The Best of UG

March 27, 2010

In the height and heat of his flared up conversations with people around him, UG suddenly breaks a pause by waking up Robert Carr, calling him, ‘Bob, come on!’ UG’s pausing or High Moments of UG Gathering: [PhotoAlbum] (Bangalore 22 Mar 2010)balming bell in Bob on the Best of UG DVDbetween his heated conversations with people around was his favourite call: ‘Bob!’ Yes, the other day (on 22 Mar 2010) the admirers and friends of UG from India and other parts of the world gathered at Chandrasekhar’s residence or rather ‘UG place’, in Bangalore. There I glanced at this guy – this Bob (Robert Carr) is really a ‘live bomb’, still living or looking like a 16 or 17 even in his 70s or more – one of the closest associates of UG from the US, now happily batting or living in Mumbai, it seems. At last Bob (Robert Carr) has paid a rich tribute to his ‘barking master’ by bringing out a DVD that contains mind-shattering conversations with UG Krishnamurti, which got released on this occasion with much applause.

Bob and Julie - reminiscing UGSuguna and Chandrsekhar: to serve UGMahesh Bhatt and Dr Guha: Urgent Call

22 March 2010 BangaloreDr Guha and Mahesh BhattMind is a Myth (German edition)

Guha - Julie-Pushpa - DineshKamal Grover: Guru Stuti

About this DVD:
Title:
The Best of UG
Description:
‘This DVD contains mind-shattering conversations with UG Krishanmurti.’

In 1995, UG spoke with a variety of spiritual seekers, self-styled gurus, teachers and just ordinary people from all over the world. The collection of nineteen interviews presented in this DVD offers the viewer a unique look into UG’s insights into life and living. They have been edited in Mumbai, India in 2009.

And a UG quote:
‘Thought is the self-protecting and fascist in nature, and it will use every trick under the sun to give momentum to its own continuity. Thought controls, moulds and shapes our ideas and actions. Thought is not the instrument to help us live in harmony with life around us. That is why we create all these ecological problems such as pollution, possibly destroying ourselves with the destructive weapons that we have invented.’

Acknowledgements:
Over the past twenty years, several persons have worked selflessly and silently to record UG’s conversations with people in different parts of the world. I wish to thank the following friends: The Late Terry New Land, Raj Mehta, Julie Thayer, Andy Neddermeyer, Narayana Moorty, Kunal Sharma, Abhishek Sharma, Ghanashyam (Sam), Mahesh Bhatt and Paul Arms for their help in this production. The recording sessions were unrehearsed and spontaneous, resulting in a reflection of UG’s natural state.

Produced and directed by Robert Carr
Editing and video enhancement by Abhishek Sharma

Exclusively Manufactured, Marketed and Distributed by Mandar Productions, A-805 Oberai Park View, Thakur Village, Kandiwal (East), Mumbai – 400101
Visit: http://bestofug.com
*This DVD video is also now available on face book there:Watch Best of UG DVD

A new book titled Stopped in our Tracks – Second Series by K Chandrasekhar also got released on this occasion.

About the Book:
Title: Stopped in our Tracks – Second Series
(UG – Anecdotes, Comments and Reflections)

From the Notebooks of K. Chandrasekhar
Translated from the Telugu by
J.S.R.L. Narayanamoorty
Publisher:
The Firsthand Publications
Bangalore (India)
bali@firsthand189.com

Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘foreword’ to this book:

Whether it is happy or unhappy, hopeful or devastating, the ending brings the story to what it itself is … the inevitable, the complete end.

K. Chandrasekhar: Lost in Our Tracks, 2nd seriesOn a quiet afternoon of March 14, 2007, in Vallecrosia, a quaint town in Italy, on the coast of the Mediterranean, Babu Chandrsekhar’s guiding light and the love of life, UG Krishnamurti, shouted out an order, “Leave now and get on with your life,’ said the light. “I want to die the way I lived … all alone, with no one looking over me.”

Babu Chndrasekhar was devastated, but he has also sensed that the end was near. Thus, he began the process of wrenching himself away from his own heartbet. He prepared himself to break away from someone with whom he had spent more than three intense decades of his life, and who was not only the basis of his very existence but was also enshrined in his heart.

I still remember vivdly what Babu did after hearing UG’s command. He broke into Sanskrit shlokas, sat down at UG’s feet. Then touchng his feet, Babu prostrated his entire being before him as only a true devotee or lover would do. When he got up he looked closely at UG as if he were absorbing him completely in that one long look. Then turning his heel, Babu left the room where his master lived, never to return again.

As I led Babu out of the villa, where UG spent his last days, I can clerly recall the words I spoke to him, “This is death Babu, the end of your love story …” but little did I know that a love story like theirs never ends. I am not sure why, but whenever I think of the love story of Babu and UG I am reminded of Abu Bakr and Prophet Mohammed.

The story goes that when Abu Bakr saw the Prophet of God lying dead, he uncovered the mantle of the Yamani cloth that covered the Prophet’s face and, kissing his forehead, said, “You are dearer than my father and mother. You have tasted the death which God had decreed, but oh Mohammed, a second death will never overtake you. You will never die again.” And how right he was, because the emptiness which was created in the life of Abu Bakr with the passing away of his Master, could only be filled with the evangelistic fervour with which he went about spreading his word.

Chandrasekhar reads out from his book, Lost in our Tracks, 2ndStopped In Our Tracks, Series Two, originates from the same impulse. In this fascinating document, K Chandrasekhar has spun honey out of his encounters with UG. Whenever he was overwhelmed with UG’s crazy wisdom or became shattered by his own sheer subversive behaviour, he documented it in a diary, which he has now generously made available to all of us. Indeed, this book to savour and read over and over again, because it is from the heart of a man who has bent low enough to hear the voice of his God.

Also the following new books have been released on this occasion:

(1) A Book on UG in Bengali by Dr Guha, a close associate of UG.
(2) Hindi version book of Mahesh Bhatt’s ‘A Taste of Life’
(3) Another book got released on this occasion: ‘Self Realization: With Special Reference to UG’ by Mr. Satya Simha*. [Note:* The late Satya Simha had in fact been doing the Ph.D. on UG from Mysore University, and had worked half way till his (Satya Simha) untimely death that happened in 2008; so the present book is the outcome of the works he had done in this regard, not necessarily the completed work, and is brought posthumously.]
(4) The German Book of UG’s ‘Mind is A Myth’, tranaslated by Daniel (Note: A copy of this new book was sent all the way from Germany to K. Chandrasekhar just to get released on this unique occasion.)

Biology of Enlightenment:

Mukunda Rao with UG, but UG was not in that body!Another interesting happening is that Mukunda Rao has taken great pains and drilling works to dig into the tapes of UG conversations (of 90 plus hours duration altogether) that were for decades remained stranded or locked up with some UG friends. Now the tapes got unlocked and thanks to Mr. K. Chandrasekhar’s concern and siren, Mukunda Rao has successfully completed the ‘transcription’ work of these rare UG tapes recorded some where down the lines and the recorded words of UG in those tapes have gone into a metamorphic process in the unbiased scholastic hands of Mukunda Rao and soon the resultant book titled, ‘The Biology of Enlightenment’ may hit the lights of the world now. May more and more UG ghosts haunt the world there!

Thanks to Mrs. Suguna and Mr Chandrasekhar – they never stop or feel tired of spreading the ‘fragrance’ they received from the very ‘monster mouth’ of that God.

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Matthew is in India on his UG Documentary Film Mission

December 12, 2009

We may remember that our friend Ikuru not long ago did mention elsewhere in the pages here about Matthew Dougherty’s adventurous project of creating a unique documentary film on U.G. Krishnamurti.

It is really amazing that a young guy, hardly 26 years of age, Matthew Dougherty who supposed to be peddling the Matthew Dougherty in Bangalorebest pleasures of life elsewhere in some other worldly luxury way, has taken up the mission of clicking a unique documentary film on UG. What attracted this guy to go for a ‘useless guy’ called UG is still a mystery. He started working on this project in September 2008. He has already visited the crucial places and people both in the US and Europe, in gathering and churning the UG essence and scenes. Looking at the zeal and the professional commitment and passion, and also the meticulous search and research that Mathew has been putting in, one can easily assume that this documentary on UG is going to be a unique as well as a well researched one towards spreading the UG ‘message of no-message’ to the world.

As scheduled, Matthew is already in India visitingAbout
Mr. MATTHEW DOUGHERTY:
New York based filmmaker Matthew Dougherty graduated from the New School University with a degree in philosophy. Matthew has contributed to numerous documentaries with an international scope as an Editor, Composer and Cameraman. Projects of note include MardiGras: Made in China which garnered over 30 awards and competed at The Sundance Film Festival; and the 2007 Danish documentary, The Battle for Rabbittown which has screened at some of Europe’s most prestigious film festivals. Matthew has directed many of his own short films and continues to work as a freelance editor and producer in New York City.
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the UG connected places and people and also sacred shrines and organizations on a shooting spree to have a first hand feel of the spiritual quest and UG ripples. He has already interacted with many people who literally rubbed their shoulders with UG when he was alive. Who is this UG? What is his message or no-message for the humanity? In a sense is it that UG points out very clearly how all our so called respected religions, sermons, and systems have just turned out to be a part of the ‘lies manufacturing industry’ (LMI). UG’s words quite often reveal the redundancy of our spiritual industry as well as science industry on many fronts in direct face to the ‘life force’. UG’s most simple straight stroke in all his ‘unholy sermons’ is that it is the ‘culture-knowledge debris’ that is censoring all our actions or perceptions and in the process the natural man is lost long back to the extreme extent of no return.

Matthew has already met and interacted with Mahesh Bhatt in Mumbai. Mahesh Bhatt recognizes the ‘rightly focused eye’ in Matthew in creating this unique documentary film on UG and has showered all praises for this guy. Mahesh senses that Matthew knows his ‘business’ well, in terms of getting into the sense and essence of UG. Mathew has also met Mr. Subhash Birla, an admirer and close associate of UG, and a Lawyer, Supreme Court of India, in New Delhi, among many people.

Now Matthew is in Bangalore at Mr. Chandrasekhar’s residence. Who else Mr. Matthew with Mr. Chandrasekhar and Mrs. Suguna, Bangalorecould be a better first hand resource person other than Mr. Chandrasekhar? So finally Matthew has ‘come home’ on this UG documentary mission with his encounter with Mr. Chandrasekhar and Mrs. Suguna – a perfect host couple to UG in Bangalore; and this was a small clean residence where UG stayed and chatted the most unholy sermons with the people gathered around him there, whenever Mr Matthew with Mr Jayarama Reddy, Bangalore, at Chandrasekhar's place.he made a visit to India. He never opted for a bigger palatial luxury bungalow. So now Matthew is busy interacting with many people here in Bangalore and gathering stories and sequences pertaining to UG. It’s his first visit to India; Matthew plans to be here in India till March 2010. He is fascinated by Ramana Maharshi and his teachings as well. He plans to visit Tamil Nadu and Kerala next; he has already covered the northern part of India.

We congratulate and wish all success to this adventurous guy, Mr Matthew Dougherty and his entire team, in creating and clicking this unique documentary film on UG. Hope it’ll be out by the end of 2010 to watch. It is really a thrill as well as a challenge to capture the real UG in a 90 minutes reel, indeed. It is more so because, UG may not easily fit into any story or system to capture him.

Here is a small glimpse of this forthcoming documentary film on UG by Matthew, accessible on YouTube link:

Contact Details:
Matthew Dougherty
Email: Matthew_Dougherty@yahoo.com
cell: 1 (917) 848-6254

Also Contact:
K. Chandrasekhar Babu
Email: sekharsug@yahoo.com


A Taste of Life in Bangalore

July 3, 2009

Finally Mahesh Bhatt is serving “Taste of Life” in BANGALORE too:

Penguin Books India

and

CROSSWORD

cordially invite to the launch of

A
TASTE OF LIFE
THE LAST DAYS OF
U.G. KRISHNAMURTI

by Mahesh Bhatt

on friday 10 July 2009 at 6.30 p.m.

at Crossword Bookstore
ACR Towers, 32 Residency Road
Opposite Gateway Hotel
Bangalore

Well-known author Mukunda Rao

will be in conversation with Mahesh Bhatt

Mrs Suguna and Mr Chandrasekhar with friends, A Taste of LifeHere’s the Slide Show of the proud event of launching the book, ‘A Taste of Life: the last days of UG’ in Bangalore, happened on 10 July 2009:


UG left my Father with A Taste of Life: Daughter Matters

June 27, 2009

Pooja, daughter of Mahesh Bhatt, says, “finally UG has left my father with a taste of life.” Today Mahesh Bhatt is a much mellowed down, changed man – and now the never before heard small acts of flowers falling on his cheeks, and a dog wagging his/her tail, are of more life-juicy, significance and senseful. With the series of the lauching of his newly released book, “A Taste of Life: the last days of UG”, Mahesh Bhatt is at his best, serving straight the ‘taste of life’ and there by demystifying the shackles of fraudulently held holy world of myths like gods, sermons, and the gurus; and saying that ‘the only meaning of life is LIFE’. Perhaps, the best tribute we may pay to UG is to never to make him another God, but to Undo God (UG). You may listen to a few words of Pooja Bhatt, straight from her heart, on a recent launch of this book there on this video clip accessible on Youtube:


A Taste of Life by Mahesh Bhatt – excerpt

June 10, 2009

Yes, it’s released now! Here’s the video clip of the launch of the much awaited Mahesh Bhatt’s book, A TASTE OF LIFE: THE LAST DAYS OF UG, on YouTube. You may listen to some of the excerpts of this strange book straight from the ‘monster mouth’ of Mahesh:

Book on ‘UG’ my most defining work: Mahesh Bhatt

Here are some of the excerpts of expressions made by Mahesh Bhatt, in the context of the release of his bigger than life dream book on UG – ‘A Taste of Life’, as given under the news item link: http://sify.com/movies/fullstory.php?id=14893340

“It was like fire—lava—coming out of my belly on the paper. The book was not an exercise in flashing my writing skills, it was a sense of awe and wonder that drove me to write the book.”

“This is the most defining work of my life, even bigger than my movies.”

“He (UG) was like a blossom in the wilderness which bloomed, withered and then crumbled—the one that was there on a universal plane and yet not there—kind of ephemeral.”

“UG, the anti-guru who deconstructed the myth about men playing gods, was like a wildflower who chose to die unsung.”

“What struck me was UG’s simplicity and honesty that stripped spirituality of its divine pretences.”

UG used to say ‘I am not a godman, I would rather be called a fraud’.

“I had the privilege to be with him in life witnessing his staggering experiences and even in death which I describe as the taste of life because it removed the morbidity that one associates with death like the wind blowing on a landscape where bloom and decay were all one.”

“On the morning of March 22, I saw thousands of black ants marching in a line on the white carpet, up the white sofa and on UG’s stone-like face where they spread out and completely darkened the left side. There were thousands of them moving with the frantic intensity of life. I remembered someone asking him some time ago what the ants were doing in his room. UG had replied they were ‘coming for me’…”


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A Taste of Life: the Last Days of UG

May 23, 2009

Yes, the new book A Taste of of Life: the last days of U. G. Krisnamurti by Mahesh Bhatt is being released from the publisher, Penguin Books India. [Imprint: Penguin Books India, June 2009]. The Publishers brought out the Information Sheet of this release and it briefs lucidly the following text:

A Taste of LifePenguin Books India
is proud to announce the publication of
A TASTE OF LIFE
Last days of U.G. Krishnamurti
by Mahesh Bhatt
The final days that well known film-maker Mahesh Bhatt Spent with U.G. Krishnamurti

‘Those who talk about death don’t want to die. I don’t want to go and I don’t want to stay.’
– U.G. Krishnamurti

U.G. Krishnamurti famously described enlightenment as a neurobiological state of being with no religious, psychological or mystical implications. He did not lecture, did not set up organizations, held no gatherings and professed to have no message for mankind.

Known as the ‘anti-guru’, the ‘raging sage’ and the thinker who shuns thought’, U.G. spent his life destroying accepted beliefs in science, god, mind, soul, religion, love and relationships – all the props man uses to live life. Having taken away all support systems from those who came to him, he refused to replace them with those of his own; always insisting that each must find his own truth.

And when U.G. knew that it was time for him to go, he refused all attempts to prolong life with medical help. He let nature, and his body, take their course.

On the afternoon of 22 March 2007, U.G. Krishnamurti passed away in Vallecrosia, Italy.

A bare, intensely personal account of bedside vigil with the dying, A Taste of Life records the final days that well known film-maker Mahesh Bhatt spent with U.G. Krishnamurti. It
narrates how, in death, U.G. shows the author and us a way to live life.

About Mahesh Bhatt:

Mahesh Bhatt began his journey in the film industry in 1973. He broke new ground with, and received critical and commercial acclaim for Arth. He followed Arth with Saransh, Janam, Daddy, Sir, Tamanna and, finally the national award winning Zakham. Today he does not direct films but is still involved in the industry and has written screen plays for many movies, directed several documentaries and has anchored and hosted for Sahara television Haqueeqat, a show on human right violations, as well as Imaging Science, a show telecast on Doordarshan.

Mahesh Bhatt wrote U.G. Krishnamurti: A Life which has been translated into several languages. He contributes regularly to newspapers of national circulation in English as well as in Hindi. He also compiled, edited and wrote the foreword for a book of quotations of U.G. Krishnamurti called The Little Book of Questions.


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What The Fuck This Life Is All About

May 18, 2009

We received an email from Linda Degaetano, and the stuff there she mentions is worth eye opening. Here is the email text:

Being a mother and grandmother, there is concern (as many women) for all of our children’s future. I also see the complete childish-ness, ego and corruption of all governments.At 60 years old, I was finally guided to UG after the last 17 years of searching for “what the fuck this life is all about” I listen to UG’s videos/audios over & over again to find some little hints or suggestions as to how to just live life more sanely and intelligently in this insane world. It was the ‘shock’ I needed to WAKE UP. Letting go of the fairy tales of religion and government lies have been very freeing (as UG has said, “..you will be less burdened”)

A few phrases sort of stayed with me which were:

“..try to find someone who can educate children without losing their innocense”

“..what kind of human do you want”

“…if what they say is true, we have the technology & enough resources to feed, clothe and shelter the world”

“..try to hold the idea of unity..”

“…don’t listen to all that crap..”

Being a mother and grandmother, there is concern (as many women) for all of our children’s future. I also see the complete childish-ness, ego and corruption of all governments.

Anyway, I eventually came upon another man (93 years old) who truly has a vision or idea of how mankind can have a future WITHOUT government, religion or money!!!

He has no ‘label’ since he has no credentials. His ideas are practical, they deal with all humanity and, when someone says his vision is idealistic, he says “it’s not idealistic, it’s practical and the decent thing to do.” He also wonders why we still have starving people on this planet. IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!

To me, Jacque Fresco is to the material world what UG was to the spiritual world.

And, like UG, the ‘powers that be’ don’t want anyone to hear him or his views. His views may be radical for some, but for me he just makes good old ‘common sense.’

Jacque has been trying to make a full length motion picture to get to the mainstream public. He’s an engineer who insists that even with the damage we’ve done to the earth there is enough abundance and technology TODAY to feed, clothe and shelter ALL THE PEOPLE’S of the world. Since the world is the common heritage of all species and each creature has a right to a piece of the pie. He introduces a ‘resourced-based economy’ instead of a ‘monetary-based economy.’ Jacque Fresco also wonders why we still have starving people on this planet. IT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!He says our problems are not political, they are technological. Except that the technology (as UG has pointed out) is not used for the common good. I wanted to somehow reach Mahesh Bhatt since he spent so much time with UG and is a film maker. Maybe he would be interested (as well as yourself and others) to check out Jacque Fresco on YouTube and also PLEASE check out his website (www.thevenusproject.com). He’s the only person I’ve read about and listened to who has practical, unbiased opinions and solutions for the world’s present situation instead of everyone “talking, talking, talking”

We’ve seen (in America) so many pictures of sick and starving children all over the world (and there are many even here). But I realize the elite and rich are also starving because with all that they have, they still need more. They are like tapeworms which can never get enough.

I’ve been sending emails to as Anyway, I eventually came upon another man (Jacque Fresco) (93 years old) who truly has a vision or idea of how mankind can have a future WITHOUT government, religion or money!!!many American celebrities as I can (the ones who SAY they truly care about humanity) to see if they’ll help him. We’ll see what happens. He has been invited to several countries to lecture and get the word out. I doubt if anything will begin in America since most of us are so asleep (or should I say in coma)!! They don’t want anyone to ‘rock the boat.’ The boat’s not only rocking, it’s sinking. Anyway, I hope you’ll pass on this info to anyone and everyone. Maybe, just maybe humans will not be the only species to eradicate itself. Thank you so much. Peace to you!

To contact Jacque Fresco (or his assistant Roxanne Meadows):
The Venus Project – 21 Valley Lane – Venus, Florida 33960
Phone: 1-813-465-0321
Email: fresco@TheVenusProject.com -or- meadows@TheVenusProject.com

Linda
“A New Beginning is the start of a Beginning’s End”


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