Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Interviews - Question


Do you think it advisable to introduce Krishnamurti to people you know? Have you ever done it and if yes, what are your experiences?


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Well, having used K as a mirror - it becomes clear that structure of 'my mind' is the structure of 'human mind'. With this insight, I share with friends and others, first hand, what appears relevant in the mirror of relationship. Experiences become the 'bias' for 'future interaction'. So, better to not to carry the experiences.

Manoj SachDeva
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

Hey guys! How many more???? Of course. Why not? Yes I have 'done it' but most people seem to have found him opaque at times, or something; I don't know.

Hendrik Mentz
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

No. they have to find in their own way.

Daya Jayaratne
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

Yes, it is advisable! People feel Krishnamurti´s texts difficult. I guess that, it´s so, because the reading or hearing Krishmurti demands great effort and intensive focusing, what it is said.

Kari Jansson
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

I do and have done it many times.

I have found however, when they don't get it my job is complete. All I can do is introduce someone to the teachings after that I'm not involved unless they come back. Hard not to push folks. Just found it isn't wise or effective. Introduce them and let it go.

Just my experience not a suggestion or direction of any sort.

Merlin Leach
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

To the best of my knowledge, no one has ever become interested in K from my mentioning him. But some people hear about K and become interested in other ways.

David McMullin
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

Have done so but it depends on circumstances and the way in which the message is delivered. On the other hand if someone is in prison and they know not that they are in prison then why on earth would they be trying to get out? In short why try and escape when you don't know that you captive in the first place! For people such as these, there is nothing at all to talk about. They are just fine.

Ray Mutch
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

I have seen someone introducing K to friends and relatives. No one buys K. Some get influenced for a season and then go back to their old way of living. No, not advisable. If you are in love with K, then everyone who knows you comes to know about K, Just leave it there.

H P Shukla (account deleted)
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

We prefer to introduce K's thoughts rather His personality, which we are already doing through V-Set.

Ravi chandar
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

I don't introduce his thoughts to everyone I meet on a regular basis. Ussually I observe and find out how open they tend to be. Most of the people in my daily life don't leave room in themselves to accept the possibilities of certain thoughts or ideas that may conflict with self image or associations. So it becomes a one sided attempt at interaction. As long as someone seems to be more interested in thier images than curious in finding things out for the value of understanding I don't raise the topic. Though I have introduced his writings to many of the people who I am closest to. One instance I remember was when i gave a copy of Total Freedom to one of my closest friends. She got into his writing right away and said that it gave a more specific clarity to some similar thoughts that she had played over in her mind. Later she introduced it to her fourteen year old daughter. Who also finds Krishnamurti's work to be very interesting. It was a lot of fun to watch her introduce it to her duaghter and we all learn alot whenever we open a discussion. Since then they moved to Virginia but they both still discuss his writing on and off when something comes to mind.

Jason Kipp
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

I think is advisible, but there are so little people asking this fundamental questions, about life and suffering, and their minds are so confused that this becomes a great impediment to get an approach to K's teachings, and their minds are so conditioned for religion and other ideas, or they are just too lazy specially in this latin environment, nevertheless there are some of them that has show interest and I've been suppling some material.

Rolando Cubillos
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

Peoples inner battle resists questioning of themselves.

colin holt
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

I would allow people to make their own, authentic, discovery. That is not to say that I would hesitate to mention K in conversation, but I don't want to proselytize. There have been a few people who recognize K's name when I've mentioned it, but there have also been a number of blank stares.

Tom Spinella
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

Yes. Most have responded with interest which blossomed into questioning and gratitude for K's teaching.

James PAUL
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

Yes, I've done it often over the years. Though the results were not favorable. As a result it better helped me to more fully realize that only a very few people are capable of attaining to that rare state of mind, body, and spirit that he did.

Robert Michael (account deleted)
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

I have introduced others to K's dialogues. I neither recommend to or recommend not to do so. If one sees clearly in the moment that such an action might be the one to take in the relationship then act accordingly. That would be my view on the advisability of such an introduction. I have no agenda, and Only at the moment can I see clearly what to do.
I do suppose I inject into my interaction and relationships with others what one would say are "K's principles', as they are certainly harmonious with what I see as living freely.

Charly Mann
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

If I think they might be interested. I have done it many times and have had no problems with it. People have been usually interested.

David Bruneau
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

I have done so since 1969. I taught seminars for four years on Krishnamurti at Sonoma State College in Northern California in the 1970s. My wife and I started a school in Ojai, California in 1984 whose intent was to address the need to understand the roots of human conflict in the way we are conditioned to think.
My experience with teaching about conditioning is that most adults intellectualize what Krishnamurti was saying or they follow "The Teachings" as if they were dogma. But I am encourage by young people understanding conditioning when presented to them in a practical and relevant format such as bullying ? from the playground to the battlefield" as we call it. I have had many intelligent dialogues with them in this area for they are still open to question.

Terrence Webster-Doyle
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

I have spoken of Koften and I know that the ones I spoke to did not follow up.
The human mind has an amazing safety factor of ignoring that which threatens our self constructed reality.

James Sarafin
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

Very Difficult, I was much younger when I discovered K & the teachings and wanted everyone to grasp those truths. Many decades later I understand how truly an individual journey this is.

Melbourne Smith
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

Yes, I used to express Krishnamurti introduction to people and got extreme experiences from them

madhav mool
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

I've just spoken about Krishnamurti to other's, not deliberately.

I think proper planning, timings should be required to introduce Krishnamurti in proper manner.

dibyendu dey
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

I have difficulty introducing people to him without making him sound like some kind of guru, teacher, or expert. So, instead, I try to discourage people from judging themselves and encourage them to let go of the stuff that makes them feel bad. I don't even mention K as I share my own experience with trying to understand myself better. I find it to be of more value to others when I focus on K's message rather than on K. I feel like I am being truer to both myself and his message in this way.

Linda Thorlakson (account deleted)
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

Rather than introduce the personality, I would prefer to speak about his quintessential message - seeing without prejudice.

Venu Gopal
Sat, 13 Jun 2009

You can provide his books or cassettes or videos.There is no point in arguing with people about him. Some people take to him seriously. Nobody ignores him though only a few rare ones take to him wholly and exclusively.

prasad mulupuri
Sat, 13 Jun 2009

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