Thank you, Niko, for the time and effort you have put into creating this much needed venue which I know, for those of us who try to consciously participate, will be a work in progress. I would like to begin by sharing that for me the words “deconstructing Krishnamurti” bring to mind dismantling or even smashing into pieces a golden calf. But what is a golden calf? I will first define it in my own way and then look up its definition. To me it means believing in and/or grasping at something that simply isn’t true and then holding up this belief in front of oneself as an idol or an ideal, and when I searched “golden calf” on Google, this is what I found. From Wikopedia:
“According to the Bible, the golden calf (עֵגֶּל הַזָהָב ‘ēggel hazāhāv) was an idol (a cult image) made by the Israelites during Moses’ absence, when he went up to Mount Sinai. In Hebrew, the incident is known as ḥēṭ’ ha’ēggel (חֵטְא הַעֵגֶּל) or “The Sin of the Calf”. It is first mentioned in Exodus 32:4.”
I am sure this golden calf was very dazzling and meaningful to the people who worshiped it. Perhaps they perceived it as truth, much in the way that people were dazzled by Krishnamurti when he left the Theosophists and pronounced the dictum, “Truth is a pathless land.” In my opinion, though I know some reading here may disagree, this is the perfect example of making a golden calf. After all, someone has to manufacture it:-) Now who were these people who were (and some, but not so many these days, still are) dazzled by the golden imagery of Krishnamurti? Well many years ago I was one of them…..