"All terms are potentially controversial, and those who seek controversy will find it. Yet those who seek clarification will find it as well. They must, however, be willing to overlook controversy, recognizing that it is a defense against truth in the form of a delaying maneuver. Theological considerations as such are necessarily controversial, since they depend on belief and can therefore be accepted or rejected. A universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible but necessary. It is this experience toward which the course is directed. Here alone consistency becomes possible because here alone uncertainty ends."
From a Course in Miracles - Clarification of Terms
Yoga says the same and if you find a man who can see (which is the purpose of yoga to see without misperception interfering) - then such a man is truly worthy of your attention. But you have to have some developed intelligence yourself to spot such an individual!
Such a man knows where the shoe pinches....in terms of the mind - is it harmful to refer to one so wise over technical matters (is not the issue of seeing with a clear mind all about technicalities)? Krishnamurti was never against the role of a teacher. He was against the pedestals we put them on, the dependence we build around them - for he knew that such things had nothing to do with pure observation/direct perception/freedom. Such attention is demanded of us if we wish to embark on a real relationship with another human being (the essence of what all learning is about - finding out what "seeing" means).
There are other forces in life Brian - beyond following how you or I might interpret the many word poems K left us....
For me it boils down to whether I am doing my best -and whether I am following my gut. I don't trust man's thought system - I have a limited trust in my ability to discriminate - and I smile when I hear you quote that truth is not at the feet of some teacher nor in India - funny... because you are right! :)
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