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Jiddu Krishnamurti Thoughts On Meditation

Thoughts of Jiddu Krishnamurti on Meditation. He captures the true essence of meditation as explained in the Upanishads and other Hindu scriptures. Modern meditation techniques and schools of meditation might find these thoughts difficult to digest. 

Meditation is one of the greatest arts in life – perhaps the greatest, and one cannot possibly learn it from anybody. That is the beauty of it. It has no technique and therefore no authority. When you learn about yourself, watch yourself, watch the way you walk, how you eat, what you say, the gossip, the hate, the jealousy – if you are aware of all that in yourself, without any choice, that is part of meditation.

A meditative mind is silent. It is not the silence which thought can conceive of; it is not the silence of a still evening; it is the silence when thought – with all its images, its words and perceptions – has entirely ceased. This meditative mind is the religious mind – the religion that is not touched by the church, the temples or by chants.

The religious mind is the explosion of love. It is this love that known no separation. To it, far is near. It is not the one or the many, but rather that state of love in which all division ceases. Like beauty, it is not the measure of words. From this silence alone the meditative mind acts.




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