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Dustin LindenSmith

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Krishnamurti's secret

...from the writings of Dr Jim Dreaver, Author of The Ultimate Cure: the Healing Energy Within You:
It was at a Krishnamurti talk under the oaks in Ojai some twenty years ago that he revealed the "secret" of living to the several thousand of us who were there listening to him. He even used the word "secret," and that he spoke of it at all was unusual, because he rarely talked about himself.

Partway through the dialogue, he suddenly paused, leaned forward and said, almost conspiratorially. "So you want to know what my secret is?"

We all sat up, even more alert than we had been, if that was possible. Almost as though we were one body. We leaned forward, our mouths and ears opened in hushed anticipation. Did we want to know his secret? Heck, yes! That's why we were all there, wasn't it? That's why we came to Ojai every spring: to listen to K. in the hope that we would "get it," that we could figure out what his secret was.

He paused. And then he said in a soft, almost shy voice, "You see, I don't mind what happens."

I don't mind what happens. The great man's words reverberated silently in by mind. They shook me to the core.
Yeah, baby.

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hai_kah_uhk January 25th, 2003
Yah. In fact, what happens can be downright nifty, if you're not too busy minding it to notice. :)

starskin January 26th, 2003
Makes perfect sense.

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