NO BELIEF, CULT or GURU
Inspired but not led by Krishnamurti’s teachings
Krishnamurti explicitly and repeatedly expressed that he did not wish any cult or following of himself or his words.
He made it clear that following the teacher or the teachings would make real learning impossible.
The Teachings may indeed have an impact: to destroy this impact is to rephrase, intellectualise, idealise or follow.
“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. And to understand is to transform what is.”
Discovering for ourselves
" Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery. Love, and don't be caught in opinions and ideas about what love is or should be. When you love, everything will come right. Love has its own action. "
Can We Open the Door?
“What does beginning with doubt do to your brain? It cleanses it, wipes out all the old things. If you begin with doubt, it helps the brain to look objectively and well as subjectively. By doubting, you begin to clear the field to look. I doubt the government, I doubt what the priests say, I doubt my convictions. But we don’t doubt; we hold onto things. If you begin to doubt, question, have scepticism, you begin to open the door. When you open the door, you are watching. You don’t question; you just watch what is happening inside and out.
By watching, you altogether wipe out the self, the ‘me’, the ego, which is nothing but a bundle of memories: communal memories, personal memories, memories of what you have read. We are a series of memories, a movement of memories; nothing actual. When you realise that, there is nothingness. Not annihilation: nothingness. This doesn’t mean nihilism or any of that kind of rubbish; it means an intelligence born of compassion. Love has its own intelligence, and love doesn’t need experience.”