We Find What We Seek, What We Projected

Jiddu Krishnamurti recounts a story about a man who has in solitude and meditated for 25 years only to recognize that it was a waste. Krishnamurti’s advice to this man was merely “don’t seek” because what you find when you search is what you projected.

In previous talks, he discusses his dislike for meditation and mindfulness because it tends to have a motive behind it—a desire to achieve something or fulfill a promise someone made. To really see there needs to be no motive at all.

See also:

  • The underlying desire and motive for meditation is another form of the illusory self