Sayings of J. Krishnamurti
Topic: Buddha And His Teachings
(1) John. E. Coleman asked Krishnamurti: ''Which of the great religious leaders came closest to teaching and realizing the ultimate truth ?'' Krishnamurti replied - ''Oh! the Buddha ..... the Buddha comes closer to the basic truths and facts of life than any other. Although I am not myself a buddhist, of course''.
-Living and dying
from moment to moment by Susunaga Weeraperuma, Motilal Banarsidass,
(2) ''If the Buddha
talked to me I would say ''Sir, I listen to you because I love you.
I don't want to get anywhere because I see what you say is true, and
I love you''. That's all. That has transformed everything.''
''No body listened
to Him, that is why there is Buddhism.''
-Krishnamurti. Way of Intelligence, Chapter 2 Part3, (3rd Seminar Madras 16 Jan 1981).
(3) ''I could feel
the vibration of the Lord Buddha...''
-Krishnamurti's own account of the pepper tree experience in Ojai as quoted in 'The years of awakening' by Mary Lutyens Avon books ,USA 1991. Page 169.
in my heart there has been a continual thought of Lord Buddha. I was
in such a state that I had to sit down and meditate......''
-Letter written by Krishnamurti as quoted in 'The years of awakening' by Mary Lutyens Avon books USA 1991 Page 125.
(5) ''Look Sir,
perhaps the Buddha may have seen that intelligence is not thought. The
other have spoken of how to suppress thought, control it. To them that
is meditation... listen the Buddha might have said there is intelligence
that has nothing to do with thought. The rest of them read it or heard
it, they translated that or repeated that.''
-J. Krishnamurti, Rishi valley 30 Dec 1980 (The way of intelligence Chap. 6 Part 3)
- J Krishnamurti
'The immortal friend'
Ommen : Star publishing Trust 1928, Pages 8-10 also quoted in 'J Krishnamurti as I knew him ' by Susunaga Weeraperuma, Motilal Banarsidass-1996, Pages 181-183.