Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Bhagirath Behera - Personal Profile


Bhagirath Behera
Bhagirath Behera
India
Birthday: January 29
Url: http://www.iitkgp.ac.in/fac-profiles/showprofile.php?empcode=bYmVT&depts_name=HS
Member since: Wed, 30 Dec 2009, 10:41am
Last visited 2 years ago

Member Statement

Life is to be fully spent in watching and observing oneself. One can be very primitive in his or her thinking even though he or she is highly educated and learned person in the world.

Interview Answers

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

It has tremendous meaning to me. Living the teaching is one of the most difficult thing to do given the amount of conditioning made to the mind. Living the teaching means no ambition, no wish, no anger, no violence, no desire, no security, no competition, no acquisitiveness.....nothing. This is why living the teaching is so difficult and arduous.

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

Doubt is very essential while investigating oneself. One cannot be satisfied with anything as the cunning mind can deceive oneself very easily. hence, investigation has to be on the basis of constant doubting and moving on a non-acceptance manner.

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

I really don't know. If one has to answer this question then it is important to go through the whole of K's teaching. I have not gone through the entire teaching of K from the beginning till the end. Moreover, it is all about experimenting oneself with the teaching and there is nothing to be accepted or rejected. A mind can reject certain aspects of teaching just because it is incapable of understanding it.

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

I feel it is not at all important. Rather it can lead to more confusion and interpretation of the teaching. A dialogue between two or three people who are having tremendous interest in understanding K teaching can share the teaching through discussion in a non dominating and non-assertion manner. It may make sense. But large group discussion can be counterproductive. It had meaning when K was alive but not now.

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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?

One can always give a K book to one's friend to read and I have done many times. But I did not find people taking any interest in the teaching. I would say that people those who have come to K teaching on their own after searching and reading they may go into the teaching more seriously. However, I would say that it is very important to live with teaching rather than go on introducing K to others.

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

Dialogue with whom? With oneself? Dialogue with others may also due to the result of our chattering mind. So one has to be very careful.

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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?

It depends on the people. As more and more people start questioning the existence of confusing life in the light of K teaching the teaching will grow and spread. But human history has also seen how great teachings have disappeared because of people taking different direction.

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

Through personal study of life in relationship. Self observation is the main essence of K's teachings.

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

Oh yes. I feel really lucky to be in contact with K teaching in this life.

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

At times yes but I have to also decondition myself from K as well......break the mirror!

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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?

Krishnamurti is all about liberation: free from Karma/conditioned brain.

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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 teaching itself is very practical. There is nothing like more practical.

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

I guess all are capable of having such experience.

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Recent Activity

Thursday, 12 February, 2015

2 Comments

Nathan V wrote:
Mon, 08 Sep 2014, 11:07pm

I am able to appreciate the deep understanding of k teachings from the kinfonet interview answers. Wish I happen to meet you sometime somwhere.

Tue, 09 Sep 2014, 1:17am

Dear Sir,

Thanks for your comments. I live in Kharagpur in West Bengal and am associated with KFI Cuttack Centre in Odisha. If you have plan to visit this part of India please do let me know I will be happy to arrange your stay in our KFI guesthouse in Cuttack or else whenever I get an opportunity to travel to Chennai I will inform you so that we can meet up there. Let's keep in touch. Take care and live in joy!

With best regards and love
Bhagirath