J. Krishnamurti Online, June 6, 2015
Thought is the response of what has been, the response of memory, is it not? Memory is tradition, experience, and its reaction to any experience is the outcome of the past.So, experience is always strengthening the past. The mind is the result of the past, of time; thought is the product of many yesterdays.
When thought seeks to change itself, trying to be or not to be this or that, it merely perpetuates itself under a different name. Being the product of the known, thought can never experience the unknown; being the result of time, it can never understand the timeless, the eternal. Thought must cease for the real to be.
Commentaries on Living, Series II,188