What is KHTK?

Reference: Mindfulness

The acronym KHTK stands for “Knowing how to Know.” It draws its inspiration from Buddhism. The central concept of KHTK is mindfulness. Mindfulness is seeing things as they are without assuming anything. Mindfulness provides the discipline for looking and contemplation.

All forms of desires essentially put pressure on us to know what is there. We often succumb to assumptions to relieve those pressures. As we act on those assumptions, unwanted conditions follow.

Perception tells us what is there. Sensations are part of perception. Through the application of mindfulness KHTK looks for inconsistencies in whatever is perceived. An inconsistency is something puzzling, or something that does not make sense. A closer look at inconsistency clarifes what is there as opposed to what is being assumed. The answers to ‘why’ and ‘how’ resolve swiftly with this clarification.

KHTK believes in the model used by Buddha 2600 years ago that knowledge should be free for the benefit of all. Therefore, anything researched under KHTK is made freely available to all.

KHTK finds subjects, such as, Scientology, to be quite fascinating. The techniques evolved in these subjects, when used mindfully by oneself, can lead to excellent realizations about reality. Such techniques are being made available at KHTK Mindfulness in the form of exercises.

KHTK is designed for self-application at the grass-roots level. KHTK is freely available on this blog to anybody who is interested. One may easily instruct another in the use of KHTK.

In today’s Information Age it is not necessary to accumulate knowledge in the mind. One only needs to resolve inconsistencies in knowledge derived from any source, whether from the West or from the East.

If something taught in Buddhism is inconsistent with what one has learned from Christianity, then somewhere underlying that inconsistency is an assumption. The assumption may be located through the application of mindfulness.

KHTK aims to help develop the ability to spot and resolve inconsistencies by training people on mindfulness.


Further references: KHTK Mindfulness
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  • Brig C Prakash  On December 29, 2013 at 9:40 AM


  • vinaire  On August 1, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    In KHTK, the “sessions” are in the form of simple discussions. Those discussions may be carried out on this blog, or on phone, or over skype.


    In KHTK, the “policy” that applies to all parties in a discussion is as follows

    Discussions and what needs to be avoided

    According to this policy the following needs to be avoided:

    1. Defending a viewpoint instead of looking at the inconsistency generated by it.
    2. Focusing on participants instead of tackling the data being presented in a discussion.
    3. Not providing clarification of one’s viewpoint in a disagreement, instead calling the other person wrong.
    4. Not caring in a disagreement if the other person clarifies his/her viewpoint or not.
    5. Complaining that the other person is not answering their question.


    In KHTK, the “Auditor’s code” that applies to all parties in a discussion is as follows:

    The 12 Aspects of Mindfulness

    According to this code the following needs to be adhered to

    1. Observe without expecting anything, or attempting to get an answer.
    2. Observe things as they are, without assuming anything.
    3. If something is missing do not imagine something else in its place.
    4. If something does not make sense then do not explain it away.
    5. Use physical senses as well as mental sense to observe.
    6. Let the mind un-stack itself.
    7. Experience fully what is there.
    8. Do not suppress anything.
    9. Associate data freely.
    10. Do not get hung up on name and form.
    11. Contemplate thoughtfully.
    12. Let it all be effortless.

    In KHTK, the “technology” available to be applied by all parties, as appropriate, is as follows:

    Subject Clearing

    According to this policy the following needs to be applied as appropriate

    1. Make a list of key words that describe the concepts in that subject.
    2. Write down the basic concept associated with the word.
    3. Gradually build upon each concept for that subject.
    4. Arrange the key words with their concepts in proper sequence.
    5. Note any inconsistencies among the concepts and clarify them.
    6. Clarify the fundamentals of the subject as a priority.
    7. Make the subject as complete as possible.


    In KHTK, all measures are to be taken against any conditioning from occuring. Knowledge depends on consistency and coherency and not on the authority of some ‘source”. The following is the last word against conditioning.

    “If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him”


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