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Re: Theos-World Re: Evolution (AnandGholap.Net-Online Theosophy)

Mar 05, 2009 08:02 AM
by Govert Schuller

Dear Anand,

Krishnamurti's reports on his own struggles have to be viewed in the context of his overall spiritual development and level of initiation. The crux might be that he went arguably through the 4th initiation with some tests where he had to be free and independent. Some call it the dark night of the soul (or spirit), where the initiate has to deal with certain challenges free from the Masters and his higher self. K might have liked the independence coming with that initiation too much and decided to stay in that mode and toss everything overboard, Masters and Theosophy included. 

Of course the struggles he went through were his own and can be evaluated positively and are, within certain bounds, applicable to everybody. The important caveat is that this struggle is only a phase within a larger process and should not be absolutized as K did. 

I do think you're on the right track, but to really make the case, you have to get a close reading of all events between 1921 and 1933 and all set within a Theosophical paradigm of understanding and not K's own, fascinating, alluring and valuable as that also might be. 

And to make such an investigation really work we have to incorporate some considerations derived from "the philosophy of science of religion" as developed by some researchers with a keen sense of methodology. I'm still trying to wrap my my around the topic and it feels I'm almost there to share some insights. The important thing is that those methodological considerations are trying to straddle the area between religionism and reductionism in a very similar way as Therosophy tries a middle way between theological dogmatism (religionism) and materialism (reductionism). 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Anand 
  Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 2:36 AM
  Subject: Theos-World Re: Evolution (AnandGholap.Net-Online Theosophy)

  This message is among the most important messages I wrote, because it shows that J. Krishnamurti's teaching has come from his own understanding of a human being, and his teaching is not from Christ.
  This passage is from the biography of J. Krishnamurti by Pupul Jaykar.
  "At the opening of the Star camp at Ommen in 1927 Krishnamurti spoke a language diametrically opposed to Theosophical teaching. On June 30 he said, "For many lives and for all this life, and especially the last few months, I have struggled to be free-free of my friends, my books, my associations. You must struggle for the same freedom. There must be constant turmoil within you." Krishnamurti was in revolt. No teacher or authority satisfied him."

  Note the words "I have struggled to be free" It shows that struggle to become free from authorities and teachings was Krishnamurti's OWN struggle. It was not the teaching given by true World Teacher or Christ. 
  J. Krishnamurti thought his own condition is same as that of millions of others and so he recommends his own struggle to all others, when they were completely different from him. 
  Anand Gholap


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