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david stanley
david stanley
United Kingdom
Birthday: June 6
Member since: Tue, 09 Jun 2009, 3:09pm
Last visited almost 6 years ago

Member Statement

There were a series of mind blowing insights twenty years ago quite unexpectedly in the middle of the night .They were first hand and nothing to do with fantasy imagination belief or superstition, desire or self induced through drugs etc.Then someone pointed out K and ive been absorbed ever since , its been the only entity that seems to include the comprehension of insight that one had happened upon by accident involuntarily.Ive been transfixed since and this has become the life vocation ,understanding this movement beyond the self.

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

Of-course theres been effect , perhaps a feeling of being isaolated somewhat and unsociable at times only to keep a job.Ihavent any desire to socialise and find people dull and unneccessarily relentlessly shallow and careless .Im not holding it against anybody but most people seem not to question life , to follow pleasure as k had pointed out.Theres no real religious impetus and need to enquire due to increasing external stimulus and avoidance is sustained.Our world is disintegrating ignorance is the status quo.

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

Its not a question of acceptance plausability ,more; does one percieve the truth or actuality of the speaker ...percieve grasp comprehend? Me and my opinion show a lack of percieving?You ask a question as though we were studying maths or geography for example ,and not participating in the transformation of mankind.This is a meaningless question.Was he teaching?

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

Doubt is essential if theres to be the unfolding and perception of what is true?If you arent aware of your conditioning and merely accept your traditional cultural concepts as a Christian for example then this maybe a difficult word or idea.
This is a wrong question though because there isnt a balancing act to be performed, as a 'positive disposition' is ideal conceptual ,and in actuality DOUBT IS POSITIVE, reality is not a description or conclusion .Who says this is or is not positive?Where theres choice theres conflict?

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

With a serious intention to discover afresh our predicament.

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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?

Ido it every day but most people arent interested.

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

Im not sure....'test it out you will see'

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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?

He was a great and profound speaker on the truth of our human condition.He wanted to awaken intelligence in each of us to revolutionise this awful tawdry shoddy brain with its horrific behaviour.

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

i dont know , people appear to be intellectual and verbal not able to supass that theres little hope i think.

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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?

who is asking this question and why.?

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

Have you understood anything he was saying? Everyone whose interested has the same opertunity to discover for themselves. I dont think this ,this is so.

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

i dont know,probably yes because i often recomend other people study him and therefore i am living second hand .When you are' free' im sure the speaker has gone.??

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

In relationship which is the mirror of the self.

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

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Practice what? This implies a goal to be achieved through method or technique.. ,postponement ...you cant delay goodness by practice ,you are good now or never?. End ignorance or greed now.

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4 Comments

Quynh- hoa wrote:
Thu, 21 Apr 2011, 12:09pm

yes David, there must be practical organization for Krishnamurti to share with his audience
Not organization as an authotarian, "already know" members.

david stanley wrote:
Thu, 21 Apr 2011, 1:34pm

So what was the question or idea that was being pursued?

Kala Krishna wrote:
Wed, 27 Apr 2011, 5:58am

You are not alone. I am also one of those who have been drawn to K and am now working in the Foundation Archives with the only aim of keeping in touch with his teachings. My journey so far has been wonderful and his words give me different meanings every time I go back. Just stay with his teachings without any kind of effort for pursuance. Living his teachings are of prime importance.

david stanley wrote:
Wed, 27 Apr 2011, 9:23am

Yes ,its difficult to live them..The fine line of not decieving onesself ....allowing thought to flower and not being licentious or self absorbed. We think,are always thinking? When does it stop,or come to an end?
Am i aware if it does?
These are preocupations of mine today,thanks for sharing.