Referring to “nonviolent communication” brought me back to a history of 30 years ago, where I received this book from a then already old but very bright lady who knew Krishnamurti from the beginning of the Ommen Campen and was also present at the dissolution speech in 1929.
The occasion was a dialogue that got out of hand at the then summer week Krishnamurti co-organized by me.
Even then I did not understand that people who were engaged in the teaching could treat each other in such a way. She comforted me with the remark: "Wim, there are people who talk a lot without saying anything meaningful, these people suffer from verbal incontinence. She then brought to my attention the very subtle pitfalls of communication, how certain words or sentence constructions brought people to their defense and how they also conceal around the ego.
As a result of James’ question, I went in search of the booklet that had been quietly waiting all this time to get some attention again. However the topic in question had now been closed and I don’t know if there is any interest outside of James in going further into this.
If so let me hear you and if not even good fellow humans, I don’t care.