Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Jim Callahan
Jim Callahan
Birthday: August 30
Member since: Mon, 04 Jan 2010, 12:27pm
Last visited 7 years ago

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I lean towards Theravada Buddhism these days but I got my start reading Krishnamurti for decades. His technique (my word, not his) of inquiry by asking questions that leave me in a quiet state of observation, I now relate to Buddhist meditation. I wouldn't mind meeting some other Krishnamurti fans if there are any around here.

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

I think that dialogue can be organized. Waiting for spontaneous unprompted dialogue (in this sense) between people is never going to work. Krishnamurti had gatherings. Besides, normal conversation is only about the details of life, not the essence of life.

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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 really don't know. It would be a shame if they do. I am heartened by the fact that Kinfonet exists many years after his death.

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

There is really no place for "ready acceptance" in investigating something. Doubt is healthy and normal unless one already understands something.

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

no, unless by definition all experience is conditioning

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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?

science of mind

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judith donson (account deleted) wrote:
Mon, 08 Jul 2013, 3:31am

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Yours friend Judith.