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JIM MC DONOUGH
JIM MC DONOUGH
United States
Birthday: November 19
Member since: Sun, 14 Jun 2009, 5:15pm
Last visited 3 years ago

Member Statement

I have been folowing Mr. K for over 25 years, and every day I learn how stupid I am as to the ways of the world and the ways of my self {Believe it or not this is a Positive thing}

Interests and Recommendations

Books

ALL OF MISTER K'S

Other interests

GOLF

Interview Answers

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

The knots start to go away when one becomes aware that one is both sides of ones own self the positive side and the negative side

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

EVERY DAY IN EVERY WAY.

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

By paying attention to what I think

paying attention to what I observe

paying attention to what I feel

What I think observe and feel is me in the first place...

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

What ever we would like to question 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?

Both

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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 Don't know because it is their experience not mind

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

The opposite unconditioned

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

never tried it yet

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

At first all of it Now there is no acceptance or rejection Just understanding...

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

If you mean attention yes

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

I think it depends on the self interest of one's own 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?

I do not know at this time...

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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?

Finding out how stupid one's own self is as to the ways of oneself and to the ways of the world because the ways of one's self is the way of the world
and the ways of the world is the way of one's self....

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Sat, 12 Nov 2011, 5:12am

Dear sir,

Have u attended any of K's public talks there?