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U. G. Krishnamurti

Deceased Person

Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti (July 9, 1918 – March 22, 2007), 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, U.G. 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. To avoid confusion he was usually referred to as "U.G". U.G was born on July 9, 1918 in Machilipatnam, a town in coastal Andhra Pradesh, India, and raised in the nearby town of Gudivada. His mother died seven days after he was born, and he was brought up by his maternal grandfather, a wealthy Brahmin lawyer, who was also involved in the Theosophical Society. U.G. also became a member of the Theosophical Society during his teenage years and mentions having  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1918-07-09
Place of birth
Machilipatnam
Profession
Public speaker, Author, Philosopher

Death

Date of death
2007-03-22
Place of death
Vallecrosia

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