Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Interviews - Question

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

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Yes. It would mean to actualise the ideals, to walk the talk, to have integrity.

elaine erskine
Thu, 17 Mar 2011

To live in an inspired and transformed life.

Rob F
Sun, 23 Aug 2009

i understoud dying of myself, my cerebral and cardiac accident accords me to slow and forget things.

pascal lamireau (account deleted)
Sun, 22 May 2016

As a reminder that the teachings are meant to point to a different way of living and so is one being a hypocrite.

Stephen Smalley
Tue, 25 Aug 2009

This question may reveal a subtle issue with regards to 'meaning':

To begin with we would probably agree that meaning is generally regarded as something fundamental to our lives, e.g. that the difficulties we encounter from day to day are often due to our getting the meaning of a comment, situation, event, etc. ?wrong?, or to attaching a ?wrong? meaning to things. The word ?wrong? is problematic, of course, as it connotes an act of judgment. Instead, we may approach meaning in terms of coherence or incoherence. The root of the word ´cohere´ comes from the Latin "co-" `together´, and "haerere" ´to stick´ - and in this sense we could say that a coherent meaning is a meaning that holds things together well, harmoniously, in an orderly way. For example, the meaning of the story is what holds it together; the less the parts of the story complement each other the less meaningful we find the story as a whole. We may also consider that it is obviously more helpful to see the whole of a painting - as opposed to seeing just a small part of it - if we want to get closer to its meaning. Regarded this way, then, meaning has to do with sticking parts, or particulars, together, but also in a movement that may, or may not, lead to a harmonious whole.

Meaning within thought may be regarded as some glue that holds together a particular aspect of thought (fear, hope, etc.) We may also consider that the explicate order of the system of thought (see Bohm) itself is held together by a particular meaning. Basically, the implication circled around here is that any meaning that arises in thought is always and necessarily confined within the boundary of thought on the one hand, and is limited to holding thought, or an aspect of thought, together, on the other.

Now, if "living the teachings" pertains to something immeasurable or unlimited, then the relevance of any limited (measurable) meaning that may or may not arise is clearly questionable.

Peter Kajtar
Tue, 25 Aug 2009

living the teachings but not as a conditioning, but living on ones own, and exploration on ones own are different

ganesan balachandran
Fri, 28 Aug 2009

If there is real understanding, then living is and the teachings are pretty much dropped, except in so far as they might be of help to someone interested in them.

idiot ?
Sun, 30 Aug 2009

In some ways yes at this stage, still have a deep rooted conditioning to understand on my behalf. JK teaching has given me the platform to inquire things more deeply with myself and the enviroment. The simple act to pay attention, moment to moment, by observing the observer and understanding the creation of conflict within.This for me "living the teaching" is an on-going limit, no ending, always fresh....that is the meaning to me.

Tony Leong
Fri, 04 Sep 2009

That is what I want to do. That is what I try to do. But have I succeeded? Only time can tell....

Krishna Kumar
Fri, 04 Sep 2009

The phrase K used was "the teachings" rather than 'my' teachings. Ultimately the teacher is life itself, the source of intelligence. To live the teachings is to be a limited expression of the source which is unlimited. It is a matter of being rather than becoming.

Greg Van Tongeren
Sat, 05 Sep 2009

Otherwise we remain with empty words.

Gil Alon
Wed, 09 Sep 2009

ofcourse these teachings are not like some academic lessons that you first study and acquire knowledge and then use them in some fields, you have to try to understand the teachings deeply as you read them.

Maani Tajaldini
Wed, 09 Sep 2009

Without living the Teachings there are no Teachings.

Jackie McInley
Mon, 21 Sep 2009

Of course. Otherwise we would just be "entertained", without any real learning. If the teachings have any sense for us, we must put them in practice.

Jordi Guitart
Mon, 21 Sep 2009

I have heard this phrase before. It does mean something to me, but it could easily be understood differently from how I understand it. Living the teachings means not trying to become anything different from, or better than, what you actually are. It means more than that, but that comes first. It means making absolutely no effort whatever to change oneself. And it means exploring, questioning, observing, looking, without judgment, which means without condemnation or even approval. It means watching one's own reactions, likes and dislikes, without reinforcing them or trying to get rid of them or trying to modify them. Any change that then takes place will be spontaneous, coming from within, not imposed from outside or "top down" with a result or direction in mind. Living the teachings is very open, it doesn't mean following or trying to be like Krishnamurti, or following any specific instructions cobbled together from the teachings or anywhere else.

James Turner
Tue, 22 Sep 2009

Yes very much so. It is the only way to handle the teachings. Otherwise it becomes dry and hard.

Mac Djerf
Mon, 28 Sep 2009

Im not sure....'test it out you will see'

david stanley
Tue, 29 Sep 2009

Only this phrase has meaning...

Jaspal Sir
Fri, 02 Oct 2009


Nathan Yeldell
Wed, 07 Oct 2009

Understanding is Living. Once there is an insight about the truth, the truth operates. So there is no such thing as Understanding but not living the teachings. However, the understanding permeating the whole of your being and all of your responses may happen over a period of time The habitual reactions may continue for some time. It is like learning to drive a car. Even after you have learnt driving, it takes some time and experience of driving thru heavy traffic to become an expert driver.

There is ofcourse the possiblity that there is only an intellectual study of the teachings without any inward observation because of which there is no transformation. Consequently people may talk a lot but their way of life continues to be as earlier.

Jayendran Menon
Tue, 13 Oct 2009

I guess so... If one considers practice and performance as identical. Neither requiring witness but one requiring sensitivity and purpose.

Daniel Rengo
Fri, 23 Oct 2009


nandakishore mahapatra
Mon, 26 Oct 2009


Tue, 27 Oct 2009

Teachings help to understand the living.
living the teachings must not be a purpose,if it happens by itself..what a wonderful thing!

kelly alamanou
Wed, 28 Oct 2009

'Living the teachings'is everything.

colin holt
Sat, 14 Nov 2009

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