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Forum: General Discussion Sat, 25 Dec 2010
Topic: Krishna Murthy's message

I am afraid I have to concur with Nick Carter. Am I missing something? Is it the language barrier? I also find the majority of this post incomprehensible. The bit about the cats....you really lost me there.

Forum: General Discussion Sun, 26 Dec 2010
Topic: Krishna Murthy's message

I am not sure that I have anything against free association and I am sure there is a lot to learn from cats, but I am also not sure what all that has to do with finding sunyata somewhat incomprehensible.

Forum: General Discussion Sun, 26 Dec 2010
Topic: Krishna Murthy's message

"When she, the ultimate Shakti, of her own will (svecchaya) assumed the form of the universe, then the creation of the chakra revealed itself as a pulsating essence. From the void-like vowels with the visarga (:) emerged the bindu, quivering and fully conscious. From this pulsating stream of supreme light emanated the ocean of the cosmos, the very self of the three mothers." I am very sorry, but don't understand what this is supposed to mean.

Forum: General Discussion Mon, 27 Dec 2010
Topic: Krishna Murthy's message

Thanks for that Ravi! In one sense there is nothing particularly new about the core of K's teaching. Most religions and philosophies would agree that the prime cause of man's troubles stem from self conscious thought exaggerating his biological imperatives. The response to this has created all the various solutions, religious and political. He creates a paradox by pointing out that change is absolutely essential while at the same time demonstrating the futility of method. Someone said somewhere that he leads you to the door and then slams it in your face! Part of his appeal for me is that if you read him rightly, you are forced to stand alone. Interesting how, in spite of his writings being so prolific, one can find the whole of his teaching in a single paragraph lifted at random.

Forum: General Discussion Wed, 29 Dec 2010
Topic: Krishna Murthy's message

I am sure that everything and anything is a source of truth, or a teaching, but the fact is that whatever truth is or was contained in the ancient scriptures of all cultures has become distorted and garbled over time. Imagine if K's work had been oral and relied for its transmission on being passed on from the memory of those who heard him. How long before the truths in it became diluted to a point where they could only be detected by those who actually no longer needed them. Even when we have the unalloyed, verbatim stuff straight from the horses mouth, it is still difficult to understand them, and it is obvious from these forums that there are many different interpretations of them. How much more is the divergence from the original truth of the more ancient scriptures. Even the Buddha never wrote anything down, and we have to rely on the accounts of others. And look at the proliferation of Buddhist sects that have arisen since the time of his death. Why do you suppose K was so adamant about rejecting all past knowledge? Not because it was necessarily false, but because it is impossible to separate the true from the false when time has changed the meaning of the words and metaphors used by a bygone age.

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