“You talk a great deal about God, don’t you? Your books are full of it. You build churches, temples,you make sacrifices, you do rituals, perform ceremonies, and you are full of ideas about God, are you not? You repeat the word , but your acts are not godly, are they? Though you repeat the word God, you exploit others , do you not? You have your gods – Hindu, Moslem, Christian, and all the rest of it. You build temples, and the richer you get, the more temples you build….
So you are very familiar with God, at least with the word; but the word is not god, the word is not the thing… Because you use it , it does not mean that you know God; you merely know the word…And besides, to find reality, all verbal mutterings of the mind must cease, must they not? You have images of Gods, but the image is not God, surely.
How can you know God? Obviously not through an image, not through a temple. To receive the God, the unknown, the mind must be the unknown. If you pursue God , then you already know God, you know the end. You know what you are pursuing, don’t you? If you seek God , you must know what is God; otherwise, you wouldn’t seek him, would you? You seek him either according to your books, or according to your feelings, and your feelings are merely the response of memory. Therefore that which you seek is already created, either through memory or through hearsay, and that which is created is not the eternal – it is the product of the mind."
- from “On God” by J.Krishnamurti
“To those who go beyond”