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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Well, what didn't he allow for? For him, as I understand it, the teachings were the most practical thing because they went to the heart of right action. 'Practical', as he himself knew, comes from 'praxis', which means action. But action as we know and practice it (sorry about the redundancy) is not 'practical' because it is not an adequate response to the challenges we face, particularly in the human sphere and in relationship generally. Our actions are modifications of what has been and they perpetuate the old problems in a different way. This repetition is not action but inaction. So what we need is an inaction of the action that is no action at all. That's the reason why K's teachings seem to be 'impractical', because they are negative in their approach. But this is clearly a misunderstanding of what they stand for. So, no, the teachings cannot be made more 'practicable'. However, there is a point here worth exploring, and that is that the teachings' apparent negation of action as we know it seem to have encouraged a kind of paralysis in those interested in the teachings. People seem to be afraid to act for fear of going wrong. This becomes its own self-defeating handicap. It is in this regard that I think we need to remove our own misunderstandings regarding our own freedom of action in the light of the teachings. I feel this would make us all far more daring and adventurous. We might then be more willing to explore avenues in which to make the teachings into a shared way of life through all manner of cooperative actions, such as might result in the creation of study centres, schools and whole communities of people who want to explore the whole and wholeness of life in the light of the teachings. I feel that such actions are an integral part of the practical nature of the teachings and of our freedom to become fully responsible for ourselves and the world at large.

Javier Gómez Rodríguez
Sat, 20 Jun 2009

If there is such a word and it means what I think it means then I would have to yes, most diefinitely...

kenny rich
Mon, 22 Jun 2009

Yes I do!! He was a perfectionist in the sense that he would not compromise at all in the search for the truth but for some that is impossible to understand or grasp

Kamal Kalsi
Mon, 22 Jun 2009

I do not.

David E Post
Wed, 24 Jun 2009

Yes. To read or hear other adepts is to hear similar truths expressed in different ways. It is like looking at a diamond through multiple prisms.

Ibsen Birgers
Wed, 24 Jun 2009

None of us are more competent to comment on the more practicable approach than K himself. First change as K says and see the effects.

madhusudhan rao taduri
Wed, 24 Jun 2009

to make him practicable would be very easy, but not recommended in any way. firstly, he'd turn in his grave. secondly, giving somebody a readymade practice is defeating the purpose. i think, instead of making him practicable, the directions pointed by him should be taken up in various disciplines, especially in education.

Pankaj Sapkal
Sat, 27 Jun 2009

Perhaps. However, I do not see how that can be achieved without creating some kind of method (a technique with an end in view) or path (a temporal sequence with gradual goals or steps).
I know of an attempt in that direction, initiated by someone claiming to do what he does under the direct request from K. The result is mediocre at its best.

A AG (account deleted)
Sat, 27 Jun 2009

No, I am afraid that is what is going on now in many instances.

Nancy Megas
Sat, 27 Jun 2009

Most people are so conditioned to live in a small pool that they cannot think of the immensity of the ocean.

Shiva Tirvengadum
Mon, 29 Jun 2009

Every flower has it's own beauty though not separate from any other flower or as a matter of fact from any other species or object. JK is what is.

Ramasubramanian K. (account deleted)
Thu, 02 Jul 2009

I think K gave many hints and pointers to what we should do on the practical level - it's rediculously simple: do whatever it is you do with all your might, awareness, and sensitivity, and don't use thought where it is irrelevant. But for absolute beginners a form of sitting meditation might prove helpful. You really cannot change behaviour through words alone and K was constantly telling his audiences, 'do it!' Meditation is an absolute essential for anyone who does not have a naturally meditative mind; but it becomes useless if done in a mechanical way. Everything seems to hang on what kind of disposition the person has.

Paul Lanzon
Sat, 04 Jul 2009

no. unless you found a way to mix 'practicable' with 'no movement'...second thought, do you care to define 'practicable'?

dragos niculescu
Wed, 08 Jul 2009

I personaly do think.K was complete.

rajaratnam retnajothy
Thu, 09 Jul 2009

Just before he died he said that nobody has done it. He didn't say that nobody will do it - that's up to you.

Paul Dimmock (account deleted)
Sat, 11 Jul 2009

Perhaps it is possible if one is able to express his teaching in one's own way and use science and other fields to show the results which bring about his teaching more clearly in certin respects.

Mittarkumar Khera
Fri, 17 Jul 2009

I think that try to make more "practicable" some is to get in the mind field...the idea about it is to much.

Armando Piedrahita
Sun, 19 Jul 2009


Anjaneyulu Karumudi
Wed, 22 Dec 2010

later on

anil chachra
Mon, 20 Jul 2009

Honestly, I have no slightest idea what he has allowed or prohibited.
Allowance and prohibition might belong to any human teaching but Krishnamurti?s.

Victor Blackbird
Sun, 26 Jul 2009

dont know what practicable means

Bradley Coutts
Fri, 31 Jul 2009

Oh yes, absolutely.

Sree Dharan
Sat, 01 Aug 2009

No,sir.all other teachers are all the time coming out with 'practicable' ways and have helped nobody.there is no short cut to his teaching 'when the self is not the other is'.

Sudhir Sharma
Sat, 01 Aug 2009

yes with change of circumstances ,techandnology and other factors

ram sukhija
Sat, 01 Aug 2009

I feel that is a wrong question. It seems to imply that you want to mould it for some utilitarian purpose. Probably one either understands it deeply or one doesn't.

David Walker
Sat, 01 Aug 2009

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