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Quotes about J. Krishnamurti

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Selected quotes on Krishnamurti and his teachings


One of the five saints of the 20th Century.
~ TIME Magazine

Few modern thinkers have integrated psychology, philosophy, and religion so seamlessly as Krishnamurti.
~ Publishers Weekly

J. Krishnamurti is always fresh, he is always surprising.
~ Sunday Telegraph

For those who wish to listen these books will have a value beyond words.
~ The Observer

Here is a remarkable philosophy of education and peace… Education and the Significance of Life is an excellent book, one that should be read carefully by parents and teachers.
~ Fellowship Magazine

One of the greatest thinkers of the age.
~ HH The Dalai Lama

Krishnamurti is a religious teacher of the greatest distinction who is listened to with profit and assent by members of all churches and sects.
~ George Bernard Shaw

I feel the meaning of Krishnamurti for our time is that one has to think for oneself and not be swayed by any outside religious or spiritual authorities.
~ Van Morrison

In my own life, Krishnamurti influenced me profoundly and helped me personally break through the confines of my own self-imposed restrictions to my freedom.
~ Deepak Chopra

Krishnamurti gave me a great deal to think about, and set me on a quest for something which I scarcely understood.
~ Joseph Campbell

If I could only recommend one book to help improve people's everyday life, just a few pages a day from Krishnamurti's Notebook would be a great investment.
~ Terence Stamp

Hearing Krishnamurti speak was like listening to a discourse of the Buddha… such power, such intrinsic authority.
~ Aldous Huxley

Here is one man of our time who may be said to be master of reality.
~ Henry Miller

I was struck by the great ease of communication with Krishnamurti, which was made possible by the intense energy with which he listened and by the freedom from self-protective reservations and barriers with which he responded to what I had to say. As a person who works in science, I felt completely at home with this sort of response, because it was in essence the same quality as that which I had made in contracts with those other scientists with whom there had been an especially close meeting of minds. And I think here especially of Einstein who showed a similar intensity and absence of barriers in a number of discussions that took place between him and me.
~ David Bohm

Krishnamurti's Notebook, with its matter-of-fact descriptions of Krishnamurti’s almost daily experiences of mystical states, was a privilege to read… This Notebook seems sometimes to paralyse my thought and allow Krishnamurti to work on me on a deeper level.
~ John Cleese

Krishnamurti’s observations and explorations of modern man’s estate are penetrating and profound, yet given with a disarming simplicity and directness.
~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh

More than any other living person, Krishnamurti inspired a consciousness community that transcends the world’s political boundaries.
~ Milton Friedman

A profound and fresh approach to self-understanding and deeper insights into the meaning of personal freedom and mature love.
~ Simon Callow

A clear contemporary statement of the fundamental human problem, together with an invitation to solve it in the only way in which it can be solved – by and for oneself.
~ Aldous Huxley

Krishnamurti’s words offer the intimate spirit of a truly remarkable presence; poetic, gracious, vast like the sky and wonderfully wise.
~ Jack Kornfield

When he entered my room I said to myself, 'Surely the Lord of Love has come'
~ Kahlil Gibran

Krishnamurti’s language is naked, revelatory and inspiring. It pierces the clouds of philosophy which confound our thought and restores the springs of action.
~ Henry Miller

A profound and fresh approach to self understanding and deeper insights into the meaning of personal freedom and mature love.
~ Rollo May

I’m a Krishnamurti guy.
~ Jack Nicholson