Rom Landau：克里希那穆提访谈（节选之一，戒烟与冥想体验）(2008-02-26 06:35:04)
1935年，他出版了一本书：“God is my Adventure，A Book on Modern Mystics, Masters and Teachers”。该书记录了对多位现代宗教人物的访问。
Dean Inge有一次描述神秘经验时是这样说的：“能够描述并传达给他人的不是这个体验本身，而是体验者试图把它留在自己记忆中所用的一些不能胜任的符号... 但是这种体验，它拥有着体验者而不是被体验者拥有，究其本性来说是短暂的，就像日落的景象一样...语言，作为不是为了这个目的而创造的工具，很不幸没有办法再现哪怕是它的一个暗淡的影子。”
One or two experiences may help to show what a real influence Krishnamurti had on my life. It may be considered a mere coincidence that when I met Krishnamurti for the first time, on that rainy Sunday morning in Westminster, I gave up smoking. I had smoked since I was seventeen, usually thirty cigarettes a day, and I had become something of a slave to the habit. Nevertheless I had never tried to give up smoking, because I had never seen any convincing reason for so doing. Even today I cannot explain clearly why I should have given it up the day I met Krishnamurti. We did not discuss this subject, I did not know that he himself did not smoke. And yet to give up smoking at once seemed the most natural thing. Though I carried a cigarette case in my pocket for many days I never felt tempted to light another cigarette. Nor have I smoked since.
The other incidence is more difficult to describe. I had been trying for a long time to meditate in the evenings on a particular subject. I used to do it in bed before going to sleep. For months on end I would reach a certain point in my meditation after which it would break up. Either my attention would falter or else I fell asleep before getting beyond the particular point. A few days after I had met Krishnamurti I succeeded for the first time. I experienced the feeling of sinking into a deep well. Though the well seemed bottomless I had simultaneously the two opposed sensations of going on sinking and yet of having reached the bottom. This was accompanied by a very vivid impression of light. The strongest impression, however, was of receiving at once an emotional shock and a mathematical revelation. It is difficult to describe this last sensation: no metaphor or comparison represents it correctly. Though I do not claim any mystical significance for my experience, I can best translate it into words by quoting an abler pen than my own. When Dean Inge once described mystical experiences he said: "What can be described and handed on is not the vision itself but the inadequate symbols in which the seer tries to preserve it in memory...But such experiences, which rather possess a man than are possessed by him, are in their nature as transient as the glories of a sunset...Language, which was not made for such purposes, fails lamentably to reproduce even their pale reflection". What, however, can be said is the fact that the culminating point of my experience made me unspeakably happy. It was such an acute happiness that it was almost like a feeling of physical delight or physical pain. The division between delight and pain seemed lifted. How long the moment lasted I could not tell; but I imagine it to have been no more than the fraction of a second. When it was all over, I was awake and fully conscious, and I recorded my experience to myself with a feeling of deep gratitude.
The above experiences showed me that Krishnamurti's effect upon me was vital enough to act even against my intellectual resistance.