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The Link, issue 12

The Link, issue 12

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The Link is produced by Krishnamurti Link International (KLI). Photographs in The Link were taken by Friedrich Grohe unless stated otherwise. Contributions, whether anonymous or not, do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or publisher. Anyone wishing to reproduce extracts from The Link is welcome to do so, with the exception of reprinted letters and copyrighted articles.

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The Link is produced by Krishnamurti Link International (KLI). Photographs in The Link were taken by Friedrich Grohe unless stated otherwise. Contributions, whether anonymous or not, do not necessarily represent the views of the editors or publisher. Anyone wishing to reproduce extracts from The Link is welcome to do so, with the exception of reprinted letters and copyrighted articles.

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THE LINK
No. 12 · Spring 1997
 
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Cover Picture: Gate from the Grove, Brockwood Park, Hampshire 
The Newsletter
Dear Friends 3Exploration into the Sacred in Everyday Life4Do Ks Teachings Paralyze People?10A Society in Crisis12K: The Place of Social Reform14Golden Strings 15On David BohmBook Reviews and Comments 18–24J. Krishnamurti & D. Bohm in Dialogue24Other Book Information 27–30
Meeting K
J. Krishnamurti: Without a Paradox32The Diary of Pascal Ruga Part 237
The First Step
Editors Note 41Password to the K World41A Students Response to K Part 243An Answer to A Student’s Response to K46
On Education
Editors Note 47An Experimental Class on Krishnamurti 48Young Children A Generation at Risk?54Pre-School Initiative at Brockwood Park 56Excellence without Competition? 56The Vanishing Humanities 58
Announcements & Addresses
Saanen Gathering 1997 62University without Walls 63Krishnamurti Schools 65Working at Brockwood Park School 66K: Excerpt from
Total Freedom 
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Intention of The Link
We sense sometimes a little confusion about the intention of The Link. It is not its function to spread the teachings.Krishnamurti said, “You cannot spread the teachings. You must live it, then it will spread.” The function of The Link isto keep people informed of what is going on in the Krishnamurti information centres, schools, foundations and relatedprojects; to give individuals the opportunity to report about their investigations, their activities, their relationship to theworld and to the teachings. Its main function is to be THE LINK.
 
Dear Friends,
When studying at The Krishnamurti Centre,Brockwood Park, one can be sure to meet inter-esting people from all over the world: the staff, ofcourse, other guests, and sometimes teachers,students and visitors from the School. It’s aninexhaustible source of contact and relationship.On my last visit, in December ‘96, I brought afriend – a former banker who had been a veryyoung officer during the war and then one of thefirst German students after the war to attenduniversity in the United States on a Fulbrightscholarship; he was received into the UnitedStates by President Truman himself. While still ayoung banker, he had given me a loan (I waseven younger than him) to build a new factory inthe Black Forest.By good chance, the first person we met onarriving at the Centre was a lively young Germanwoman who runs a restaurant. Very naturally sheconveyed to us her enthusiasm for the teachings.Having just listened to an audio tape, she ex-claimed, “I must laugh, how simple it is, what Ksays.”Other guests at this time included severaltrustees of the School and the Foundations, aformer Brockwood Park student, and severalformer teachers. We had many discussionsduring the meal-times and around the fireplacesin the sitting-room and library.There was also a guest whom I considered tobe ‘the man from Seattle’, which is a phrase Kused several times. Here is an extract, from anunpublished report of an international trusteesmeeting held in Ojai, California in 1977, where Kspeaks of ‘the man from Seattle’ – referring toanyone who comes to the Centre in a certainspirit or with certain questions.
“I come from Seattle and there you are, a group of you, at the Centre. I’m fairly intel- ligent; don’t treat me like an immature businessman, or an immature traveller, seeking,shopping. I’ve come and I want to discuss with you, I want to go into a dialogue with you,deeply about fear. Not therapeutically. I want to end fear. I see the importance of it and, by coming here, I hope to end it. And at the same time I want a place where I can rest and be quiet. Out of that quietness, something may happen to me. Being here, discussing, some- thing may … Suddenly, I may have an insight into the whole thing.” 
(Copyright KFT)Our ‘man from Seattle’ was a surgeon,originally from India, now living in Canada, onhis way from Bombay to Montreal. The eveninghe arrived he began asking burning questions,which initiated discussions for days among manyof the guests. He seemed to find the interactionhe was looking for. He was also taken by thewonderful beauty of Brockwood. He remarked onthe early mornings there, when the dew on thesouth lawn reflects the bright winter sun, andthe deep blue sky.Early in the mornings, while it was still darkand with no one around, I visited the ‘quietroom’ – not only to reflect upon myself, but also,perhaps, to bring some energy to the place as Ksuggested.
“That should be like a fountain that is filling the whole place. You understand what I am saying. That should be the central flame,that room, from which the whole thing is covered.” 
(Copyright KFT, from an unpublished conver-sation held in Schoenried, Switzerland, in 1984)
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