Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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leon horsnell
leon horsnell
Birthday: July 22
Member since: Thu, 17 Sep 2009, 10:47pm
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I have a long interest in Krishnamurti's work. My current interest is in separation. One sees that thought is separation, and that we create levels of separation in the self.

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

I have taken part in organized dialogues in England Switzerland and Australia and so some sort of organisation or arrangement is necessary. However once one begins then it is always new. I think K is teaching us to inquire but it is up to us to do it.

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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?

If one thinks of thought as a picture or a painting we don't confuse practical thought with the real world 9 and it perhaps does not matter if we do) but we take The I as more than thought as a reality separate from thought and this leads to large problems. 'I' is not really any different form the word tree but we don't mistake the word tree for a tree but we do with 'I'

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

Krishnamurti's teachings have their problems as does everything. However do we "understand" them as they unfold, that's the only question

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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?

I find this a difficult subject, My approach is to say that I am interested in K and leave it up to the other person. the inquiry is more important than any propaganda.

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


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

sometimes, if one is trying to examine a problem or issue in the world one tends to have an approach coloured by K

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

Group Dialogue offers the opportunity to inquire with like minded people and can be a very creative process, however it is just a part of ones overall inquiry

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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?

I think there will be people interested in K's work in the short/medium term. I think K has an influence in a wider way then just his teachings through the people he has touched with is teachings. This could be important in the long term.

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

through questions and examination of what is going on in me.(what I call the inquiry)
through books dvd's and tapes.
through dialogue

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

I don't know

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

Yes, both good and bad

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

Tieing oneself in knots is very easy to do, it comes from the error of taking the 'i' as real and separate from 'Us'. I think i don't doubt enough

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

I would equate this to ones inquiry, which is a living breathing thing

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