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9 Responses to "On Jiddu Krishnamurti: An Interview with Derek Dodds"
January 6, 2011 at 10:32 PM
Loved the interview, Mr Dodds was right on and I am really grateful for his insight.
Gemma Sánchez de la Rosa
July 30, 2010 at 05:38 AM
Conocí a Derek en España. Es una persona formidable y me enseñó sus creencias. Thank you Derek. Do you remember from Spain?. Contact with me
April 8, 2010 at 09:41 AM
Dear Mr. Faatz,as someone else with a longstanding interest in the teachings of J.Krishnamurti, I found your interview with Mr. Dodds to be quite insightful. Mr. Dodds freshness and candidness is very much appreciated by this reader. Perhaps the fact that Mr. Dodds also especially appreciates the Commentaries on Living series and the intimacy of Krishnamurti's Notebook increases my disposition to resonate with Mr. Dodds's own commentary on his relationship to Krishnamurti and and his teachings. Thank you both for this most refreshing interview.
September 15, 2009 at 09:16 AM
An encore no less. Jane Heartwell slides in an elbow perhaps because she feels that I am cutting currency with the gentleman as interviewer. Now what did I say in that last sentence. One gives an opinion on the way certain words have been used, understood. We give words meaning, either correct or incorrect. If Krishnamurti did not want 'the teachings' sullied, incorrect...if he was concerned, then he was concerned about something. The interviewer gave a good interview. It is the deeper meaning of what was said by he who represented the Foundation in charge of Krishnamurti's words. DOWTONg
September 1, 2009 at 09:23 PM
Loved the interview! Gordon H. Dowton might be the buffoon here. I won't go into why, anybody who reads your post will understand. Let's rather focus on the positivity, sensitivity, and openness of this interview. There is nothing to protect in the teachings, they live and speak for themselves . . . the self is the only thing that seeks and speaks of protection.
August 19, 2009 at 04:33 AM
This interview between Chris Faatz of Powells Books and Derek Dodds of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America, Trustee and Director of Publications, could well be seen by many serious people who have worked very hard in a sense to protect, what Krishnamurti himself called, the Teachings, from being sullied, soiled, brought down to a level that places them in common with other types of Releigio-Meditative practices. When a representative of the Krishnamurti Foundation talks of having experiences while surfing, of Krishnamurti being in contact with a powerful energy and their favourite K. books are this...something has taken a definite turn for the wrong. Dr. David Bohm was asked in an open discussion what effect Krishnamurti had on him, he responded...'One thing I can say is that I have questioned it and I have said that it may be so, it may not be so, and I have looked carefully into the question of self-deception'...In another discussion with Pupul Jayakar, he ended their discussion with this...'He will listen, not to me, he will just listen. It's in the air. Has Krishnamurti been drawn down to the level of a 'buffoon?' Just go to Facebook and Twitter and see for oneself. For this. Many will disagree, many writer, such a damage has been done, a complete disservice to Krishnamurti, the Teachings and those who have worked so hard. Most Sincerely, Gordon H. Dowton
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