Famous Jiddu Krishnamurti Quotes: A Revolutionary Philosopher on Spiritual Matters

Today we will share some wonderful Krishnamurti Quotes with you to get you inspired for the week ahead. These quotes are designed to remind us of the deeper truths of life, as well as inspire and uplift you.

Krishnamurti was a sickly child, discovered by a prominent member of the Theosophical Society at age 14 and perceived as being a future world leader. He was tutored and schooled by the society into his mid-twenties. But after an intense awakening experience of his own, he broke with the Society, saying that ‘truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect.’

Despite making a break with a particular organisation, Krishnamurti continued to speak all over the world, and formed relationships with many notable leaders. His works are available in many books. 

One thing to always keen in mind though is that the teachings are much more important than the teacher.  So forget the teacher if you have to, but always remember the teachings.

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Krishnamurti Quote 1

Meditation is not something that you practise for an hour or ten minutes and the rest of the day do your mischief. Meditation is the whole of life and that is the beauty of meditation, it is not something set aside, it covers and enters into all our activities and to all our thoughts and feelings. So it is not something that you practise or give attention to once a day or three times a day or ten times a day and the rest of the day live a life that is shoddy, neurotic, mischievous, violent. – Krishnamurti

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Krishnamurti Quote 2

You learn a great deal by watching, watching the things about you, watching the birds, the tree, watching the heavens, the stars, the constellation of Orion, the Dipper, the Evening star. You learn just by watching not only the things around you but also by watching people, how they walk, their gestures, the words they use, how they are dressed. – Krishnamurti

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Krishnamurti Quote 3 

I must love the very thing I am studying. If you want to understand a child, you must love and not condemn him. You must play with him, watch his movements, his idiosyncrasies, his ways of behavior; but if you merely condemn, resist or blame him, there is no comprehension of the child. Similarly, to understand what is, one must observe what one thinks, feels and does from moment to moment. That is the actual. – Krishnamurti


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Krishnamurti Quote 4

To understand yourself is to understand the giver of values. Without understanding yourself, there is no renunciation of the world; without self-knowledge there can be only escape, called renunciation, which gives birth to endless problems and miseries. – Krishnamurti

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Krishnamurti Quote 5

The constant assertion of belief is an indication of fear. – Krishnamurti

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Hope you enjoyed these quotes from J. Krishnamurti. 

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4 replies
  1. Gail
    Gail says:

    What Self escape does is bring misery…renunciation??? What is that? How can one end the cycle? God is not separate,
    I feel I know my Self yet no one else does… as though my purpose has a greater meaning bringing knowledge to others… almost a martyr. I feel that is awfully bold.

  2. Shobha
    Shobha says:

    These are very useful quotes . The one on meditation is the best guidance to be a real meditater . How to handle a child is amazing!!


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