By U. G. Krishnamurti
An underground non secular vintage dispensed commonly for the 1st time within the united states, this is often the tale of 1 of the main strange figures in modern spirituality, U.G. Krishnamurti, in his personal phrases. The Mystique of Enlightenment is a scathing critique of up to date spirituality. In an international within which non secular options, academics, ideas, and companies are legion, U. G. stands approximately by myself in his rejection of all of it: "I am basically attracted to describing this country, in clearing away the occultation and mystification within which these humans within the 'holy enterprise' have shrouded the whole lot. perhaps i will be able to persuade you to not waste loads of time and effort searching for a nation that doesn't exist other than on your imagination... The normal nation is acausal: it simply happens." the writer doesn't equate the common country with enlightenment, which he describes as an phantasm created via our tradition. He states emphatically that you can actually do not anything to realize the ordinary nation. in reality, any move in the direction of it separates one from it.
U. G. Krishnamurti is an unique voice within which a lot of latest spirituality is known in a brand new approach. For these attracted to the whole spectrum of recent religious idea, this can be a "must read." within the famous background of J. Krishnamurti, few names were so strongly linked to his message as U. G. Krishnamurti, who shared a detailed yet contentious courting with him over decades. U.G. used to be raised to tackle the mantle of guru, very similar to J. Krishnamurti. whilst the 2 males ultimately met, each one had rejected the guru function, and for years they conversed frequently, suffering to discover the character of fact, earlier than a falling out led every one in a special direction.
It within reason universal in studying glossy non secular books to discover references to U. G. Krishnamurti's impression on either academics and their scholars. His books were translated into approximately each eu language, in addition to chinese language and jap. generally looked in India and Europe, The Mystique of Enlightenment is taken into account by way of U.G.'s closest affiliates to be the easiest precis of his ideas.
The ebook comprises transcripts of casual talks with those that come to invite him questions. in a single of those talks, he relates his lifestyles tale, together with the occasions top as much as and comprising what he calls his "calamity," or his access into the average kingdom. because his personal event of entering the normal nation at age forty nine, he has spent his time touring in the course of the global, staying with pals or in rented residences for a number of months at a time. He supplies no public talks, yet meets with those who come to determine him. What he deals isn't really desire or encouragement, yet stark truth: "Of something i'm sure. i will not assist you clear up your easy challenge or prevent from self-deception, and if i cannot assist you, nobody can." His message is easy: he has no message. however, his phrases can motivate you to stand your personal assumptions and motivations and become aware of for your self what's true.
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_________________ What is keeping you from being in your natural state? You are constantly moving way from yourself. You want to be happy, either permanently or at least for this moment. You are dissatisfied with your everyday experiences, and so you want some new ones. You want to perfect yourself, to change yourself. You are reaching out, trying to be something other than what you are. It is this that is taking you away from yourself. Society has put before you the ideal of a 'perfect man'. No matter in which culture you were born, you have scriptural doctrines and traditions handed down to you to tell you how to behave.
Why I say that is: in spite of the fact that the whole culture of India is supposed to be something extraordinary, a great culture, in spite of the fact that everybody talks of spirituality, dharma, this thing or the other, India has produced only a handful of great teachers, and they have not produced another teacher like them. Show me another Ramanujacharya. Only one Ramanujacharya, only one Sankaracharya, and only one Madhavacharya, only one Buddha -- uh? -- only one Mahavira. They can all be counted on one's fingers.
It is not that something new is seen, or that there is a total attention; there has been a sudden change in the light itself. There is no recognition of that as beauty. Clarity is there, which probably wasn't there before the light changed. Then this consciousness suddenly expands to the size of the object in front of the body, and the lungs take a deep breath. This is the pranayama (breath control); not what you are doing, sitting in a corner and inhaling through one nostril and exhaling through the other; this pranayama is going on all the time.
The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti by U. G. Krishnamurti