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U.G. Krishnamurti–and Sri Anirvan

October 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Picking up on comments on the recent issue of WIE magazine, I notice the announcement that U.G. Krishnamurti passed away this year. A radical critic of guruism in the tradition of the other Krishnamurti (whom he criticized), Krishnamurti was a voice for the times as Westerners attempt to grapple with the tricky phenomenon of gurus. Here’s one of his books.
The Mystique of Enlightenment: The Radical Ideas of U.G. Krishnamurti (Paperback), by U. G. Krishnamurti .
For most, the question of gurus is closed, but there are droves of New Agers systematically confused on the subject, and the secular critics are often of little help, as the question derails in the Standard Operating Critique, deprogramming and cults. But the issues are not that simple.
I notice that WIE also has an ad for the republished To Live Within, by Lizelle Reymond (and Sri Anirvan), a book better forgotten, but, inevitably, the guru propagandists thought it fitting to keep this piece of guru intimidation on the market. I will comment on this book in the next post.

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