Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Interviews - Question

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

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Somebody said somewhere "Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out"

malcolm scott-wilson
Sat, 25 Dec 2010

later on

anil chachra
Mon, 20 Jul 2009

Use a sense of humor as part of the investigation.

Eve G.
Fri, 24 Jul 2009

I do both: tie myself in knots and blindly believe.

Frederic Torzs
Sun, 26 Jul 2009

When we understand deep enough the essential principles of his kind of meditation this contradiction evaporates as well as disappears the necessity to balance on a ?rope of doubt and positive disposition?- both are wrong eventually. Only understanding the wrong so as it is may open to human being the world of truth.
This question is just another side of the question of ?acceptance? or ?denying?.

Victor Blackbird
Sun, 26 Jul 2009

I say simply only believe that which you have experienced for yourself. Is that not the best explanation? Until then doubt everything, but be man enough to admit the truth when you see it even if it makes you wrong,

Bradley Coutts
Fri, 31 Jul 2009

That proper balance is there when u r seeing and moving.You don't have to do anything else.

Sudhir Sharma
Sat, 01 Aug 2009

posative disposition will come only when u have desire to learn and a critical or searching mind.

ram sukhija
Sat, 01 Aug 2009

I don't know. I seem to vacillate between the two!

David Walker
Sat, 01 Aug 2009

No comments on any of K's statements.One has to just listen and allow the meaning depth and significance of the words to sink in and work its way through.

Nathan V
Sun, 02 Aug 2009

Everything has to be questioned yes. The result of this questioning is important for what follows.

Bacsa Wolfgang
Sun, 02 Aug 2009

If there was no darkness I will not know the value of light.
It is not just blindly believe or rejecting it... It is in between it that is observation........ observation , observation , only answers to oneself.

Babu G
Tue, 04 Aug 2009

I never started with doubt I started with curiosity of the great human experience. So this delima never occured to me.

Ron Ziv
Thu, 06 Aug 2009

To really listen, neither agreeing nor disagreeing, but to see if what is said really stands up, does it ring true?

David Browne
Sat, 08 Aug 2009

first of all listening to his proposals, making sure i understood what he is saying, then taking it 'with me' for a time, observing the proposal within my own thinking, saying, acting, without denying nor judging that what happens within myself, untill this observation is telling me what is and what is not.

maryse vm
Sat, 08 Aug 2009

every ansawer should be in good conbtact with your own feelings.

Siem van eeten
Sun, 09 Aug 2009

We must doubt all our unexamined beliefs and prejudices. But once we have seen through them and have come to realize why we hold certain beliefs, what are the forces motivating us then the doubt disappears. In investigating Krishnamurti's proposals I think it is very important to understand what he really wants to say and then to meditate on it. Sometimes I find myself reading several times a single passage before I could finally say I have understood it. And then it takes several days to really see it clearly. Once I have digested it I find that there remains no room for any doubt.

Jason Maung Maung
Mon, 10 Aug 2009

I don't feel to keep doubt on a leash; one can still investigate.

Shakti Kumar
Fri, 14 Aug 2009

Dought is what causes things to become complicated in the fist place. when you are open to things you catch things easier, truth, lies etc...

Alexi Pina
Fri, 14 Aug 2009

I don't try to find a balance. Both exist; I respect both and watch them when (and if) they blend.

David McMullin
Sun, 16 Aug 2009

The knots start to go away when one becomes aware that one is both sides of ones own self the positive side and the negative side

Sun, 16 Aug 2009

"Tying yourself up in knots" is a cliche I'm not sure i understand in this context so i won't address that. Blind belief is simple idiocy so lets see what is left of this question? I'd say the question is poorly phrased, such that the questioner has put "positive disposition" in quotes! Does one need to have "positive disposition" to engage one's brain, one's whole existence in order to see (actually see) for oneself whether something that is being said is true, false or a hypothesis?

Vijay S
Thu, 20 Aug 2009

I've doubted most of my life. Now I don't have to do that.

French Touch
Fri, 21 Aug 2009

There is no how,it is what it is,the seeing of it is it's ending!

RICK LEIN (account deleted)
Sun, 23 Aug 2009

Knowing one is not just a ego, controlled by the senses, but a spiritual being, therefore everything experienced by the senses must be reflected upon deeply. Without deep reflection into the teachings, one will go around in circles - that all K's teaching is all mind stuff. One must come to the realisation that 'everything' experienced in 'life' is all mind and only experienced in the mind.

Rob F
Sun, 23 Aug 2009

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