Mind Is a Myth
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Mind Is a Myth

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This is the story of a man who had it all - looks, wealth, culture, fame, travel, career - and gave it all up to find for himself the answer to his burning question, "Is there actually anything like freedom, enlightenment, or liberation behind all the abstractions the religions have throw at us?" He never got an answer. The book introduces readers to the unknown truth of l...more
Paperback, 159 pages
Published December 6th 2002 by Smriti Books (first published December 1st 1999)
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Brian Sullivan
The book is the diquieting conversations of Indian born UG Krishnamurti. He is not releated to JIddu Krisnamurti but like him was bought up as part of Theosophists but like Jiddu Krishnamurti, who he knew, he broke away from them.

Unlike Jiddu he rejects having any organisation but sees all religion and philosophy reduced to nothing but the body. The body is immortal - in death it simply is recycled. Soul and mind are illusions.

The body has its own intelligence and we should listen to that.

Zaubin Z
Fantastic intro to "anti-guru" U.G. Krishnamurti. In the form of dialogue, question and answer. The answers are great, in that they do their utmost to avoid giving any answer. Indeed, U.G. constantly tells the questioner that they are wasting their time, that he has no answers, that there is no such thing as enlightenment. It is like talking to a black hole. U.G. acts as a simple information processer. Question goes in, he rearranges it, regurgitates it. A great book for reminding you not to tak...more
Will totally strip away all the misconceptions you have about the world and how societies operate. It's a really scary read, but one worth the discomfort. Not sure I'll ever look at my daily life the same way after reading this.
Feb 02, 2007 teri rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: someone who is not afraid to have their beliefs shattered
This book will literally twist your mind. It pretty much ripped up the shreds of any concept of life I had ever constructed and left me with nothing to stand on at all. But I couldn't put it down.
i have gone through this book a few yrs back.which changed my approach to handle my life in different manner
I wanted to read this book and contradoct thing UG would say and I ended up agreeing to most of the things he says. Such is the clarity of thought of this man. A must read
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