Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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James Sarafin
James Sarafin
United States
Birthday: February 9
Member since: Fri, 12 Jun 2009, 1:33am
Last visited almost 7 years ago

Member Statement

To begin to understand Krishnamurti one must already be at where K is guiding one toward.
One must have discovered their actual selves and have experienced the insight that one creates their own reality.

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Interview Answers

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

Group dialogue is a critical format for those that have learned to share what they learned.

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

K has often spoken of a physical transition in the brain as a pre-requirement to "enlightenment".
I disagree as K was raised free of conditioning (by Charles Leadbetter) and I feel that K did not fully understand the power of condidioning.
We were all once at where K's teachings are leading us.
As children, prior to the conditioning, we lived in the freedom that K speaks of.
We need to return to our childhood.

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

I have learned of Krishmaturi thru personal study.
Two biographys and most of K's writings.

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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?

Krishnamurti is about teaching others to live in touch with life, that attention represents the actual self and that when one's attention shifts from the perception of one's senses to what one thinks about the perception of one's senses then they have taken the action that removes one from being in touch with life.

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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 spoken of Koften and I know that the ones I spoke to did not follow up.
The human mind has an amazing safety factor of ignoring that which threatens our self constructed reality.

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

Krishmaturi has been very cautious in the teachings so as to not raise one's automatic defenses that occur when they feel threatened because K knew that once the defences started the listening stopped.
More bluntness might be considered, especially with a captive audience.

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

Krishnamurti was definately exceptional directly related to being raised free of conditioning, an attribute shared with Jesus Christ who was also raised free of conditioning. The condidioning is habitual behavior. Habits can be broken.

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