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J Krishnamurti Thoughts on Love

Jiddu Krishnamurti, a renowned philosopher, and spiritual teacher, spoke extensively on the topic of love. Here are some quotes attributed to him on the subject:

The demand to be safe in relationship inevitably breeds sorrow and fear. This seeking for security is inviting insecurity. Most of us want the security of loving and being loved, but is there love when each one of us is seeking his own security, his own particular path?

It seems to me that one thing is absolutely necessary and that is passion without motive – passion that is not the result of some commitment or attachment, passion that is not lust. A man who does not know what passion is will never know love because love can come into being only when there is total self-abandonment.

Love is something that is new, fresh, alive. It has no yesterday, and no tomorrow. It is beyond the turmoil of thought. It is only the innocent mind which knows what love is, and the innocent mind can live in the world which is not innocent.

J Krishnamurti
(Source: Freedom from the known - Excerpts from Chapter X - Love)

"The highest form of intelligence is the ability to observe without evaluating."

"Love is a state of being, not a state of mind."

"The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom."

"To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something, and not to ask that love be measured."

"When there is love, there is no duty, no responsibility."

"Love is never personal; love is the quality of relationship."

"Love is not an idea, the remembrance of pleasure. It cannot be cultivated by thought."

"To love is to be vulnerable, to expose ourselves to the possibility of pain."

"In the light of love, everything is transformed."

"Love is like a flame. It has its heat, its warmth, its passion, its tenderness, its destructiveness. But the mere knowledge of its attributes will never make one understand it."

"Love is the absence of all division."

"Love is not to be divided from hate by resistance and struggle, for in this there is only the strengthening of hate."

"Love is a state in which thought is not, and therefore love is meditation."

"To understand the whole process of oneself is the beginning of wisdom."

"Love is a state of being which comes into being when there is no hate, no envy; it is because love is not the opposite of hate that it is not the outcome of thought."

These quotes reflect Krishnamurti's profound insights into the nature of love as a transformative force that goes beyond mere sentimentality or romantic attachment.