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A Taste Of Life

A Taste Of Life

The Last Days Of U.G. Krishnamurti

Mahesh Bhatt
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U.G. Krishnamurti famously described enlightenment as a neurobiological state of being with no religious, psychological or mystical implications. He did not lecture, did not set up organizations, held no gatherings and professed to have no message for mankind.

Known as the ‘anti-guru’, the ‘raging sage’ and the ‘thinker who shuns thought’, U.G. spent his life destroying accepted beliefs in science, god, mind, soul, religion, love and relationships—all the props man uses to live life. Having taken away all support systems from those who came to him, he refused to replace them with those of his own; always insisting that each must find his own truth.

And when U.G. knew that it was time for him go, he refused all attempts to prolong life with medical help. He let nature, and his body, take their course.

On the afternoon of 22 March 2007, U.G. Krishnamurti passed away in Vallecrosia, Italy.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jun/2009

ISBN: 9780143067160

Length : 176 Pages

MRP : ₹250.00

A Taste Of Life

The Last Days Of U.G. Krishnamurti

Mahesh Bhatt

U.G. Krishnamurti famously described enlightenment as a neurobiological state of being with no religious, psychological or mystical implications. He did not lecture, did not set up organizations, held no gatherings and professed to have no message for mankind.

Known as the ‘anti-guru’, the ‘raging sage’ and the ‘thinker who shuns thought’, U.G. spent his life destroying accepted beliefs in science, god, mind, soul, religion, love and relationships—all the props man uses to live life. Having taken away all support systems from those who came to him, he refused to replace them with those of his own; always insisting that each must find his own truth.

And when U.G. knew that it was time for him go, he refused all attempts to prolong life with medical help. He let nature, and his body, take their course.

On the afternoon of 22 March 2007, U.G. Krishnamurti passed away in Vallecrosia, Italy.

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Mahesh Bhatt

Born in 1948 to a Brahmin father and a Shia Muslim mother, Mahesh Bhatt, in a career spanning almost four decades, has rewritten several rules and thereafter broken most of them. He began his journey in the film industry with Manzilein Aur Bhi Hain in 1973. He then broke new ground with Arth which received critical and commercial acclaim. He followed Arth with Saransh, Janam, Daddy, Sir, Tamanna and, finally, the National Award-winning Zakhm. Today he does not direct films but is still involved in the film industry and has written screenplays for movies such as Raaz, Jism, Murder, Zeher, Kalyug and Gangster. He has also directed several documentaries and has anchored and hosted for Sahara Television Haqueeqat, a show on human right violations, as well as Imaging Science, a show telecast on Doordarshan. Mahesh Bhatt wrote U.G. Krishnamurti: A Life which has been translated into several languages. He contributes regularly to newspapers of national circulation in English (Times of India, Indian Express, Hindustan Times, Pioneer, The Hindu and others) as well as in Hindi (Dainik Jagran and Dainik Bhaskar). He also compiled, edited and wrote the foreword for a book of quotations of U.G. Krishnamurti called The Little Book of Questions.