Hindmotor, West Bengal, India

Thought Destroys the Rhythm of Life

Sabyasachi Guha, who spent a lifetime trying “to find out the meaning and purpose
of life”, was compelled to meet U.G. Krishnamurti in 1995 after being deeply shaken
by reading Mind Is A Myth. For Guha this was the beginning of an intense, close
and pivotal association that lasted until U.G.’s death in 2007. Right from day one
U.G.’s proximity created irreversible physical changes in Guha and U.G.’s constant
negation brought about the dissolution of thought-induced myths and beliefs, freeing
him from conflict for good: “The system now stands in a place that does not have to
imagine its own existence.”

In Thought Destroys the Rhythm of Life Guha reminds us that our physical system
has tremendous innate intelligence and left to its own device without the imposition
of thoughts and ideas will fall into its natural, harmonious rhythm. He says that the
conflict in each one of us arises out of the movement of wanting to know “how” to
achieve an imaginary ideal state. “True beginning of intelligence is the realization
that anything we think or do to achieve that state will never address our total wellbeing”.

Guha cuts to the core of our existential problems and encourages us to challenge our
preconceptions, attitudes and beliefs. He tells us to give importance to only that which
is vital and functioning in our lives. “Out of this process something can emerge, which
is not a belief; it is an overall confidence in the system itself.”
Lastly, Guha asks us to
recognize the “dead end” signpost of helplessness and sums up succinctly: “Hope is
in deeply honest hopelessness.”