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daniel brady
daniel brady
United States
Birthday: December 20
Member since: Mon, 08 Jun 2009, 2:45pm
Last visited almost 9 years ago

Member Statement

Since the site is about Krishnamurti, I relate how I came to know of him. First contact was through "Think on These Things" in 1970. A friend suggested it. I read it and was powerfully affected. I followed, through writings, audio recordings, and seeing him at Carnegie Hall and at Ojai, his life until he died. I continue to regard his teaching and that which came from his life. I just returned from being outside at our home in the country where a breeze is blowing after a refreshing rain. Early summer is blossoming with birds and blooming things. A dog is joyful at being with us and we at being with her. A subtle fragrance is in the air.

Interests and Recommendations


Krishnamurti writings, Krishnamurti by Pupul Jayakar, Mary Lutyens awakening and fulfilment books,Journal Without Goal by Trungpa, Pema chodron including "Start Where You Are", The Phenomenon of Man by Teilhard de Chardin

Interview Answers

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

He is exceptional. I cannot know if the "transformation" is accessible and if I know, it is not accessed.

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

It is possible if the commitment he called for is practiced.

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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 have considered it, but have not seen how to do it.

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


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

Not as important as individual investigation.

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

reviewing his teaching and then going away from that.

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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?

Deeply moving in a personal way, partly understood, partly as a certain fragrance that cannot be identified.

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