Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Tom Spinella
Tom Spinella
United States
Birthday: August 25
Member since: Thu, 11 Jun 2009, 10:38am
Last visited 4 years ago

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When I first read some of K's "Commentaries" I experienced a sense of recognition. So, I've kept many of the quotes around since those times...and some of the dog-eared copies of the paperback books I've come across and managed to hold onto.

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Do you think Krishnamurti was exceptional, or is the transformation he spoke of 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 would allow people to make their own, authentic, discovery. That is not to say that I would hesitate to mention K in conversation, but I don't want to proselytize. There have been a few people who recognize K's name when I've mentioned it, but there have also been a number of blank stares.

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

I am mistrustful of groups attempting to "dialogue" in this way. There may be some results that are beneficial, but I am more trusting of an individual's making his/her own way. That said, I also would give credit to a wise group being able to contribute some insight to an individual.

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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 really.

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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?

I can't do that. I'm still exploring.

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