Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Notebook

New Questions for the Kinfonet Interview

posted on June 24, 2009

As some of you may be aware, Kinfonet member profiles contain a section called the "Interview". It is made up of a series of questions - any or all of which you may choose to answer - designed to provide for points of contact between people.

We have recently added some more questions, some of which have been suggested by you. Here they are:

  1. Krishnamurti once said you must begin with doubt, but that doubt must be kept on a leash. How do you find the proper balance between doubt and a "positive disposition" in investigating his proposals, so as to neither tie yourself up in knots, nor to blindly believe?

  2. Can dialogue - in the sense of sincere inquiry - be organized or can it only come about spontaneously, unprompted?

  3. Does the phrase "living the teachings" have any meaning to you?

  4. Has coming into contact with Krishnamurti and his teachings had any perceptible effect on your life and/or relationships?

  5. What future do you foresee for Krishnamurti's works? Do you think they will grow in importance or will they just gradually die away?

  6. Do you ever feel that you have been conditioned by Krishnamurti's teachings?

We are looking forward to reading your answers. And feel free to suggest a question yourself, if you can think of one.