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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You keep doubt in reserve, at the ready, as a check upon the excesses of enthusiasm, whether positive or negative, in any direction. And you remember the question is how do you actually dispense doubt, not how one should do so. If you are always slamming on the brakes you must not be paying attention in the first place! I think you need to ask yourself too, when does doubt become fear?

Stephen Smalley
Tue, 25 Aug 2009

even with google translation, i do not understand the english sentence

pascal lamireau (account deleted)
Sun, 22 May 2016

Doubt is essential. Doubt is, in no way, negative. It seems like it is negative because we think that doubt is an attack on a belief. But actually, any belief is an attack on reality. To question, is to engage reality full on. It means you are really serious about looking into things for yourself.

There is no need to balance doubt with anything. However, it is important to respect people. This means that, although people may have certain beliefs that invite questioning, you still treat them with respect, caring, affection. Then maybe, there can be questioning together.

idiot ?
Sun, 30 Aug 2009

get conditioned and latter uncondition, the balance will come by itself

ganesan balachandran
Thu, 03 Sep 2009

I don't know..

Krishna Kumar
Fri, 04 Sep 2009

The mind that moves only in the known is not the mind that sees. To start with certainty, is to remain unavailable to the energy of insight. To start with doubt is to be open to seeing with fresh eyes. That is to doubt intelligently. To doubt even your capacity to discern fact from non-fact is to remain dull and stunts learning.

Greg Van Tongeren
Sat, 05 Sep 2009

I strongly feel, that if the inquiry is with real zeal, passion and commitment - than the balance is found.

Gil Alon
Wed, 09 Sep 2009

I have my doubts, however I listen what K has to say. I cannot disagree with him. However, I am also listening to other people, such as Neale Donald Walsch and Eckhard Tolle. I thought they were talking about the same things with different languages.

Setijadi Setijadi
Thu, 10 Sep 2009

If the mind is interested in really seeing the illusion of self as it is in the process of interpreting, craving, repressing, choosing, then all effortless observation naturally "doubts" what it sees/feels. No "positive disposition" is needed; passion for life and its revelation, without the need to feed "me" and my beliefs is naturally generated.

Jackie McInley
Mon, 21 Sep 2009

Withou doubt, there is no possibility of learning, because we already know. But reasonable doubt means that we want to discover what is true, not that we are trapped in endless uncertainty because we are not able to distinguish between true and false.

Jordi Guitart
Mon, 21 Sep 2009

Withou doubt, there is no possibility of learning, because we already know. But reasonable doubt means that we want to discover what is true, not that we are trapped in endless uncertainty because we are not able to distinguish between true and false.

Jordi Guitart
Mon, 21 Sep 2009

The proper balance here is to see that if something is true and real, doubting it won't destroy it. It will keep popping up. Therefore I'm not afraid to doubt, I'm not afraid to give my whole being, everything I've got, to doubt. Doubt is deep questioning, which means looking, examining, observing. If what you are questioning is some belief or prejudice, it will go up in smoke, and you will see it wasn't worth anything anyway. This way there are no knots to avoid tying oneself up in, and little chance of acquiring any new blind beliefs. The old ones may cling on tenaciously in spite of the application of doubt. But once one has begun doubting and seeing doubt in action, well, then balancing isn't a problem, and one just keeps on with it without any effort.

James Turner
Tue, 22 Sep 2009

Doubt is essential if theres to be the unfolding and perception of what is true?If you arent aware of your conditioning and merely accept your traditional cultural concepts as a Christian for example then this maybe a difficult word or idea.
This is a wrong question though because there isnt a balancing act to be performed, as a 'positive disposition' is ideal conceptual ,and in actuality DOUBT IS POSITIVE, reality is not a description or conclusion .Who says this is or is not positive?Where theres choice theres conflict?

david stanley
Tue, 29 Sep 2009

Tying up in knots and blind belief both r one thing. In both the state of minds v r stuck,,, seeing this if v r sincere to see the truth till the end..... there is a penetrative state of mind.. which sees the whole thing through

Jaspal Sir
Fri, 02 Oct 2009

I think if you sincerely go into it, the balance will come naturally.

Nathan Yeldell
Wed, 07 Oct 2009

I try things on. Sometimes it fits. Sometimes I have to make it fit. Another way of saying "it fits" is that I "get it". I don't need to know why I get something. Understanding something is a little different than "getting it" in my internal language. Understanding my own resistence programming I am aware that i will "go unconscious" to escape the very thing that will help me. Belief is be and live. Relief is an escape etc. I find no use for the orthodox meaning of belief. It hasn't served me. The transitory sense of being and living, now there is something that attracts my interest.
And back to the "fit" thing. It being too loose, it might fall off. It being too tight it constricts my movement. I don't know what the right fit is. It is there or it is not there. I suppose a good fit would be a sense of balance and having access to my native impulses, desires, dreams, access to the otherness.

Daniel Rengo
Fri, 23 Oct 2009

There is no proper balance in serious investigation.The self-centre is already tied up in knots and if one doesn't awaken one has missed out on LIFE itself because a human being is to K just the same as a caterpillar is to a butterfly. Two different entities altogether...unbelieveable ? Maybe... but unfortunately true.

George Brockett
Sun, 25 Oct 2009

i keep a open mind-neither accepting nor rejecting anything until a clear answer does not come.

nandakishore mahapatra
Mon, 26 Oct 2009


Tue, 27 Oct 2009

There should always be an inner search for any doubts and facts. Whenever I approach with an empty mind I try to take a look in totality of the fact or doubt. There is no conscoius effort to maintain a balance or demarkation line. I don't believe in divisions.

Amitabha Ray Chaudhuri
Sun, 01 Nov 2009

Healthy doubt nurtures truth, free of illusion there is fact.

colin holt
Sat, 14 Nov 2009

to blindly believe

siamak pakseresht
Mon, 23 Nov 2009

Experiment, then move on. Try not to get grouchy when the experiment fails.

John Thorne
Sun, 06 Dec 2009

K says don't ask how. There is no how. Haha.

Fuqian Zhao
Sat, 12 Dec 2009

There are two kinds of dissatisfaction: one on the base of opinion, violence and one without any opinion, any assessment. The first is to be thrown overboard, the second is to be kept alive.

Andreas Weber
Mon, 21 Dec 2009

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