Buddhism and Krishnamurti

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Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby rachmiel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:05 pm

I'm researching the similarities and differences between Krishnamurti and Buddhism. Google is telling me there's buncha material out there on the subject, but yaknow Google is hit and miss, so I'm hoping someone here could share some good links/texts?

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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby dzogchungpa » Fri Dec 30, 2016 7:49 pm

I haven't watched this yet, but here is a video of Samdhong Rinpoche discussing K's teachings:

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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby rachmiel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:10 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby rachmiel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:26 pm

Just found this six-page DW thread viewtopic.php?t=3012 which I'll work through.

Would still appreciate info/links/titles from members.
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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby Wayfarer » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:50 pm

There's an interesting account of the Dalai Lama meeting Krishnamurti in 1956, in Pupul Jayakar's bio. You can read the excerpt here.

There is a book by a Burmese or Thai monk which has a very detailed, multi-page comparison of similarities and differences between Abhidharma and Krishnamurti's teaching. I encountered it many years ago but can't recall enough detail to know how to find it.
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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby rachmiel » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:55 pm

Thanks, Wayfarer. I'm a fan of HHtDL so I'm happy for the link.

About the other book ... if there's any way you could find out what it is I would REALLY appreciate it! :thanks:
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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby Wayfarer » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:20 pm

Hoping it jogs someone else's memory here...I have a feeling I leafed through it at the Adyar Bookshop back in the day when it still existed.
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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby Kim O'Hara » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:25 pm

There have been discussions on the other Wheel, if you don't mind fence-hopping:
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=11184 begins ...
Until now I've paid negligible attention to Krishnamurti, but I am currently reading a book called "Explorers of Inner Space: The Buddha, Krishnamurti & Kierkegaard" by Padmasiri de Silva and am now interested in the extent to which there may be overlap and even potentially synergy between what the Buddha and Krishnamurti taught.

... which might even be the book Wayfarer had in mind.
http://www.dhammawheel.com/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=11114 K's antecedents.


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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby rachmiel » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:03 am

Much appreciated. :namaste:
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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby Wayfarer » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:30 am

Thanks Kim - no I don't think that was it. I have a feeling it was like an appendix on one of the 'free dharma books' that are turned on in Thailand and elsewhere, I'm afraid it is lost in the mists of time.

Also note
Can Humanity Change?: J. Krishnamurti in Dialogue with Buddhists
by Jiddu Krishnamurti
Link: http://a.co/8Wpf5fx

Also, google Katinka Hesselink - I think she's a contemporary European theosophist, has a lot of online material and commentary, some critical.
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Re: Buddhism and Krishnamurti

Postby Kim O'Hara » Thu Feb 02, 2017 9:13 am

Blavatsky and her circle turn up here with some regularity so when I came across a well-informed contemporary reference to her I copied the page.
This may not be the best place for it but it's the most recent relevant thread I could find. Anyway ...

Kipling on Blavatsky e.JPG
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The book is Rudyard Kipling's autobiographical "Something of Myself", written about 1930 but referring here to his early years in India - specifically Lahore. His father was curator of the museum there, so "his experience" was wide and varied, and "compliment" is not intended as a compliment.
The "Pioneer" was the local English-language newspaper and at the time the author was half of its English staff.

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Edit: more explanation added, after a real-life interruption.


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