Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Shakti Kumar
Shakti Kumar
India
Birthday: October 26
Member since: Fri, 14 Aug 2009, 4:33pm
Last visited 8 years ago

Member Statement

I had been trying to understand the demand for pleasure, flippancy and inattention. And i slipped into a mental black hole. Krishnamurti's words contacted me even in that black hole, and i am saved beyond my wildest expectations. In fact, i was thinking that i am gone for good. I am thankful to life that i have been given one more chance to live and love.

Interests and Recommendations

Books

Of Mice and Men

Movies

Zubeida

Music

Bhimsen Joshi

Other interests

Reading Hindi poems

Interview Answers

Has coming into contact with Krishnamurti and his teachings had any perceptible effect on your life and/or relationships?

Yes; I became less sure of my convictions.

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

No.

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Can dialogue - in the sense of sincere inquiry - be organized or can it only come about spontaneously, unprompted?

The organized dialogue will be like arranged marriage.

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

It is important because it provides opportunity to look at K's message from a different point of view.

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Do you ever feel that you have been conditioned by Krishnamurti's teachings?

No.

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

The sacred. Not really implausible, but somehow irrelevant at this point.

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What future do you foresee for Krishnamurti's works? Do you think they will grow in importance or will they just gradually die away?

They will retain their present importance.

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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?

Yes; I have tried, but it didn't attract more than superficial attention.

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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?

Be aware of your inattention, understand the place of thought in life and be honest to yourself.

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

It seems universally accessible.

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How do you strike a balance between healthy doubt and ready acceptance in investigating Krishnamurti's proposals?

I don't feel to keep doubt on a leash; one can still investigate.

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Does the phrase "living the teachings" have any meaning to you?

Living the actuality.

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

Personal study mainly.

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