Soak in the intense of this moment: tribute to UG

March 28, 2018

UG Friends, 22 Mar 2018, BangaloreFriends of UG Krishnamurti gathered at ‘Hridaya Vihar’ Bangalore thanks to the magnanimous hosts – Mr and Mrs Chandrasekhar Suguna, on 22 March 2018, Thursday, as part of UG death anniversary – aradhana – celebration; it was on this day 11 years ago that UG left his body at the age of 89 in Vallecroci, Italy. The climax of paradox could be that this meet happens every year in the name of the infamous anti guru crusader UG, who curtly often told his friends: “on my death, throw my dead body on a heap of garbage, and wash off your hands, never to remember me.”

On this occasion one friend Frank Noronha, who came down to Bengaluru from Delhi to be present himself at this event, recalled that UG used to tell him to forget UG completely for the wellbeing and spiritual growth. On asking as to how it could be possible for him to forget UG the most guiding force, UG countered him by saying, “if you could really throw me (UG), you are throwing yourself too along with it.” An interesting point to penetrate, perhaps.

So many friends from far off places, have had come to pay their unforgettable respect and obeisance to an enigma called UG. A few names randomly to mention who made their gracious presence on the occasion – Dinesh Waghela from Goa, who was the pioneer to publish the first book of UG, The Mystique of Enlightenment, followed by the second book, Mind is a Myth in those early years; Dr Leele; Uday Puranik; and Mr and Mrs Vikas Deshpande; Jhunhunwala RP. Malladi Krishnamurti recollected and remembered his strong and strange days with UG in those days, on this occasion. Usha (Bulbul), younger daughter of UG, also made her humble presence there.

12th Century Saint/ Shiva Sharane: Akka MahadeviMukunda Rao made his presence with copies of his new book, Sky-Clad: the extraordinary life and times of Akka Mahadevi, to be formally released on 15 April 208 at Ranga Shankara, Bengaluru. Mukunda confessed and confided openly that it appears that he has been now writing books in the shadow or light of UG, that now he could give a new perspective to any subject thanks to UG beatings in him. On this occasion, referring to his most read book on UG – The Biology of Enlightenment, he pointed out that in the spiritual narrative for the first time the body and its biology has been brought in the forefront thanks to UG Krishnamurti. A separate and split psychology is less realistic to life; body is always base and whole and can not be made a taboo to see the life and its flow.

The US boy – Matthew Dougherty came down all the way from America to show a few bits of the samples of his forthcoming film on UG. This boy never met UG, but inspired and fired by UG later, and he has had extensively travelled across the nook and corner of the world in his quest and search for collecting first hand resources and materials, meeting, interacting and visiting several people and places; he has had already done a lot of extensive research for his forthcoming documentary film on UG to be presented to the world. He has now already spent almost eight years of this uphill task of producing a film on the most nowhere to be fitted or framed nonentity called UG, and the fruit of film is yet to come.

Bangalore’s traditional eat menu – idli-vada with sambar and chattni, and pongal for morning breakfast; steaming tea and coffee; watermelon fruit juice to beat the summer heat; lavish sumptuous lunch; sweets; hearty hospitality in love with UG – are the least to be mentioned.

A few friends sang with their heart and soul the Akka Mahadevi vachanas and other melodious songs there, on this occasion, which enthralled all. The full day has gone like a few moments spent in the glimpse of UG. Perhaps, the best tribute to UG is to soak ourselves in the instant intense intensity of the moment. UG needs no promotion; UG needs none of our appreciation and certificates. May we not belittle others in the arrogance. UG is fragrance and freedom. UG is no persona, but the one nameless ocean of existence.

A few random other photos of the occasion:

Sathya, Doss, Usha @ UG meet
Dinesh Wagela - an Osho friend too.
UG meet, 22 Mar 2018
UG Aradhana, 22 Mar 2018
UG gathering, 22 Mar 2018, Bengaluru
UG friends
UG Aradhana, 22 mar 2018
UG Aradhana meet, 22 Mar 2018

UG aradhana meet, 22 mar 2018: new comers too join UG aradhana meet, 22 mar 2018, Bengalore: Matthew Dougherty on his upcoming documentary film on UG.

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The Only Ten Virtues for Enlightenment

June 24, 2012

UG’s most infamous TEN COMMANDMENTS:

  1. Dont Love – Just Fuck
  2. Steal but dont get caught
  3. Kill thy Neighbour and save yourself
  4. Beat your parents for getting you into this world
  5. Eat like a pig, hog and swine all rolled into one
  6. Better Masturbate than Meditate
  7. Yeild to temptations of every and any kind
  8. Love and hate are much closer than kissing cousins
  9. Mother fuckers have a better chance for enlightenment
  10. Loose yourself and stay lost all the time

Being

October 24, 2011

Yet another book on UG is now available:

Being - Essays on UG Krishnamurti
Being
Essays on UG Krishnamurti and Other Topics
by Narayana Moorty

Free Download
beyondpoetry.com

“My aim in this book is to approach some of the issues without presupposing any religious or spiritual beliefs, taking a commonsense point of view and remaining always within the sphere of the known. The book should also demonstrate how I have translated, as best as I could, what I understand or learned from UG into my own life. Standing from such a ground of experience I have tried to chip away, as it were, bit by bit, at the unknown. Of course, you can never know the unknown. But what has been considered mystical or mysterious before could, at least to a minor degree, be unraveled. In my opinion, that was indeed what UG was trying to achieve as well.”
Narayana Moorty
Seaside, California

Also visit some other recent books on UG on this site:
(1) Goner: The Final Travels of UG Krishnamurti, by Louis Brawley
(2) The Biology Of Enlightenment: Unpublished Conversations Of U. G. Krishnamurti After He Came Into The Natural State (1967-71)
Edited by Mukunda Rao

(3) A Taste of life: the last days of UG. By Mahesh Bhatt [link1] [link2]


This Dog is Barking: A Comic Epic on UG

October 24, 2011

Pic from Graphic Novel on UGA no non-sense, and no serious Comic Epic on UG (a graphic novel) is coming out soon thanks to the crazy non-stop zeal and fantasy of the devil’s duo, Nicolas C Grey – a comic artist,and James Farley – a text-writer. They have been working on it since almost a year or so and it may hit the stands now any time, may be in a few months. Seriousness is a seed of cancer and somehow that is knowingly or unknowingly seeded in all our holy scriptures and teachings. Life is simply to laugh. But we carry life as a log of long dead wood. UG’s utterances or barkings are not to be put in another holy epic and hence the affront effort of Nicolas and James in presenting UG and his barkings in a bare but bold comic graphics is much appreciated and it is fittingly more appropriate as well. It’s a cosmic comic there, so to say.

This Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnamurti
Drawn by Nicolas C Grey
Written by James Farley

The following excerpts are reproduced here from their website, along with a few atypical sample graphics:

This Dog Barking (intro)

The iconoclast and ‘anti-guru’ UG Krishnamurti’s (1918 – 2007) only advice was that people should throw away their crutches and free themselves from the stranglehold of cultural conditioning and the tyranny of thought.

Nicolas and James with Chandrasekhar and Suguna in UG room, BangaloreThis Dog Barking – The Strange Story of UG Krishnaumrti chronicles the bizarre history of The Cosmic Naxalite; from his troubled childhood with the Theosophists and discipleship’s and subsequent disillusion with many of the leading spiritual teachers of the twentieth century, to his catastrophic personal life and years of homelessness and destitution in London and Paris.

In 1967 UG underwent his ‘Calamity’ – a series of biological mutations which left him in the ‘natural state’ – functioning without the interference of thought.

With no fixed address, no followers and no organization UG spent the next 30 years traveling the world and giving his uncompromising message that ‘mind is a myth’ and the human condition should be demystified and de-psychologized and viewed in purely physiological terms.

This Dog Barking (synopsis)

Beginning with his unconventional upbringing by the Theosophists in Madras, This Dog Barking tells the turbulent life-story of one of the most radical and unrecognized philosophers of the twentieth century.

Following the death of his mother from childbirth complications UG Krishnamurti spent his early life in the company of many of the period’s most influential gurus and spiritual masters. But his years with The Theosophists, Swami Sivananda, Ramana Maharishi and J Krishnamurti only served to convince him that the entire spiritual tradition was founded on dishonesty and delusion.

Similarly unimpressed by the insights offered by western philosophy and psychology, which he studied at Madras University, he opted for family life and married Kusuma Kumari. A decision he
regretted the day after the wedding.

In 1955 UG and Kusuma, together with their children left for a new life in America, where UG built up a successful career on the spiritual lecture circuit. However, he soon tired of this and in 1959 informed his wife that their marriage was over. A distraught Kusuma returned to India with the children,. Where she died a few years later following a period of mental illness.

UG meanwhile began a five year period of aimless wandering around Europe, supporting himself by giving tarot readings and Indian cookery lessons and living almost entirely on cheese.

He finally came to the end of the line in Geneva in 1965. With nowhere else to go, he presented himself as destitute to the Indian Consulate, where he and the 63 year old Embassy translator, Valentine De Kerven, struck up a friendship. Valentine gave up her job in order to support UG, and this unusual relationship was to continue until Valentine’s death in 2005.

In 1967 UG underwent his ‘calamity’ – a series of biological changes which left him in the ‘natural state’ – functioning without the unnecessary interference of thought.

For the next 30 years UG and Valentine traveled the world, staying with friends in America, India and Europe. Despite having no fixed address or any organization a steady stream of the curious, confused and bored would seek UG out in order to hear his uncompromising message that ‘mind is a myth’ and the human condition should be demystified and de-psychologized and viewed in purely physiological terms.

Pic from Graphic Novel on UGAs well as telling the life-story of UG, including, for the first time, details of his involvement with the Bollywood starlet Parveen Babi, This Dog Barking presents all of the key concepts in his anti-philosophy, exploring his ideas on the destructive nature of thought, the fallacy of cause and effect and the fundamental role of cultural and social conditioning in what we call our identity.

Nicolas C Grey’s haunting and beautifully detailed drawings capture both the personalities and atmosphere of UG’s life and times, and vividly bring to life his uncompromising, contrary and unbalancing conversational style.

Discomforting, irreverent, intimate and nihilistic, UG’s freewheeling and radical non-teaching undermines the very foundations of human thought, freeing the hearer from illusory goals and ‘the tyranny of knowledge, beauty, goodness, truth and God’.

(1) Nicolas and James have created a crazy Group on Facebook, all crazy nasty things they air and shoot there, in a funny non-serious way as part of this project.
(2) And another part of this mega comic crazy UG project is that they need lot of ‘monetary’ support too for the successful completion and they do need fun(d) raising, and for latest status and stuff of the project, please do visit their another website thisdogbarking.com
(3) You may visit also Nicolas Site
(4) This Dog Barking: on Facebbok

 


God never spoke

August 30, 2011

God spoke notGod never spoke; only the Gurus spoke.
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Unholy God

July 30, 2011

Unholy GodThe holy preachings and teachings have already polluted this planet beyond repair, down the lines for centuries and centuries. May UG do some Unholy God barking there.
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Lollipops

April 1, 2011

All theLollipop Promises Enlightenment promises are like lollipops. And there are plenty of children hanging around it.
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