][br /]

In the month of February, Krishnamurti met Gerald Herd.[br /]
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[b]1939[/b][br /]


On 1st April, Krishnamurti visited Australia, and thereafter Ojai.[br /]
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In the month of August, he organized his last camp.[br /]
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In the month of October, he came to Mumbai, and suffered from influenza.[br /]
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[b]1940[/b][br /]


Krishnamurti delivered lectures at Oakgrove.[br /]

In the month of August, delivered last public lecture till 1944, because of the war. [br /]
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[b]1942[/b][br /]

Aldous Huxley suggested to Krishnamurti to start writing notes, which were later edited by Rajgopala and published in three parts called: "Commentaries On Living."[br /]
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[b]1946[/b][br /]

In the month of June, Krishnamurti established Writings Incorporated. In September, his old dream to establish a school was fulfilled. He established a school in Ojai, which was taken care of by Rosalind and Aldous Huxley.[br /]
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In September, he suffered from kidney infection for two months and grew his beard.[br /]
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In the month of January, he met Pupul Jaykar and Nandini Mehta, and later in presence of Pupul Jaykar, his ‘conditioning process’ began.[br /]
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[b]1954[/b][br /]

In the month of May, Krishnamurti’s famous book "The First and Last Freedom" was released, and a school named "Bal Anand" was started under the supervision of Nandini Mehta. [br /]
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[b]1956[/b][br /]

In the month of September, Krishnamurti’s "Commentaries on Living" was published.[br /]
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[b]1957[/b][br /]

Emily Lutyens wrote a manuscript with regard to the experiences of Krishnamurti, but he did not permit her to publish the same.[br /]
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[b]1958[/b][br /]

In the month of November, Krishnamurti signed the court papers sent by Rajgopal, hence the rights of royalty remained with Rajgopal.[br /]
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[b]1961[/b][br /]


In the month of March, Krishnamurti consented to tape-record his lectures for the first time.[br /]
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On 18th June, started writing the description, namely ‘Notebook’, which was published in the year 1976. On one occasion, when Aldous Huxley heard Krishnamurti in Saonen, he said, "I felt, as if I was listening to Buddha."[br /]
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[b]1968[/b][br /]

At the end of the year, Krishnamurti purchased Brockwood Park in England to build a school. He established Krishnamurti Foundation. It was after 30 years, for the first time, that he allowed his photograph to be printed.[br /]
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[b]1969[/b][br /]

Mary Lutyens prepared a book named : ‘Freedom from the Known’ under the guidance of Krishnamurti.[br /]
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[b]1970[/b][br /]

Krishnamurti instructed Mary Lutyens to write his biography. His book titled ‘The Urgency of Change’ was published.[br /]
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[b]1972[/b][br /]

Krishnamurti’s two books : ‘Beyond Violence’ and ‘The Awakening of Intelligence’ were released.[br /]
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[b]1977[/b][br /]

On 9th May, he underwent surgery of the prostrate gland.[br /]
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[b]1979[/b][br /]

Krishnamurti started the Rishi Valley School run by the Krishnamurti Foundation near Bangalore.[br /]
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[b]1982[/b][br /]

His book ‘Krishnamurti’s Journal’ was published. In the month of October, because of cramping hands, writing had become impossible. Hence, he started recording his thoughts on a tape recorder. [br /]
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[b]1983[/b][br /]

A color film on the life of Krishnamurti was prepared, namely ‘The Challenge of Change’.[br /]
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[b]1985[/b][br /]

In the month of November, Krishnamurti arrived in India. He was losing weight and could not walk normally, but his lectures continued.[br /]
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In this year, his film ‘The Seer Who Walks Alone’ was produced and the discussion he had with Physicist David Bohm was published in the book, named ‘The Ending of Time’.[br /]
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[b]1986[/b][br /]

On 10th January, before departing for Los Angeles, Krishnamurti bid farewell to everyone. He was diagnosed with cancer. On 17th February at 12:10 p.m., Krishnamurti breathed his last at Ojai, California.[br /]
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Just three days before he died, Krishnamurti sadly confided to one of Rajneesh’s disciples, "I have wasted my life. People listened to me as if I were an entertainer."[br /]
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• "Truth cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead people along any particular path."[br /]
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• "The moment you follow someone you cease to follow truth."[br /]
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• "If a thing is unique then others can’t get it."[br /]
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• "If you build a temple, you will begin to have ceremonies, invent phrases, dogmas, systems of beliefs and creeds to create philosophies."[br /]
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• "Religions grow when religious leaders die."[br /]
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• "If you start with certainty, you end up with uncertainty."[br /]
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• "Love and self-interest cannot exist together."[br /]
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• "Invite death and live with it. Death is now, not tomorrow."[br /]
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• "Philosophy means love of truth and love of life."[br /]
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• "Memory is the outcome of knowledge and knowledge comes when there is experience."[br /]
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• "We all want security, but we never ask : Is there security at all ?"[br /]
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• "You may call yourself Hindu or Muslim or Christian or whatever you like, but consciously, inwardly, you are just like the rest of the world."[br /]
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• "If you are simple, deeply simple in yourself, you will discover something extraordinary."[br /]
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• "What you do now, matters much more than what you will do tomorrow."[br /]
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• "Time is the factor of fear and thought; if you don’t change now, you won’t ever change."[br /]
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• "If there is sorrow, there is no love."[br /]
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• "Creation cannot involve time."[br /]
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• "Love can exist only, when there is freedom."[br /]
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• "The truth doesn’t give hope, it gives understanding."[br /]
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• "The good is what you don’t fear, the bad is what you fear. When you destroy the fear you will be full of spirituality."[br /]
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• "Freedom can only be in completion not in repetition, suppression, and obedience to a pattern of thought."[br /]
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• "You cannot see and listen outside, without wandering inside."[br /]
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• "You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple."[br /]
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• "Truth is neither holy nor unholy. Truth is neither love nor hate. Truth is neither pure nor impure. Truth is neither simple nor complex. Truth is neither heaven nor hell. Truth is neither moral nor immoral. Truth is neither of the God nor of the devil. Truth is neither virtue nor vice. Truth is neither birth nor death.[br /]
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• Truth is neither in the religion nor without religion.[br /]
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• Truth is as the outside water flowing, it has no resting place. Truth is life."[br /]
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• "Life is a process of discovery. The discovery is not for any precise purpose of life, but to relieve and make free the constructive capability and strength of life. It is a continuous process, which is far from beliefs, sequences of thoughts, orthodox awareness and so-called knowledge."[br /]
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• "Apparently and externally we are too polite and cultured, but most of the people who are not aware of the great and complicated confrontations, miseries and inherited fears lying in the depth of mind... We human-beings are the same, as we were before millions of years – miserly, jealous, aggressive, full of worries and frustration, but side by side in our life, glittering flashes of love and joy often come in… we are unusual composition of hatred, fear and politeness. We are both, violent and peaceful. We have achieved progress from cart to jet plane externally, but man has not at all changed on psychic plane. The history of human race lay within us duly written."[br /]
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• "Our life is empty from within, because, we have not understood ourselves… we like to escape from our life, and therefore search for some objective of life that is irrelevant."[br /]
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• "Happiness and sorrow remain together. They both are indivisible, and both are caused by thought. If the mind does not think of fear or happiness, if tomorrow or future does not exist, then, neither of two will have existence."[br /]
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• "To become internally rich, mind should have understanding, and unnecessary matters like desire to become popular, must be thrown away. Internal richness means to stand-alone. A man, who desires or intends to become popular, is afraid of standing alone, because they depend on other people’s flattery and good opinions."[br /]
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• "What is mind ? Mind means conscious and sub conscious mind. Too little position finds expressions of our spirit of awareness, to which we call conscious mind, it is on upper edge. But beneath that conscious mind an undiscovered, concealed position is there, which is called unconscious portion. Our mind is made of both these parts. And that unconscious mind is the giver of movement, push, so also holding up the conscious mind."[br /]
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• "Mind without conflicts is a spiritual mind. When mind is such, no problem remains, problems disappear, you can live without conflict. And a mind without conflict is most conscious, aware and filled with power."[br /]
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• "It is more important to cure the disease of mind, than to cure physical disease, because the illness of mind affects the body and produces disease."[br /]
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• "It is more important to ask a correct question than to obtain an answer. Answer is ought to be within the question, and nowhere outside the question."[br /]
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• "You remain more busy in searching answers instead of understanding the problems. If you really understand the problems, go deep into it, and examine it, you will realize that answer is in the problem… means, when we do not look at, with clear vision, then only, the problems exist."[br /]
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• "Therefore, a spiritual person is neither connected with any religion nor any group. He is neither Hindu nor Muslim, nor is he affiliated with any class. The truth obtained through religion brings internal riches."[br /]
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• "A determined spiritual mind, duly cleared, possesses capacity to solve all our problems, because everything is covered in spiritualism."[br /]
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• "Your life is structured streams of political, spiritual, social and economic influences. All those influences are the seals over yourself... it is possible to get free from all these influences."[br /]
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• "Without understanding one’s own self, God cannot be searched. Your God is also made up of your imaginations, and hence you quarrel in the name of God and get ruined.[br /]
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• By chanting namjap, only superfluous peace can be gained. The word ‘God’ is not God. Statue is no God. You worship God, but your life is not satisfactory."[br /]
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• "Think of your day to day problems, leaving aside God, Soul etc. You have to begin from where you stand, in order to reach far."[br /]
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• "If you want to be a disciple, be the disciple of truth, because of which, you will not be in bindings of any individual."[br /]
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• "Psychological fears cannot be removed slowly and gradually. If they can be removed, just now only or else never. If one sees fear, then automatically the action to remove the same is done."[br /]
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• "Man becomes more and more free, as deeper and deeper in his mind he knows and that is the true prayer and team meditation."[br /]
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• "We are full with knowledge of theories, principles, words and whatever has been said by others, but know nothing about our own-selves, and therefore we do not know as to how to live in this world."[br /]
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• "The truth doesn’t give hope, it gives understanding. When you want to search truth, you have to exceed the limitations of the human mind and heart and find it there within yourself."[br /]
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• "I have never said there is no God, I have said there is only God as it is manifest within you."[br /]
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• "We have invented God. The thinking created God for itself. That means, due to unhappiness, fear and depression we created something, called God. When you get rid of attachment, there will be love…"[br /]
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• "It is only in freedom, that anything can flourish, not in suppression, in control and discipline; these only corrupt."[br /]
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• "It is only in freedom, the fact of envy reveals its true color, its shape, its depth, its peculiarities; if suppressed, it will not reveal itself fully and freely."[br /]
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• "I am not talking for my benefit. Although I have talked for fifty-two years, I am not interested in talking. But I am interested to find out if you can also discover the same thing, so that your own life will be totally different, transformed,[br /]
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• so that you have no problems, no complexities, no strife or longing. That is the reason the speaker is talking, not for his own gratification, not for his own fulfillment."[br /]
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• "The world is me and I am the world". When I say me, you exist : both of us are there. The you and the I are the results of man’s misery, of selfishness, and so on – it is a result.[br /]
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• When one looks into the result, goes into it very, very deep, the insight brings about a quality in which you and I – who are the result – don’t exist."[br /]
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• "You cannot live if you do not die psychologically every minute. This is not an intellectual paradox. To live completely, wholly, every day as if it were a new loveliness, there must be dying to everything of yesterday, otherwise you live mechanically, and mechanical mind can never know what love is or what freedom is…"[br /]
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• "Knowledge is destructive to discovery. Knowledge is always in time, in the past; it can never bring freedom."[br /]
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• "Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a 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."[br /]
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• "No man from outside can make you free… No one holds the key to the Kingdom of Happiness. No one has the authority to hold that key. That key is within oneself, and in the development and the purification and in the incorruptibility of that ‘Self’ alone is the Kingdom of Eternity."[br /]
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• "If you are able to do that constantly, continuously, then every problem can be solved fundamentally, not superficially."[br /]
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• "Friendship can not flourish where there is envy, comparison, and possessiveness."[br /]
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• "Self-interest is the door that shuts the other out."[br /]
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• "If you discuss with limitations, you end up in limitation."[br /]
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• "What is based on knowledge is invention, not creation."[br /]
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• "Insight is not dependent on the intellect, knowledge, remembrance and time."[br /]
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• "The more simply we think of, the better the action, the best way of looking at things."[br /]
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• "Where there is division, there must be conflict."[br /]
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• "When sensation is given a shape, a form, then, at that very moment desire is born."[br /]
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• "When there is time (interval) in between sensation and thought, you will understand the nature of desire."[br /]
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• "If the good is related to the bad, then it is not good."[br /]
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• "Goodness and holistic way of living go together."[br /]
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• "Nature is a part of us."[br /]
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• "When you get rid of attachment, there will be love."[br /]
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• "To seek is to deny the truth that is right in front of you."[br /]
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• "Patience is time, impatience is not time."[br /]
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• "Thought is ever shaping, modifying, coloring according to a pattern of experience."[br /]
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• "Understanding is like a spring flowing from mountain, which makes its way breaking across the stones and dances. Just as the spring of mountain has tremendous strength, understanding has irresistible power and strength."[br /]
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• "The end of search lies in beholding the reality (Misery), and not in searching the opposite end (happiness) of reality of sorrow."[br /]
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• "Ego is only a memory-symbol, and in that way, it is dependent on part, little end product of ignorance. All your activities emerge from the center of ego."[br /]
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• "Life is a journey towards the unknown. An empty mind is useful in that journey rather than a mind filled with past."[br /]
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• "Guess is nothing more than direction indicating board."[br /]
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• "When all kinds of temptations have calmed down, that is simplicity, Gods grace is derived."[br /]
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• "To believe "I am not egoistic", is the biggest egoism."[br /]
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• "To see, one must have eyes, to hear one must have ears. If egoism has closed them, even after remaining in Sat Sang for eighty years, nothing will happen. To learn one must have humbleness, and to live with whatever has been learned, one must have boldness."[br /]
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• "You are undergoing continuous change, therefore keep continuous observation of yourself. Peaceful mind correctly observes the self."[br /]
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• "If I know, I am a fool, it is a beginning point of knowledge."[br /]
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• "Whatever you do, you cannot avoid death. Because death is inevitable."[br /]
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• "To go beyond thought is virtue and that virtue is heightened sensitivity, which is love. You cannot see and listen to the outside without wandering on to the inside."[br /]
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• "Not to seek is to find; and the finding is not in the future – it is there, where you don’t look. Out of silence look and listen."[br /]
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• "Self-knowledge—the knowledge of what you are ? The follower is the greatest curse."[br /]
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• "Love is that which does not demand a thing from another."[br /]
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• "Man is not a measure of himself."[br /]
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• "When goodness is connected with holiness, it is not a part of the past or of received opinion. It is not a conclusion, but a discovery."[br /]
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• "To understand each other, one must be clear about attention and observation."[br /]
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• "Who are you ? You are a bundle of all, that is put together by thought."[br /]
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• "When you look at something grand, immense, majestic for a second, you do not exist."[br /]
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• "More" is a part of sensation."[br /]
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• "When thought gives a form, a structure, an image to sensation, a second desire is born."[br /]
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• "We need to reeducate ourselves by being aware, seeing how we are caught in words."[br /]
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• "Thought cannot penetrate into the unknown, and so it can never discover or experience reality."[br /]
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• "Is life really worth living ? This wonderful earth, which is so much in abundance, so much rich, so … I wish to live on that earth. In this world, we have to live, which is the only inevitable reality."[br /]
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• "It may happen that you may not be possessive of clothings, buildings and friends, but there could be a hidden tendency within yourself with which you connect. That tendency swallows your heart and mind. You will remain in continuous conflicts and miseries, till such concealed poison is within yourself."[br /]
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• "Miseries do not teach wisdom, on the contrary, it turns one more dull. Except consequences of self-difference, miseries do not teach anything."[br /]
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• "To understand "what is", a minute mind and a very simple heart will be essential, because whatever is in constant movement is constantly alterable, and hence, if the mind is bound by any belief or knowledge, then it cannot catch the movement of "what is.""[br /]
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• "Without being grabbed into illusion, with due clarity and same mind pondering and thinking, so also, not according to beliefs and ideals, but capacity of thinking according to facts (realities) means knowledge."[br /]
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• "To see clearly, eyes should be free and cleared from, out of time and past. If the mind and heart shall be clean, there will be love within."[br /]
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• "You think more of death, rather than life. You have more interest in what shall happen after death, instead of what is happening in life. Death is not a question for him, who has real interest in life."[br /]
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• "Choice, in every form, is conflict. Contradiction is inevitable in choice. This contradiction, inner and outer breeds confusion and misery. To escape from this misery, Gods, beliefs, nationalism, commitment to various patterns of activities become compulsive necessities. Choice always breeds misery."[br /]
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• "Good works are not a substitute for love, and without love all activities leads to sorrow, noble or ignoble. The essence of affection is sensitivity and without it all worship is an escape from reality."[br /]
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• "When you call yourself an Indian or a Muslim or a Christian or a European, of mankind or anything else, you are being violent. Do you see why it is violent ? Because you are separating yourself from the rest."[br /]
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• "To concentrate is merely to resist, to build a wall around yourself, to protect an exclusive focusing on one idea, on a principle, a picture, or what you will. Tradition says you must go through that to find whatever you want to find. And when you see actually – and you can see it only if you are not committed to it and can look at it objectively – then you can discard it completely."[br /]
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• "One must discard it completely, for then the mind in the very discarding, becomes free and therefore intelligent, are aware, and not liable to be caught in illusions."[br /]
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• "Nonviolence has been preached over and over again, politically, religiously, by various leaders that you have had nonviolence. Nonviolence is not a fact, it is just an idea, a theory, a set of words; the actual fact is that you are violent. That is the fact. That is what it is. But we are not capable of understanding what is and this is why we create this nonsense called nonviolence.[br /]
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• And that gives rise to the conflict between ‘what is’ and ‘what should be’. All the while you are pursuing nonviolence you are sowing the seeds of violence."[br /]
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• "Freedom can only come about naturally, not through wishing, wanting, longing. Nor will you find it by creating an image of what you think it is. To come upon it the mind has to learn is to look at life, which is a vast movement, without the bondage of time, for freedom lies beyond, the field of consciousness."[br /]
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• "Relationship… is the mirror in which you discover yourself. Without relationship you are not; to be is to be related; to be related is existence. You exist only in relationship; otherwise you do not exist; existence has no meaning. It is not because of what you are that you come into existence. You exist because you are related; and it is the lack of understanding of relationship that causes conflict."[br /]
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• "If you really want to know yourself… you can follow without condemnation or justification, every movement of thought and feeling. As it arises you bring about tranquility which is not compelled, not regimented, but which is the outcome of having no problem, no contradiction. It is like the pool that becomes peaceful, quiet, on an evening when there is no wind; when the mind is still, then that which is immeasurable comes into being."[br /]
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• "A living mind is a still mind, a living mind is a mind that has no center and therefore no space and time. Such a mind is limitless and that is the only truth that is the only reality."[br /]
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• "Awareness is observation without condemnation. Awareness brings understanding because there is no condemnation or identification but silent observation."[br /]
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• "Death is extraordinarily like life when we know how to live."[br /]
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• "Patience is not time, impatience is time. Patience has no time."[br /]
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• "Reality is the interval between two thoughts."[br /]
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• "Truth is 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 contests of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection."[br /]
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• "Man has built in himself images as a fence of security, religious, political, personal."[br /]
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• "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 cause of our problems for they divide man from man.[br /]
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• 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."[br /]
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• "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 the entire mankind. So he is not an individual."[br /]
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• "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 times, 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."[br /]
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• "When man becomes aware of the movement of his own thoughts he will see the division between the thinker and thought, the observer and the observed, the experienced 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."[br /]
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• "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 is love, which is compassion and intelligence."[br /]
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• "Life is a constant flowing river. The challenge of life continuously demands a novel attitude. Life is a voyage into this unknown."[br /]
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• "We were aborigines before twenty five lacs years and today too, are aborigines."[br /]
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• "Life is a process of search, that search is not for a specific purpose, but is, to let the creative knowledge become free. It is a continuous process, which is far from beliefs, collection of thoughts and orthodox concepts or so called knowledge."[br /]
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• "We know, how to build a beautiful house, but we don’t know how to live within it happily."[br /]
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• "There are two methods of asking questions. One is: when you are at the peak of the pain, or when you are tired and in rest and question only with a rational view."[br /]
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• "Insight comes in a flash. That flash changes the whole style. It is never partial; the smallest degree of insight can understand the endlessness. Being unaffected by time, it is always new. The end of time means the beginning of power."[br /]
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• "When our hearts are empty, we embrace the things, thoughts and people."[br /]
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• "Concentration is the motion of love."[br /]
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• "Truth is present in everything, it is not far, it is not near, for permanence it is inhabited in itself."[br /]
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• "More significant is the quality of learning of mind, than what the mind is learning."[br /]
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• "Feelings without knowledge is only impulse, knowledge without feeling is powerless."[br /]
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• "I repeat that I have no disciples. Each one of you is a disciple who understands the truth and doesn’t follow any single person… The truth doesn’t give hope, it gives understanding.. I claim also that all ceremonials are superfluous for spiritual growth… When you want to search the truth, you have to exceed the limitations of the human mind and heart widely and find it there, and this truth is within yourself.[br /]
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• Isn’t it much simpler to make life itself a goal, instead of having messengers, gurus who must inevitably narrow the truth and thus deny it… I claim that liberation is possible at each stage of evolution for a human who understands, and that it is not necessary to worship the stages."[br /]
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• "The truth becomes narrowed and a toy for those who are weak, who are only temporarily dissatisfied. The truth cannot be lowered, but each one has to come up to it. You cannot take the top of the mountain into the valley."[br /]
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• "I have no disciples, no apostles, neither on earth nor in the mental realm. I’m not attracted by the temptation of money or the desire to have a comfortable life. If I wanted to have a comfortable life, I wouldn’t visit a camp, neither would I live in a wet country!"[br /]
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• "Every thought and feeling must flower for them to live and die; flowering of everything in you, the ambition, the greed, the hate, the joy, the passion; in the flowering there is their death and freedom. It is only in freedom that anything can flourish, not in suppression, in control and discipline; these only pervert, corrupt."[br /]
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• "To the so-called religious to be sensitive is to sin, an evil reserved for the worldly; to the religious the beautiful is temptation, to be resisted; it’s an evil distraction to be denied."[br /]
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• "To the monk, to the sanyasi, the senses are the way of pain, save thought, which must be dedicated to the God of their conditioning. But thought is of the senses. It is thought that puts together time and it is thought that makes sensitivity sinful. To go beyond thought is virtue and that virtue is heightened sensitivity, which is love. Love and there is no sin; love and do what you will and then there is no sorrow."[br /]
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• "The pitcher can never be filled. Meditation is like going to a well, the waters of which are inexhaustible, with a pitcher that is always empty. The pitcher can never be filled. What is important is the drinking of the waters and not how full the pitcher is. The pitcher must be broken to drink the water. The pitcher is the center, which is always seeking – and so it can never find.[br /]
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• Meditation is the blessing of this action. Seeking is a personal drive from the center – to attain, to belong, to hold. In inquiry there is freedom from the very beginning; looking is the freedom from the weight or yesterday."[br /]
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• "If one is the world, what does it mean to step out of the stream, and ‘who’ steps out of it? The stream is the constant struggle and misery of all human beings, whether communist, socialist or imperialist; it is the common ground on which we all stand. To be free of that, there is no ‘who’ that steps out of it; the mind has become something totally different."[br /]
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• "It is important to understand, not intellectually but ‘actually’ in your daily life, how you have built images about your wife, your husband, your neighbor, your child, your country, your leaders, your politicians, your Gods—you have nothing but images. The images create the space between you and what you observe and in the space there is conflict,[br /]
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• so what we are going to find out now together is whether it is possible to be free of the space we create, not only outside ourselves but in ourselves, the space which divides people in all their relationships."[br /]
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• "To concentrate implies bringing all of your energy to focus on a certain point; but thought wanders away and so you have a perpetual battle between the desire to concentrate, to give all your energy to look at a page, and the mind which is wandering, and which you try to control. Whereas, attention has no control, no concentration. It is complete attention, which means giving all your energy, your nerves, the capacity, the energy of the brain, your heart, everything, to attending."[br /]
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• "Freedom can only come about naturally, not through wishing, wanting, longing. Nor will you find it by creating an image of what you think it is. To come upon it, the mind has to learn to look at life, which is a vast movement, without the bondage of time, for freedom lies beyond the field of consciousness."[br /]
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• "Do you love anything? Your wife, your children, your so-called country; do you love the earth; love the beauty of a tree, the beauty of a person? Or are you so terribly self-centered that you never have any perception of anything at all? Love brings compassion. Compassion is not doing some social work. When you are asked most profound questions, which stir you up, you become negligent.[br /]
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• When I ask you a question of that kind, whether you love somebody, your faces are blank. And this is the result of your religion, of your devotion to your nonsensical gurus, your devotion to your leaders – not devotion, you are frightened, therefore you follow."[br /]
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"So ask yourself, if one may suggest it, walking along the path with you as a friend: do you know what love means? Love that does not demand a thing from another. Ask yourselves. It does not demand a thing from your wife, from your husband – nothing, physically, emotionally, intellectually is demanded from another. Not to follow another, not to have a concept, and pursue that concept. Because love is not jealousy, love has no power in the ordinary sense of that word. Love does not seek position, status, power. But it has its own capacity, its own skill, its own intelligence."[br /]
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• "Jealousy and envy nourish love, and relationship is held in its prison. When death takes away love, there is the photo in the frame or the image which memory keeps on revising or it is tightly held in belief. Generation after generation is bred upon this and sorrow goes on without an end.[br /]
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• Continuity of love is the stability and security in relationship, and in relationship there must be no change, for relationship is habit and in habit there is security and sorrow. To this unending machinery of pleasure and pain we cling and this thing is called love."[br /]
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• "One asks oneself then whether it is possible to come upon this thing without inviting, without waiting, without seeking or exploring – just for it to happen like a cool breeze that comes in when you leave the window open? You cannot invite the wind but you must leave the window open, which doesn’t mean you are in a state of waiting; that is another form of deception. It doesn’t mean you must open yourself to receive; that is another kind of thought."[br /]
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• "If you have read this book for a whole hour, attentively, that is meditation." "Meditation is a state of mind which looks at everything with complete attention, totally, not just part of it. And no one can teach you how to be attentive. Meditation is one of the greatest arts in life – perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from anybody. That is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore no authority. When you learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy, if you are aware of all that in yourself, without any choice, that is part of meditation. So meditation can take place when you are sitting in a bus or walking in the woods full of light and shadows, or listening to the singing of the birds or looking at the face of your wife or child."[br /]
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• "To be a real revolutionary requires a complete change of heart and mind, and how few want to free themselves. One cuts the surface roots; but to cut the deep feeding roots of mediocrity, success, needs something more than words, methods, compulsions. There seem to be few, but they are the real builders – the rest labor in vain."[br /]
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• "Thought is never new, for thought is the response of memory, experience, knowledge. Thought, because it is old, makes this thing, which you have looked at with delight and felt tremendously for the moment, old. From the old you derive pleasure, never from the new. There is no time in the new."[br /]
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• "The brain is not forcing itself to be quiet. If it is forcing itself to be quiet, then it is still in operation of the past. In that there is division, there is conflict; there is discipline and all the rest of it. But if the old brain understands, or sees the truth – that as long as it is in constant response to any stimulus, it must operate along the old lines – if the old brain sees the truth of that, then it becomes quiet. It is the truth that brings about quietness – not the intention to be quiet."[br /]
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• "Ideas have become far more important to us than action — ideas so cleverly expressed in books by the intellectuals in every field. The more cunning, the subtle, those ideas are the more we worship them and the books that contain them. We are those books; we are those ideas, so heavily conditioned are we by them. We are forever discussing ideas and ideals and dialectically offering opinions. Every religion has its dogma, its formula, its own scaffold to reach the gods, and when inquiring into the beginning of thought we are questioning the importance of this whole edifice of ideas. We have separated ideas from action because ideas are always of the past and action is always the present — that is, living is always the present. We are afraid of living and therefore the past, as ideas, has become so important to us."[br /]
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• "As long as there is a time interval between the observer and the observed, it creates friction and therefore there is a waste of energy. That energy is gathered to its highest point when the observer is the observed, in which there is no time interval at all. Then there will be energy without motive and it will find its own channel of action because then the "I" does not exist."[br /]
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• "The mind itself is petty, small, and by merely saying it is petty you haven’t dissolved its pettiness. You have to understand it, the mind has to recognize its own activities, and in the process of that recognition, in the awareness of the trivialities which it has consciously and unconsciously built, the mind becomes quiet. In that quietness is the creative state and ‘this’ is the factor which brings about transformation."[br /]
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• "It is desire that creates illusion – through desire one wants fulfillment, one hopes for something more. Unless you understand the whole nature and structure of desire, the mind will inevitably create illusion."[br /]
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• "Meditation is something that is not contrived, organized. It begins with the first step, which is to be free of all your psychological hurts, accumulated fears, anxiety, loneliness, despair, sorrow. That is the foundation, that is the first step, and the first step is the last step. If you take that first step, it is all over."[br /]
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• "When you go away from here, you will have various ideas about awareness, love, truth, fear, and all the rest of it. Those very ideas are going to prevent learning. But if you are aware a little bit, then you are learning and then intelligence can operate through learning in daily life."[br /]
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