Re: theos-talk My meeting with J. Krishnamurti
Jul 26, 2011 01:52 PM
Thanks for the article.
I hope some of the readers enjoy reading it.
On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 2:33 PM, J <JB789@KvSezys5hcQPGoGkaUDA8iwYFmDB07sfhDZY0iq5lyOr_nvXyxz59aY4Np30rVc5HwDOSJ2ehGg.yahoo.invalid> wrote:
> Since I have noticed some dialogues on J. Krishnamurti here, I would share
> the following.
> The article (which I have written some years ago) was published in 'The
> American Yoga Journal',
> at their request and a Krishnamurti-teachings related magazine.
> My meeting with J. Krishnamurti
> I believe it was in 1982, in Switzerland, after a group meeting with J.
> Krishnamurti. The time had come to say goodbye. I noticed how others were
> very respectfully taking turns to shake his hand in farewell.
> For what seemed like an eternity, I was in the midst of a dilemma.
> On the one hand, there was the wish to touch this being and, on the other,
> a monologue saying, "What nonsense are you up to... playing the guru game
> after all, aren't you?"
> And while I was going round like a mouse trapped in a cage â there was only
> one door, and K was standing by it â suddenly I saw the situation in a sober
> way: simply a matter of saying goodbye to someone with whom one has spent
> some time; no fuss, no thoughts of expecting shaktipat (energy
> transference), or any other gloriously pink astral emotions.
> I was the last one in the queue, so there was no way out of it.
> I walked towards him, shook his hand and said, "Thank you for this time and
> "Yeees, sir," he said. That was all, on the outwardly visible level.
> In those few seconds, the following also happened: He took my hand in his,
> and with his other hand, my elbow; it felt as though my whole being and its
> contents were being shaken into place; a current of a very high speed passed
> on through my hand to the rest of the body, from head to toe; it was like a
> good and instant shower of energy.
> He looked into my eyes.
> I've never seen such dark, large and bottomless eyes! For a split second I
> felt a fear similar to that of falling off a mountain precipice, as though
> there was a space without end, and invisible â and yet perceived â floods of
> love were pouring from his eyes. (In view of this, it's quite interesting
> that some people call him `dry' and `intellectual'.)
> I was standing there, hardly prepared for all that, and this little man,
> who physically did not reach higher than my chest, was definitely felt by me
> to be about 4 times taller than myself.
> Because it all happened so quickly, only when I stepped outside the room
> did I realize what had taken place.
> I had witnessed a few similar events in the company of others before I met
> K, but the delicacy, subtlety, purity and sobriety contained in the nature
> of this meeting was somehow unique.
> He was a rare one!
> I've read that even though he hardly ever talked about matters of a
> mystical nature, he himself said that there will not be another like him for
> several hundred years, the reason for this being the necessity for a body
> that can withstand the enormous volume of energy similar to that which
> passed through K's body.
> And my mind at times throws up the question: Does such an encounter leave
> some kind of a `seed' in one, or is it just another awesome experience?
> Maybe I'll never know, and it probably does not matter either.
> http://www.krishnamurti-denmark.dk/ (in English and Danish)
> http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/default.php (The official repository of the
> authentic teachings of J. Krishnamurti)
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