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

Have some spark of doubts to help you investigate JK's propositions.

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

personal study and dialogues

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

yes, and this has helped me to throw out alot of statements that the world has made.

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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?

For the serious ones, JK's works will never die, but continue to throw more light on this dark world.However, for the skeptical and the people who say they have no time to pay attention, JK's works mean nothing to them.

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

In a way, he was; but what he said is within reach for anyone who is serious to find out more about this seemingly mysterious truth.

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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?

Serious, determined and 'fearless' to find the real truth.

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

There seems to be many 'layers' to uncover before coming across truth. Image, and image maker dies; go through the sorrow of thought; then deep sorrow of man; then compassion, etc.

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

Conscious partly, but not totally and all the time.

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

It is sponteneous; to organize implies planning and involves time which promotes thought; and thought is superficial, fragmented and limited.

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

Although never had the opportunity to have personal contact with JK, his teachings still rings in me daily; especially when one sees the superficiality of life managed by thought.

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