Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Interviews - Question


Do you think it is possible to make Krishnamurti more "practicable" than what he himself seems to have allowed for?


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Yes it is possible, just being aware with our whole being (body, mind , environment and society)

dibyendu dey
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

An urgent question for those influencing Education Policy.
Having a teaching "explained" to you, is not the same, though, as voluntarily approaching it , spurred on by personal circumstances.

David Rink
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

The teaching has to be broken down by our own mind, it can't be made any simpler. Because of compartmentilization the brain often cannot see it self in action. There is no way to make or convince others to do it. There is no way to make our own brain do it. It may be a matter of pure luck or a high level of disgust with the world either inside or outside or both. The key of course is attention that revels the division in action. Division is easily seen in the action of response. The problem is seeing the response. It takes a very quick mind to see the response; usually we are swept along with the response and any idea of observing is gone in an instant. Perhaps the phrase 'awareness is the solution to all our problems' could be emphasized and then go about explaning that awareness is not an accumulative process. It becomes so complicated when we break it all down; lots of words; many descriptions. Maybe the human race is just not ready to do it or it would already be happening. Maybe change Krishnamurti's name to Smith or Bogart or Hanks.

David Post
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

Yes!!!!! For instance I found the Kinfonet team used to do a wonderful job of making him more practical but then their newsletters stopped arriving, which is why I'm thrilled they're back in town.

Hendrik Mentz
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

Yes

Daya Jayaratne
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

No, I don´t think so.

Kari Jansson
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

I don't think K can be made more practicable. We could put some of the truths he points out in our own words, if we really see them. I would question any attempt to water K down. K isn't impracticable anyway. That's not the difficulty. The difficulty is to see it, to understand it. It only seems impracticable if you have got hold of an interpretion which makes you think that if only you could do X, or if only you could be Y, then great changes would occur! What is so difficult is to see that one has to explore things as they are, to observe or watch oneself just as one is. One does not have to become different or get somewhere else FIRST in order to do this.

James Turner
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

No need to water K down into explanations, translations or practices. If K is too difficult to listen to or understand, one can simply go elsewhere.

Perhaps the Teaching is its own unchangeable force, like light or energy. But it apparently has to be lived to actually exist as a force to transform.

Jackie McInley
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

Don't know.

Merlin Leach
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

No, I don't think so.

David McMullin
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

He always was practical in my view. Problem was each and every time he opened his mouth to speak he was both enabling people and disabling people. Which of these actually happened seems to be a process of chance. However if you have been lucky enough to have woken up (which incidentally had happened to me already, 'before' coming upon K and his teaching) then everything he had to say made absolute practical sense. I think he knew this very very well. But then who am I to say!?

Ray Mutch
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

Don't try to sell Krishnamurti; don't make him anything: just let him be.

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

Hope that what KFI Online is trying to do now

Ravi chandar
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

I think this lies in the type of mind that get in contact with this teachings, there are aspects of his teachings that can be used in a very practical way, but this implies a very serious mind, and unfortunately most people wants easy way outs all the time. Here, in Colombia, there are an explotion of any kind of so called Christian churches all over the place in different colors and taste, and those who do not flock into this places becomes most part of the time indifferent, too boring or too frustrating to take any serious action.

Rolando Cubillos
Wed, 10 Jun 2009

not really.

Tom Spinella
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

Not necessary.

James PAUL
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

« Ce qui importe, c'est de vivre complètement chaque instant de notre vie. Là est la seule libération. La vérité n'a rien d'abstrait, elle n'est ni philosophie, ni occultisme, ni mysticisme. Elle est la vie de tous les jours ? percevoir le sens et la sagesse de la vie qui nous entoure. La seule vie qui importe est celle que nous vivons dans chacun de ses instants. Mais pour comprendre cela, il faut libérer notre cerveau de toute mémoire et lui permettre d'appréhender spontanément l'instant présent. »...he only allowed..."now"...it is not "practicable"...it is URGENT!!!

kaim merali
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

I think what the world really needs is a new teacher who has a brand new song or teaching. One that's free of all flaws and shortcomings and is consequently truly "practicable".

Robert Michael (account deleted)
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

Yes

David Bruneau
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

Not at this moment...Unless it is to stop calling it "Teachings"!

Charly Mann
Thu, 11 Jun 2009

While I was at the Oak Grove School Krishnamurit asked us numerous times to create programs for young people that could do this. This is what my wife and I have been doing for the past 25 years. We created programs on prejudicial conditioned l thinking that we used internationally and most lately with children of war in Liberia. Our programs on conditioning demonstrated that no matter how conditioned to violence these war torn children were, having grown up in war and knowing nothing else, with the right education the have been liberated from that mindset. We have written a book about it called Brave New Child?Liberating the Children of Liberia and the World. This book was based on our book and curricula titled Why Is Everybody Always Picking On Us? Understanding the Roots of Prejudice.

Terrence Webster-Doyle
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

Krishmaturi has been very cautious in the teachings so as to not raise one's automatic defenses that occur when they feel threatened because K knew that once the defences started the listening stopped.
More bluntness might be considered, especially with a captive audience.

James Sarafin
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

First of all, I find it incredible that despite everything Krishnamurti said to the contrary, there is still so much talk of 'following' K, or 'practicing K. If Krishnamurti's teaching has been understood, or if you have perceived the truth for yourself(because studying K is not a requirement for seeing 'what is'!), then you will see that truth, love, and freedom can never be brought about through practice. Practice involves time and thought, but only through direct perception, where time and thought don't exist, can truth, freedom and love come into being.

John H
Sun, 25 Jul 2010

None whatsoever

Melbourne Smith
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

There's no way but practicle implementation of Krishnamurti Teaching in this world.

madhav mool
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

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