talking like a gnani
sista at ECN.PURDUE.EDU
Thu Jun 20 18:45:35 CDT 1996
> It will be clear to all serious seekers that the words (verbal or written)
> of a genuine Jnani stir the very core of one's Being, uplift the spirit and
> open doors instantly. This is because the Jnani IS the Self of all, and the
> message goes directly to the Source. This is something which only the
> Jnani can do, and the same words from an ajnani not only achieve
> nothing, but positively irritate or even arouse hostility to the subject.
Your statements reminded me of a short passage from a collection of quotes
of Jiddu Krishnamurti. I thought it might interest you.
A person who had listened to Krishnamurti for many years once said to
him: "I see the extraordinary effect that the teachings have had on me
and that they have on others. There seems to be something in them
beyond the words which has the ability to change people's lives. I
have now listened to you for many years and I know all the words. In
terms of just words I could say many of the things that you say but I
know that when I say them they don't have the same impact. I feel that
this is because, while I know the teachings, I don't live them."
Krishnamurti was nodding in agreement with this and the questioner
continued. "My question to you is; when you say something like 'the
world is you and you are the world' and you live it, it is clearly
true. If I say 'you are the world and the world is you' and I don't
live it, is that statement still true?" Krishnamurti was quiet for a
moment and then said slowly, "Well yes, the statement is still true
when you say it, but it has no truth in it."
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