Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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Douglas MacRae-Smith
Douglas MacRae-Smith
Birthday: May 31
Member since: Thu, 11 Jun 2009, 9:33am
Last visited 5 months ago

Member Statement

Came out of nowhere and heading back soon - meanwhile building the dream with everyone else.
Viva Zen, permaculture, eco swimming pools

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Interview Answers

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

We'll keep prompting but when it comes, it'll be spontaneous

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

Undoubtedly - having been fed on the stuff as a lad. However I did spend most of the time at the Saanen camps chasing girls.

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

Doubt is a positive disposition

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

He is implausible - have you read his bio?

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

More likely it helps me understand my fellow man's way of thinking

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

I've never heard of anyone else at all like him.
He speaks of accessing the universal, so yes, but maybe not through his words.

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

If understanding is not possible, this comes a sad second

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