Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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rachMiel ...
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i'm very interested in the sharing of personal thoughts, ideas, experiences, epiphanies, interpretations, etc.

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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 here, now ... fully, passionately.

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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've recommended krishnamurti to a few people, but only if i feel they are on a similar path already and can take the fire of krishnamurti's words.

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

yes. and i think it could be a good thing to do. with one big caveat: you'd have to make sure that the 'user-friendly-izing' of krishnamurti did not introduce any falsehoods into the teachings. this would be quite challenging.

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

both, as i see it. krishnamurti had a genius for 'spiritual work' just like mozart had a genius for music. the exact transformation he spoke of was fully accessible only to him; it was his unique path. but it is possible for others to undergo a transformation that 'brings them' to the same state of realization.

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

i hardly ever study krishnamurti's teachings anymore. i need to work these things out for myself, on my own. reading krishnamurti tends to take me away from the inner personal work i need to do.

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

i'm interested in seeing/living the Truth, not in understanding krishnamurti's teachings. for this reason, group dialogue around subtle points of krishnamurti 'logic' doesn't interest me; in fact, it tends to do more harm than good for me, keeps me locked up in the head. i am very drawn to group sharing (ideas, feelings, epiphanies, etc.) but not if it is beholden to one man's philosophy.

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

yes: the methodology (or lack of same). effortless transformation through deep understanding of 'what is' feels right. but without some map/path most people are going to remain lost and eventually get frustrated and give up.

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