Jiddu Krishnamurti

(born in India in 1895 - died in the United States in 1986)

Krishnamurti

"Do you want to know my secret?" asked Jiddu Krishnamurti
"I don't mind what happens"

"The description is not the described; I can describe the mountain, but the description is not the mountain, and if you are caught up in the description, as most people are, then you will never see the mountain"

"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.”

"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."

"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.”

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

"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.”