Sunday, August 8, 2010

Thought and Love

The late, great spiritual teacher, Jiddu Krishnamurti, writes of how thinking and love are antithetical entities or processes:

"THOUGHT WITH ITS emotional and sensational content, is not love. Thought invariably denies love. Thought is founded on memory, and love is not memory. When you think about someone you love, that thought is not love. You may recall a friend’s habits, manners idiosyncrasies, and think of pleasant or unpleasant incidents in your relationship with that person, but the pictures which thought evokes are not love. By its very nature, thought is separative. The sense of time and space, of separation and sorrow, is born of the process of thought, and it is only when the thought process ceases that there can be love."

The above quotation is from Volume 1 of Krishnamurti's Commentaries on Living, at page 6, which is available online at

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