Krishnamurti & the Art of Awakening

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tom cooper
tom cooper
Russian Federation
Birthday: May 13
Member since: Mon, 04 Apr 2011, 4:07pm
Last visited 7 years ago

Member Statement

some books really are worth reading again.

Interests and Recommendations

Books

touching the void wilderness ways

Movies

run lola run the good, the bad and .. miracle in the andes

Music

piano flute guitar echoes water sea wood wind passion love songs

Other interests

trees exploring swimming in the sea mountain flowers open green spaces sharing good food

Interview Answers

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

thought is conditioned.

K's teachings get to the root of the conditioning process.

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

eating healthy food is important.
eating with others brings people closer together.

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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 don't know.

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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?

not everyone appreciates nature, but most people enjoy a good walk in the fresh air.

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

yes.I think so.

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

I need to be in a calm state of mind, then I pick up the book.

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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?

compassion for the rest of humanity.

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

some

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

He was exceptional, but the transformation is possible in others.

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

no

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

by taking things one step at a time.

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

intellectually speaking, I understand what he is saying.

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

when it comes, it comes.

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