Quote Vadis – Quote by J Krishnamurti

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“There are various schools, in India and further East, where they
teach methods of meditation — it is really most appalling. It means
training the mind mechanically; it therefore ceases to be free and does
not understand the problem.

So when we use the word ‘meditation’ we do not mean something
that is practiced. We have no method. Meditation means awareness: to be
aware of what you are doing, what you are thinking, what you are
feeling, aware without any choice, to observe, to learn. Meditation is
to be aware of one’s conditioning, how one is conditioned by the society
in which one lives, in which one has been brought up, by the religious
propaganda — aware without any choice, without distortion, without
wishing it were different. Out of this awareness comes attention, the
capacity to be completely attentive. Then there is freedom to see things
as they actually are, without distortion. The mind becomes unconfused,
clear, sensitive. Such meditation brings about a quality of mind that is
completely silent — of which quality one can go on talking, but it will
have no meaning unless it exists.”

Jiddu Krishnamurti, a renowned writer and speaker on philosophical and spiritual subjects. His subject matter included: psychological revolution, the nature of the mind, meditation, human relationships, and bringing about positive change in society. He constantly stressed the need for a revolution in the psycheof every human being and emphasized that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.

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Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895-1986)