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:


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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