Truth comes when there is total order

Public Talk 1

Relationship without the movement of thought

Public Talk 1 Madras
December 11, 1976

Communication implies sharing together. When there is radical transformation in each human being, there is a change in all human beings. Everyone’s consciousness is the consciousness of humanity. What is relationship? Is it possible for us to live together without images, because images are separating? Whatever thought creates or puts together must be fragmentary. Thought has its right place.


Public Talk 2

Looking into the content of consciousness

Public Talk 2 Madras
December 12, 1976

If there is a motive, observation becomes distorted. Why do we have so little space in consciousness, in ourselves? How do you observe your consciousness? Is one aware of the effects of hurt? Is it possible to look at fear and not give it movement? Why does thought as time breed fear? Must thought operate all the time? Order is the understanding of disorder and going beyond it. Is there physical and psychological security? Can thought come to an end by itself?


Public Talk 3

Pleasure and desire

Public Talk 3 Madras
December 18, 1976

What is the right thing to do in life? Can there be right action when there is fear? Desire arises when there is fragmentary perception of the senses. When there is a perception with all one’s senses fully awakened, there is no desire. The brain is registering present incidents which become knowledge, and we act according to that knowledge. Desire is the movement of thought driven by sensation. The pursuit of that image is the movement of pleasure. Is pleasure love?


Public Talk 4

Love, compassion and sorrow

Public Talk 4 Madras
December 19, 1976

Devotion is not love. Without the ending of sorrow, there can be no love. With the ending of sorrow, compassion comes into being. Love can only be when there is great humility. Cultivated humility is another form of vanity. Sorrow is a summation of energy, a tremendous incident, a great shock, and the body is nervous, anxious, tearful. Passion is entirely different from lust. Most people don’t have passion. If you have no passion, you cannot be creative. Compassion cannot be cultivated by thought. Love is not pleasure. There can be love, compassion and beauty only when you are not.


Public Talk 5

Listening, learning and dying

Public Talk 5 Madras
December 25, 1976

Can you listen without comparing? We don’t see anything but through the picture which we have created about it. Acting and learning imply the cultivation of knowledge, acquiring knowledge to act. As long as you are thinking of becoming, you have psychological time. What is important is not what happens after death but what happens before death. What does it mean to die? If you don’t die every day to everything that you have acquired psychologically, what happens?


Public Talk 6

Religion, meditation and truth

Public Talk 6 Madras
December 26, 1976

What is religion and what is meditation? Whatever thought has put together is a material process; there is nothing sacred about it. There is no space in our consciousness, and so it has become disorderly. To have order you must have space. To understand, to hear anything, there must be a quality of silence, care, affection and attention. Meditation is the essence of order. Without love and compassion, you will never find the most sacred thing, which is truth. Meditation is the attention that brings order in your life, and therefore in society.


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