Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Hendrik Mentz
Hendrik Mentz
South Africa
Member since: Tue, 09 Jun 2009, 4:44pm
Last visited almost 9 years ago

Member Statement

Interest in consciousness, the ego-self axis, the shadow, individuating, etc.

Interests and Recommendations


The Humanure Handbook by Joseph Jenkins, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men by David Foster Wallace, From the Brink: experiences of the Void from a Depth Psychology Perspective by Paul Ashton, Tropic of Capricorn by Henry Miller, Tree of Smoke by Dennis Johnson, Nine Stories by Salinger, The Human Stain by Philip Roth


Huistoe by David Kramer, Litany by Arvo Part, Beautiful Woorde by Gert Vlok Nel, 18 by Moby, Dirty South by the Drive By Truckers, Herzeleid by Ramstein

Other interests

Getting into the Karoo

Interview Answers

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

The myth/implication/assumption/hint/denial or whatever of 'enlightenment' (although I'm aware his own wariness of that term)

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

We're all sort of exceptional, aren't we? Yes I believe the 'transformation' about which he speaks is universally accessible; although whether his 'transformation' equates to my understanding of what his 'transformation' might entail is probably up for debate. I'm not being very articulate because the evening is rushing on and I still have to make my supper and do a million other things before bed.

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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?

Hey guys! How many more???? Of course. Why not? Yes I have 'done it' but most people seem to have found him opaque at times, or something; I don't know.

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

Yes!!!!! For instance I found the Kinfonet team used to do a wonderful job of making him more practical but then their newsletters stopped arriving, which is why I'm thrilled they're back in town.

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

Solid grounding (dare I say conditioning?) from my darling mother; am now following orgkrishnamurti on Twitter but don't do much else in the Krishnamurti line.

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

Very useful

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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?

Get your own arse into gear

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Wed, 10 Jun 2009, 12:26am

Hello. What is the Karoo?