U. G. Krishnamurti

Philosopher, Deceased Person

1918 – 2007

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Who was U. G. Krishnamurti?

Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, known as U. G. Krishnamurti, was an Indian thinker who questioned enlightenment. Although necessary for day to day functioning of the individual, in terms of the Ultimate Reality or Truth he rejected the very basis of "thought" and in doing so negated all systems of thought and knowledge in reference to It. −

Although many considered him an "enlightened" person, Krishnamurti often referred to his state of being as the "natural state." He claimed that the demand for enlightenment was the only thing standing in the way of enlightenment itself, if enlightenment existed at all.

He was unrelated to his contemporary Jiddu Krishnamurti, although the two men had a number of meetings.

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Born
Jul 9, 1918
Machilipatnam
Profession
Education
  • University of Madras
Lived in
  • Karnataka
Died
Mar 22, 2007
Vallecrosia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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