Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Ray Mutch
Ray Mutch
United Kingdom
Birthday: May 17
Url: http://vftrw.blogspot.com/
Member since: Wed, 10 Jun 2009, 3:30pm
Last visited 4 years ago

Member Statement

Looking for open minds. Minds with which to share this wonderful thing I have come upon called 'being here'

Interests and Recommendations

Books

Status Anxiety by de Botton, The Ending of Time by K & DB, Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

Movies

Contact, Murder by Decree, Bladerunner, The Blues Brothers, The Matrix, Angels with Dirty Faces

Music

Peter Gabriel, Al De Meola, Leonard Cohen, Yello, Jacques Brel, Edith Piaf, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Stravinsky

Other interests

Realising I've been sleeping!

Interview Answers

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

He always was practical in my view. Problem was each and every time he opened his mouth to speak he was both enabling people and disabling people. Which of these actually happened seems to be a process of chance. However if you have been lucky enough to have woken up (which incidentally had happened to me already, 'before' coming upon K and his teaching) then everything he had to say made absolute practical sense. I think he knew this very very well. But then who am I to say!?

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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 flame of intelligence, continually encroached upon around its edges by the conditioned and conditioning greyness of life, eager at every turn, at every moment (if eager is the correct word for there is no collective 'will' as such) to snuff out the light that is disturbing the sleep of the slumbering masses. Even he succumbed at times but heh, he was only human after all.

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

By paying attention.

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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?

Have done so but it depends on circumstances and the way in which the message is delivered. On the other hand if someone is in prison and they know not that they are in prison then why on earth would they be trying to get out? In short why try and escape when you don't know that you captive in the first place! For people such as these, there is nothing at all to talk about. They are just fine.

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

I'm proof that it is universal, if of course I aint just deluding myself... a ha!

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

No... Mind you, come to think of it... er...I'll get back to you.

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

Absolutely essential. You must do this alone. Whatever 'this' is... but you need other people to take a point of view that you yourseslf can never take... objectivity is the hardest thing. Others can help you there, if you allow them to, if you listen well enough.

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

Not that I read his proposals that much any more, the only way to strike a balance is, in light of what K talked about, to live, simply live and see what transpires..

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Ray Mutch wrote:
Tue, 26 Feb 2013, 12:37am

Hi Lalima
Thanks for the message... Not sure what you want me for though?

Ray