Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Interviews - Question

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

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Organised dialogue does not give much scope for self-inquiry. Being aware of - your thoughts, actions, reactions, speech, interactions, relationships - in everyday living, brings about changes.

Kala Krishna
Mon, 07 Feb 2011

It is absolutely spontaneous and unprompted. I love such dialogues but how rare are such precious moments. we are such slaves to intellect losing the heart!

madhusudhan rao taduri
Wed, 24 Jun 2009

Dialogue comes about spontaneously all the time. I havn't made up my mind how important oraganised dialogues really are, but I think they are one way of spreading and "digesting" insight. Like this site.
However, if the dialogue is arranged, it must be highly organised. It demands a lot from the participants. The format, the facilitating and the rest of the formal framework must be given a lot of thought. If the subject is not quite clear to everybody, the confusion will distract people and the whole experience will be disapointing.

Rasmus Tinning
Wed, 24 Jun 2009

a true dialogue is to inquire with one self or with others in humility of not knowing and to understand ( to stand-under)the light of teachings spontaneously without self interest.

david sharma
Thu, 25 Jun 2009

The very word dialogue implies a two-way communication, therefore in enquiry, unless openess to spontaniety is there any form of organized dialogue would be futile and serve no purpose.
The listener, the speaker and the choice of words to synchronize in context and meaning is indeed an achievement per se; can that be organized, that is the question?

Kingston Gilbert
Sat, 27 Jun 2009

no reason why it cannot come in both ways. alternately, it may not come in either way.

Pankaj Sapkal
Sat, 27 Jun 2009

A group of people, two, three or more can come together to sit quietly and anyone if so moved, may openly reflect what is arising within their own space. That open invitation on the part of one can allow others to look at what is arising within and together all can examine further the problems, observations, awareness of the joined group.

Nancy Megas
Sat, 27 Jun 2009

I think, sincere inquiry can arise both in organized dialogues and also spontaneously when people meet without any purpose.

Prasanna P
Sun, 28 Jun 2009

I'm a bit sceptical about the word spontaneity. It's a receipe for inaction, laziness. Yes, both are important. Yes we need both--we have to organise with a heart.

Ramesh G
Sun, 28 Jun 2009

I think it has to be spontaneous in the sense that it must take place at a deep experiential and heartfelt level. As the latter is what must be reached if the old foundations are ever to be truly destroyed and a genuinely radical rebuilding process begins to take place in a person. Though I feel this could take place in an organized manner (or even in an organization) if there was right leadership.

Robert Michael (account deleted)
Sun, 28 Jun 2009

Dialogue can be organized, being a light to oneself cannot.

Richard Kover
Mon, 29 Jun 2009

Certainly, all of K's dialogues [so called] were organized to some extent. Similarly, any dialogues in a Forum context are organized to a certain extent as well, although in a different manner. While this is true, I see that the elements of spontaneity and freedom are required for the inquiry to be sincere and genuine in spite of a certain level of organizing to bring people and subject matter together for relationship in dialogue.

Charly Mann
Wed, 01 Jul 2009

Spontaneously. The dialogue even if organized should culminate in spontaneity.

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

'Dialogue', in the sense of 'Selfless Collective Exploration', shall happen as the totally dedicated participants learn to explore together without any thought of personal credit of any sort; and, as they learn to explore collectively with 'One DelusionFree Mind'. They will decide together about experimenting with any planning/organization. Before getting to smooth exploraion, one should be prepared for rough-ride. Howsoever dedicated one might be, 'delusionary self' would continue asserting its existence, until drowned in 'DelusionFree Culture' inside the ExplorationCollective.

Ramesh Mohan
Thu, 02 Jul 2009

Nothing is lost.The organised dialogue may open the heart of the unexpected visitor,looking for something else,

Shiva Tirvengadum
Fri, 03 Jul 2009

I would say that dialogue can be organized but its success probably depends on the individuals involved being prepared to listen to others and to be open and capable of freeing themselves from their own cherished beliefs or attitudes, at least for a while. But ultimately if dialogue is not spontaneous it will not produce much nourishing fruit.

Paul Lanzon
Sat, 04 Jul 2009


dragos niculescu
Wed, 08 Jul 2009

Every day is a dialogue with life in relationship with others. What's wrong with organising one or two days where that sense of dialogue is brought to the fore? After all, much of what happens spontaneously and unprompted is of a very trivial or ephemeral nature. What's wrong with being deliberately serious?

Paul Dimmock (account deleted)
Thu, 09 Jul 2009

In the sense of sincere inquiry it should come spontaneously unpropted.

rajaratnam retnajothy
Fri, 10 Jul 2009

Organized dialogue risks 'becoming' a ritual.

Spontaneity is natural inquiry, and natural inquiry is spontaneous.

Patricia Hemingway
Sun, 12 Jul 2009

spontaneously and unprompted.......

sunil jain
Mon, 13 Jul 2009

It has to come spontaneously and unpromted.

Mittarkumar Khera
Fri, 17 Jul 2009

We can seat down and have a dialogue about a specific topic. Time is not a factor for inquiry.

Armando Piedrahita
Sun, 19 Jul 2009

It can be facilitated as well as made impossible by attitude and intentions.

Tineke W.
Sun, 05 Jun 2011

K's talks were obviously "organised " to a certain extent yet the content was always spontaneous.

malcolm scott-wilson
Sat, 25 Dec 2010

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