Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Interviews - Question

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

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Sincerity comes when there is trust and no need for competition. When there is a group of people who are caring towards each other, there is freedom to inquire, spontaneously or in an organized manner. It helps to try both to see what works. The dynamics between groups change all the time.

Geetha Waters
Wed, 04 Jun 2014

I think yes it can be. Because we all have the same questions.

Sun, 08 Jun 2014

Of course it is necessary 'to organise things' in order to create possibilities for a dialogue to take place. Spontaneity cannot be organised; it is by definition something which happens all of a sudden. Yet, a so-called spontaneous action might also be part of a premeditated provocation of the situation.

Peter Jonkers
Wed, 16 Jul 2014

It is sponteneous; to organize implies planning and involves time which promotes thought; and thought is superficial, fragmented and limited.

Nicholas Okumu
Sun, 17 Aug 2014


Barry B
Sun, 24 Aug 2014

I wouldn't say "be organized" but rather that persons who care deeply about life, about self-knowledge are all the time, permanently in a corresponding mood. So such persons is not what they talk about because their "quality" spreads in everything they do. So conclusively i think is not a matter of organize or not a sincere dialogue but rather a matter of self-awareness of the persons who meet and talk and all the rest.

Aristides Chronopoulos
Tue, 09 Sep 2014

Gathering together purposefully and quietly can, in fact needs to be, organized. After that any question can arise spontaneously. Whatever our views on any topic, many as they may be, are not important. The fact that we all hold views and opinions, is.

Lynne Walker
Tue, 18 Nov 2014

Simple dialogue is necessary. One need to start listening with out the thought as K used to say .

Kumar Venkataraman
Sat, 13 Dec 2014

I think it can come about spontaneously but one needs to be in the state of choicelss awareness.

VANI DUA (account deleted)
Wed, 17 Dec 2014

The way a communication developed into a sincere inquiry cann't be organized. We can set up the possibility to come to that but it seldom comes around and often it becomes a play around words or discussion.
But the few times it came spontaneously, unprompted makes up for all those times it went wrong.

Wim Opdam
Thu, 29 Jan 2015

It depends on whether or not the participants understand what dialogue is. If they do, then of course it can be organized and/or otherwise "scheduled" but spontaneous dialogue with those who don't understand what dialogue is, is exceptionally satisfying. People easily express their extraordinary, jaw-dropping brilliance when they're not in "leader/follower" mode.

Cindy Clark (account deleted)
Sat, 31 Jan 2015

Dialogue is a state of mind. If one has a learning mind one is constantly in dialogue with oneself. If one does not have a learning mind, there is no dialogue, either with oneself or with others. Organization can provide a forum for it but not bring it about.Since truth is beyond the known, all insight is spontaneous, whether in organized dialogue or elsewhere in life.
That is why it is pathless.

Padmanabhan Krishna
Mon, 23 Mar 2015

Yes both, all dialogue is good

Frank Smith (account deleted)
Thu, 06 Aug 2015

doesn't matter

Haywood Jablowmi (account deleted)
Thu, 23 Apr 2015

The dialogue may be organised but the otherness is never invited, how can it? One doesn't know where it comes from.

Guy Jedwab
Mon, 11 May 2015

I can only speak from my own experience and it seems it cannot be organised but must come spontaneously from within.

Zayda Kebede (account deleted)
Wed, 11 Nov 2015

In the sense of sincere inquiry,there is no rule,one just interests in this matter,otherwise one is not inquirying.

zheng ql (account deleted)
Wed, 25 Nov 2015

Sincerity, any kind of earnestness, cannot be organized.

Rishi Thomas
Thu, 10 Dec 2015

No idea.

m christani
Sun, 03 Jan 2016

That very much depends on who is in dialogue .. one has seen dialogue can and does occur unprompted.

As we have witnessed K and Bohm.. meeting of minds .. in a organised spontaneous dialogue ..

Norman Taylor
Sun, 24 Nov 2019

Both, organized and spontaneous.

Alán Encinas Martínez
Tue, 03 Jan 2017

Dialogue is a road of enquiry when the travellers are on an untravelled path...they heed with all their senses to the explorations on that journey.

Shahla Ahy
Mon, 19 Jun 2017

It can be organized.

saurab marjara
Tue, 13 Jun 2017

Dialogue or sincere inquiry can be spontaneously,unprompted

Sampath Perera (account deleted)
Sat, 23 Sep 2017

Neither Dr. Perera nor his colleagues wanted to pursue this dangerously explicit dialogue. Some were now showing nervousness.

Link Smickman (account deleted)
Fri, 13 Oct 2017

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