:(K had great compassion for the suffering humanity. His life is a sterling example of love for all-human beings, wild life, birds, reptiles and plants.)
” When he entered my room I said to myself ‘Surely the Lord of Love has come’…. ”.
-Kahlil Gibran (poet and mystic) on K.
For some time again there was silence. Then Krishnaji turned to his personal physician, Dr Parchure, and G. Narayan and asked them, “What do you say to this statement that perception of the total is immediate? That time is not necessary. Preparation is not necessary. Do you ask, ‘What am I to do? What is the next instruction?’ To which the reply would be ‘listen.’ Have you listened accurately to that statement? Time, preparation, the whole process of evolution is unnecessary. If you so listen, you have the whole perception.”
He turned to me. “So, Pupulji, the fact is, our whole attitude is based on evolution-becoming, growing, achieving, ultimately reaching. I think that basic assumption is radically false.”
“I see the truth of that. I can listen to that without a ripple in consciousness,” I said.
“If you so listen, what takes place?” Quietness flowed. Out of great depth Krishnaji spoke. “What takes place if the Buddha says to me, ‘ending of sorrow is the bliss of compassion’? I am one of his audience. I don’t examine this statement. I don’t translate the statement into my way of thinking. I am only in a state of acute total attention of listening. There is nothing else. Because that statement has enormous truth, tremendous truth. That is enough. Then, I would ask the Buddha, ‘I am not capable of that intense capacity of listening, so please help me,’ and the response is, ‘First listen to what I am saying. There is no outside agency that the mind or thought have invented.’ But I am frightened, for I see it means giving up everything that I cling to. So, I ask, ‘How am I to be detached?’ The moment I say ‘how,’ I am lost. He says, ‘Be detached,’ but I am not listening. I have great reverence for him. but I am not listening. Because attachment has a tremendous place in my life. So, he says, ‘Throw it out, throw it out, in one instant.” He paused for a long time. “The moment you have perception into the fact you are free of the fact.”
“Is it a question of seeing the totality of that statement of the Buddha, ‘be detached,’ without the words?” I asked.
“Of course, the word is not the thing. The statement, the flowering is not the thing. There must be freedom from the word. Intensity of listening is the crux of it,” Krishnaji said.
“What is it that gives one that intensity?” I probed.
“Nothing.” The statement was absolute. “Our whole way of thinking is based on becoming, evolving. It has nothing whatsoever to do with enlightenment.
“The mind is heavily conditioned. It does not listen. K says something totally true. Something immovable, irrevocable, and it has tremendous weight, like a river with volumes of water behind it. But X does not listen to that extraordinary statement.
-Pg 374-375, biography of K by Pupul Jayakar.
….It’s compassion and there is no illusion in it. You want to know the truth in one minute Sir ? It’s compassion and there is no illusion in it……
-K, as mentioned in the book ‘The River meets the Ocean’ by G Narayan.
The flowering of love is meditation.
-Pg 41, meditations
Sabbe satta sukhi hontu, sabbe hontu ca khemino; sabbe bhadrani passantu, ma kinci dukkhamagama.
May all beings be happy may all beings be secure; May all beings attain well-being, may none suffer from misery.
Sukhino va khemino hontu, sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta Ye keci panabhutatthi tasa va thavara va anavasesa; Digha va ye mahanta va, majjhima rassaka anuka-thula. Dittha va yeva adittha, ye ca dure vasanti avidure ; Bhuta va sambhavesi va, sabbe satta bhavantu sukhitatta. Mata yatha niyam puttam, ayusa ekaputtamanurakkhe; Evampi sabbabhutesu, manasam bhavaye aparimanam. Mettanca sabbalokasmim manasam bhavaye aparimanam; Uddham adho ca tiriyanca, asambadham averamasapattam. Tittham caram nisinno va, sayano va yavatassa vigatamiddho; Etam satim adhittheyya, brahmametam viharamidhamahu. Ditthinca anupagamma, silava dassanena sampanno; Kamesu vineyya gedham, na hi jatu gabbhaseyyam punareti ti.
“May all beings be joyful and secure; may they be happy within themselves.” Whatever living beings there be, without exception, movable or immovable, long or huge, medium or small, subtle or gross. Visible or invisible, dwelling far or near; born or coming to birth, may all beings be happy within themselves. Just as a mother protects her only child, even at the risk of her own life; similarly let him develop boundless Metta (love) towards all beings. Let his thoughts of boundless Metta (Love) pervade the entire Universe; above, below and across, without any obstruction, hatred or enimity. Whether he stands, walks or sits, or lies down, as long as he is awake; he should develop his mindfulness towards infinite Metta, (Love) this is called the Brahma dwelling here (Metta BrahmaVihara). Such a person does not fall into any philosophical entanglements, he gets established in Sila (Morality) and Insight; he removes sensual cravings, he never takes birth in the womb again.
-from the Loving-Kindness Discourse
[This loving-kindness, compassion and love (metta) is not an intellectual exercise. It is actual – experiential. Happiness and love are the hallmarks of a calm, pure, serene and equanimous mind. A pure mind is a mind full of love for one and all – naturally. A liberated mind is a state of perpetual loving friendliness, compassion, equanimous joy and detatchment].
This sense of affection, this love, this quality cannot be cultivated, cannot be practised, cannot be brought about; but it must happen as naturally as breathing, as fully with great joy and delight as the sunset.
-Talks by Krishnamurti in india 1965 p.36