Quote of the Day

by Jiddu Krishnamurti

Questioner: Is there no such thing as creative thinking?

Krishnamurti: It would be rather vain to consider what is creativeness. If we were aware of our conditioning, then the truth of this would bring about creative being. To speculate upon creative being is a hindrance; all speculation is a hindrance to understanding. Only when the mind is simple - purged of all self-deception and cunning, cleansed of all accumulation - is there the real. The purgation of the mind is not an act of will nor the outcome of imitative compulsion. Awareness of what is is liberating.

Ojai, California
Fifth Talk in The Oak Grove, 1946