The Buddha - Vipassana - J. Krishnamurti

(Research Study)

You Are Your Own Master
Be A Light Unto Yourself


You must know for yourself, directly, the truth of yourself and you cannot realize it through another, however great. There is no authority that can reveal it.

– Authentic Report of Sixteen Talks given in 1945 & 1946
…p. 85.

You yourself have to be the master and the pupil. The moment you acknowledge another as a master and yourself as a pupil, you are denying truth. There is no master, no pupil, in the search for truth.

– Krishnamurti’s Talks Benares-India 1949 (Verbatim Report) p.37

You must understand it, go into it, examine it, give your heart and your mind, with everything that you have, to find out a way of living differently. That depends on you, and not on someone else, because in this there is no teacher, no pupil; there is no leader; there is no guru; there is no Master, no Saviour. You yourself are the teacher and the pupil; you are the Master; you are the guru; you are the leader; you are everything.

– Talks by Krishnamurti in U.S.A 1966 p.73

If you are very clear, if you are inwardly a light unto yourself, you will never follow anyone.

– Krishnarnurti’s Talks Benares – India 1949
(Verbatim Report) p.38.


Atta hi attano natho
atta hi attano gati;

– Dhammapada – 380

You are your own master,
you make your own future.

Attadipa Viharath Attasarana Anannasarana
Dhammadipa Dhammasarana Anannasarana

– Digha Nikaya, maha parinibbana sutta

Abide with oneself as an island, with oneself as a refuge.
Abide with the Dhamma as an island, with the Dhamma
as a refuge. Seek not for an external refuge.