Self-Help

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."
Biography & Autobiography

UG Says

Author: Arun Babani

Publisher: Harper Collins

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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U.G. Krishnamurti's teachings pose a great challenge to the religious traditions all over the world. What UG said was outside the field of teachability. In point of fact, there was no teacher, no taught and there no teaching. There was no symbolism, no metaphysics, no mysticism involved in his words. He meant what he said, literally. This book is a collection of his quotations.
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The Essential 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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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
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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."
Self-Help

U. G. Krishnamurti: Collected Works

Author: U. G. Krishnamurti

Publisher: DigiCat

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Category: Self-Help

Page: 667

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This unique and meticulously edited collection of U. G. Krishnamurti's greatest works includes: 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."
Religion

Being Yourself

Author: Jsrl Narayana Moorty

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Category: Religion

Page: 214

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This book belongs to the genre of spirituality, especially personal and spiritual development and enrichment. It includes several interrelated strands: a memoir of the author's encounters over the years with the contemporary spiritual teacher, UG Krishnamurti (deceased March 2007), an exposition and critique of what he considers to be the essence of UG's teachings, an analysis of UG's teaching process, and the author's thoughts concerning various spiritual, life, as well as philosophical questions that are related in some fashion to UG's teachings. In part, these writings encompass the author's attempt to integrate UG's radical and critical teachings regarding man, spirituality and spiritual practice, into his day-to-day life. His reflections on such diverse topics as the self, meaning of life, morality and meditation should be of interest to the general reader as well as students of philosophy.
Philosophers

The Penguin U.G. Krishnamurti Reader

Author: Mukunda Rao

Publisher: Penguin Books India

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Category: Philosophers

Page: 257

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My Teaching, If That Is The Word You Want To Use, Has No Copyright. You Are Free To Reproduce, Distribute, Interpret, Misinterpret, Distort, Garble, Do What You Like, Even Claim Authorship, Without My Consent Or The Permission Of Anybody. Thus Spoke U.G. Krishnamurti In His Uniquely Iconoclastic And Subversive Way, Distancing Himself From Gurus, Spiritual Advisers , Mystics, Sages, Enlightened Philosophers Et Al. Ug S Only Advice Was That People Should Throw Away Their Crutches And Free Themselves From The Stranglehold Of Cultural Conditioning. Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti Was Born On 9 July 1918 In Masulipatnam, A Coastal Town In Andhra Pradesh. He Died On 22 March 2007 At The Age Of Eighty-Nine In Vallecrosia, Italy, At The Villa Of A Friend. The Effect That He Had, And Will Continue To Have, On Legions Of His Admirers Is Difficult To Put Into Words. With His Flowing Silvery Hair, Deep-Set Eyes And Elongated Buddha-Like Ears, He Was An Explosive Yet Cleansing Presence And Has Been Variously Described As A Wild Flower Of The Earth , A Bird In Constant Flight , An Anti-Guru And A Cosmic Naxalite . Ug Gave No Lectures Or Discourses And Had No Organization Or Fixed Address, But He Travelled All Over The World To Meet People Who Flocked To Listen To His Anti-Teaching . His Language Was Always Uncompromisingly Simple And Unadorned, His Conversational Style Informal, Intimate, Blasphemous And Invigorating. This Reader, Edited By Long-Time Friend And Admirer Mukunda Rao, Is A Compilation Of Ug S Freewheeling And Radical Utterances And Ideas. Ug Unceasingly Questioned And Demolished The Very Foundations Of Human Thought But, As Rao Says, In The Cathartic Laughter Or The Silence After Ug Had Spoken, There Was A Profound Sense Of Freedom From Illusory Goals And The Tyranny Of Knowledge, Beauty, Goodness, Truth And God .
Religion

Dancing in the Dharma

Author: Sandy Boucher

Publisher: Beacon Press

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Category: Religion

Page: 254

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The first biography of a pioneering Buddhist teacher chronicles Denison's attempts to forge a uniquely female way of understanding Dharma, showing how she became one of the most honored Buddhist teachers in America.

There Is No How . Devastating Words of U. G. Krishnamurti

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Page: 151

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"The moment you ask how, you turn to someone for answers, becoming dependent" U.G. used to say.This book is an anthology of U.G.'s conversations, taken from many sources, on the subject of "how" to become "enlightened" which afflicts all seekers.It includes a transcription from the video "This is a dog barking". With its penetrating fire, U.G. destroys every illusion of our mind, every attachment, and points straight to the core of the problem: The real problem is the solution. If you can't solve the problem, the problem ceases to be a problem. You are interested more in the solution than in the problem. But the solution applies only to tomorrow, not to the present - when are you going to solve the problem? - so it is not the solution. Why are you interested in finding out the solutions? They have not helped you. But you are looking at the solutions, you are interested in the solutions, not the problem. What is the problem? -- that is all I am asking. You have no problem there, but you are talking of solutions.One of his radical statements was:My teaching, if that is the word you want to use, has no copyright. You are free to reproduce, distribute, interpret, misinterpret, distort, garble, do what you like, even claim authorship, without my consent or the permission of anybody. Excerpts from the introduction by Stefano Esposito: U.G. swept away every other teaching and denied everything, including enlightenment! Yet a tangible strength behind his words was the evidence of an enlightenment: the force behind those words was like a primeval intelligence, a spontaneous and natural geniality that flowed like a swollen river and its effect was almost a "correction", a rearrangement of my synapses...As I read the book I knew from deep inside that THIS was what I was looking for...What I didn't know was that an actual Copernican Revolution was about to take place in my consciousness.I could not help but read "Mind Is a Myth", and eventually I finished reading the book.I thought with no doubt that, whatever enlightenment was, this man called U.G. had found it.There was a kind of Bhagavad Gita within me, where the various teachings fought between each other!In the middle of the battlefield there was U.G. who, like Arjuna, was killing mercilessly all my spiritual "ancestors", all the authorities... It was a disconcerting feeling; it was really tough to remain unsupported but - as he says - I eventually stood alone, without support, without teachers, without the need of an outer authority.His words liberated me from spiritual conditionings and although I can say that my research is not completely over, I am much more spontaneous and natural.All the spiritual teachings in the world are based and always answer the question of "how?".That question is a call for the therapists, the sellers and the "saviors of mankind," and eventually is a trap: spiritual seekers loose a lot of energy and money to find the answer to that misleading question. Spiritual seekers desperately look for the solution to their non-existing problems created by the misleading answers they sold us for centuries.A non-existing problem cannot have a real solution. The saviors sell their answers at a dearly price, we pay them, and in the end is just a carrot hanging on a stick that we keep following until our end; the gurus and the god-men thrive on this situation. U.G. always maintained that there is no way to reach the state he stumbled into, what he called the "natural state". He constantly emphasizes that there is no "how", and little by little the mind surrenders and drops the so-called spiritual commitment. It drops the attachment to meditations and techniques which are always unsuccessful because they're just useless: the goal is only imagined. We cannot want something we don't know - U.G. maintains.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Goner

Author: Louis Brawley

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

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Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 394

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Louis Brawley met UG Krishnamurti in 2002 and spent the following five years travelling with him in the USA, India and Europe keeping a record of this remarkable non-teacher and documenting his own inner struggles as his ideas about life, love and Enlightenment were constantly tossed around and demolished. Louis fell into the role of foil and sidekick to UG’s bizarre interactions with his friends and audience and, as UG’s health deteriorated, he became his informal caregiver. Louis Brawley doesn’t use honeyed platitudes to tell the story of a sage and his devoted follower; instead he tells an often unflattering story of his own struggles and shortcomings and the dynamic uncertainties of life with a man who “tore apart everything human beings have built up inside and out for centuries.” Goner will teach you the meaning of the phrase “paradoxical truth”. UG Krishnamurti gave up everything for truth, but delighted in ridiculous fabrications; he was a teacher who refused to teach, a man who mocked do-gooders but was deeply kind; he was chaste but foul mouthed, he was a man who decried the supernatural … yet there were strange coincidences around him. “…the way he lived, his living quarters and his mode of expression were one continuous movement, a three dimensional, living book of teaching. If you were observant, you could learn from him on contact with no need for explanation.”