Thank you for posting this video link! Which year is that video from?
Byron Katie obviously has studied the U.G. Krishnamurti anti-guru non-message message, very carefully, you can see that in the tape, as she knows his material very well. She studied all these guy's material. You can see how clever she is in that video. Its good to see that video, before she polished her image, talking-points, speaking techniques, etc.
When she begins to speak in video #2, I don't recall one word she said, just almost a random word-salad. It would be interesting to see a transcript of what she said there. But that seems to have just been some confusion-inducing, just to create some smoke. Self, No-Self, potato-potahto, tomato-tomahto, blah blah. Why say anything then?
BK does say she believes there is no "truth" other than that of the observer, and seems to believe it in the moment. She is actually utterly wrong, by the way...
U.G. Krishnamurti comment of...GIMMICKS, is classic, and appropriate. He nailed it.
He said he studied most world religions and philosophy, and he probably did. In doing so, he would have seen hundreds of these GIMMICKS like the 4 Questions, which are at BEST a cheesy gimmick. At worst, and in actuality, they are a mental prison and trap, and the opposite of freedom.
But UG Krishnamurti is incredibly ignorant about philosophy of scientific knowledge. If you took UG in a helicopter, and dropped him over LA, what are the chances he would go splat on the ground?
One could say there is no such thing as Absolute Truth, but "truth" in terms of accuracy is a continuum, from near 0%-near 100%, you can get close to 100%, but never at 100%, for anything, even gravity. But some things are more accurate than others. It appears they don't want to know that, and instead just play word games instead.
Someone called UG a "spiritual terrorist", that sounds about right. BK learned her lessons well.
What is so funny, is here you have these 2 people, who's basic message is there is No Self, and No Thought, and No Truth.
And yet they NEVER SHUT UP on that tape and in life!
How can a person never stop talking about nothing, for decades? Its really unreal, that no one asks BK about that. If there is no thought, then why not please stop selling your thoughts with mass-marketing advertising techniques!
Why did she need to produce and sell hundreds of tapes, booklets, videos, now CD's, DVD's, seminars, etc, for decades? Why coaching MLM systems, and literally dozens of other products?
You know how much hard work it is to produce all that product?
all about nothing?
Its a cash-machine.
the key to understanding BK is to look at the earliest material, before she really nailed down her Stories and Talking-Points. Now she literally is like a politician, no matter what question anyone asks, she'll come out with the same Katie-bot non-response, as mentioned in that recent review.
Talk about gimmicks and being inauthentic, and not being in the moment.
Kinda ironic, don't ya think?
I remember from years ago that Katie (on her tapes) used to refer to U.G. Krishnamurti a lot. She once said that he was the only human being she ever met that was in “her” state. I once met U.G. He appeared to be free, ruthless, uncompromising, tactless, rude and also funny in his own peculiar way. U.G. was totally not interested in creating any kind of philosophy, methodology, movement or following. He branded every single guru as a con man or woman. There are several YouTube clips with the entire interview between Willem de Ridder, Byron Katie and U.G. When U.G. switches on the ‘talk’ button, it is very hard to get a word in edgewise or any wise. The same with Katie. Finally she got to say something and tried to talk to him about her questions, and tries to get him to admit to something. When she was done talking, Willem asked U.G. for his comment. He said ‘no comment… politicians… gimmicks…’.
Interview Willem de Ridder, Byron Katie and U.G. Krishnamurti (5 parts)