“I am not so certain that anyone truly wants ‘a teacher’, no matter who he/she may be. That one can choose to find answers in one’s self because truth isone and the same for all, that I do believe. Attempting to make K’s teachingsinto ‘the holy grail’, our holy grail, is a constant danger/temptation.”
Irmgard Becker James from Ojai, California, USA
“I frequently hear comments which say K is nihilistic, negative, not definiteenough, irritating; and I myself would try to convince others, or even persuadethem, etc. – which is the very thing I do not want to do; what I think I want todo is to create an open, honest atmosphere in which an exchanging and shar-ing becomes possible, where everybody puts aside everything in order to lookat things as they really are; without any ‘religious’, ‘spiritual’, ‘therapeutic’, orother imagination whatsoever, and maybe even without Krishnamurti. Simplyundivided awareness of the other and what is.”
U.W. from Germany
“You say there are too few people to do the work of the schools, etc. Yousay we need more people, more money, more, more, more. Sorry, no, one manwill do, a woman, a child. We are always interested in development, not inbeginning at the beginning, in anonymity – in a place, whether school, news-letter, or center, born of this.”
G.H. from the USA
“The urge to make others share the joy or beauty of anything is unques-tionable. One has to, however, guard against hidden motives of the clever mindsuch as the inner desire to seek authority or gratification in the name of K. Wemight also be guided by our evolutionary ‘herd instinct’to increase the numberof our tribe and thus feel more secure in our mission or convictions. Such
In the last Link I posed the question, “Is it presumptuous to want to go beyond the ‘Kworld’, to develop The Link to appeal to people who aren’t yet interested in the teach-ings?” And we received so many responses that I won’t be able to thank or answer eachperson separately. But I have read all of the letters and appreciate them very much,andam happy to print extracts from a number of them here.