K on ‘Love’
We shall know that state of love only when jealousy, envy, possessiveness, domination, come to an end; and as long as we possess, we shall never love.
-Krishnamurti’s Talks 1949-1950 (Verbatim Report) … India p.97
The things of the mind are jealousy, envy, ambition, the desire to be somebody, to achieve success. These things of the mind fill your hearts, and then you say you love; but how can you love when you have all these confusing elements in you? When there is smoke, how can there be a pure flame? Love is not a thing of the mind; and love is the only solution to our problems.
-Krishnamurti’s Talks 1949-1950 (Verbatim Report) … India p.98
The man who knows how to split the atom but has no love in his heart becomes a monster.
-Education and the Significance of Life p.19
If you have no love, do what you will – go after all the gods on earth, do all the social activities, try to reform the poor, the politics, write books, write poems – you are a dead human being. And without love your problems will increase, multiply endlessly. And with love, do what you will, there is no risk; there is no conflict. Then love is the essence of virtue. And a mind that is not in a state of love, is not a religious mind at all.
-Talks by Krishnamurti in India 1965 p.73
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
Love is: dying every day. Love is not memory, love is not thought. Love is not a thing that continues as duration in time. And, through observation, one must die to the continuity of everything. Then there is love; and with love, there comes creation.
-Talks by Krishnamurti in India 1965 p.48
Now I realise the state of my own mind. I see that-it is instrument of sensation and desire and that it is mechanically caught up in routine. Such a mind is incapable of ever receiving or feeling the new for the new must obviously be something beyond sensation-which is always the old. So this mechanical process with it’s sensations has to come to an end, has it not? Karma is not an ever- enduring chain; it is a chain that can be broken at any time. What was done yesterday can be undone today; there’s no permanent continuance of anything. Continuance can and must be dissipated through the understanding of its process. So when you SEE this process, when you are really aware of it without opposition, without a sense of temptation, without resistance, without justifying or judging it then you will discover that the mind is capable of receiving the new and that the new is never a sensation therefore it can never be recognized, re-experienced. It is a state of being in which creativeness comes without invitation, without memory and that is reality. That which is unnameable cannot be recognised. It is not a sensation.
Then you will find there comes love that is not sensation, intelligence that is not of time or of thought process and it is only that, that can resolve this immense and complex problem of sorrow… .and to have the capacity of freedom that can come upon that thing that is sacred and from there move to something that may be timeless.