Sabyasachi Guha
Sabyasachi Guha – Photo by Kishor Chopda

About Sabyasachi Guha

Sabyasachi Guha (Guha to friends) was closely associated with U.G. Krishnamurti for over a decade. Guha, retired research scientist from Rutgers University in New Jersey, passionately exposes and demystifies age-old concepts about god, truth, reality, spirituality and enlightenment so that true understanding can be reinstated and one can begin to function harmoniously in the social context. For Guha all conflicts were resolved once the “natural order” was established in the physical system and he now functions like a “civilized biped animal”.

Guha emphasizes that the outgrowth of social justification has resulted in sophisticated and complex ways for the thinking structure to continue its onslaught on the physical body, causing it enormous stress and harm. While dismissing philosophical concepts or spiritual doctrines as pure fiction, Guha unequivocally states that information-gathering and knowledge only go so far as to help us function sanely and intelligently in the world and nothing more.

Guha met U.G. Krishnamurti in 1995 after reading Mind Is A Myth and The Mystique of Enlightenment. Prior to that, Guha studied J. Krishnamurti in depth and practiced meditation “to find his role in the scheme of things”. But nothing helped until he met U.G. Guha’s relationship with U.G. was intense, pivotal and life-changing from the very start. For the next 12 years, Guha travelled to meet U.G. wherever he happened to be, whether it was in New York, Palm Springs or Gstaad in Switzerland. U.G. passed away in 2007 in Vallecrosia, Italy.

There is no such thing as ultimate reality. Functional reality is the only reality. The human brain conjures up thoughts and images by looking and listening; each one is uniquely organized and different from another brain. However, we are myopic about the existence of this uniqueness. We think we can logically explain to others the way our mind is operating, but that can never happen because the logic is completely subjective and biased based on our conditioning. All our belief systems are based on conditioning and there is no rationality in the human mind. We feel the pain of others, yet we continually inflict pain on ourselves and those around us. This is the height of irrationality.

 

Guha Quote

We constantly try to acquire more knowledge We gather knowledge and information to reinforce and exercise control over others. Knowledge is power. It ultimately enslaves us and gives us the power to enslave others! The human mind is a myth-making machine. We convince ourselves to exemplify things that do not really exist. We may be sentimental about it, but in the long run it is a means of oppression, self-delusion and a means of controlling others.

 

Guha Quote

Freedom is to allow the system to do its job optimally. Then you begin to sense unburdening and peace. The physical system is not interested in the acceptance of a belief structure. It is a burden. On this planet, those who suffer the most are the ones who have deep beliefs.

 

Guha Quote

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