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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I don't think it's easy in this day and age.

Monic Devi
Sun, 14 Jun 2009

Yes, it definitely is.... the best one can do is have a book around a coffee table and hope it will be picked up and looked at....

I have, when I discovered it, shared some thoughts on education with my two daughters while they were in high school..... interestingly enough they listened and showed some interest... the rest is up to them... the seed has been planted I think... and that is all a wise mother will do!!

malgosia plejewska
Sun, 14 Jun 2009


Sun, 14 Jun 2009

Yes. My experience in introducing K to others has been generally good.

Prasanna P
Mon, 15 Jun 2009

i've recommended krishnamurti to a few people, but only if i feel they are on a similar path already and can take the fire of krishnamurti's words.

rachMiel ...
Mon, 15 Jun 2009

It is through ones manner of interactions and relationships as well as passive awareness of the process one goes through that one initiates change in oneself and that further brings about change in others;
Krishnamurthi can be introduced only when the climate has been created for further interest and wherever possible I have given reference to.
I have always been interested in topics discussed and initiated discussions with younger students all through my careeer as a teacher and have introduced Krishnamurthi in many ways than one.

Kingston Gilbert
Mon, 15 Jun 2009

I think it is not a matter of -advisable-or-not-advisable. I think it is a matter of the moment. If you live a moment when the topic arises, sharing is a possiblity, why not? And yes, I have shared my appreciation for K teachings some time, with people that I love very much. My experiences are diverse, and go from persons that just listen, to persons who experience a strong involvement.

Creo que no es un asunto de aconsejable o no aconsejable. Creo que es un asunto del momento. Si tienes un momento cuando el asunto surge, ¿por qué no? Y sí, he compartido mi aprecio por las enseñanzas de K alguna vez, con personas que amo mucho. Mis experiencias son diversas, y van desde sólo escuchar, hasta gran involucramiento.

Aura APL
Mon, 15 Jun 2009

I have found that this is difficult unless the person is naturally a good listener with an open mind

averil harrison
Tue, 16 Jun 2009

I have quite often introduced Krishnamurti to people I know. None of them has been particularly impressed, with perhaps one exception - the woman I love and live with. She can see K has made a difference to my life - a good difference. But she hasn't really got her own interest in Krishnamurti's teachings. I quite often relay to her something Krishnamurti has said about something or other, and she will often see the sense of it. That's all.

I would say, if you meet someone and feel they might be interested in K, go ahead. If if feels right. I can't see there's anything to be lost. Just don't try and force them, or go on about K too long or too often. Don't become a Krishnamurti bore.

James Turner
Tue, 16 Jun 2009

Yes, I do. K's teachings cover a vast expanse of living and their very truthfulness can contribute significantly to our own self-understanding and freedom. I have done it several times. In some instances it was not felt to be helpful or of interest while in others it was very appreciated. It varies according to the sensitivity, urgency and vested interests of the people concerned.

Javier Gómez Rodríguez
Tue, 16 Jun 2009

I have been wary of introducing JK to my friends.
I believe they have to have attained 'individuation' - detachment from familial, cultural, religious scripts.

Only then they can grasp the essence of K's teachings.

I have the newsltter from JK foundation in my waiting room. Somebody who is interested may explore into it deeply.

veera balaji veeraswamy
Tue, 16 Jun 2009

All my real friends aren't interested in JK or spirituality at all, that's why I am back on this forum!!!

The Spod
Wed, 17 Jun 2009

yes for along time now25 years .some day wave might catch them.

david sharma
Wed, 17 Jun 2009

I did at first cause i was excited, but I'm sure if one understands that the truth is not yours, then Krishnamurti is not important,and actually no one that I did say it to ever really paid any attention to it, although I do get some people who found the book in store say that I talk bout the same things like Krishnamurti and they recommend him to me..

Emir Camdzic (account deleted)
Thu, 18 Jun 2009


Ben Montalbano
Thu, 18 Jun 2009

(ha) I've tried, a lot when I first got into him..but people astonishingly didn't care. I think it's because it involves the ending of desire, in a way, and of oneself! I really would like to introduce K to friends and family, but I realise that if they 'got it', it would really be life-changing. And it needs, I think, a certain feeeling of 'nothing to lose'. That may be put wrong, but if you're going to go into it wanting to still hold onto this or that, your going to have some issues down the road. If you have nothing to lose, really, then you have the necessary freedom to look. I don't mean being reckless.

mike christani (account deleted)
Thu, 18 Jun 2009

I think it is advisable and I have done it, but my efforts in that direction have come to nought as far as I know.

mike walsh
Fri, 19 Jun 2009

Absolutely. BUT only to people who have a NATURALLY open mind. I have found that if individuals aren't ready and you do not have the personal time to spend with them, it is a total waste of time. In THAT case and if I believe there is future potential, I will give them the book Freedom From The Known and suggest that they take a look WHEN they have questions.

slakki zi
Fri, 19 Jun 2009

i have done it yes, but i'm not sure about the outcome.. can we tell ?

kirsten zwijnenburg
Fri, 19 Jun 2009

In korea,there are a little books translating to krishinamurti.besides absent. it's tragedy. I gave my friends kinfonet surprise,the others ignorant. I hope whenever they know krishinamurti. therefore i send his message seldom. next I schedule to introduce krishinamurti group meeting soon or later.

park chonghai
Sat, 20 Jun 2009

his teachings become part of one 's expression, in that way any one near us gets in touch with his teachings;
yes i have been giving books away, whatever people do with it is not in my hands, but nobody ever trowed it back to my head !

maryse vm
Sat, 20 Jun 2009

"Advisable" is not a word I like very much. You give a K book to friends as birthday present for example, since you want them to participate in real life, you want to them to discover their own nature, orginiality, love, freedom and so on. You give it, since you love them, not that you expect them to answer on it, to respond on it, or to start doing something special. Also if they ignore the book and never mention it, it's all right.

Thomas Fürniß
Sat, 20 Jun 2009

The premises and the implications of a mind operating without a centre are difficult to grasp. Yet, that is a fundamental tenet in K?s proposals. Trying to introduce K to someone unfamiliar with ?philosophical? thinking is a tricky business. I have done it, and I am not sure of the outcome.
One of the models for healthcare promotion talks about people being: not ready; motivated but not ready; and motivated and ready. May be this could apply when 'promoting' K's teachings?

A AG (account deleted)
Sun, 21 Jun 2009

Absolutely, I do it all the time...some people/family say "enough already" and others want to know more.

kenny rich
Mon, 22 Jun 2009

I have tried but only succeeded in a few cases!!

Kamal Kalsi
Mon, 22 Jun 2009

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