Re:To Larry - Krishnamurti
Mar 11, 2002 09:31 PM
I have been around both theosophy and K for several years. It took quite a
while for me to see what K was trying to say for 60 or more years.
All the nitty gritty stuff that one finds in theosophical literature, no
matter how true they may be, are just second hand stuff until such time
that we can have first hand experience and understanding. All of it are the
description of the reality which it would be impossible to fully describe
On the other hand, it appears that we need to understand the urgency of the
current problems faced by human beings and what K was trying to explain
that when one sees the problems as they are without being distorted by our
prejudices, preconceived opinions and bookish knowledge, then the solution
lies within the problem itself. (I can personally vouch for this even in
the mundane world of business, the many times when I am faced with a
complex business problem, once I clearly understand the problem, I always
have come up with a very direct and simple solution).
So this emphasis on current action is what K has been emphasizing all along
and his view is that when an individual does understand the current human
problems that itself spurs the person into action which causes a mutation
in the individual and such change, K contends can take place
instantaneously, not incrementally. He also has repeatedly stated that even
if one person makes such mutation, he would he satisfied that his life long
work is accomplished.
Another aspect that approach highlights is the importance of a human being
and how even a single individual can change the world, and indeed single
individuals have effected far reaching changes in the history of the world.
In all his talks, he has always discussed how we can go into various issues
as friends -- unlike the teacher and the taught model; and this is a
radical approach in matters of spiritual; and this fits into the current
model of democracy which is slowly spreading around the world.
So much for now! More later!!!
Disclaimer: Don't ask me to quote chapter and verse on any of the stuff
above. Sorry, I presenting them from my memory.
At 04:16 PM 3/11/02 -0500, Larry F Kolts wrote:
On Mon, 11 Mar 2002 11:13:54 -0600 ramadoss <email@example.com>
MKR: Your perceptive observation is on target. However, there is a
> segment of those who are exposed to both theosophy and K's
> writings/speeches who do not see any conflict whatsoever.
Larry: Yes, and I am one of those people.
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