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robert allen
robert allen
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Birthday: June 8
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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?

mindful service

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

It is right here

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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?

More important than ever.The internet will be helpful in making people aware

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

Although I have known of K for almost 30 years, I have never discussed him for any length of time with anyone. I think it might be helpful

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

both

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

yes...it is a life of deep awareness and serious service

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

the contemplative/meditative life is very challenging

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

daily readings...internet...books

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

yes...it has helped me be free from conditions which have imprisoned me and kept me in a past/future life

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

I am not sure conditioned is the right word. I have been influenced by him and he has led me to meditation/and a life of service

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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 as long as it is not in a "preachy" matter. Our lives and how we live them are the best teachers

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

I do not feel at this point that doubt/hope,etc.or any words are helpful in maintaining a life of mindful service.

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Do you think it is possible to make Krishnamurti more "practicable" than what he himself seems to have allowed for?

For me the "ride" was from orthodox religion...K...Buddhism....K...throughout the study,a listening worklife is the groundwork

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robert allen wrote:
Tue, 29 Dec 2009, 10:31pm

I have read the work of K for more than 30 years now.In fact, I went to the old Felt Forum in Madison Square Garden in NYC in the early '80's and saw him there. I presently work with people in hospices. The silence of my listening and our mutual vulnerability only help to maintain the harmony in my life.Few words;no beliefs;mostly being