Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Guy Jedwab
Guy Jedwab
United Kingdom
Birthday: June 7
Member since: Fri, 08 May 2015, 6:41pm
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Member Statement

Perhaps our greatest gift as man, consciousness, is our biggest downfall, and the path to our destruction. But perhaps it is still a gift, we just need to see it, to see what is, then it's time to start living.

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

On the surfice it may seem as if I have accepted all of Krishnamurti's teachings, but truly, deeply, I don't think I have accepted any of his teachings, as I am questioning deeper and deeper, rather than accept and be done with it.

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

To what end state would one be pracicing for?

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

The dialogue may be organised but the otherness is never invited, how can it? One doesn't know where it comes from.

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

The teachings, in their essence, are perhaps my life. I watch videos, listen to talks, read books and generally soak myself in his teachings as a way to nudge me into internal dialogue when perhaps i am in need of a certain question to explore.

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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?

leading man to what is

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

more than conditioned by his teachings i feel i have been awoken to the conditioning upon me. The teachings are of little importance in comparison to the essence of what the teachings are about. The essence of these teachings have not conditioned me but done something much more profound, of which I cannot explain.

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

of course, I am just pretending otherwise.

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

i hope for mankind he wasn't exceptional and that everyone can see what is.

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

I don't readily accept anything, I don't doubt anything, it's a constant questioning.

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

I have started living

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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?

I hope to god they become the focus of every man. If they have been understood or seen with any importance they will never be able to die. Whether they grow or not is up to us i guess.

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

intriguing things happen when man interacts

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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 and my experiences vary. The seeing comes from within, I have little impact on that.

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