35 Inspiring Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes To Change Your Mind

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Jiddu Krishnamurti was a philosopher, speaker, and writer. He was also known as a spiritual teacher. He was born on 11 May 1895 in British India.

He said that the purpose of education is to learn about life by understanding oneself and the world around us. The ultimate goal is to become sensitive, intelligent, and clear-minded so that we can make choices that are right for our own welfare and happiness without harming others.

Krishnamurti’s teachings cover such topics as how the mind creates problems, solving conflict between people or groups, understanding relationships, developing awareness of one’s own thoughts and feelings so that we can know ourselves better, and becoming aware of our conditioning patterns, so we do not pray to them.

His most inspirational quotes will help you change your thinking to overcome burdens of fear, anger, and hurt.

35 Inspiring Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes

“The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If you begin to understand what you are without trying to change it, then what you are undergoes a transformation.” ― 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

“The ability to observe without evaluating is the highest form of intelligence.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The more you know yourself, the more clarity there is. Self-knowledge has no end – you don’t come to an achievement, you don’t come to a conclusion. It is an endless river.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“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.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“You have to question everything that man has accepted as valuable, as necessary.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Order cannot possibly be brought about through conformity to a pattern, under any circumstances.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“So, while you are young you must begin to find out what is this strange thing called happiness. That is an essential part of education.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To have intelligence there must be freedom, and you cannot be free if you are constantly being urged to become like some hero, for then the hero is important and not you.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is truth that liberates, not your effort to be free.” ― 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

“If we can really understand the problem, the answer will come out of it, because the answer is not separate from the problem.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“This is my secret. I don’t mind what happens.” ― 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

“Happiness is strange; it comes when you are not seeking it. When you are not making an effort to be happy, then unexpectedly, mysteriously, happiness is there, born of purity, of a loveliness of being.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To understand ourselves needs no authority either of yesterday or of a thousand years because we are living things, always moving, flowing, never resting.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Teaching is not the mere imparting of knowledge but the cultivation of an inquiring mind.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“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.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When we talk about understanding, surely it takes place only when the mind listens completely – the mind being your heart, your nerves, your earswhen you give your whole attention to it.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Die to everything of yesterday so that your mind is always fresh, always young, innocent, full of vigour and passion.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Thought is so cunning, so clever, that it distorts everything for its own convenience.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Real learning comes about when the competitive spirit has ceased.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Follow the wandering, the distraction, find out why the mind has wandered; pursue it, go into it fully. When the distraction is completely understood, then that particular distraction is gone. When another comes, pursue it also.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“To understand yourself is the beginning of wisdom.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“When you once see something as false which you have accepted as true, as natural, as human, then you can never go back to it.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“The ending is the beginning, and the beginning is the first step, and the first step is the only step.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is a great art to have an abundance of knowledge and experience – to know the richness of life, the beauty of existence, the struggles, the miseries, the laughter, the tears – and yet keep your mind very simple; and you can have a simple mind only when you know how to love.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“But if you have no relationship with the living things on this earth, you may lose whatever relationship you have with humanity.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“What you are the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“If, living in the world, you refuse to be a part of it, you will help others out of this chaos – not in the future, not tomorrow, but now.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

“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 somethingand it is only such love that can know freedom.” ― Jiddu Krishnamurti

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