Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Interviews - Question

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

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The exceptional thing about Krishnamurti was that he was thrust into the role of World Teacher, forced to straddle the two worlds of dying religion and burgeoning science. He did a good job and served the needs of his time, but time marches on and he's history.

Arthur Landon (account deleted)
Sat, 06 Apr 2013

I think one can find some truth in teachings from the bible, the Koran, from the Dalai Lama, and from other spiritual writers or teachers, but he speaks the most strongly to me. He is exceptional in the sense that he does not ask you to accept what his says as the absolute truth, but to explore for yourself. He is also exceptional in how clearly and directly he expresses his ideas. There is no need for rituals and trappings that come with most religions or spiritual practices.

Eileen Wilkinson
Tue, 23 Apr 2013

Krishnamurti was an exceptional master. No one ever, understood as he did, what the human mind is all about. He also explained it with precision, exposing with perfect accuracy all the tricks and mischief it plays. To whoever was willing to listen. Krishnamurti was impeccable.

Joseph Koch
Sat, 04 May 2013

It is universally accessible, but he was still special in showing it to us

achim schulz
Tue, 07 May 2013

Yes 'K' was exceptional. I feel he is one of humanities greatest spiritual teachers and this will be apparent at some time in the future for a large number of people. This is not to imply that the mutation that occured in his life is not possible for others. K in great detail clarified what is implied and involved in this transformation.

Samuel Gfeller
Sun, 12 May 2013

K. was exceptional in the sense that ther is no one else like him, but not in the sense of been privileged as the son of God or any other silly believe. We have all the same possibilities if we behave in a similar way. So, all of us can do the same, as far as we are able to have a clear perception, and care. Love, or care if you prefer, is the real clue for human flowering.

Jordi Guitart-Astigarra
Wed, 26 Jun 2013

Yes and maybe?

Peter Ouspensky (account deleted)
Wed, 03 Jul 2013

Of course K was exceptional. This does not mean that this transformation is not universally accessible, as far as I can tell, it is accessible by looking, seeing or hearing, whatever there is at the moment, then get on with it, see more, hear more, perceive more..... comprehension will set in and open the door, wider and wider.....

Suzanne Gotze
Tue, 16 Jul 2013

his teachings are so simple, sometimes we don´t see how near are his words to our daily day esperiences

Sat, 03 Aug 2013

Not sure. There is a danger that too many 'students' want to talk, talk, talk, and the books reveal much in that vein. Mr. Krishnamurti's 'teachings' are quite personal, so while most appreciative of all his (and others') writings, (how else could we have 'learned'), group settings with adherents sitting around 'the guru' seem anathema to everything he taught.

Richard H
Thu, 08 Aug 2013

As far as my understanding goes, the transformation K talked about, is universally accessible. I have seen glimpses of it for myself and for others.

Jaap van Manen
Mon, 19 Aug 2013


Maurice Major
Sat, 31 Aug 2013

Obviously as he stands, Krishnamurti is remarkable and exceptional in terms of his attention and diligence and consistency of living and communing his work to the world. However in terms of being a "total integrated human" I think Krishnamurti can not be an 'exception' in "living the teachings"; and I can see the truth of K's logical statement where he always conveyed that if it was just him as an 'exceptional' person then there was no hope for anyone else, and his 'being' would have no point if others can not partake in 'that' to which he is pointing to since it is for anyone to have. That is why he was ever so compassionate in downplaying himself as a person but never his Teachings, always maintaining that the teacher is not important and so anyone who is serious should not focus on his personality, but should use the Teachings as a mirror to see oneself as one is, for that is the only thing that matters as that is universally accessible.

Shyamkant Bhavsar
Fri, 27 Dec 2013

very much accessible

Shyam Ramachandran
Mon, 06 Jan 2014

It is expectional Sir. Only if you are willing to look at it. It is marvellous thing. An atomic operation performed excellently.

Universally accessible ? Well I can't say what others will think about his teachings. You can't change someone who isn't willing to look or listen.

Anand Sridharan
Thu, 23 Jan 2014

Krishnamurti was exceptional because he saw the problem of conditioning that ensnares human beings around the world. He saw the universal nature of this conditioning to rely on prior knowledge which occurs as a child learns to speak during infancy. He attempted to address the problem of our preoccupation with what is already known through discourse and inquiry, encouraging children to participate in dialogue and explore the processes involved in processing verbal information. All along he was encouraging us to explore our powers of observation so we would not lose sight of the fact that life can be observed and perceived directly. Once the mind is clear about the limited nature of thought, the transformation he spoke of is universally accessible.

Geetha Waters
Wed, 04 Jun 2014

K was definitely an exceptional person. Also a mystery. It seems to me he did not earn the transformation. Buddha had to go thru lot of Sadhna but not K.

Still transformation is possible for anyone. One has to only Understand. Trying will block it.

Sun, 08 Jun 2014

No, we all are human beings first, being able to respond to whatever issue is coming up. The change is in our action in daily life, not in our thinking about the action.

Peter Jonkers
Wed, 16 Jul 2014

In a way, he was; but what he said is within reach for anyone who is serious to find out more about this seemingly mysterious truth.

Nicholas Okumu
Sun, 17 Aug 2014


Barry B
Sun, 24 Aug 2014

In my opinion what Krishnamurti said and wrote will be discussed for the next many centuries. In my opinion the fact of Krishnamurti's existence is already potentially the transformation of the whole of humanity, Krishnamurti is himself the universal transformation of humanity. In my opinion human consciousness will never be the same after Krishnamurti since - always in my opinion - he uncovered and fully described what life is all about. To me Krishnamurti is a key with which someone - with the prerequisite that he is serious - can unlock all the matters that life is. But the critical point is for someone to be serious that in my opinion means to be sen-si-tive to life then such a person can enters to a state which Krishnamurti himself describes it like this:

"The mind that goes into itself deeply enters on a pilgrimage of enquiry from which there is no return. To open the door to the eternal, the journey into the self is the only way."

Pupul Jayakar
J. Krishnamurti: A Biography
Pages 237-238

Aristides Chronopoulos
Thu, 18 Sep 2014

The transformation he spoke of is universally accessible, otherwise there's no point to his/the teachings.

John Perkins (account deleted)
Wed, 29 Oct 2014

He said nothing that contradicts the natural flow and there is nothing obtrusive. What he spoke is universally accessible.

Kumar Venkataraman
Sat, 13 Dec 2014

This is not about Krishnamurti but about the teachings. They are transformational and available to everyone. The listener is the learner.

Barry Horton
Fri, 09 Jan 2015

He was exceptional in the sense that he had such a clear mind and by the way he almost begged us to investigate.

I cann't comment on the item if it is universally accessable because that would be a hope, something in the future we only can work on what's going on now.

Wim Opdam
Thu, 29 Jan 2015

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