Re: Theos-World J. Krishnamurti and beautiful Rosalind Rajagopal
Jun 13, 2008 05:10 AM
I posted a msg on K which may be of interest. Here is the link.
On 6/13/08, Anand <AnandGholap@gmail.com> wrote:
> These passages are taken from this webpage.
> Here are the passages.
> Radha Rajagopal Sloss
> Radha Rajagopal Sloss dropped a little bomb in the Krishnamurti
> circles in 1991 by alleging that her mother, Rosalind Rajagopal, the
> wife of Krishnamurti's former friend, manager and publisher,
> Desikacharya Rajagopal, had a secret love affair with Krishnamurti
> from 1932 until approximately 1957. This revelation, now admitted to
> be true by the Krishnamurti Foundation of America, might have done
> irreparable damage to Krishnamurti's image as a celibate, but as
> physical love is not contradictory to his teachings, the disclosure
> will probably soon be considered irrelevant.
> More important and possibly damaging is Sloss' allegation about
> Krishnamurti's involvement in the termination of Rosalind's third
> pregnancy by Krishnamurti and the observations of Sloss and others
> about his behavior in the Krishnamurti-Rajagopal feud over funds, real
> estate, and archives. According to Sloss the real cause of the fight
> was Krishnamurti's fear about "what would happen to his public image
> if letters and statements in his own handwriting should ever come to
> light. He wished to acquire control over these archives by whatever
> means necessary." (75) This alleged obsession drove Krishnamurti to
> maligning Rajagopal, and to instigating a lawsuit accusing Rajagopal
> of mismanaging funds. (76) Some, who were close to both men, and had
> knowledge of the case, tried, in vain, to mend fences. Sloss
> reproduced their letters with their observations: "One day, history
> will reveal everything; but the division in Krishnamurti himself will
> cast a very dark shadow on all he has said or written. Because the
> first thing the readers will say, is: `If he cannot live it, who can?'"
> This last statement was echoed in another letter: "It has been obvious
> to me Krishnaji is not living his own teaching, that he has been
> making war." An explanation for this was offered by Sloss, which is
> similar to Nethercot's view of Krishnamurti: "Krishna was more than
> one person." She does not elaborate the statement, but rather
> illustrates it. She wrote that within a short time-span Rosalind, who
> also tried to mediate between Krishnamurti and Rajagopal, experienced
> Krishnamurti first as "absolutely impervious to her words, withdrawn
> and haughty" and ten days later as "loving and appeared willing to
> talk" and wanting to "try to straighten things out." She found talking
> to "two Krishnas," a "strange and unsettling experience."
> Krishnamurti's reaction to criticism of a perceived dichotomy between
> his words and his deeds can be found in conversations he had with
> trustees of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America in 1972. According
> to a booklet published by the same foundation, he made it clear in
> these conversations, that "the desire for consistency between the
> teacher and the teachings simply mirrors the conditioning of the
> questioner." Questioning the relationship between a teacher and his
> teachings from the point of view of a hypothetical
> "man in the street," Krishnamurti said: "I'm not interested in what
> the Buddha was when he was a young man, whether he had sex, no sex,
> drugs or no drugs. I'm not interested. What I am interested in is what
> he is saying?"
> "Just... share into his teaching so that I can lead a different kind
> of life... I am only interested in the teaching. Nothing else--who you
> are, who you're not. Whether you're real or honest. It is my life that
> I am concerned with, not with your life..." Coming back to addressing
> the person to whom he was talking directly, he said: "How do you know
> he is honest or dishonest?" "How do you know whether what he is saying
> is out of his own life or he is inventing? Inventing in the big sense?
> Or he's leading a double life?" "I would say `Please, leave the
> personality alone.'"
> The question might arise whether Krishnamurti was sincere in this
> conversation or was applying preventive damage-control. As we have
> seen, Krishnamurti's reaction to such a question would probably be
> challenging the questioner about his own conditioning, and dismissing
> the issue as irrelevant. To this answer the same skepticism about
> Krishnamurti's sincerity might be rejoined. This locks the discussion
> in a solid stalemate, which is anyway the logical conclusion of a
> reciprocated ad hominem argument.
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