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UG Krishnamurti on his Deathbed

Sitting up in a hospital bed
With two damp pillows stuffed under his head
He's got life support that goes beep beep beep,
Counting down his last few heartbeats
He says: "We are all each of us alone
Let me rot on the plain! Let the dogs chew my bones.
Just throw the whole damn thing away
It's all bullshit anyway!"

There was a man with the same last name
Who inspired the masses and gained lasting fame
As a noted teacher of Theosophy
Who famously fell out with Madame Blavatsky
So this verse is just to clarify that
Jiddu Krishnamurti is not the same guy as this guy
Who's life is hanging by a thread
In a hospital bed, like I said...

He speaks to those assembled in the room
Through the beeps and the hiss of the oxygen tube
He says: "It's like I told you again and again
It's a staggering waste, it's a spiraling drain.
The Universe is inherently cruel
And if you want to transcend it you're deluded and foolish
There is no meaning, there is no soul
No God, no heaven no no no no no no."

He says: "We are each of us alone.
Let me rot like a slug! Let the dogs chew my bones
Just throw the whole damn thing away
It's all bullshit anyway!"

He's got a brain the size of Saturn's rings
Which he's used all his life to attack everything.
And when you really put your mind to it
It's not hard to determine that everything's stupid.
It was his job and he did it well
He discoursed through the night 'till his eyelids fell
And as the day began to dawn outside
He said "bullshit" 20 more times, and then he died.


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