Meditation: Krishnamurti’s Notebook

It was a lovely evening, the sky was clear and in spite of city light, the stars were brilliant; though the tower was flooded with light from all sides, one could see the distant horizon and down below patches of light were on the river; though there was the everlasting roar of traffic, it was a peaceful evening. Meditation crept on one like a wave covering the sands. It was not a meditation which the brain could capture in its net of memory; it was something to which the total brain yielded without any resistance. It was a meditation that went far beyond any formula, method; method and formula and repetition destroy meditation. In its movement it took everything in, the stars, the noise, the quiet and the stretch of water. But there was no meditator; the meditator, the observer must cease for meditation to be. The breaking up of the meditator is also meditation; but when the meditator ceases then there’s an altogether different meditation.

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10 thoughts on “Meditation: Krishnamurti’s Notebook

      1. Thank you, I am a fan of Krishnamurti’s books after a friend lent me “On Relationship” several years ago. But I would love to look into his other work that I can access online if you know of any! Thanks so much.

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  1. I’ve read his Notebook and was struck by how it differs from his other books which are mostly transcriptions of his talks. I was lucky to hear him talk with David Bohm in the UK. Must have been in the 80s I think.

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      1. Yes, he’s similar to Eckhart Tolle in some ways. You have to do it yourself without relying on the external shell of religion. I call it spirituality without religion! The Buddha said something similar. Be a light unto yourself!

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      2. Yes I’ve read Eckhart Tolle too, very interesting. Do share any interesting reading that you come across: books, authors etc. One very interesting writer I’ve recently come across is Toni Packer.

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