Sunday, July 29, 2007

Scary Krishna[murti]

Okay, yesterday I had a post here about my experience dealing with U.G. Krishnamurti, but I don't think I'm ready to post that now, so I'm going to keep it in my private journal and edit it a little bit. (Or I may never post it).

I've now been reading J. Krishnamurti, who is, for me anyway, much better. It is interesting, because they seem to be close together, yet miles apart. Perhaps the kundalini experience revealed what was inside both.

6 Comments:

Anonymous priyatam said...

Aw come on, let him have it!

3:17 AM  
Blogger Boppa Divina said...

I thought your now-deleted post on first encountering U.G.'s writings was totally charming, especially because it was an obviously genuine response to an obviously genuine man.

As for the "kundalini experience," this is probably as good a time as any for you to learn to disregard the concept. Or...perhaps not yet.

In any case, be well!

3:59 AM  
Anonymous ken said...

"And also there is the whole question, brought over from India, the energy which they think will come about through awakening the various centres in the body which is called 'kundalini'. Have you heard all about this rubbish? It isn't rubbish if you know what this is, but as you don't know, you are playing with rubbish. Please forgive me if I talk frankly about all these nonsensical, unreal things, unless you have gone into it. You cannot go into it unless you have brought order in your life. They have brought this word called 'kundalini' from India. It is now a fashionable thing to pursue. When it becomes common it has lost its reality, its worthwhileness. You understand? When everybody is trying to awaken their beastly little what they call 'kundalini' (laughter) it becomes too damn silly. A truth, when made common, becomes vulgar and therefore no longer truth."
J. Krishnamurti
Saanen July 27, 1975

ken

7:54 AM  
Blogger Joey said...

I'm using "kundalini" as a word in general to describe whatever it is that the two Krishnamurtis both experienced a variation of; I don't really know or care about all the other popular western New Age baggage it has accumulated (I think what Krishnamurti was referring to in that quote).

They both did experience something ("the process" for J. and "the calamity" for U.G.), a major one at first and many subsequent times throughout their lives, that had very much in common with the experience of the other--although yielding very different personal philosophies, one positive and transcendent, the other nihilist and fatalist.

Or maybe it just confirmed what was inside each.

12:19 PM  
Blogger Peter Maverick said...

Aka kundabuffer.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Old Bald Helen said...

They both did experience something ("the process" for J. and "the calamity" for U.G.)....

For all you know, Joey, da buggahs had strokes, or seizures, or brainfritzes, or brownouts, li'dat.

No huhu either way, yeah?

Kundabuffer. Heh! Forgot about that one. Jeez, sometimes I think the build-out should've terminated when it got to apes, ain't it?

10:35 PM  

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