Jiddu Krishnamurti Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old jiddu krishnamurti quotes, jiddu krishnamurti sayings, and jiddu krishnamurti proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

All tradition is merely the past.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Contentment is never the outcome of fulfillment, of achievement, or of the possession of things; it is not born of action or inaction. It comes with the fullness of what is, not in the alteration of it.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

iolence is not merely killing another. It is violence when we use a sharp word, when we make a gesture to brush away a person, when we obey because there is fear.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

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

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Whenever an emotion overtakes you, if even once you can just be without moving your body, without co-operatin with your emotion you wil be liberated from that emotion.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Tradition, long conditioned thinking, can bring about a fixation, a concept that one readily accepts, perhaps not with a great deal of thought.     

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

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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

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

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

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Intelligence is not discernment and judgment or critical evaluation.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

In obedience there is always fear, and fear darkens the mind.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The Guru cannot awaken you; all that he can do is to point out what is.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Authority in its very nature prevents the full awareness of oneself and therefore ultimately destroys freedom; in freedom alone can there be creativeness.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

To seek fulfillment is to invite frustration.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

The fact is one thing and the idea about the fact is another.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Without an integrated understanding of life, our individual and collective problems will only deepen and extend. The purpose of education isn't to produce mere scholars, technicians and job hunters, but integrated men and women who are free of fear; for only between such human beings can there be enduring peace.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

There must be a certain amount of imitation, copying, in outward technique, but when there is inward, psychological imitation surely we cease to be creative.     

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In nothingness, there is everything, energy. The ending is a beginning.     

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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

Jiddu Krishnamurti

There is no partial sensitivity; either it is the state of one's whole being, total consciousness or it is not there at all      

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Is there an observation which is not the instrument of thought?     

Jiddu Krishnamurti