Re: Fw: Theos-World J Krishnamurti Videos on Youtube
May 07, 2009 12:50 PM
by Morten Nymann Olesen
Well, in a sense yes.
But I find the following words to be important to have in mind when dealing with the theosophical teachings in a non-dead-letter manner.
And I can only encourage the interested Seeker to read
the text more than one or two times. Keep it at your Heart. :-)
Here we go...
THEOSOPHICAL THOUGHT, EXPERIENCE AND TEACHING
A minor excerpt:
"It is only since the nineteen-fifties, with the discovery of the
far-reaching effects of conditioning, brain-washing and attitude-
engineering, that the subjective nature of virtually all
approaches to knowledge has been perceived to the degree to
which the Theosophists, for centuries has tried to establish.
The Theosophists have always taught: 'Examine your assumptions;
avoid mechanicality; distinguish faith from fixation'."
"There is a vast accumulation of Theosophical teachings, much of it in
writings, which would-be students plough through, looking for
Theosophy, and wondering why it seems, so often, self-contradictory.
The simple answer is that this material is largely time-and-culture-
based. Most of it was prescribed for specific audiences at
certain times and under particular conditions. Choosing the
relevant materials for any time is a specialised task. To try to
make sense of all of it would be like taking a bundle of medical
prescriptions, issued over the years to a variety of people, and
working out one's own therapy from such largely irrelevant
papers - and without a certain specialised knowledge. Theosophical
Teaching is PRESCRIBED."
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Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: Theos-World J Krishnamurti Videos on Youtube
Topic related to Truth raises many questions, in the context of Krishnamurti's teaching.
In the Star Bulletin August 1931, Page 7 - J. Krishnamurti says:
" So I have made it prefectly clear that what is generally believed by the
Christian, the Theosophist, the Hindu, the Buddhist to be Truth, has nothing in
common with what I say"
Now, if Krishnamurti's Truth is different from Truth of above mentioned religions, then what is Truth according to him? I have not read anywhere Krishnamurti describing what Truth is according to him.
JK says 'you find Truth yourself'. What are people supposed to find when JK did not say what Truth is according to him? And suppose they find some kind of Truth, how will people know that that is the Truth JK was talking about?
Another thing I find strange about followers of J. Krishnamurti is this. These followers praise Krishnamurti's teaching. Krishnamurti asked people not to follow any teacher, not to read books on religions/spirituality etc, not to join spiritual organizations. According to JK these things corrupt minds of people and they exploit followers. I often find that JK's followers praise Krishnamurti's teaching and then join other spiritual organizations, read books on spirituality, have Gurus and are aspiring for discipleship.
If followers of JK think that JK's teaching is right, then why do they do exactly opposite of what JK taught? And if they do exactly opposite of what JK taught, then why do they praise JK's teaching?
Take the example of Katinka. She has been promoting JK's teaching for many years. And yet she reads many books, she not only joins organizations, but now inviting suggestions about how to make TS organization better. She aspire for discipleship as mentioned in Theosophy. So, when followers of JK praise his teaching and at the same time do exactly opposite of what JK taught, it makes me wonder. Another thing it suggest me is that these followers still read books on spirituality, join organizations and have Gurus because they are not satisfied with J.Krishnamurti's teaching and what his teaching gives them.
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