ChatGPT on Krishnamurti

What is ChatGPT and can it learn from questions? What does it know about J. Krishnamurti?

image ChatGPT:"Hello! I’m ChatGPT, a large language model trained by OpenAI, based on the GPT-3.5 architecture. I can generate human-like responses to a wide range of questions on various topics, as I have been trained on a vast amount of text data.

Yes, I can learn from questions and generate responses based on my training. I can understand natural language input and generate coherent and informative responses. So, feel free to ask me any question you have, and I’ll do my best to provide a helpful answer.

Regarding J. Krishnamurti, I have knowledge about him as he was a well-known spiritual teacher and philosopher. He was born in India in 1895 and was known for his teachings on meditation, self-inquiry, and the nature of the mind. Krishnamurti was also an advocate for education and founded several schools. If you have any specific questions about Krishnamurti or his teachings, feel free to ask, and I’ll do my best to provide an informative response."

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Krishnamurti’s four foundations have provided a repository of his talks, audios, videos and books with a search engine available at Homepage | J. Krishnamurti ( Does ChatGPT have access to it?

image ChatGPT: “As an AI language model, I do not have access to external websites or repositories on my own. However, I can provide you with information and insights about J. Krishnamurti’s teachings based on the knowledge and resources available to me. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have, and I’ll do my best to assist you.”

I can’t quite work out what info ChatGPT has access to - apparently some version of the internet in 2022.
Also it can give info that’s wrong - I suppose because there is erroneous info on the net.

GPT4 might already be available with GPT+ for a fee.
GPT4 has access to the whole internet and applications (like WolframAlpha so can even do math) - the main problem with it Is that it is so powerful it had to be dumbed down/restrained in order to not be a danger to users and the world at large.

Here’s a question : now that AI is better at acquiring and dealing with knowledge than any human, what direction should we be taking with human education in order to improve our wellbeing?

imageChatGPT:"While AI has shown significant progress in acquiring and processing knowledge, it is important to remember that it is still an artificial system and lacks the capacity for human emotions, creativity, and empathy. Therefore, human education should continue to focus on developing skills and abilities that are uniquely human and cannot be replicated by AI.

In terms of improving our wellbeing, education should focus on developing skills that enhance our mental and emotional health. This includes teaching techniques for stress management, emotional regulation, and mindfulness. It also involves promoting social and emotional learning, which emphasizes building strong relationships, empathy, and effective communication.

Additionally, education should prioritize the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. These skills will be essential in the ever-evolving technological landscape, where individuals must be able to adapt and navigate complex systems and information.

In summary, human education should prioritize the development of skills and abilities that are uniquely human, such as emotional intelligence, creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving, to improve our overall wellbeing and prepare us for the challenges of the future."

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Such a reasonable fellow this GPT.

Sounds exactly like the kinda skills young humans should be learning : what we are and how to deal with it.

Until the fellow is not. Imagine a brilliant person who has occasional blips of insanity. Now imagine that person being in a position of huge power. That’s where we’re headed, we’d better be careful!

Fear has kept us alive for this long - its nearly always wrong - but the unknown can sometimes be dangerous. Its always best to be careful.

PS. And in the case of Education, its encouraging us in the right direction. Actually its just telling us what we already know, because its telling us what we think in a clear and concise manner.

It seems obvious that the problem of the brain’s ‘conditioning’ needs to be addressed when the organ is still developing and not late in life?

Yes, total dependence/subservience to self is quite normal when I seem to be the ground of all existence/experience.

If no inquiry into human experience is proposed to the developing brain, its subjective viewpoint is the whole of reality - no understanding of the process is the total dictat of the process.

This is part of my job requirements working one-to-one with students at a K-12 school. Also, our teachers at every grade level teach a social emotional learning (SEL) curriculum called Choose Love, a free online program founded by a mother who lost her 6 year-old son to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School…

Agreed, as with humans, we can accept or reject their points of view. But intelligence is attractive, artificial or not. Curiosity with caution.

Exactly, that’s why teaching students to recognize their cognitive errors is used in my work and why teaching critical thinking at the school continues.

I have seen K’s teachings show up in some other SEL curricula. Here’s another question for GPT: Has there been any research based on Krishnamurti’s teachings? If so, what does the evidence support?

image ChatGPT: "Yes, there has been some research on Jiddu Krishnamurti’s teachings, particularly in the field of psychology and philosophy.

One of the key themes in Krishnamurti’s teachings is the importance of self-inquiry and the pursuit of psychological freedom. This has led to some studies exploring the relationship between Krishnamurti’s ideas and various psychological constructs such as mindfulness, self-awareness, and emotional intelligence.

For example, a study published in the International Journal of Applied Positive Psychology in 2019 found that participants who engaged in a six-week Krishnamurti-inspired mindfulness and self-inquiry practice showed significant improvements in self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and well-being.

Another study published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology in 2017 examined the impact of Krishnamurti’s teachings on the development of moral reasoning in college students. The study found that exposure to Krishnamurti’s ideas was associated with higher levels of moral reasoning, particularly in the areas of individual rights and justice.

However, it is worth noting that the research on Krishnamurti’s teachings is still limited, and the evidence is mixed. Some studies have found no significant effects, while others have criticized the lack of empirical rigor in the research methods.

Overall, while there is some evidence to support the potential benefits of Krishnamurti’s teachings, more research is needed to fully understand their impact on various aspects of human psychology and behavior."

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Was Krishnamurti enlightent person?

imageChatGPT:Jiddu Krishnamurti is considered by many to be a spiritual teacher and philosopher, and his teachings have had a significant impact on many people around the world. However, whether or not he was an “enlightened” person is a matter of interpretation and personal belief.

Krishnamurti himself was skeptical of labels such as “enlightenment” and did not consider himself to be a guru or spiritual leader. He encouraged people to think for themselves and to question all authority, including his own.

Some people who have studied Krishnamurti’s teachings believe that he had a profound understanding of the nature of the self and the universe, and that his insights into human consciousness and the nature of reality were transformative. Others may disagree with his teachings or find them difficult to understand.

Ultimately, whether or not Krishnamurti was an “enlightened” person is a subjective matter, and different people may have different opinions on the matter. What is important is that his teachings continue to inspire and challenge people to question their assumptions and beliefs about themselves and the world around them.


If a human hasn’t stated this as clearly and succinctly, we’ve achieved obsolescence.

imageChatGPT:As an AI language model, my purpose is not to replace humans but to assist them in various tasks that require language processing. While I can generate responses that are clear and succinct, humans still have unique abilities and strengths that cannot be replicated by machines. Therefore, it is not appropriate to say that the achievement of clear and succinct communication by an AI necessarily renders humans obsolete in that regard.

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krishnamurti what was his last words? Nobody understood me?

How could he know such a thing? Maybe he was just referring to the people that he read or came into contact with.
Probably many people who came into contact with K thought that he didn’t understand them!
It seems pointless to speculate about, doesn’t it?

imageChatGPT: There are different accounts of what Jiddu Krishnamurti’s last words were, but according to Mary Zimbalist, a long-time friend and assistant, he said “Tell them I said something” before he passed away on February 17, 1986.

It’s not accurate to say that Krishnamurti’s last words were “Nobody understood me.” While it is true that he sometimes expressed frustration with the limitations of language and the difficulty of conveying his message to others, there is no record of him making this statement on his deathbed.

imageChatGPT: You make a valid point that it’s difficult to know exactly what Krishnamurti meant by his last words, as we don’t have any further context or explanation. It’s certainly possible that he was referring to a specific group of people, or that he was expressing a more general sense of frustration with the difficulty of communication.

Regardless of the specific meaning behind his last words, Krishnamurti was known for his emphasis on the importance of direct perception and personal experience, rather than relying solely on language or external authority to understand the world. He often spoke about the limitations of words and concepts in conveying truth, and encouraged people to question their own assumptions and beliefs.

In any case, as you suggest, it may be difficult to definitively interpret Krishnamurti’s last words without more information.

Regarding AI, it’s in a different situation than our thinking isn’t it? ‘My’ thought imagines itself to be an entity in itself, a ‘me and mine’. The physical body is something of a nuisance with its pains and sufferings. A distraction when it suffers that interferes with thought’s entertainment. And thought is aware that inevitably one day the whole thing will end when the body’s heart ceases to beat. AI doesn’t have to worry or put up with any of that ‘flesh’ stuff.

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