Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Philip Bradley
Philip Bradley
United States
Birthday: March 9
Member since: Thu, 05 Jan 2012, 2:21am
Last visited almost 8 years ago

Member Statement

i've found that people are lacking the intensity to find out for themselves what is really going on. people accept, and belive in things without ever understanding them. most of the world is caught in the misery of conflict, and no one can do anything for them to change that. it has to start as a personal passion to reach "enlightenment", then by seeing the actuality of any goal, any aim to achieve, go beyond into something completely different. that "going beyond" is something that truly has no cause, and cannot be seen through any authority.

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composing music, playing the violin

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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 is only helpful when you listen, and not try to pursue your own interest. Often, the "lowest person" pulls everyone down to their "level".

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

Change comes through relationship. not the wants and words of relationships, but actually looking at what is going on, along with other people. True change is impossible without this attention to the world around us. watching what other people do, is the way by which we look at ourselves. We can look at ourselves without knowledge, but intelligence isn't limited to self-knowledge. my self-knowledge is your self-knowledge.

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

universally, obviously. but you have to actually listen to what he's saying, and "walk" together. he really means that. you also have to actually see what it means to live without a goal. "enlightenment" is meaningless when you see that a goal is contained within itself.

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

when one actually listens, it doesn't matter whether they're talking to a bus driver, or to someone who "knows".

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

this question comes from the fear of not achieving something. also the want to achieve. I'm not dodging the question, but the question is irrelevent when you are no longer conditioned by anything.

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