Biology Of Enlightenment

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Harper Collins, Jul 21, 2012 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 448 pages
In this book we meet with the modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, and listen to his penetrating voice describing life and reality as it is. What is body and what is mind? Is there a soul? Is there a beyond, a God? What is enlightenment? Is there a life after death? Never before have these questions been tackled with such simplicity, candour and clarity. In these unpublished early conversations with friends (1967-71), U.G.discusses in detail his search for the truth and how he underwent radical biological changes in 1967. Preferring to call it the natural state over enlightenment, he insists that whatever transformation he has undergone is within the structure of the human body and not in the mind at all. It is the natural state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus and, in modern times, Sri Ramana, stepped into. And U.G.never tires of pointing out that 'this is the way you, stripped of the machinations of thought, are also functioning.'
 

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Contents

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Events leading to the natural state and the biological changes Sensations and
The nature of the mind and pure consciousness
The nature of the physical changes the chakras or the energy centres
The origin of thought and its continuity The problem of language and
The disappearance of the self and the movement of the sensations The function
Boredom
The mind of
The irrelevance of methods
The way we function and the momentum of thought What is death?
J Krishnamurti and his ways Sex
The mischief 0f the image maker
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Mukunda Rao is a professor of English and has been teaching in Bangalore for the last 31 years.He has participated and presented papers in several seminars on wide-ranging subjects such as Gandhian philosophy of social action and non-violence, Ambedkar, culture and politics,communalism, spirituality and religious harmony, and has been associated with organizations involved in the area of social justice and human rights. Among his previously published works are Confessions of a Sanyasi (1988), The Mahatma-a novel (1992), Babasaheb Ambedkar: Trials with Truth (2000), The Other Side of Belief: Interpreting U.G. Krishnamurti (2005), and The Penguin U.G. Krishnamurti Reader (2007).

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