K on 'Love'
shall know that state of love only when jealousy, envy, possessiveness,
domination, come to an end; and as long as we possess, we shall never
Talks 1949-1950 (Verbatim Report) ... India p.97
things of the mind are jealousy, envy, ambition, the desire to be
somebody, to achieve success. These things of the mind fill your hearts,
and then you say you love; but how can you love when you have all
these confusing elements in you? When there is smoke, how can there
be a pure flame? Love is not a thing of the mind; and love is the
only solution to our problems.
Talks 1949-1950 (Verbatim Report) ... India p.98
man who knows how to split the atom but has no love in his heart becomes
and the Significance of Life p.19
you have no love, do what you will - go after all the gods on earth,
do all the social activities, try to reform the poor, the politics,
write books, write poems - you are a dead human being. And without
love your problems will increase, multiply endlessly. And with love,
do what you will, there is no risk; there is no conflict. Then love
is the essence of virtue. And a mind that is not in a state of love,
is not a religious mind at all.
by Krishnamurti in India 1965 p.73
sense of affection, this love, this quality cannot be cultivated,
cannot be practised, cannot be brought about; but it must happen as
naturally as breathing, as fully with great joy and delight as the
by Krishnamurti in india 1965 p.36
is: dying every day. Love is not memory, love is not thought. Love
is not a thing that continues as duration in time. And, through observation,
one must die to the continuity of everything. Then there is love;
and with love, there comes creation.
by Krishnamurti in India 1965 p.48
I realise the state of my own mind. I see that-it is instrument of
sensation and desire and that it is mechanically caught up in routine.
Such a mind is incapable of ever receiving or feeling the new for
the new must obviously be something beyond sensation-which is always
the old. So this mechanical process with it's sensations has to come
to an end, has it not? Karma is not an ever- enduring chain; it is
a chain that can be broken at any time. What was done yesterday can
be undone today; there's no permanent continuance of anything. Continuance
can and must be dissipated through the understanding of its process.
So when you SEE this process, when you are really aware of it without
opposition, without a sense of temptation, without resistance, without
justifying or judging it then you will discover that the mind is capable
of receiving the new and that the new is never a sensation therefore
it can never be recognized, re-experienced. It is a state of being
in which creativeness comes without invitation, without memory and
that is reality. That which is unnameable cannot be recognised. It
is not a sensation.
you will find there comes love that is not sensation, intelligence
that is not of time or of thought process and it is only that, that
can resolve this immense and complex problem of sorrow... .and to
have the capacity of freedom that can come upon that thing that is
sacred and from there move to something that may be timeless.