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Here you will find a collection of Questions & Answers. I simply have been asked certain questions regarding Krishnamurti as well as its relation to Scientology and I thought it would be good idea to compile my responses to these questions and print these below as they may be useful to others.
Question: I wonder what these people at the Star camps were like?
Answer: I have spoken to someone who has been at the camps at Ommen. She told me that everyone loved Krishnaji at the camps. Many there also talked in the way Krishnaji (=Krishnamurti) spoke, however without any comprehension. This one should regard as sect behaviour. I myself have observed this phenomena within the church of Scientology, persons are simply identifying themselves with some teaching, but.... they are not critical about anything. The founder of Scientology analysed this phenomena which is quite interesting, but Krishnamurti also speaks about this. Various quotations from Krishnamurti about criticism I used on my page “Criticisms to my Scientology pages - My defense”, see here (separate window).
Question: In many of the books written about Krishnamurti it is mentioned that he tried to “push” those around him into change/mutation. The consensus seems to be that no one was “changed” in all that time.
Answer: Well, if one ‘cares’ one will try to make other people open their eyes. If you don't know exactly how to go about that, people may experience that as being pushed. I don't think that Krishnamurti had all the answers, but he really has something to say, and his way of looking at things, is entirely unique.
I have been criticized for pushing values as well. It is hard sometimes to grasp that others do not see what you yourself see, what is clear for me as daylight may be complete darkness to someone else.
Question: There's still controversy about Krishnamurti in the modern theosophical movement; was he the “coming gone wrong”, was he under the influence of the “Masters”, and all that.
Answer: Tell me, is that of ány value at all?? What can Krishnamurti's information do for you, is what one should consider! If something is not true for you, it is of nó value to you.
Krishnamurti vs Scientology
Question: Could one make a comparison of Krishnamurti and L. Ron Hubbard, which is of more importance?
Answer: One certainly could make some kind of comparison there. Krishnamurti has an interesting message which forces one to look at oneself. It's like returning your question back to yourself and make you start realizing why you had asked that question in the first place, this process may dissolve your question. L. Ron Hubbard's approach is somewhat different, he uses a more scientific approach which anyone can learn how to apply. Also you will get more exact information of how you can handle a certain situation or problem in which you may find yourself involved. Scientology is scientific in every possible way, it consists solely of processes and/or information which will give the solution/answer to your problem. It is simply a workable technology. Scientology also addresses more different area's.
Both Krishnamurti and L. Ron Hubbard are reaching out for understanding and spiritual freedom. Krishnamurti's way of getting to the bottom of things is not the same as L. Ron Hubbard does....anyhow they are both valuable. We are all different as beings, we may find ourselves easier within a certain concept of thinking than another. Even if one of these concepts/system is more far reaching and better organized than the other it may not be equally attractive to all. Krishnamurti makes that one questions oneself. If I regard some Scientologists, then I may think that it will do them well to read or lsiten to some Krishnamurti. On the other hand anyone will find something of interest within Scientology. The early Scientology study groups which popped up in the early ’50s in USA even had Krishnamurti in their list of recommended reading material.
Question: Is “auditing” in Scientology similar to “looking” in Krishnamurti's work?
Answer: Its base is the same. The difference is that auditing is an exact tool which basically anyone can learn and use. Krishnamurti and Scientology are aiming at the same target, however with a very different way of going about it.
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