Body, Mind & Spirit

The Mystique of Enlightenment

Author: U. G. Krishnamurti

Publisher: Sentient Publications

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 159

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A scathing critique of contemporary spirituality by one of its most unusual figures. In the well-known history of J Krishnamurti (no relation), few names have been so strongly associated as U G, with whom he shared a close but contentious relationship over many years. In a world in which spiritual techniques, teachers, concepts, and organisations are legion, U G Krishnamurti stands nearly alone in his rejection of it all: "I am only interested in describing this state, in clearing away the occultation and mystification in which those people in the 'holy business' have shrouded the whole thing. Maybe I can convince you not to waste a lot of time and energy looking for a state that does not exist except in your imagination... The natural state is causal; it just happens.' Krishnamurti does not equate the natural state with enlightenment, which he describes as an illusion created by our culture. He says emphatically that one can do nothing to attain the natural state. In fact, any movement towards it separates one from it. Since his own experience of coming into the natural state at age 49, he has spent his time travelling throughout the world, staying with friends or in rented apartments for a few months at a time. He gives no public talks, but meets with people who come to see him. References to U G Krishnamurti are often found in other spiritual books, but until now there has been no N American edition of his work. The Mystique of Enlightenment is considered by his closest associates to be the best summary of his ideas. This edition has further edited the informal talks (in one of which he relates his life story) and has a new two-page foreword by the publisher.
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The Mystique of Enlightenment

Author: U. G. Krishnamurti

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 157

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The Mystique of Enlightenment is a critique of contemporary spirituality in a world in which spiritual techniques, teachers, concepts, and organizations are legion. This book is an underground spiritual classic distributed widely for the first time in the U.S. For those interested in the full spectrum of modern spiritual thought, this book is an indispensable classic.

The Mystique of Spiritual Enlightenment

Author: Surinder Leen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 304

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The radical journey into The Mystique of Spiritual Enlightenment demands the death of our mind. But our mind never wants to die. That is why it doesn't want to know the facts, secrets, and realities of life as well as spiritual enlightenment but tries to live in fantasies like the presence of immortal soul or spirit or human consciousness that never born never die. From the very first page of this radical book, we directly move into the shocking facts and realities of our existence that our analytical mind and its false self, the ego, never wants to accept. But the facts are facts. Indeed, this radical journey through spiritual enlightenment is tough and challenging, but Surinder Leen makes it understandable through examples, reasoning, science knowledge, practical and an easy question-answer format. WHO SHOULD BUY THIS BOOK? - This book is for those people who have a curious, scientific, reasoning, honest, practical and open mind. WHO SHOULD NOT BUY THIS BOOK? - This book is not for people who are the blind believer, dogmatic, conditioned, not curious to learn something new, blamer, fearful, stick to a particular religion and tradition. If you come to this category, then don't waste your time and money here as this book can make your beliefs upside down. SURINDER LEEN (Author) is a sort of philosopher, author, and teacher who has no link with any particular religion and tradition. He writes and tells about the things exactly what they are. He lives in Calgary Canada.
Self-Help

The Mystique of Enlightenment

Author: U. G. Krishnamurti

Publisher: e-artnow

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 125

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"People call me an 'enlightened man' — I detest that term — they can't find any other word to describe the way I am functioning. At the same time, I point out that there is no such thing as enlightenment at all. I say that because all my life I've searched and wanted to be an enlightened man, and I discovered that there is no such thing as enlightenment at all, and so the question whether a particular person is enlightened or not doesn't arise. I don't give a hoot for a sixth-century-BC Buddha, let alone all the other claimants we have in our midst. They are a bunch of exploiters, thriving on the gullibility of the people. There is no power outside of man. Man has created God out of fear. So the problem is fear and not God."
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The Teachings of U. G. Krishnamurti

Author: U. G. Krishnamurti

Publisher: e-artnow

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 667

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e-artnow present to you the collected works of U. G. Krishnamurti:_x000D_ The Mystique of Enlightenment_x000D_ Courage to Stand Alone_x000D_ Mind is a Myth_x000D_ No Way Out_x000D_ Thought is Your Enemy_x000D_ The Natural State_x000D_ Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti (1918-2007), better known as U.G., was an Indian speaker who questioned the state of enlightenment as a real thing. Instead of using the word "enlightenment", he used "calamity" and "natural state" to describe an event in his life. He claimed that the return to the natural state is a rare, a causal, biological occurrence, an event which he referred to in his own life as "the calamity". Because of this, he discouraged people from pursuing the "natural state" as a spiritual goal. He rejected the very basis of thought and in doing so negated all systems of thought and knowledge. Hence he explained his assertions were experiential and not speculative – "Tell them that there is nothing to understand."
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The Iconic Works of U. G. Krishnamurti

Author: U. G. Krishnamurti

Publisher: e-artnow

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 667

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Musaicum Books present to you the collected works of U. G. Krishnamurti: The Mystique of Enlightenment Courage to Stand Alone Mind is a Myth No Way Out Thought is Your Enemy The Natural State Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti (1918-2007), better known as U.G., was an Indian speaker who questioned the state of enlightenment as a real thing. Instead of using the word "enlightenment", he used "calamity" and "natural state" to describe an event in his life. He claimed that the return to the natural state is a rare, a causal, biological occurrence, an event which he referred to in his own life as "the calamity". Because of this, he discouraged people from pursuing the "natural state" as a spiritual goal. He rejected the very basis of thought and in doing so negated all systems of thought and knowledge. Hence he explained his assertions were experiential and not speculative – "Tell them that there is nothing to understand."
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The Essential Works of U. G. Krishnamurti

Author: U. G. Krishnamurti

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 667

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This meticulously edited U. G. Krishnamurti collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices._x000D_ Content:_x000D_ The Mystique of Enlightenment_x000D_ Courage to Stand Alone_x000D_ Mind is a Myth_x000D_ No Way Out_x000D_ Thought is Your Enemy_x000D_ The Natural State
Body, Mind & Spirit

Spiritual Enlightenment:: The Damnedest Thing

Author: Jed McKenna

Publisher: Wisefool Press

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page:

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A MASTERPIECE of illuminative writing, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing is mandatory reading for anyone following a spiritual path. Part exposé and part how-to manual, this is the first book to explain why failure seems to be the rule in the search for enlightenment, and how the rule can be broken. :: Book One of Jed McKenna's Enlightenment Trilogy. Contains Bonus Material.