Can a human being undergo a deep, radical transformation?

Public Talk 1

A transformation which implies freedom

Public Talk 1 Brockwood Park
August 28, 1976

Can there be a radical transformation in the content of our consciousness? Am I separate from the content of my consciousness? If the observer is the observed, what occurs? Can I be totally free of psychological fears? Does fear exist apart from the word and idea, or is it a structure of words, ideas and time? What is the nature of thinking? Can the mind be free of time, idea and the word? What takes place when you observe that fear is you? When there is complete attention which is total energy then is there fear? All this is meditation.


Public Talk 2

Pleasure is a factor of conditioning

Public Talk 2 Brockwood Park
August 29, 1976

Sorrow implies grief, travail and neurotic behaviour. All that is in our consciousness. Can one bring about a profound revolution in it? Consciousness is conditioned by three factors: fear, pleasure and sorrow. To deeply understand pleasure we must closely examine what thinking is. Is there thinking without the word and symbol? Can the movement of thought come to an end? What is the difference between pleasure, joy and ecstasy? Is there pleasure in the moment or only afterwards? Can you see something beautiful and end it there, not let thought pursue it through image and desire? Can the brain not register psychologically and so not give momentum to thought? Note: a total of 5 minutes and 46 seconds of missing video is replaced by audio only.


Public Discussion 1

How do you observe your fears?

Public Discussion 1 Brockwood Park
August 31, 1976

Q: Is it possible to be completely secure? If we deeply realize that there is no such thing as psychological security then we would not be in conflict. How do you observe fear? How do you look at yourself? Relationship with another is the mirror in which you see your fear. How does hurt take place? As long as I have an image about myself, that image is going to be hurt. The registration of hurt takes place when there is inattention. Attention is like a flame that burns out past and present hurt. Then you are free and you blossom in goodness.


Public Discussion 2

Can thought perceive the whole?

Public Discussion 2 Brockwood Park
September 02, 1976

Q: What takes place when there is freedom from thought? Thought is limited and fragmentary because it is the response of memory. Its movement has created a reality, the illusions in which we live. Is the realization of this reality the awakening of intelligence? The awareness of this movement of thought is part of meditation. Is it possible to see wholly? When there is freedom from attachment and images there is absolute, complete clarity and order. With freedom from attachment there is love.


Public Talk 3

Is psychological time an invention of thought?

Public Talk 3 Brockwood Park
September 04, 1976

Is there an ideal, the ‘what should be’ different from ‘what is’? Is it possible to transform ‘what is’ without the idea of time? Is love sensation, contact, thought, desire or image? Can you see a beautiful person or a lovely tree and not allow desire to come in? Is there love when there is attachment or hurt? How are love and compassion related? What is the relationship of time to death? Can there be an ending of thought while living?


Public Talk 4

Freedom is the first and last step

Public Talk 4 Brockwood Park
September 05, 1976

Has pleasure, experience, knowledge, and the way we live and die any meaning? We are asking what the significance of life is. This is part of meditation. Meditation has no meaning where there is effort, control or practice. The mind must have silence for meditation. Is there freedom in the very psychological structure of the mind? Can the mind put aside everything built by thought and begin anew? Such a mind is healthy, sane and holy. Meditation comes only with the complete ending of conflict and the demand for experience.


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