Learning implies a mind that doesn't know

Public Talk 1

What is your deep interest in life?

Public Talk 1 Saanen
July 18, 1971

What is your real, deep interest in life? We are not individuals at all, we are the result of the culture in which we live. Order. Pleasure. Q: What is our relationship to our children? Q: Demonstrating against wars.


Public Talk 2

How is one to bring about order in oneself without any conflict?

Public Talk 2 Saanen
July 20, 1971

How is one to bring about order in oneself without any conflict, and not make it merely habitual, routine, mechanical and neurotic? What is implied in control? Learning implies a mind that is curious, that doesn’t know, that is eager to find out. Have you ever looked at yourself?


Public Talk 3

Looking at oneself without division

Public Talk 3 Saanen
July 22, 1971

Is it possible to look at ourselves non-analytically and therefore observe without the ‘me’ observing? I can examine my mind, the superficial daily activity of the mind, but how am I to understand, examine the deeper layers? Is it necessary to dream at all? Can the mind observe without division? Can you look without an image? Conflict.


Public Talk 4

What is right relationship?

Public Talk 4 Saanen
July 25, 1971

Loneliness in relationships. What is relationship? Action. I want to find out whether my activity is isolating, building a wall round myself. Images. Can I live a life, daily life, without any sense of self-concern? Q: Drugs.


Public Talk 5

Can the mind be completely free of any distorting factor?

Public Talk 5 Saanen
July 27, 1971

We have given tremendous importance to the functioning of thought – logically, objectively, irrationally, or neurotically. Can man function at all in this world being free of time? Can the mind be completely free of any distorting factor? The demand for pleasure. Can I observe myself totally at a glance?


Public Talk 6

Does having concepts waste energy?

Public Talk 6 Saanen
July 29, 1971

One needs a great deal of energy, vitality, interest, intensity and passion to bring about a radical change in ourselves and in the world. Is it possible to live in this world without the operation of will? A man who sees things very clearly, neither neurotically nor obstinately, doesn’t choose. A mind that is ambitious, wanting to achieve, wanting to become powerful, aggressive, competitive, imitative, cannot possibly understand what love is. Death. Q: You have questioned this morning the different religions and I can understand on an intellectual level what you said, it seems sensible and reasonable, and yet I lack the passion. Q: I wonder if armaments and wars are consequences of culture, or of a lack of culture.


Public Talk 7

What is the relationship between thought and intelligence?

Public Talk 7 Saanen
August 01, 1971

Where there is space there is silence. Can thought be completely silent and only function when necessary? What is the relationship between thought and intelligence? How is the mind, which is so endlessly chattering, endlessly bourgeois, caught in a trap, struggling, seeking, going after the masters, gurus and disciplining, how is that mind to be completely still? Must you listen to the speaker for fifty years? Q: Yoga and imagination. Q: Awareness and sleep.


Public Discussion 1

Knowing the content of my consciousness

Public Discussion 1 Saanen
August 04, 1971

Q: Is it possible to see the whole movement of life totally and not fragmentarily? Can you look at the content of your consciousness? When there is no division of any kind, not only superficially but in the content of consciousness itself as the observer and the observed, then there is a quality of the religious mind. What has taken place to a mind that started inquiring into its content and discovered the extraordinary division, the contradictions, the fragmentation, the assertions, the aggression?


Public Discussion 2

The old must be silent to discover the new

Public Discussion 2 Saanen
August 05, 1971

What is the relationship between intelligence and thought, and between silence and death. Why does the mind ever get conditioned? The brain can discover something new only when it sees the truth that the old cannot find anything new and therefore the old becomes quiet. What do we mean by the word intelligence


Public Questions 3

Harmony of the mind, heart and body

Public Questions 3 Saanen
August 06, 1971

Q: What do you mean by harmony between the mind, the heart and the body? How do I observe the mind? Intelligence comes into being in observing how thought operates. Is intelligence out of time?


Public Questions 4

Thinking about the future breeds fear

Public Questions 4 Saanen
August 07, 1971

Q: I would like to discuss fear and death and their relationship to intelligence and thought. I am frightened of the future. How shall I deal with it? Why does thought think about the future and breed fear?


Public Questions 5

Images prevent relationship

Public Questions 5 Saanen
August 08, 1971

Fear and its relationship to thought. What is time? Knowledge has given security to the mind. Tomorrow there may be no security at all. Why does the brain retain the memory of the hurt from yesterday? Have you looked at yourself, without image? Can the brain never be hurt?


Public Questions 6

How are we going to teach our children?

Public Questions 6 Saanen
August 09, 1971

Is there a difference between education and learning? Drugs. Is it possible to create an environment in which one can go beyond oneself? How are we going to teach our children?


Public Questions 7

What is a religious life?

Public Questions 7 Saanen
August 10, 1971

What is a religious life? Can the mind become completely still without coercion, without compulsion, without discipline? What is meditation in relation to a quiet mind? The moment I am aware that I am aware, I am not aware. Awareness means the observer is not.


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