Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Venu Gopal
Venu Gopal
India
Birthday: May 10
Url: http://www.kaikulath.blogspot.com
Member since: Sat, 13 Jun 2009, 7:15pm
Last visited almost 6 years ago

Member Statement

We and our circumstances are perfect, have ever been perfect and will ever be perfect. We are ignorant of this, an ignorance which in Hindu parlance is called 'maya'. Awakening from this maya is the goal of spirituality. Krishnamurthi's teachings, if I am right, lead to no other goal.

Interests and Recommendations

Books

Virginia Woolf - The Common Reader. She is an enchanting and poignant writer. http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=0156198061/cygneteducationaA#reader Tony Parsons: The Open Secret http://www.angelfire.com/realm/bodhisattva/parsons.html Here is a teaching and teacher who is so like K and maybe takes off from where K left, if I may say so. This link contains Osho's comments on K's teachings. http://www.messagefrommasters.com/Life_of_Masters/Jiddu/jiddu_krishnamurthy.htm

Movies

Nandanam, Malayalam movie - a story of love between two socially unequal individuals and Krishna's intervention to save it from floundering. http://www.mahitv.com/malayalam-movie-online/nandanam-malayalam-movies-online/ (Unfortunately this link showing the movie does not have English sub-titles.)

Music

Andy Williams : A Time for Us - Romeo & Juliet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRnx-s1TQbU Tom Jones: Delilah Live at Cardiff Castle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x-3nl5jM_w Elvis Presley: In the Ghetto http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ox1Tore9nw The Beatles: Let it Be http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdopMqrftXs Mohd. Rafi & Lata Mangeshkar: Wade Karle Sajna http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TbMaTfP3pM 1942 A Love Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jiv6CqNN1ak

Interview Answers

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

Universally accessible, but approaches (to transform) vary and are unique to each individual.

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

Invaluable.

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

We need to understand what he spoke of and apply it to our lives in our own unique way.

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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?

Rather than introduce the personality, I would prefer to speak about his quintessential message - seeing without prejudice.

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

Reading.

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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 man who discovered freedom.

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

Krishnamurti wanted us to get out of the psychological trap of time. This was his essential teaching. He sought to elaborate it over a span of 60 years. Hence, the huge corpus of his works. If we agree that time tends to trap us, we would find nothing implausible in his prolific talks and voluminous writings.

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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?

They will certainly grow in importance.

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