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Mind Is a Myth

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  8 reviews
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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Sushmita Rao
Imagine a state where you are looking at a tree and the tree and you and are no longer separate entities. Technically you aren't separate from it because the way you look at the tree is colored by many things and what you are observing is actually yourself, but I'm talking about something more deeper: What if your realization is not just an intellectual but something very natural?

Imagine a state where everything you have been taught by the society and your own deceptions like time and space are
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.

Awdhesh Singh
This is a book containing a brief profile of UG Krishnamurthy and the Q&A with him by different people. UG is even more radical than J Krishnamurthy, who at least believed that "Truth is a pathless land". UG believes that there is no truth at all and all we know as truth is myth and fiction. His thoughts are extremely unconventional hence difficult to understand. You learn nothing after reading this book nor you unlearn anything that you know.
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.
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
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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“Thought can never capture the movement of life, it is much too slow.” 18 likes
“*Only if you reject all the other paths can you discover your own path.” 15 likes
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