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rajaratnam retnajothy
rajaratnam retnajothy
Canada
Birthday: April 7
Url: http://www.retnajo@gmail.com
Member since: Sun, 28 Jun 2009, 4:55pm
Last visited almost 7 years ago

Member Statement

I am born in Federated Malay States .Now known as Malasia.The city is Penang. My parents are Sri Lankans.And my father was working in Malasia.We returned to Sri Lanka in 1941 because of the 2nd World war.I continued my studies in Sri Lanka and was working there till my 55th year as a technical officer.I* have four children.My family and I migrated to Canada in 1994. And we are in Canada since then.
The most important happening in my life is my encounter with J.Krishnamurti.This was in 1949 December.He came to Sri Lanka to give talks and hold discussions.All the news papers announced his visit and wrote articles about him comparing him with the Buddha and some saying that he was copying Buddha and so on.I was then in a group that conducted prayer meetingss this was by followers of Hindu Dharma.Two important members of this group were in the Krishnamurti reception commitee and they said one should not miss to attend K's talks and discussions.This made me curious to listen to him.At the first talk itself I saw K's points.And I was able to see the truth of his teachings.I began to attend all his talks and discssions.I bought the earlier talks given by him the previous years.I went on reading his books almost daily.I discussed always with my friends and officemates and my seniors about his teachings.Many of them were Buddhists.There was a catholic boy too He always liked to talk with me about my views.When I say any thing he sincerely says this is what Christ said too.
K came againto Sri Lanka in 1956.He gave Talks in Colombo but I was working faraway in another province.I took aweeks leave and came to Colombo.After this about seven times I took leave and went to Madras to listen to him.K gave private interviews to each one who came from Sri Lanka individually.I go prepared with many questions to discuss but at his presence I cannot ask anything.Last I heard
his talks was in 1980 when he came to Sri Lanka last.This is my story.

Interests and Recommendations

Books

I can only recommend all books by K.

Movies

I do not see much movies Icannot recommend any.

Music

I Iike any music.My special interest is South Indian classical[cARNATIC MUSIC}.The next is all classical north indian music too.Any kind of music chinese, japanese.english allare really create pease.

Other interests

My i9nerests are music, dance.operas.

Interview Answers

Has coming into contact with Krishnamurti and his teachings had any perceptible effect on your life and/or relationships?

As said in my profile my contact with Krishnamurti and his teachings had been for 60years.{1949 to now}.It has changed my life and views completely.My perception of life is as I think gr4eatly different.But I should confess my ego is not freed.

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Has coming into contact with Krishnamurti and his teachings had any perceptible effect on your life and/or relationships?

As said in my profile my contact with Krishnamurti and his teachings had been for 60years.{1949 to now}.It has changed my life and views completely.My perception of life is as I think gr4eatly different.But I should confess my ego is not freed.

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

I consider group dialogues are essential.I feel many things are revealed while discussing.You see the ego crops up at times and some times thesubstance which are overlooked become clear.

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

I personaly do think.K was complete.

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

I will come back to thi question later

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

Nothing.Everything said is true.

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Can dialogue - in the sense of sincere inquiry - be organized or can it only come about spontaneously, unprompted?

In the sense of sincere inquiry it should come spontaneously unpropted.

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Does the phrase "living the teachings" have any meaning to you?

It has a definite meaning to me.But living it has to come spontaeniously.

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

K was not exceptionable.If it was there was no point in him to give talks and have dialogues.

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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 think it is very very important to introduce Krishnamurti to every one known one knows.

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Do you ever feel that you have been conditioned by Krishnamurti's teachings?

Never.

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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?

My sincere wish is that his works grow in importanceIt will never die.I feel his teachings is in the cosciousness although people do not know him.

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

My exploring JK is through all asked i.e personal study,dialogues and dvd,audio etd.

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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 wants a revolution to take place.Not a revolution by violence but in the mind of man.He wants a change of heart and mind.He quite well explains the way it takes place.The way is not a path.He is taking of truth.Thought is of the past,or future.What is is the truth,OIne has to be aware of the moment.One escapes from the momentHis mind is always chattering.Watch.observe and be totally attentive of what he thinks and act.

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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 wants a revolution to take place.Not a revolution by violence but in the mind of man.He wants a change of heart and mind.He quite well explains the way it takes place.The way is not a path.He is taking of truth.Thought is of the past,or future.What is is the truth,OIne has to be aware of the moment.One escapes from the momentHis mind is always chattering.Watch.observe and be totally attentive of what he thinks and act.

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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 wants a revolution to take place.Not a revolution by violence but in the mind of man.He wants a change of heart and mind.He quite well explains the way it takes place.The way is not a path.He is taking of truth.Thought is of the past,or future.What is is the truth,OIne has to be aware of the moment.One escapes from the momentHis mind is always chattering.Watch.observe and be totally attentive of what he thinks and act.

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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 wants a revolution to take place.Not a revolution by violence but in the mind of man.He wants a change of heart and mind.He quite well explains the way it takes place.The way is not a path.He is taking of truth.Thought is of the past,or future.What is is the truth,OIne has to be aware of the moment.One escapes from the momentHis mind is always chattering.Watch.observe and be totally attentive of what he thinks and act.

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