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Theos-World Re: Aryel Sanat's The Inner Life of Krishnamurti

Apr 28, 2000 06:52 AM

In a message dated 4/23/00 12:34:25 AM Eastern Daylight Time, ASANAT writes:

<< In a message dated 4/2/00 11:37:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:
 << It is a breath of fresh air to learn that you have published the book. It
  is all the more timely in the context of my experience with many "older"
  generation "theosophists" especially in the United States, who dismiss
  Krishnamurti as a "failure". 
  Like all inspired works, the reality behind the written material is what is
  important. I felt all along, that Krishnamurti tried to emphasize the need
  for initiative and action, not following a particular cook book approach or
  blindly following a guru or a selfappointed righthand of a guru.
  Self-discovery in an unstructured non hierarchical environment may be the
  real answer to transformation. My hope is your book may make many of us to
  think for ourselves independently. >>
 To MK Ramadoss:
 I have actually been surprised by the great interest my book seems to be 
generating, so soon.  I thought that, given the vast amount of prejudice, 
innuendo, rumors, and unsupported opinions that generally abound regarding 
anything that has to do with K (not to mention the same attitudes regarding 
theosophy), it would take years before a substantial number of people would 
begin to see that this is truly a work of research, not a defense or apology 
for any "point of view."  Here's some of what's been happening:  Apart from 
responding to numerous long-distance calls, my recent visits to Ojai, & then 
to Olcott-Evanston-Chicago (where I gave four lectures & participated in a 
4-hour long discussion) have made me see that perhaps there are a lot more 
people ready for this right now, than I thought.  The most touching thing to 
me, so far, has been to note how people who had never had an interest in 
theosophy (who either thought it was flaky, or for the gullible, or opposed 
to "more progressive" ways of seeing things, or, in any case, useless in some 
important sense) have begun to take it very seriously, and begun to buy 
theosophical books, as a result of reading my book.  Similarly, people who 
used to make the sign of the cross alarmingly on the face of anyone who 
mentioned the K word, are now seeing (sometimes for the first time, after 
years of "knowing" about K) that there is something really important here for 
anyone who is truly serious about esoterism (or Buddhism, or Gurdjieff, 
or...).  That is extremely encouraging.  And I don't say that merely as the 
author of this book.  That, in itself, does not matter.  What matters is that 
the level of discussion about both theosophy & K has been raised 
considerably.  That, to me, is what matters about this, because it leads to 
the one & only thing that, as I see it, truly matters in life:  Are there 
theosophical states of awareness happening every day in our lives?  That is, 
is there initiation, transformation, taking place?  If not, we're not talking 
about theosophy, nor about K, but about some fantasy in over-worked, shallow 
brains.  That initiation is indispensable for there being theosophy is not 
"my idea":  This is what both HPB & her teachers said over & over again, as I 
demonstrate in some of my other work.
 Aryel >>

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