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Re:Krishnamurti and nihilism

Apr 08, 1998 12:49 PM
by Bjorn Roxendal

Lmhem111 wrote:

> If one can't express ideas clearly, then why teach? I have no trouble
> understanding Ramakrishna, Vivekananda or even Sri Aurobindo, who was
> certainly no intellectual lightweight.

And I agree with you. These three teachers have been a surce of profound
inspiration to me, as has Yogananda. They convey a message that is CHARGED with
intense light and higher consciousness.

For those of you interested in K's teaching, I would suggest looking into some
of modern day "gurus" of a similar tradition, such as Ramana Maharshi (not so
modern), Papaji or even Gangaji. Although I am not qualified to endorse them I
find their teachings much more "alive" and "radiant" than K's. And the reason is
obvious - they retain the dedication to the Guru - chela relationship.

And, for those who think that I simply don't understand the "emptiness" of K's
"buddhic" mind: I am much attracted to "emptiness" and "the void" in meditation
and as - a path (!). For a while I took in K's teachings in a very serious
manner. I allowed my mind to be "worked on" by his. He is much of a philosophic
therapist in my opinion. He works on your mind to rid it of concepts, the idea
here being that those concepts are limiting and prevent you from directly
experiencing reality/truth etc. I allowed this process to take place and
observed the results. Yes, I gained some realization, but no, the place in
consciousness I was "initiated" into was not what a "seeker of truth" is looking


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