Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Krishnan Srinivasan
Krishnan Srinivasan
Birthday: December 9
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Member since: Fri, 05 Jun 2009, 7:26am
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Member Statement

Life is like a tamrind fruit bound in its shell. The fruit is what we are, we enjoy/suffer, experience willingly/unwillingly/unwittingly,and the boundaries are the outer world beyond our "I" s./"me"s.In Tamil they say, live your life like the Tamarindfruit i.e. bound and at the sametime unbound, ready to drop out of your shell-this ,one may interpret ,"as ready to drop out of your life here on Earth".Attachment are the fibres of the fruit to the shell,as I see it, THOUGHTS are the fibre-bonds that keep us bound to an "I"/my:LIFE here on Earth.

Interests and Recommendations


Mandukya-karika:Gaudapada.Tirukkural,Auvvaiyar.Hannah Arendts Books.All JKs publications&videos Sri Ramana maharshi&his teachings&publications.Ayn Rand,Karl Poppers books&publications.some books of Karl Popper: conjectures and refutations:the growth of scientific knowledge,The Logic of Scientific discovery,The critical approach to science and philosophy.The open society and its enemies.Realism and the aim of science.Unended Quest.UnderstandingKrishnamurti:Kalidas Joshi.Hanna Arendt:The promise of politics.Harnow Klausen,Søren:Reality Lost and Found.R.Karl Popper:Unended quest:an intellectual autobiography.Susan Blackmore:Consciousness:an introduction Karl popper:The world of Parmenid-Marcus Gary:THE BIRTH OF THE MIND Philip Clayton&Paul davies:The re-emergence of Emergence-MUNZ,P:Beyond Wittgenstein`s Poker. LaughlinA different Universe.Hannah Arendt:The Life of the Mind Popper:The Poverty of Historicism.Raymond Lizelle:To Live Within.Karl Popper&JC ECCLES:THE SELF AND ITS BRAIN2000Routledge

Interview Answers

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

There is nothing yet I have come across but there remains only fascination and exploration into my own centre/"I"

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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?

On the fateful day I swam the sea at Elliots Beach, Madras/Chennai 1972, I came across this gentle soul called JK talking to thousands in a park quietening the restless minds,I had no question to ask but only irritation over the exhibitionism of the people around me,they did not sound genuine inquirers to my ears,they were testing the patience of this saint of a man called J.Krishnamurti Then on, changed my life for the better or the worse, still I cannot fathom or evaluate....

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

Very important in the sense it keeps alive awareness and sensitivity among people so that
harmony is promoted, quietitude of the collective consciousness takes place in this world.

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

Watching constantly myself and the WORLD at large.

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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?

Many a time. But then ,either people are inclined to listen, explore, study,watch,discuss with me or they totally reject JK outright. I have met violent reactions and calling me names etc.
One of my closest relative said that I would never prosper in my life as as I followed JK`s words.. still I wonder....if he was right....

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

Jk was exceptional in sharing his thoughts through words howevever difficult it might have been to put in words the IMMEASURABLE ,Undescribable!The transformation he spoke , I strongly believe is accessible. To gain access one has to lose ones bonds to the CENTRE i.e. Awareness is actual when one completely loses all bonds with the me/the Ego/the"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?

Thos who believe in his words must follow in practice then practicality takes its place among the people automatically, there is no doubt about it.

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Mon, 05 Jul 2010, 12:25am

Hi krishnan

How are you doing ?