17146Jiddu Krishnamurti on Meditation
- May 1, 2010What is important in meditation is the quality
of the mind and the heart. It is not what you
achieve, or what you say you attain, but rather
the quality of a mind that is innocent and
vulnerable. Through negation there is the positive
state. Merely to gather, or to live in, experience,
denies the purity of meditation.
Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both
the means and the end. The mind can never be made
innocent through experience. It is the negation
of experience that brings about that positive state
of innocency which cannot be cultivated by thought.
Thought is never innocent. Meditation is the ending
of thought, not by the meditator, for the meditator
is the meditation. If there is no meditation, then
you are like a blind man in a world of great beauty,
light and color.
Wander by the seashore and let this meditative
quality come upon you. If it does, don't pursue it.
What you pursue will be the memory of what it was -
and what was is the death of what is. Or when you
wander among the hills, let everything tell you the
beauty and the pain of life, so that you awaken to
your own sorrow and to the ending of it. Meditation
is the root, the plant, the flower and the fruit.
It is words that divide the fruit, the flower, the
plant and the root. In this separation action does
not bring about goodness: virtue is the total perception.
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