Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Óran Breton
Óran Breton
Australia
Birthday: March 25
Member since: Thu, 27 Oct 2011, 3:21pm
Last visited 6 years ago

Interests and Recommendations

Books

The Nameless Experience by Rohit Mehta, Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Annie Dillard, The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner, The Waves by Virginia Woolf, Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse, all of Krishnamurti's books, poetry by Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, William Blake, Gwen Harwood, Federico Garcia Lorca, John Keats and others.

Movies

Troubled Water (Norwegian film about an organ player), As it is in Heaven (Swedish film about a choir), Once (Irish film about street musicians), The Double Life of Veronique (French/Polish film about an opera singer).

Other interests

Music, writing, art, nature, life, solitude, meditation, the brain, walking, mountains, veganism, self-sufficiency.

Interview Answers

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

Universally accessible.

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

The more I read Krishnamurti, the more I tend to clean. I have no idea why, but there it is.

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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?

Seeing and letting go.

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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?

To talk of Krishnamuti's works in relation to how our perception of them will change over time seems fruitless. After all, time in the sense of 'past' and 'future' is artifical. If you are genuinely going to understand something, it will not happen within the construct of time. You will understand it, 'see' it in an instant; you will become it.

I think too much importance is given to the concept of what Krishnamurti discussed as being 'his works', 'his teachings'. What he spoke about is something we can observe in ourselves. We are all the same.

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

Self is conditioning; I am conditioned. I approach everything from within my own conditioning.

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