If scientists are right and we are only using 2% of our brain, that means there is a 98% left. Is nature that inefficient that it would waste 10 pounds weight on an organ? In any species on the planet you can observe the organism uses its maximum capabilities to survive and function in life. Why are human beings different?
This “If” as regards science is a big if. UG said that pure science is mysticism. There is no concept employed by science that has not been cooked up by the collective ideas of previous science which means it necessarily operates out of the past. There is no way science can measure life. It is a series of speculations about the way things may or may not operate in the world according to the two percent of the brain being put to the task of understanding.
The momentum of this 2% is enormous. Even Jiddu Krishnamurti emphasized that point. UG went even further, saying it is impossible for that 2% to be there if the 98% kicks in.
The only thing left from an encounter with UG is that slowing down that 2% mechanism may or may not occur. This 98% is not in the field of thought, nor under the influence of thought. It pumps our blood and inhales and exhales without any theoretical model, or idea of how to do that. So if that slowing down happens, what will take place in the body will have to be tested by the individual since there is no way of confirming it from the outside.
UG made a point of emphasizing that the most important thing was for the individual to throw away the crutches of the 2% and stand in life alone, or all-one. This sounds simple but eliminates most of his audience since it means giving up without volition and not being in a position to sell anything any more, any longer, to the corrupt 2%. I am convinced that any ambition to achieve that enlightenment promised by the 2% jokers in the spiritual business, no matter who they are, is the expression of material greed.
UG never took a dime for any speech. He never allowed organizations to spring up around him. When he died, his body waited in line for 7 days in an Italian crematorium to be burned anonymously. His ashes were dumped anonymously by a friend in an undisclosed location. This final exit was orchestrated by him and flies in the face of all ceremony, protocol and tradition. His residences were so temporary that it will be impossible to set up a shrine for him for a long time to come. If someone does that, and inevitably they will, (set up a shrine for him or in his memory), it is the expression of that 2%.
UG’s only job in this world was to convey that are all capable of standing on our own but the fear of doing it stands in the way. Deifying him not only allows one to avoid dealing with the core essence of what he had to say, it defeats the purpose of what he was telling us.
I know this from my own experience. I see my fear of this happening more clearly every day and it does me no good to ‘understand or observe’ it. As long as I am afraid to let go of what I know, I am stuck in the 2%.
“Fear of losing what you know is the only thing.”
Enjoy your 2%.