Pleasure Peddling Gurus

September 25, 2009

Pleasure Peddling Gurus
Submitted by D. Madhusudhana Rao

“Anything you experience based on knowledge is an illusion.”
– UG Krishnamurti

“Anything you experience based on knowledge is an illusion”
– UG Krishnamurti
Which means, our pleasures, our relationships, our sorrow, our beliefs, our spiritual experiences etc etc all are based on knowledge and hence illusory?

My God!

But unlike UG, we are trapped in this web of illusions and there seems no way out and no light at the end of the tunnel?

So what next? What lies ahead?

I think we cannot do anything but live in illusion, enjoy this illusion and die in illusion!

UG freed himself from the illusion creating mechanism but was sure that he cannot help in any way to lead us out of the illusion.

But I must thank UG for enlightening us by saying that we cannot but live in this illusion forever and honestly accepting the truth that there is no way out in contrast to the pleasure peddling gurus who promise “freedom” through meditation, passive awareness and radical transformation and etc.