Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Ramesh G
Ramesh G
India
Birthday: September 10
Member since: Mon, 08 Jun 2009, 1:27pm
Last visited 4 years ago

Member Statement

'Keep the doors open. Perhaps It may come': K.

I believe that light can penetrate my mind from any source, any moment. So most of the time I'm vigilant. This way I see some of the postings are genuine. If my critical brain is active, I see that it doesn't respond. For true friendship to flower among us we have keep our probing brains in abeyance periodically. If we keep on challenging all the time we will all become cynical in the end.

Interests and Recommendations

Books

Parenthesis in Eternity, Beyond Word and Thoughts by Joel S Goldsmith, Conscious Immortality by Ramana Maharshi, Prior to Consciousness by Nisargadatta Maharaj, Siddhartha by Herman Hesse, Do You See What I See by Jae Joh Nah. Lady Chatterly's Lover, Of Human Bondage, Far From the Madding Crowd. Unknown Gurdjieff, and books by Maurice Nicoll.

Movies

Forrest Gump Great Escape

Music

Hindustani, Ghazals.

Other interests

Playing Table tennis, shuttle badminton.

Interview Answers

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

In the beginning, that is some 25 yrs ago, it did not occur to me doubt K. I was completely swayed by the Teacher and his Teachings. Doubt was unthinkable. Only recently the question of doubt has crept into my mind. Questions like who's K, are the teachings true, pop up in my head now and then. In listening to people and their reactions and my own reponses I strike a balance. In one sense I've almost forgotten K, I should say. K is at the background, I am at the forefront now. What I feel now matters more than what K says. The truth of my behaviour, my thinking is the solid ground. I'm more interested in that.

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

Definitely not. But I have a strong feeling that most K readers are deeply conditioned by the teachings. This does not make me any better. My conditioning has to do with my own likes, dislikes, fears etc. They have nothing to do with the teachings.

I also feel that becoming free of conditioning born of reading K is much more difficult than becoming free of human conditioning in general. It's a very serious issue, I think. If we don't allow the teachings to reach the depths, conditioning is inevitable.

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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?

Just a mirror.

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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 told one of my K friends that Kinfonet is going to bring about explosive difference in days to come. This forum has an immense potential. The beginnings of flowering of the teachings are happening. I have no doubts about that. Immense is the world I would like use. Great people are discussing. I feel very responsible and positive now than a month back.

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

I'm a bit sceptical about the word spontaneity. It's a receipe for inaction, laziness. Yes, both are important. Yes we need both--we have to organise with a heart.

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

By emptying my consciousness first.

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1 Comment

Thu, 03 Nov 2011, 5:41am

I thought of you today. how are you? We shall meet, but i missed your mail id, i think i can trace it back. how are you?
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