Goner

June 16, 2011

Goner: the final travels of UG KrishanmurtiA new book titled, ‘Goner’ has been published:
Title: Goner: The Final Travels of UG Krishnamurti
Author: Louis Brawley
Publisher: Salisbury: NON-DUALITY PRESS, May 2011
ISBN: 978-0-9566432-7-8
Collation: 394 pages. Softcover. 5½” X 8½” format.

About the Book:
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.”

About the author:
Louis Brawley was born in Ohio and lived and worked in New York, where he met UG Krishnamurti in 2002. Louis works as an artist, photographer and freelance art handler worldwide – occupations which fund his travels around the world writing and recording accounts and impressions from friends of the “Raging Sage”.

“You are trying to present me as a religious man, which I am not. You are failing to comprehend the most important thing that I am emphasizing. There is no religious content, no mystical overtones at all, in what I am saying. Man has to be saved from the saviors of mankind! The religious people—they kidded themselves and fooled the whole of mankind. Throw them out! That is courage itself, because of the courage there; not the courage you practice.”
Download the Sample Text of this Book [PDF]

Visit publisher: Non-Duality Press

Visit: Author’s (Louis Brawley) blog on this book.