By Ph.D., Sunanada Patwardhan
Sunanda Patwardhan, secretary to Krishnamurti and from a sought after politically activist north Indian relations has written an strange memoir of her existence with Krishnamurti over a 40 12 months interval. The politics of a spiritual association, the non-public demanding situations of operating so with regards to a robust determine, and the by no means finishing questions and doubts bobbing up from attempting to lead a non secular existence fill the booklet with interesting tales and insights.
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The new life brought its own challenges and tensions. Academic life meant hard work, fuelled by a burning desire to do well. I started with a great deal of diffidence, as it had been fourteen years since my undergraduate studies. There was my family life with its complicated webs of relationships. All this with my teaching load created a lot of strain. I was not aware of the intensity of my work and the colossal energy that went into fulfilling my varied roles until it began to take a toll of my health.
One has to move in this perceptive process with complete integrity. Thus, this process of meditation begins by taking any significant, sutraic, or cryptic statement of Krishnaji’s, and pondering over it, probing into it, and living with it, taking its obvious meanings to subtler levels of perception. There are many sutraic statements of Krishnaji on which one can reflect and observe the actual movements of thought initiated by these statements. In understanding one statement deeply and fully, one can get a glimpse of the truth behind it and experience a state of quietness.
One can be aware of the extent to which the blockages in one’s mind have disappeared. ” is a self-defeating question. For instance, has the anxiety or ambition that was present in me completely disappeared? Yes and no. It seems to appear in different contexts. So what do I do? I can only observe it and watch it dissolve for that moment. This whole process of awareness appears to me as a dynamic movement, each observation adding depth, strength, and vitality. Without awareness, there is no beginning.
A Vision of the Sacred: My Personal Journey with Krishnamurti by Ph.D., Sunanada Patwardhan