Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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

K was without a doubt one of the greatest thinkers who lived on our planet. While the transformation, at one level, is universally accessible, one needs to be ready to access it. There exist all kinds of practical limitations for this access to be realised.

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

"Tying yourself up in knots" is a cliche I'm not sure i understand in this context so i won't address that. Blind belief is simple idiocy so lets see what is left of this question? I'd say the question is poorly phrased, such that the questioner has put "positive disposition" in quotes! Does one need to have "positive disposition" to engage one's brain, one's whole existence in order to see (actually see) for oneself whether something that is being said is true, false or a hypothesis?

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


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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 not a matter of important or not.
We can all learn from each other, thats obvious. From some a little more, and from some a little less. Or from some a lot more, and from some a lot less.
I don't like to see K as someone who was delivering a "message". That makes it sound like an agenda. And he didn't have one, really.
I also don't think of his teachings as being differentiated as subtle or not. This is a game of the intellect, not of a state of intelligence.

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


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

If you learn that the earth revolves around the sun, are you conditioned by it? If you fly by British Airways to New York, have you been conditioned by British Airways? If you respond at the end of a day, having eaten 3 meals, by brushing your teeth, have you been conditioned by Colgate? If you have understood e=mc2 (and not many people do), have you been conditioned by Einstein?

If one learns something, that is you see the truth of something, it doesn't matter whether k said it or JC or GB. That truth becomes a part of you and it is a living thing. Its another matter whether you choose to sign up to an organised institution with set beliefs, rituals and so on.

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

Who has drafted these questions? The question almost implies that there are ten commandments. Whoever drafted this question has obviously not understood what K was saying.

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

Why does one have to be hung up on "dialogue". I see a lot of words being used here that K used but there is a sense that they are being used mechanically. I'm not sure this is a sincere question at all. :-)

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

You mean what tools does one use? What technique? Does it matter?

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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?

Another silly question! Can one answer that "no, i think it utterly stupid and risky to introduce K to anyone for it may seriously damage their mental health and that of their uncles, aunts, children and pet dogs!". Or is one supposed to say "what a great idea! Lets get out there and sell K so we can immortalise him".
I see a lot of narrow thinking behind these questions. Somebody really needs to go into them!

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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?

God save us all, please!
I'm just signing into this network and i'm already wondering why?!
Will the person who drafted these questions please put her/his hand up?
I'm only continuing in the hope i'll encounter an intelligent question, and beyond that some intelligent people to relate with here....

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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?

Know yourself wholly, that is, utterly, totally and completely....your very essence. Then respond; in awareness.

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

Where does the phrase come from? i need context.

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Tue, 04 Sep 2012, 7:16am

I agree with you regarding the interview questions. It's like they had an aspect in mind, then came up with a question to point at it.