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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Everything is universally accessible. Was he exceptional? His perspective was..."rare" but no more extraordinary than any other. Everyone is extraordinary. Everyone is unique but most are attempting to insert their own uniqueness into the uniqueness of others in hopes of creating some kind of "collective" and when people hear "rare" perspectives, they tend to hear them as addressing that collective. It's how philosophical perspectives get turned into religions and why man is always either at or expecting war.

K speaks to the individual. Not the collective. It's not an easy thing to do in a society that is only interested in trying to control one another and create some kind of an ultimate collective. There IS no collective. A man is not an ant.

Cindy Clark (account deleted)
Sat, 31 Jan 2015

Without doubt, he was a rare and exceptional human being.

Self-knowledge is universally accessible but the total transformation he talked about may not be.

Padmanabhan Krishna
Mon, 23 Mar 2015

yes no

Haywood Jablowmi (account deleted)
Thu, 23 Apr 2015

i hope for mankind he wasn't exceptional and that everyone can see what is.

Guy Jedwab
Mon, 11 May 2015

Ah, it is both. He was exceptional, and also, equally true, we each have access to this, to this transformation, or as my friend John used to say, "What is the point of it, if it is just for K?

Steve SDS. (account deleted)
Thu, 05 Nov 2015

I think he was exceptional and I hope that the transformation he spoke of may be universally accessible.

Zayda Kebede (account deleted)
Wed, 11 Nov 2015

What K points to is universal. It is unwise go into the fallacy of making K an exceptional human being, though he may have been remarkable in many aspects.

Rishi Thomas
Thu, 10 Dec 2015

I do think he was remarkably exceptional, but, what he "achieved" was what he spoke of for 70 years, that others might reach it. Obviously he felt they can.

m christani
Sun, 03 Jan 2016

Krishnamurti was highly exceptional in the sense he showed that there is a different way of living. Whether it is universally accessible or not depends on individual's concern.

Mani Sundaram
Sat, 27 Feb 2016

No the transformation wasnt universally accessible. To replicate the experience of another is impossible. And it is absolutely not necessary and K mentioned this many times.. I dont even know what he was talking about but it seems as though he had a situation which forced him to face reality.. It could have been anything with the same influence.. poverty, disease, near death situations.. This all seems very obvious and K seems really out of whack trying to capitalize on this as if he was enlightened by peyote.. it goes against his message. These experiences seem completely unimportant.

Nigel Wilson
Mon, 04 Jul 2016


Ramya Vijai
Fri, 16 Dec 2016

Krishnamurti practicable? No.
With some corrections or polishing to the use of the languaje the message can be better understood.

Alán Encinas Martínez
Tue, 03 Jan 2017

good information it is useful and informative there are a lot of thing and info

Kathryn Boggs (account deleted)
Sat, 14 Oct 2017

I think the transformation is rare but universally accessible

saurab marjara
Tue, 13 Jun 2017

He was exceptional in the sense of standing totally alone, speaking out what no other had ever spoken, in the manner that he did.
The universe is engulfing the all, yet it is the human who has separated himself. Our evolutionary journey has hardened us to make the leap K. so tirelessly urged us to make.
The "Me" as part of the "Totality" is different from the "Me", mainly, wrapped in my personal "Totality"

Shahla Ahy
Mon, 19 Jun 2017

Neither Dr. Perera nor his colleagues wanted to pursue this dangerously explicit dialogue.

Link Smickman (account deleted)
Fri, 13 Oct 2017

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