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Brief  Visual  Reminders : Archive 2023
Brief Visual Reminders : Archive 2023

September 10th, 2023:

Welcome
Brothers & Sisters,

As we add more Brief Visual Reminders to the front page, earlier ones will be moved to this archive.

We hope that these portable pictures (or memes as some like to call them) will make it easier for you to review and remember important and essential truths, which we can all apply and experiment with in our daily lives…

Always thanks for striving to be Selfless !



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Brief  Visual  Reminders

January 22nd, 2023:

  The true purpose of human life is for us to evolve spiritually.

  The more selfish we are, the farther away we are from spirituality and the divine.

  Only when we are striving our best to be Selfless, will we evolve spiritually towards our true nature which is divine.




February 1st, 2023:

  When there is love and beauty, whatever you do is right, whatever you do is in order.
– fragment from Jiddu Krishnamurti, Freedom From The Known, Chapter 10



February 16th, 2023 – #1:

  Love is cure, Love is power, Love is the magic of changes. Love is the mirror of divine beauty.
– RUMI (or Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī)


February 16th, 2023 – #2:

  It is love, the only factor that can bring about a fundamental revolution. Love is the only true revolution. But love is not an idea; it is when thought is not.
– fragment from Jiddu Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living, Second Series, Chapter 5


February 16th, 2023 – #3:

  Human minus selfishness is divine.

  Fear and disharmony disappears when we are Selfless.

  Through Selfless Love do we save ourselves, for then we can receive help from the divine.




February 23rd, 2023:

  We live in our brains and not in our hearts, and therefore love does not exist.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti


July 9th, 2023 – #1:

  Recognize that ‘unlearning’ is the highest form of ‘learning’.
– RUMI (or Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī)


July 9th, 2023 – #2:

  To belong to a society based on cruelty and the pursuits of self-interest, and still be religious is obviously impossible.  Yet organized religions throughout the world have condoned such a society.
– fragment from Krishnamurti, Colombo 1957, 5th Public Talk


Further highlights from his 5th public talk in Columbo, 1957:

  To inquire into the whole question of what is true religion, one must first understand what behavior is.


●  We are more concerned with what we believe, than with how we live our life.


●  To belong to a society based on cruelty and the pursuits of self-interest, and still be religious is obviously impossible. Yet organized religions throughout the world have condoned such a society.


●  Most revolutions are concerned with the modification of society, but to me that is not revolution at all, it is merely the perpetuation of the past in another form.

The religious revolution is the only revolution, which is individually to step out of this complex society based on envy, greed, power, anger, violence and brutality in the relationship between human beings.


●  That is why it is important to have self-knowledge, to know how you think, how you feel, how you act, how you respond to another. All that indicates the manner of your approach to life, and therein lies the foundation of righteousness, not in some utopia, ideal or organized belief.


●  So the man who would be religious cannot belong to any organized belief, which only conditions the mind, but must be concerned with behavior, which is righteousness – his own behavior, not that of others.

Most of us are so eager to reform others, and so little concerned with the transformation of ourselves.



July 9th, 2023 – #3:

  It is only in the now that there is love.

  If you did not think about tomorrow, or look back in thought to the past, you would be living in the now – giving to the day your fullest, richest, complete attention.

  Love is not of memory, it is a living thing.

  A living thing is a movement, and that movement cannot be caged: in words, or in thought, or in a mind that is merely self-seeking.
– fragments from Krishnamurti, Bombay 1965, 5th Public Talk


July 9th, 2023 – #4:

  A human being that has no love cannot approach truth.

  Without love, do what you will – do all your sacrifices, your vows of celibacy, your social work, your exploitations – nothing has any value.
– fragments from Krishnamurti, Bombay 1965, 5th Public Talk




August 10th, 2023 – #1:

  Without love and compassion, meditation is utterly meaningless.

●  Love and compassion have their own intelligence which is not the intelligence of cunning thought.
– fragments from Krishnamurti, Saanen 1981, 4th Public Talk


August 10th, 2023 – #2:

  To find God, you must know how to love – not God – but the human beings around you, the trees, the flowers, the birds.
– fragment from Krishnamurti, Bangalore 1948, 2nd Public Talk


  But you see, we are not thinking of love, we are not concerned with being in communion with another.

We want security, either in the family, in property, or in ideas; and where the mind is seeking security—it can never know love.

Because when we love somebody—we are vulnerable, we are open.  And we do not want to be open, we do not want to be vulnerable.  We want to be enclosed, we want to be more at ease within ourselves.



●  Security is all that most of us want—physical and emotional security…

●  And freedom, God, truth, love—become something to be looked for after that.  So, as I said, our religion is a superficial thing, a kind of hobby which does not play a very important part in our life.



●  The higher up we are, the more we want security, permanency, tranquility, the more we want to be left alone, to maintain things fixed as they are; but they cannot be maintained as they are, because there is nothing to maintain.  Everything is disintegrating.

●  We do not want to face these things, we do not want to face the fact that you and I are responsible for wars.  You and I may talk about peace, have conferences, sit around a table and discuss; but inwardly, psychologically, we want power, position, we are motivated by greed.  We intrigue, we are nationalistic, we are bound by beliefs, by dogmas, for which we are willing to die and destroy each other.

Do you think such men, you and I, can have peace in the world?  To have peace, we must be peaceful; to live peacefully means not to create antagonism.


●  As long as each one of us is seeking psychological security – the physiological security we need (food, clothing and shelter) is destroyed.

We are seeking psychological security, which does not exist; and we seek it, if we can, through power, through position, through titles, names – all of which is destroying physical security.


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So what causes war? Obviously belief either: in nationalism, in an ideology, or in a particular dogma.

●  If we had no belief ; but goodwill, love and consideration between us, then there would be no wars.


August 10th, 2023 – #3:

  You don’t need philosophies and doctrines to be gentle and kind.
– Krishnamurti, Commentaries on Living, Series II, Chapter 53




September 10th, 2023 – #1:

  Life begins where thought ends.

… looking at all the things you have passed, with your eyes and all your senses fully awake, but without a single thought in your mind – then you will know what it means to be without separation.

… the
look of love is different from the look of thought.  The one leads in a direction where thought cannot follow, and the other leads to separation, conflict and sorrow.
– fragments from Krishnamurti, The Only Revolution (1969), Part 19


September 10th, 2023 – #2:

  Life is a strange business.  Happy is the man who is nothing.
– Jiddu Krishnamurti


September 10th, 2023 – #3:

  Most of us are so arrogant because we rely so much on our knowledge.  We are certain ; our beliefs, our conclusions, our desires are so strong that we have lost all sense of deep, natural humility.
– fragment from Krishnamurti, Brockwood Park 1983, 1st Public Talk



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