Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Kumar Venkataraman
Kumar Venkataraman
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Thought has set us up in an imaginary psychological path in tandem with our real being . Due to this we are made to run a parallel race to catch up with ourselves all the time. To meditate is to observe this and allow the thought to realise the predicament it has put us into and voluntarily stop interfering where it ought not to. When the thought stops, the running ceases. Then , the life is..

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

Yes. I have listened to K in Madras starting from 1976 up till 1986 . He was the first human I thought who was truthful to what he said beyond the words and that opened up something deep inside me. Tears used to flow as I listened to him and I knew they had no meaning as they were bubbles of stored up emotions attached to my Ego which is an embodiment of all fears not mine in particular. To relate to the world and to all fellow humans one should listen with all the senses with out a chatter in oneself.

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

Through personal study and viewing videos on line. To observe without the observer .

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

K pointed out that there are no paths to this expansive space within . Practicality can not serve .

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

NEVER

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

He said nothing that contradicts the natural flow and there is nothing obtrusive. What he spoke is universally accessible.

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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 talked to a lot of people near and far all my life on what K has said, starting at 26 when I first heard him. Now I am 64 . I have not been able to bring home K to anyone. K needs to be heard and understood.

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

There are no paths. Accepting , rejecting and moderating are all paths. So I do not look for one. At the very core the doubts do not exist as the thoughts stops to interfere.

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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?

The word "Truth" stirs us up and seems to touch a natural chord with in us. Is it our Ego that drives this feeling ? Can not be. K sets us towards the pathless land not to hunt for the word but to be with which is TRUE..

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

Simple dialogue is necessary. One need to start listening with out the thought as K used to say .

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

The whole is indivisible. One needs to observe the fragmentation to uncover the whole. There is nothing to reject or accept.

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

The dialogues are necessary.

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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?

If what K said is understood by many , it is good for the world. We see it is in shambles now.

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

No

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