“:…can one end, this morning, completely, one’s dependence on another? Dependence is part of one’s consciousness. The moment that ends, something new begins, obviously. But one never ends anything completely Can one see and end dependence and its consequences, psychologically, inwardly? See what it means to depend and the immediate action taking place of ending it.”
J. Krishnamurti, 11th Question, Ojai 2nd Q and A, 8th May, 1980
Are we aware of our dependence on Krishnamurti’s teaching? As he said above, “The moment that [dependence] ends, something new begins…one never ends anything completely and that non-ending is one’s hope.”
Do we really want to understand completely what Krishnamurti was trying to convey, or are we becoming experts on his teaching because that’s the change we want to bring about? Have the people most dedicated to understanding K’s teaching “got it”? Intellectually, yes. But actually, not at all.
They began their study of the teaching with the hope of grasping its meaning and intention, and they have achieved success and fulfilled that hope. Now they can help others achieve intellectual understanding of Krishnamurti’s teaching. But is intellectual understanding complete? If it was complete, Krishnamurti and his teaching wouldn’t be paramount anymore, and dependence on him would have ended.