guha_lakeFor Sabyasachi Guha, the functionality of U.G. Krishnamurti became an obsession from the first day he met him in 1995 till U.G. passed away in 2007. He earnestly and intensely sought to understand the difference between the way U.G. functioned and the way most of us live our lives. In Dangerous to Ponder, he addresses questions such as “What evidence do we have that the way U.G. functioned was radically different from the way we function?”  “Why did U.G. deny the legitimacy of religious and spiritual beliefs?”  “What did U.G. mean when he said that the “natural state” he found himself in was acausal?”

Guha also examines the futility of knowledge to resolve conflict, our mind’s tendency to create myth and its negative ramifications on the physical body, the interesting observation that the biological mechanism used to protect the physical body uses the same mechanism to safeguard the person against psychological fear, the advantages and limitations of the “parallel world” and its functional value and the true meaning of renunciation.

To those who seriously seek the meaning and purpose of life, Guha’s words are shocking to hear and difficult to uphold.  He offers no hope, says there is no such thing as love, truth, god or enlightenment and no way out of the misery we face in our daily living.  Guha insists there is nothing to get from him or from anyone and that ultimately what we seek is freedom from psychological conditioning brought about by society’s constant demands.

Read the full talk here.

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