Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Carol Brandt
Carol Brandt
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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 think K's works will go the way of other major teachings - some people will find them of importance and value to their lives, others will find their own way.

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

The question incorporates a couple of prior assumptions.

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

"Ready acceptance"? Does "ready acceptance" imply balance?

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

After 10+ years thoroughly immersed in and applying and testing K's teachings - a mighty and meaningful pursuit, I feel - I no longer have any interest.

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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 personally no longer speak of Krishnamurti.

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

It does in terms of attempting to live in respectful relationship to others.

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

If you mean, more "doable", perhaps K's pointers were too esoteric, or nebulous, or just plain impossible.

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

Yes - in particular the idea that to really understand a thing or to see a thing at root dissolves a fundamental issue.

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

I think settings for sincere inquiry through dialogue can be organised, so providing a catalyst for unprompted and spontaneous questioning. I'm thinking David Bohm.

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

That's a very hard question to answer. The honest answer is, I don't know.

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

Group dialogue, it seems to me, provides good grounding for remaining aware of one's own and other's contradictions.

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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 about inquiring into truth, and whether he himself was capable of that, is also open to inquiry.

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

Yes indeed. It's important, I feel, to turn away from his word altogether at some point.

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