Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Charly Mann
Charly Mann
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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 introduced others to K's dialogues. I neither recommend to or recommend not to do so. If one sees clearly in the moment that such an action might be the one to take in the relationship then act accordingly. That would be my view on the advisability of such an introduction. I have no agenda, and Only at the moment can I see clearly what to do.
I do suppose I inject into my interaction and relationships with others what one would say are "K's principles', as they are certainly harmonious with what I see as living freely.

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

I see that it opens my opportunity for expression in relationship. Inhanced Self awareness and understanding results from the interaction in dialogue with others for me. I find The forum group, while limited by the medium of computers, does offer the opportunity to find and view interaction with many others I would not otherwise have contact with.

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

Yes to both ?'s

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

Not so far at this moment.

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

At first I read many of the books of his dialogues, for several years, some of them many times. My favorite one being, "Freedom From The Known". Now I read only occasionally.
I enjoy having dialogue with others in person most of all, and
Forum dialogue as well. I am 'exploring' on a moment to moment basis with my attentiveness in realtionship as the primary activity relating, as one might say,to 'K's "teachings" ', if one wants to call them that. I have seen only one DVD.

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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?

Freedom and Self understanding through my attention to Living and Seeing clearly what is, each moment and acting accordingly, free the of the influence of psychological memory/thoughts, conditioning, preconceived ideas agendas or judgments. Then, having the attentive awareness to see whatever?....

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

Not at this moment...Unless it is to stop calling it "Teachings"!

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

First of all, I would like to say I do not view K's dialogues as "Teachings". They remain dialogues, and I read them that way, often carrying on a conversational dialogue with him as I read his words. I did not personally know him, and I can't imagine he would ever have been comfortable with the label "Teachings". I would like to see the label dropped from use.

Perhaps I have a conditioning of sorts from my relationship
with the dialogues of K. I find it difficult to come up with different words [labels] to describe accurately the attaining of thought free attention and awareness required to be present here/ now. His language is very accurate in my view and I find myself often using his words and terms when I am in dialogue with others. I am aware of this when it occures.

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

Certainly, all of K's dialogues [so called] were organized to some extent. Similarly, any dialogues in a Forum context are organized to a certain extent as well, although in a different manner. While this is true, I see that the elements of spontaneity and freedom are required for the inquiry to be sincere and genuine in spite of a certain level of organizing to bring people and subject matter together for relationship in dialogue.

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

Upon interacting in dialogue with K's recorded dialogues, I saw clearly and many conditions and ideals drop away in my living.
I left the Paths I had been traveling down for many years regardless of the positions I had attained on them and the relationships I would eventually loose that were based upon illusions no longer seen as valid. In short, a "Weapon of Freeing Destruction" was unleashed in the world I thought was valid and true. My Thought forms and Labels all disappeared, in the blink of an eye and the turn of a phrase.

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

Investigating with the eyes of a child, and the discernment of a skeptic.

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

No

Is there ever and end to these ?s. ?

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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?

Surely You are kidding!
Foresee? HA!
Think????!! HAAAAA!

Have you read any of K's dialogues?

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