Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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T N Padmanabhan
Birthday: February 25
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Do you think it is possible to make Krishnamurti more "practicable" than what he himself seems to have allowed for?

I do not understand the question. If practicable here means practice, my answer is no.

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Are there any aspects of Krishnamurti's teaching that you find implausible or difficult to accept?

Yes.He seems to suggest that path laid down by others like Sankara, Ramanuja, Ramakrishnaparamahamsa etc. will not lead one to truth! Logically his statement "Trurh is a pathless land" appears to be true but difficult to accept considering other enlightened beings statements that can not be just brushed aside.

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

Yes, has had great effect in my life. I was such a blind follower before I came across his teachings. He truly opened my eyes.In fact it is his teachings that has helped me to understand inner meanings of statements of other enlightened beings.

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Do you think it advisable to introduce Krishnamurti to people you know? Have you ever done it and if yes, what are your experiences?

Yes it is very much advisable! Have done it often. But the general answer is "do not talk philosophy, it will not help in practical life." But there have been few who have taken it seriously. It appears to me that teachings require in depth study to understand but people only want a quick and easy solution to all their problems!

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How do you personally go about exploring the Krishnamurti's teachings (through personal study, dialogues, dvds)?

Through personal study.

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

Yes to some extent as often I end up using his expressions!

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

I feel that they will grow exponentially. I came across JK in 1992 and since last few 5/6 years I see a growing interest in his teachings. Not only that many swamis, yogis etc in various ashrams repeat what he says with mixture of tradition religion!

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Do you think Krishnamurti was exceptional, or is the transformation he spoke of universally accessible?

It seems what he said has been said before but he spoke with great depth and clarity that has not been done before.Yes transformation he spoke is univerasally accessible. He seems to have arrived much before his time!

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If you had to sum up what Krishnamurti is all about in just a few words of your own, what would they be?

Live his teachings. It is so wonderful!

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

If dialogue here means group discussions,then only starting part of a dialogue should be organised.

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

Yes. living moment to moment in awareness is beautiful but it lasts only few moments before thought takes over!

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How do you strike a balance between healthy doubt and ready acceptance in investigating Krishnamurti's proposals?

No ready acceptance! For example logically I accept his statements about rituals but Still carry out the rituals as have not yet seen their danger. The day I see it is destructive it will drop off automatically without effort!

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How important do you consider group dialogue to be in understanding the more subtle points of Krishnamurti's message?

I do not know. have not participated in any group dialogues in person. Have taken part in online discussions and have found them very helpful on occasions.

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