Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

Kinfonet Interviews - Question

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

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It is always advisable to take a look.

Francois Bresson
Thu, 04 Jun 2009

Yes. Constantly. I do not collect such experiences.

Husain Sangrar (account deleted)
Thu, 04 Jun 2009

not done it much ,even with my own kids..

daniel moru (account deleted)
Thu, 04 Jun 2009

Don't think it is advisable. No one I've ever talked to was much interested in the subjects.

max greene
Thu, 04 Jun 2009

Yes,I think its ok to introduce K to people you know. Although one shouldn't be too pushy. Yes I have given books to friends to read at their liesure. I've also given some of my books to the public library to expand their literature.

ED Richter
Fri, 05 Jun 2009

I introduce the "Krishnamurti Experience" to all I meet. People think me very strange. ;o)

Randal Shacklett (account deleted)
Fri, 05 Jun 2009

I take people to a favorite restaurant or bar. I share my hobbies and interests. I talk about life, philosophy, my concerns. I don't know Krishnamurti nor have I ever met him. I have read books by him, watched videas, dvd's, but what I read and heard were insights. Not insights of a personal nature, nor insights of belief or knowledge, just insight. Insight can be shared by anyone without starting from an authority.

Peter Stephens
Fri, 05 Jun 2009

Many a time. But then ,either people are inclined to listen, explore, study,watch,discuss with me or they totally reject JK outright. I have met violent reactions and calling me names etc.
One of my closest relative said that I would never prosper in my life as as I followed JK`s words.. still I wonder....if he was right....

Krishnan Srinivasan
Fri, 05 Jun 2009

It can be done but very subtly. Yes, I have. Many of them feel it is too intellectual and one needs to be very 'mature'.

Kala Krishna
Mon, 07 Feb 2011

Yes, I do. Yes I have. Positive

Jonathan Black
Fri, 05 Jun 2009

I have done it many time, hoping that they would developed an interest,
but this has not work out. If I do put idea across from K without naming, people have interest, if I say Krishnamurti said: I loose there attention, they
associate his name with , guru, big spiritual organization.
Some time I introduce him has a philosopher Murti , this go better or I say I red an article in a magazine that say?.., people are more receptive then. In my experience people have difficulty with his name Krishna, not his idea. I have to be careful with his name. Also the timing is
important I have to let it happen, I can not push it.

jean-m girard
Fri, 05 Jun 2009

What seems to work best for me is to introduce K's own summary of the core of his teaching and an introductory short video in the non-K retreats I host.

Ralph Tiller
Sat, 06 Jun 2009

Es dificil que la gente quiera entender lo que JK nos dice., sobre todo porque es la negacion de lo que todos nosotros queremos escuchar., este mundo es tan falso como que es un mundo casi virtual., lo real nos duele y queremos alejarnos del dolor., a mi padre le regale libros sobre JK y le interesaron mucho., es necesario buscar a la gente que realmente busca cambiar, porque la gente que no esta preparada para el cambio se niega rotundamente a escucharnos!!!

It is dificult for people to understand what JK says., over all becouse he is the negation of what we all of us want to listen., this world is so false as this is a almost virtual world., the reality hurts us and we want to get away of suffering., I gave as a present a lot of books to my father, and he became very interested in JK.,it is necesary to search for people that really wants to change his life, but because people who is not prepared for this change, enfatically negates to listen to us!!!!

sergio silva
Sat, 06 Jun 2009

I don't make any effort to introduce Krishnamurti to people I know. If it is appropriate, that is very clearly evident, and the subject will arise naturally - spontaneously.

Patricia Hemingway
Sat, 06 Jun 2009

I do not discuss experiences, as to this brain they are but a trick of the mind. I have mentioned K's teachings and life simply by stating of the existence of a man who questioned the basic assumptions of individuality as self-hood and saw through the structure of self insightfully, and with understanding...and was able to express same without inventing followers or a system to copy.

Michael Berry
Sat, 06 Jun 2009

No, I have never done it.

Sun, 07 Jun 2009

Not without feedback indicating some independent understanding of him. If someone shows an interest in a truth that Krishnamurti also touched on, then I think it may be appropriate to share insights from the teachings in reference to something being looked at together, in order to add a new angle or depth to the process.

Stephen Smalley
Sun, 07 Jun 2009

People will run away from you if you talk philosophy.

Your actions should speak, not words.

If they are intrigued by your way of living they will ask you the secret. That's when you give out a book of Krishnamurti Jiddu!

Dappling Light (account deleted)
Mon, 08 Jun 2009


Jaime Aramburo
Mon, 08 Jun 2009

With friends, family and colleages I never take the initiative. I don't want to sound like a preacher. However, if I do get into a deep conversation with somebody, or if somebody is interested in what kind philosophy I seem to be so involved in, what do I do?
Try to explain it? That´s difficult in a few words...Give them a book? I simply never get the book back, because they haven't got down to reading it and eventually forget all about it.
Neither is optimal, when they are just curious. That is why I'm making a introductory website in Danish with special consideration to windowshoppers (I hope it is also interesting for people who know Krishnamurti already). (
On the home page have a little titbit for every relevant target group and so on. Most websides on Krishnamurti assume that the visitor is already "converted" and can't be frightened away.
I think that if there was a well made introductory website in every language, we would get more newcomers.

Rasmus Tinning
Mon, 08 Jun 2009

I have considered it, but have not seen how to do it.

daniel brady
Mon, 08 Jun 2009

What kind of a man am I if I do not share something I find as useful to me with my fellow human beings? Think it over for yourself, dear reader. What are my experiences of introducing Krishnamurti to people I know?

All that I can say is, there is somethig as doing a thing for it's own sake. Doing a thing without motive and therefore I say, ...... :

I have rights to my labor. But I have no rights to the fruits of that labor.


Jyothi Prakash Hegde
Mon, 08 Jun 2009

A life rightly lived may be the best introduction to K. i am nowhere near it.

srinivasan varadarajan
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

Do you think it advisable to introduce Krishnamurti to people you know? ... "Yes".
Have you ever done it? ... "Yes".
What are your experiences? ... "Varied, mainly silence".

Eric Paris-Martel
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

That depends. Some love to hear about K and others think the teaching to be utter nonsense, just another Eastern philosophy, that applies to them not us in the West. Many say they like Krishnamurti while they practice Buddhist meditation or some other form of escape or mind control. Some are astounded and say 'I have never heard that said before; I've felt it but never heard it said' when you explain the teaching or the road to awareness. Still others immediately think 'another nut case'. Perhaps the best approach is to give a book away and leave it at that even if doing that feels a bit like a missionary giving away a tract. It seems to me that anyone who is really disgusted with the statis quo either inside or outside eventually finds and reads something written or said by K. Most take it as a philosophy that you can have but that is not actually transformative. Most it seems, do not think the human mind can be transformed through awareness or anything else.

David Post
Tue, 09 Jun 2009

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