Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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

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I'm confused as to what is meant by "practicable." Oh, I just looked it up ("able to be used or done successfully in a particular situation"). I think he allowed for people to listen to what he has to say and then determine if it has any value to their own particular situations or not. I'm not sure how one could possibly allow for more than that. This discussion forum seems to allow for that through the topics which encourage sharing how we have found value (or not) through applying K's ideas to our own particular situations.

Linda Thorlakson (account deleted)
Fri, 12 Jun 2009

We need to understand what he spoke of and apply it to our lives in our own unique way.

Venu Gopal
Sat, 13 Jun 2009

Krishnaji is nothing if he is not "practicable".May be this question crops up because he said there is no path toTruth.Once you see the validity of this statement,Krishnaji becomes eminently "practicable"
.There are sso many "practical" tips thrown up by Krishnaji like the following:
Take vegetarian food.
Give up meat and wine and smoking.
Do'nt make a problem of sex.
Keep the body execised and sensitive.
Observe the squalidity and grind of life around.
See how you grovel before the boss and how you kick the underdog.
Once he said "none of you will be here to hear me if you get an invitation from the President for dinner."
See how little generosity you have.
Attention is when you see your inattention.
Pain is the attempt to avoid pain.
Hope is hell.
A post does not give status,it gives only a function.
A printed book has no special authority.
When you lose relationship with nature, you lose relationship with man.
When you are short of space in a cramped city,you should ,at least, have a silent or spacious mind.
Such are the practical or practicable clues thrown up by Krishnaji, not to mention other more powerful or inimitable statements made by him like that the national flag is an ugly rag or that Catholics are great acquires of real estate or that the West went to the colonies with Bible in one hand and the bayonet in the other or that the Gurus from the East come with their bag of tricks or that the Rishis are immature human beings or that he did not belong to the Brahmin tribe

prasad mulupuri
Sat, 13 Jun 2009

I think he was fairly practicable.

Monic Devi
Sun, 14 Jun 2009

We may all have a different answer to this question, depending on our personal journey. Not sure if there is a need even to consider it.

malgosia plejewska
Sun, 14 Jun 2009


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Aura APL
Mon, 15 Jun 2009


Prasanna P
Mon, 15 Jun 2009


Prasanna P
Mon, 15 Jun 2009

yes. and i think it could be a good thing to do. with one big caveat: you'd have to make sure that the 'user-friendly-izing' of krishnamurti did not introduce any falsehoods into the teachings. this would be quite challenging.

rachMiel ...
Mon, 15 Jun 2009

It is the absolute 'practicality' of his explorations which makes one shun or avoid 'the light of truth' and claim that he is 'not practical';
because at the end of the day one comes to the point of regret that the illusions of life had not been worked out long before and the 'wired' state of mind can no longer be freed, then 'it' is no longer practically useful to self or others i.e., for the 'individual'.
It is not possible to make Krishnamurthi more "practical" simply because he is at two points of existential reality at the same time - far ahead in the Armageddon sense or far behind in the Vedic sense; make what 'you' will out of it is the confusion in 'what is'!

Kingston Gilbert
Mon, 15 Jun 2009


Gope Earthling_Veganism
Mon, 15 Jun 2009

Please make clear what you understand on "practicable".

Thomas Fürniß
Mon, 15 Jun 2009

Krishnamurti seems to have made it as practical as possible having presented it in every way possible.Difficult when what he was talking of was the impossible made possible.

averil harrison
Tue, 16 Jun 2009

What a beautiful question...!

I ahve asked this myself many many times.

I feel tempted to answer in the affirmative .

But it is a tall order. For that one has to go deep into one's day to day interaction with life's many trivialities.
Ensue a life long dialogue with oneslef and other

veera balaji veeraswamy
Tue, 16 Jun 2009

Yes, He himself has started the mission - by starting several schools and over saw what practical transformation can be brought about. That needs to be taken as guide line.

Gururaj Rao
Wed, 17 Jun 2009

thank you. but i dont know. presently i think just started.

park chonghai
Wed, 17 Jun 2009

Don't know.

The Spod
Wed, 17 Jun 2009

Yes, It is possible, provided one frees oneself from the self-imposed conditionings of K-teachings and does not make a cage of K-teachings. This seems to be happening and many members of K- Group betray sectarian blind faith in words.

Rajnish Roy
Wed, 17 Jun 2009

when one lives the teachings in daly life for what ever time it is so.

david sharma
Wed, 17 Jun 2009

To be heard or even listened to, we must be able to speak in a way that the current world can understand. Issues of international aggression and earth changes must be address with all of the current, common knowledge available, it has more relevence. When the current generation is mostly interested in economic success, we must understand this fact before we can take the dialog deeper.

Ben Montalbano
Thu, 18 Jun 2009

No, definitely not. And I don't believe there should be any 'dumbing down' interpreters of his very lucid teachings. Practical seems to imply methods, paths, and then we'll wrangle over these, "how to meditate", etc.
It's all there in his teachings and works. Granted this takes a bit of interpretation and that's where the forums come in..And, certainly teaching- that would involve some prodding, some help, of various kinds...

mike christani (account deleted)
Thu, 18 Jun 2009

As a body of thought to be looked into and applied? Absolutely. We have learned so much about who we are as human beings on every level in these 20+ years since his death. Krishnamurti had difficuly with his own personal ego state which hindered him from deep application in the real world. This can be explored.

slakki zi
Fri, 19 Jun 2009

it's up to each one individually, to incorporate the teachings

kirsten zwijnenburg
Fri, 19 Jun 2009

the most practicable thing i ever learned since i am on earth, is "listen, feel and watch without naming" ... and that was brought by K ! that is an ever usable practice that eventually opens the book of life.

maryse vm
Sat, 20 Jun 2009

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