Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Thomas Fürniß
Thomas Fürniß
Birthday: January 25
Member since: Mon, 15 Jun 2009, 11:05pm
Last visited 9 years ago

Member Statement

It would be nice if we could have some good and warm talks about many topics of religious, philosophical, psychological and sociological character and interest. I would appreciate very much open investigation in Life's fundamental Reality, the Presence of This very Now.

Interests and Recommendations


by J. Krishnamurti, by Adi Da Samraj, by Ken Wilber, by Erich Fromm, by Friedrich Nietzsche, by Simone Weil, by Zen-Authors


Whatever you respond to emotionally and intellectually.

Other interests

Walking in the valleys, hills, mountains and woods everywhere in this beautiful world.

Interview Answers

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

Obviously, reading and feeling his books, he must have been a real human being, a true human being. I would not say he was exceptional, there might be three or four others ;-) But, definitely, the transformation he (and others in other form) spoke about, is universally accessible for real human beings.

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

Truth and Love, which is what he tried and did talk about, is not a matter a acceptance. You do not accept Truth, Truth is not acceptable, you can not accept Truth, can you? Human beings in history have never come to accept Truth, they always distrusted Truth, since they distrusted and distrust themselves, a lack of trust in life itself and the fact of not understanding death. The same with Love, you can not accept Love - Acceptance here means, that something known is accepted, this is what you can accept, something known, but Truth and Love is "something" unknown and what is unknown can not be accepted, this "something" is therfore a "no-thing", nothingness, Life.

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

I very seldomly participated in group dialogue. It can be a source of irritation depending on the level of understanding within the present moment, but also it can be a "movie" of untouching confusion to be viewed and observed, suffering in action.

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

bood reading, some less dvds, - and writing for my own. But: I did not focus of Krishnamurti's techings alone, I studied other authors which touched "something" "in" me too. And: personal "reflection", personal "outpouring" of that which "wants" to come up in consciousness is by far a real source of experience and transformation, I think.

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

Please make clear what you understand on "practicable".

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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?

"Advisable" is not a word I like very much. You give a K book to friends as birthday present for example, since you want them to participate in real life, you want to them to discover their own nature, orginiality, love, freedom and so on. You give it, since you love them, not that you expect them to answer on it, to respond on it, or to start doing something special. Also if they ignore the book and never mention it, it's all right.

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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?

Find out for yourself.

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