[Advaita-l] guidance of guru : About Jiddu

S Jayanarayanan sjayana at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 23 23:24:43 CST 2004

At least one person respected by the advaita tradition - Ramana
Maharshi - has refuted JK's theories on spiritual practice. Therefore,
it is probably best to avoid JK's teachings in general.



--- sriram <srirudra at vsnl.com> wrote:

> Dear member
> I was having in mind Late JK when I put down my views.Yes it is
> difficult to understand him.So I also thought that he is a mystic.I
> ardently read his books also attended a video conversation between
> him and a western scholar-I am not able to recollect his name just
> now- and another meeting presided by Buddhist monk arranged by the JK
> foundation at Adyar.I did these to clearly understand what he says
> about life and whether they are true.He has said that begin everyday
> as a new one forgetting the bygone one.What he has meant by this is
> that our deeds are clouded/coloured by our past experiences.We act
> always in the mode of once bitten twice shy.He wants us to avoid this
> as the next experience may not be identically so.This is applicable
> in human relationships.This teaching of him has definitely helped me
> and you can also try this.The same good /bad person may not be so in
> the next moment.The amygdala is supposed to record all our bad and
> good experiences and guides us avoid bad experiences probably working
> as a defence mechanism to aid life`s growth and its availability  on
> earth to the maximum extent.This is like avidhya -not known when
> started and why started-.You would have observed that we remember bad
> experiences more vividly and more longer than the good ones according
> to one`s own rating system.Sri JK therefore says forget the
> past.Ofcourse this is my own discovery after long deliberations and
> reading books about Brain and its functions.R.Krishnamoorthy.
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