had great compassion for the suffering humanity. His life is a sterling
example of love for all-human beings, wild life, birds, reptiles and
When he entered my room I said to myself 'Surely the Lord of Love
has come'.... ''.
Gibran (poet and mystic) on K.
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."
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."
see the truth of that. I can listen to that without a ripple in consciousness,"
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."
it a question of seeing the totality of that statement of the Buddha,
'be detached,' without the words?" I asked.
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.
is it that gives one that intensity?" I probed.
The statement was absolute. "Our whole way of thinking is based
on becoming, evolving. It has nothing whatsoever to do with enlightenment.
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.
374-375, biography of K by Pupul Jayakar.
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......
as mentioned in the book 'The River meets the Ocean' by G Narayan.
The flowering of love is meditation.
satta sukhi hontu,
all beings be happy
va khemino hontu,
all beings be joyful and secure; may
-from the Loving-Kindness Discourse
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