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Jyothi Prakash Hegde
Jyothi Prakash Hegde
India
Birthday: October 21
Member since: Fri, 05 Jun 2009, 12:43am
Last visited 6 years ago

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Dear All,

First of all my congrats & thanks to the entire Kinfonet Team for bringing up this rejuvenated site from the erstwhile site which had to be shut down because of frequent trespasses of laid down Guidelines for the Discussion Forum by some, sorry to say. Hope this new site has the built-in mechanism to thwart such attempts in the overall interest of genuine quest into the subject of self-understanding, the greatest of all learning.

Well, I've been into Krishnamurti for over 15 years or more. I never met him in person. You might ask have I changed in any way because of my exposure to K teaching in all these years, I'd say this,...: Had K been alive he'd have asked me why haven't I changed after all these years reading his books, viewing and listening to his videos, DVDs, participating in K-gatherings, holding discussions in cyber space and so on?!

Why is that I find K teaching unique? The reason is, it is NON-DIRECTIONAL, NON-AUTHORITATIVE. All other organized religions, philosophies and literature on the understanding of oneself are all DIRECTIONAL & AUTHORITATIVE. "I know-you don't know" sort of approach, which has totally failed to alleviate human misery.

In K teaching, I see a ray of hope (K might desist this word, but no matter) in the total change in man, a 180 degrees turn around so to say, what K called as a revolutionary radical transformation of the human mind where man is set absolutely, unconditionally free.

Regards
Jyothi

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Are there any aspects of Krishnamurti's teaching that you find implausible or difficult to accept?

To answer your question, ...... :

The difficult aspect of K teaching I find is how NOT to accept what he says! That is because, in "accepting" there is an "acceptor", who is the "I" whose ending is the core essence of his teaching!

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Jyothi

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How do you personally go about exploring the Krishnamurti's teachings (through personal study, dialogues, dvds)?

How do I personally go about exploring the Krishnamurti teachings?

Be it experimenting with going through the day's activities just before retiring to bed, which is not exactly introspection, but just recalling the days events with factual memories without putting one's own two cents in it, or reading K, watching or listening to K DVDs, partaking in dialogue groups, I stop it if it sounds merely verbal and nothing beyond. The moment it is only verbal, it becomes repetitive, a worthless dead heap of ashes.

As long as the effect one feels is non-verbal, there is never a repetition but it is always new and fresh and therefore enlightening.

This is the way I explore into K teachings.

Regards
Jyothi

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If you had to sum up what Krishnamurti is all about in just a few words of your own, what would they be?

I'd sum up this way, ....... :

He guides you; but he is not your guide. You are his disciple; but he is not your Guru.He teaches you; but he is not your teacher. He is a thinker; but not from his thoughts.

He repeats what he has spoken earlier; but it is never old but always new. He walks alone; but together with the rest of mankind.

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Jyothi

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Do you think it is possible to make Krishnamurti more "practicable" than what he himself seems to have allowed for?

Yes, I think it is possible.

To make Krishnamurti practical, don't practice what he says, just live it.

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Jyothi

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How important do you consider group dialogue to be in understanding the more subtle points of Krishnamurti's message?

Meeting of minds focused on a particular subject has the potential to raise great synergy which otherwise lies dormant in individual minds or individual thinking. What else for are the many conferences on chosen subjects held at different venues the world over?

I consider group dialogue important and useful as long as there are no personal motives involved among the individual participants. It is only then do I feel there can be an insight into more subtle pointers to facts by Krishnamurti. The scope to raise the level of an inquiry is indeed enormous in group dialogues, I'd say.

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Jyothi

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Do you think it advisable to introduce Krishnamurti to people you know? Have you ever done it and if yes, what are your experiences?

What kind of a man am I if I do not share something I find as useful to me with my fellow human beings? Think it over for yourself, dear reader. What are my experiences of introducing Krishnamurti to people I know?

All that I can say is, there is somethig as doing a thing for it's own sake. Doing a thing without motive and therefore I say, ...... :

I have rights to my labor. But I have no rights to the fruits of that labor.

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Jyothi

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Do you think Krishnamurti was exceptional, or is the transformation he spoke of universally accessible?

He was exceptional without a doubt.

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Jyothi

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