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Dangerous to Ponder

For Sabyasachi Guha, the functionality of U.G. Krishnamurti became an obsession
from the first day he met him in 1995. He earnestly and intensely sought to under-
stand the difference between the way U.G. functioned and the way most of us live
our lives. In Dangerous to Ponder, he addresses questions such as “What evidence
do we have that the way U.G. functioned was radically different from the way we function?” “Why did U.G. deny the legitimacy of religious and spiritual beliefs?”
“What did U.G. mean when he said that the “natural state” he found himself in was acausal?”

Guha also examines the futility of knowledge to resolve conflict, our tendency to
create myth and its negative ramifications on the physical body, the interesting
observation that the biological mechanism used to protect the physical body uses
the same mechanism to safeguard the person against psychological fear, the
advantages and limitations of the “parallel world” and its functional value, and the
true meaning of renunciation.

To those who seriously seek the meaning and purpose of life, Guha’s words are
shocking to hear and difficult to uphold. He offers no hope, says there is no such
thing as love, truth God, or enlightenment and no way out of the misery we face in
our daily living. Guha insists there is nothing to get from him or from anyone and
that ultimately what we seek is freedom from psychological conditioning brought
about by society’s constant demands.