Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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nandakishore mahapatra
nandakishore mahapatra
Birthday: October 11
Member since: Mon, 26 Oct 2009, 1:36pm
Last visited 6 years ago

Member Statement

from early childhood i am cosumed by two questions,the answer to which i am still searching.who am i ? what is the purpose of my life ?though i can not say i have already got the answers,still things have become a lot clearer.i got a lot of help from j krishnamurti' books.i want to keep my eyes open anyway.

Interests and Recommendations


sidhartha,mahabharata,the moon and the six pence.


bird chirpings,the sound of water like a river.

Other interests

astrology,mythological stories,watching animals and plants,living in rural area.

Interview Answers

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

family as seed of conflict

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


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


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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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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 be important for some people allways.

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

i think both are right.dialogue-in the sense of sincere inquiry- can be organised but it does not always lead to understanding or sometimes comes suddenly as a the need for sincere inquiry is very important.

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

study of books.

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

i do not know,because i never had a oppertunity of group dialogue of krishnamurti's message.

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

i keep a open mind-neither accepting nor rejecting anything until a clear answer does not come.

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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?

the best guide that nature has provided for those that can benifit.

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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?

very few understand.

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

theoretically possible but only a few will get the benefit.

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1 Comment

Ranjit Dash wrote:
Sun, 26 Jun 2011, 1:18am

Hello Nandakishore,
It was interesting to go over your profile.I dont have a profile as such, but lots of thoughts in common and questions. I am bangalore and often visit odisha. Would like to meet you up if there is an interest.