Category: mind

More than those who hate you, more than all yo…

More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mind does greater harm.

Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent, Of …

Why are you unhappy? Because 99.9 percent, Of everything you think, And of everything you do, Is for yourself – And there isn’t one.

And when you talk about realization, accomplis…

And when you talk about realization, accomplishment for that matter enlightenment is that when you realize the fundamental essence of your mind.

A mind rich with innocence

Truth, the real God—the real God, not the God that man has
made—does not want a mind that has been destroyed, petty, shallow,
narrow, limited. It needs a healthy mind to appreciate it; it needs a
rich mind— rich, not with knowledge but with innocence—a mind upon which
there has never been a scratch of experience, a mind that is free from
time. The gods that you have invented for your own comforts accept
torture; they accept a mind that is being made dull. But the real thing
does not want it; it wants a total, complete human being whose heart is
full, rich, clear, capable of intense feeling, capable of seeing the
beauty of a tree, the smile of a child, and the agony of a woman who has
never had a full meal.

You have to have this extraordinary feeling, this sensitivity to
everything—to the animal, to the cat that walks across the wall, to the
squalor, the dirt, the filth of human beings in poverty, in despair. You
have to be sensitive—which is to feel intensely, not in any particular
direction, which is not an emotion which comes and goes, but which is to
be sensitive with your nerves, with your eyes, with your body, with
your ears, with your voice. You have to be sensitive completely all the
time. Unless you are so completely sensitive, there is no intelligence.
Intelligence comes with sensitivity and observation.

– Jiddu Krishnamurti – The Book of Life

The animals are at a level prior to thinking. …

The animals are at a level prior to thinking. They haven’t lost themselves in thought. We rise above thinking and then we meet them again, where we’re both in no-thought. There’s a deep connection.

I gaze on myself In the stream’s emerald flow …

I gaze on myself
In the stream’s emerald flow
Or sit on a boulder by a cliff.
My mind, a lonely cloud,
Leans on nothing,
Needs nothing
From the world and its endless events.

Attachment to views is the greatest impediment…

Attachment to views is the greatest impediment to the spiritual path.

When you have learned, through discipline, to …

When you have learned, through discipline, to simplify your life, and so practiced the mindfulness of meditation, and through it loosened the hold of aggression, clinging, and negativity on your whole being, the wisdom of insight can slowly dawn. And in the all-revealing clarity of its sunlight, this insight can show you, distinctly and directly, both the subtlest workings of your own mind and the nature of reality.

If the mind is not contrived, it is spontaneou…

If the mind is not contrived, it is spontaneously blissful, just as water, when not agitated, is by nature transparent and clear.

The mind’s capacity is limitless, and it…

The mind’s capacity is limitless, and its manifestations are inexhaustible. Seeing forms with your eyes, hearing sounds with your ears, smelling odors with your nose, tasting flavors with your tongue, every movement or state is all your mind.