No other shore (J. Krishnamurti)

000jk1There is no way to the other shore. There is no action, no prescription, no behavior that will open the door to the other. It is not an evolutionary process; it is not the end of a discipline; it cannot be bought or given or invited. If this is clear, if the mind has forgotten itself and no longer says ‘the other bank’ or ‘this bank,’ if the mind has stopped groping and searching, if there is total emptiness and space within the mind itself, then and only then is it there.

— J. Krishnamurti, from Freedom, Love and Action

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One Response to “No other shore (J. Krishnamurti)”

  1. serendipidad Says:

    “There are three monks, who had been sitting in deep meditation for many years amidst the Himalayan snow peaks, never speaking a word, in utter silence. One morning, one of the three suddenly speaks up and says, ‘What a lovely morning this is.’ And he falls silent again. Five years of silence pass, when all at once the second monk speaks up and says, ‘But we could do with some rain.’ There is silence among them for another five years, when suddenly the third monk says, ‘Why can’t you two stop chattering?”

    http://www.katinkahesselink.net/kr/jokes.html

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