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The Other Side of Belief

The Other Side of Belief

Interpreting U. G. Krishnamurti

Rao Mukunda (Edited by)
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Described as the thinker who shuns thought, U.G. Krishnamurti is the most enigmatic and iconoclastic ‘anti-guru’ of our times. His conviction that doubt is the other side of belief emerged from an uncompromising negation of everything that can be expressed, not from a desire for some ‘comfy dialectical thesis’.
The Other Side of Belief Interpreting U G. Krishnamurti is a candid and refreshing chronicle ofUG’s life and the evolution of his radical outlook and ideas. Tracing the development of UG’s notion of enlightenment as a series of biological mutations devoid of mystical or religious connotations, Mukunda Rao weaves a complex portrait—of a man who doesn’t hesitate to challenge and demolish society’s most cherished and comforting values and ideals, but nonetheless commands a most fervent respect and veneration from multitudes of admirers.
UG has always been adamant that life must be described in pure and simple physical and physiological terms so that it is de-psychologized and demystified. He underwent, in his own words, a ‘calamity’: a series of bodily metamorphoses that catapulted him into the unique state of the ‘declutched’ mind. This book gives the reader a vivid description of UG’s cellular revolution’ and an intensely personal insight into UG’s unflinching and relentless insistence on freedom from the ‘stranglehold of thought.’
With a foreword by Mahesh Bhatt, film-maker and lifelong admirer of UG, The Other Side of Belief offers a searching exploration of the incredible charisma of a man who has transformed the lives of people all over the world.

Imprint: India Penguin

Published: Jul/2005

ISBN: 9780144000357

Length : 364 Pages

MRP : ₹399.00

The Other Side of Belief

Interpreting U. G. Krishnamurti

Rao Mukunda (Edited by)

Described as the thinker who shuns thought, U.G. Krishnamurti is the most enigmatic and iconoclastic ‘anti-guru’ of our times. His conviction that doubt is the other side of belief emerged from an uncompromising negation of everything that can be expressed, not from a desire for some ‘comfy dialectical thesis’.
The Other Side of Belief Interpreting U G. Krishnamurti is a candid and refreshing chronicle ofUG’s life and the evolution of his radical outlook and ideas. Tracing the development of UG’s notion of enlightenment as a series of biological mutations devoid of mystical or religious connotations, Mukunda Rao weaves a complex portrait—of a man who doesn’t hesitate to challenge and demolish society’s most cherished and comforting values and ideals, but nonetheless commands a most fervent respect and veneration from multitudes of admirers.
UG has always been adamant that life must be described in pure and simple physical and physiological terms so that it is de-psychologized and demystified. He underwent, in his own words, a ‘calamity’: a series of bodily metamorphoses that catapulted him into the unique state of the ‘declutched’ mind. This book gives the reader a vivid description of UG’s cellular revolution’ and an intensely personal insight into UG’s unflinching and relentless insistence on freedom from the ‘stranglehold of thought.’
With a foreword by Mahesh Bhatt, film-maker and lifelong admirer of UG, The Other Side of Belief offers a searching exploration of the incredible charisma of a man who has transformed the lives of people all over the world.

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Rao Mukunda (Edited by)

Mukunda Rao is the author of six books of fiction, two plays: Mahatma - Khuda ka Hijra (1988 and 2009) and Baba Saheb Ambedkar (2008 and 2014), staged in different parts of Karnataka and much appreciated, and six insightful philosophical works, among which The Biology of Enlightenment is a much-read classic that has become a cult book amongst spiritual aspirants. After his retirement in 2010 from teaching service in a college, he lives with his wife on a farm outside Bengaluru. is the author of six books of fiction, two plays: Mahatma - Khuda ka Hijra (1988 and 2009) and Baba Saheb Ambedkar (2008 and 2014), staged in different parts of Karnataka and much appreciated, and six insightful philosophical works, among which The Biology of Enlightenment is a much-read classic that has become a cult book amongst spiritual aspirants. After his retirement in 2010 from teaching service in a college, he lives with his wife on a farm outside Bengaluru.

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