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"How strong is the newborn leaf in spring, so vulnerable, so easily destroyed. Vulnerability is the essence of virtue. Virtue is never strong; it cannot stand the glare of respectability and the vanity of the intellect. Virtue is not a mechanical continuity of an idea, of thought in habit. The strength of virtue is that it is easily destroyed to be reborn again anew. Strength and virtue go together for neither can exist without the other. They can only survive in emptiness."
J. Krishnamurti Krishnamurti's Notebook Part 5 Rome and Florence 27th September to 18th October 1961
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In silence, time stops ...
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Beautiful quotes, thanks for sharing, French touch and matsqqqq.
"Meditation is not a means to an end; it is both the means and the end."
"The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge is always within the shadow of ignorance. Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence."
Found this one via Twitter. Anyone who can check its source?
"There is no such thing as psychological survival. When there is this desire to survive or to fulfil you are psychologically creating a situation which not only separates but which is totally unreal. Psychologically you cannot be separate from another. And this desire to be separate psychologically is the very source of danger and destruction. Each person asserting himself threatens his own existence."
J. Krishnamurti Letters to Schools Volume One Introduction
http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/krishnamur … =330&w
These remind me of why I got into this in the first place...
"Anything I do to help would only add to your misery--that is all. By continuing to listen to me you merely heap one more misery upon those you already have." --UG Krishnamurti
"Leaders destroy the followers and the followers destroy the leaders. You have to be your own teacher and your own disciple."
J. Krishnamurti Freedom from the Know
"Don't take notes sir, please apply it to yourself, not notes, for god's sake! What is the matter with all of you? When somebody tells you, he loves you, do you take notes? (Laughter) That is what I am telling you, sir. I am telling you I love you, and you say, 'Yes sir, very interesting' (laughter), or, you think about something else. Oh, you people." JK
"...one day a teacher who has been giving sermons for many years before a small and elect audience, one day as he got onto the platform, he saw a little bird come and sit on the porch or the window, on the sill, and it began to sing; and it sang for several minutes. At the end of it, it flew away, and the teacher said, 'This morning's sermon is over'. I wish we could do the same here now! (Laughter) That would be lovely, wouldn't it? At least it would be for me." Krishnamurti
whatever we choose is born out of our confusion, consequently is also confusing.
"I don't have any thoughts which I can call my own--not one thought, not one word, not one experience." UG Krishnamurti
Anything that ain't a mystery is just guesswork
Some people are so lazy the only exercise they get is jumping to conclusions.
"Are there really men without emotions?" Master Hui asked Master Chuang.
"Yes," said Master Chuang.
"If a man has no emotions," asked Master Hui, "how can he be called a man?"
The Way gives him an appearance," said Master Chaung, "and heaven gives him a form. How can he not be called a man?"
"Since he is called a man," said Master Hui, "how can it be that he has no emotions?"
"That is not what I mean by emotions," said Master Chuang. "what I mean by having no emotions is to say that a man should not inwardly harm his person with 'good' and 'bad,' but rather should accord with the spontaneous and not add to life."
"If he does not add to life," said Master Hui, "how can his person exist?"
"The Way gives him an appearance," said Master Chuang, "and heaven gives him a form. He does not inwardly harm his person with preferences and aversions. Now you, sir, dissipate your spirit and expend your essence by leaning against a tree while you mutter or by dozing over your study table. Heaven granted you form, sir, but you go on babbling about 'hard' and 'white'."
From wandering on the Way by Mair Page 49-50
"Joan Wilder.....THE JOAN WILDER?"
"Nobody listened to the Buddha. That's why we have Buddhism." Krishnamurti, Fire in the Mind
All is clear. I alone am clouded. (Tao Te Ching)
Donít chase after peopleís approval.
Donít depend on your plans.
Donít make decisions;
Let decisions make themselves.
Free yourself of concepts;
Donít believe what you think.
Embody the inexhaustible.
Wander beyond all paths.
Second book of the tao
Don't quote others. No authority means no authority.
When you know yourself, your motives, your intentions, your hidden ambitions, desires, fears you'll then know the whole world, it's intentions, motives, ambitions, fears for you are the world.
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