He was one of the greatest sages of the modern day world and was a master of influence, charisma and power. Not wanting any influence or power, he yet had tremendous doses of it. How did he do it?
He has been trying to explain the secret for forty years. Most do not understand him. The few who do, are not able to apply it practically in their own life. Hence, few results. He gave a huge number of lectures, took part on group discussions, opened schools and travelled widely. I personally look up to the man and find his discussions enriching and profound. I find myself coming back to him, in order for understanding to fully dawn on me and it sure is taking its time. The more you understand his philosophy, the more you realise that he is talking about the same thing that sages have spoken about for thousands of years, in his codified language. The idealist in me loves it when he speaks about classic old notions of mankind such as freedom, love, truth, intelligence and compassion. Every kind of mind will not attune to Krishnamurti. Only a very specific kind of mind will resonate and furthermore apply his philosophies to create a radical change.
I’ve been listening to K and his talks for close to two years now and while it has left me with more questions and answers than before, the one thing I keep coming back to is his ideas about a mind that is totally free of conflict and problems. This idea has vast implications! One such implication being that such a mind will have limitless energy which K actually often seemed to display. He would often ask his audiences to quite literally wake up and work with him. There was this intuitive feeling that the audience was asleep, was present physically but mentally absent.
Many things which he espouses in his talks have caught my eye. Thought is not sacred nor is anything it has created. Then, is there something that is truly sacred, truly untouched by thought? Aparrently, there is and if we find it, our lives will undergo a dramatic shift. A slowly modified change is not what we are looking for. A dramatic shift is the only thing that will get us out of our reverie.
Selflessness is something he prescribes as a means to observe negation. It is through negation that we can reach or understand love and the intelligence of compassion, an intelligence untouched by thought. In thi