Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Krishnamurti Quote of the Day

Schonreid, Switzerland | 1985

Q: I want to put a simple question: for this glimpse of the complete comprehension, can there not be the work of preparation?

K: Of course not.

Q: Say you read something, you read some sayings of K; you need your intellectual process to read, don't you?

K: Of course, sir, wait a minute, wait a bit, careful. I read; am I really reading or am I reading behind the word?

Q: Well that is the question I wanted to ask.

K: Wait, wait. Listen, listen. I can read a really good detective story, I mean a good one, quickly; it is all boy, girl, traitors, you know, the good old game, a lot of sex to skip. But here I am reading what lies behind the word; I am also listening to the sound of the word; and to my own brain translating what is being said to suit myself. So I say; "Look at what you are doing. You are not listening, you are not learning, but accomodating, adjusting to what is being said." I stop immediately. I wont read. So I penetrate that. I stop reading: I go and watch and say: "What am I doing? I am translating something which I have read according to what suits me." So I am back to myself. Self-interest is in operation. So I say, "Look what I am doing." I never stop watching.

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