There is an ending to sorrow when there is no ‘me’

Public Talk 1

Is it possible to see the limitation of thought?

Public Talk 1 Brockwood Park
August 27, 1977

Is there an action in daily life that is skilful yet not perpetuating the self? Can you be free of prejudice, conclusions and beliefs so that you can observe clearly? Giving thought its right place brings about clarity. Our consciousness is that of all mankind. Can that consciousness undergo a radical change? Is desire a distorting factor in observation? Why do we have so many desires? Can I put aside authority to look at myself? Is love the product of thought and time? Can love be free of the taint of civilization, jealousy, possessiveness, remembrance and the pursuit of pleasure?


Public Talk 2

What is the function of the brain?

Public Talk 2 Brockwood Park
August 28, 1977

Is there an observation that does not end in desire? Can we observe the whole movement of desire? Is it possible psychologically to be free of all fear? What is the psychological root of fear? Is it time, tomorrow, what might happen? Is time the movement of thought? What is necessary to register and what is not? Is it possible not to register hurt at all but only what is absolutely necessary? What does it mean to remain with loneliness? What is relationship without registration?


Public Discussion 1

Is there such a thing as love?

Public Discussion 1 Brockwood Park
August 30, 1977

Q: Is it possible to see the whole content of consciousness? Do you love anybody at all, not asking anything in return? How can you love when you are concerned about yourself? If you are attached to somebody, is that love? Fragmentary thought creates loneliness. Attachment is an escape from loneliness. No attachment means no remembrance of any hurt or image. No attachment means there is love. Through negation of what is not love, the other is.


Public Discussion 2

Why is your mind chattering?

Public Discussion 2 Brockwood Park
September 01, 1977

Q: What is it to be aware and what is attention? A chattering mind is a wastage of energy. What is the nature of thought that ceases when there is complete attention and arises when there is no attention? The world is in disorder because we are in disorder. Are we aware that we are in disorder? To be aware means to be sensitive. Awareness implies looking with infinite care and affection. Then there is no duality. What is awareness, concentration and attention? Can you observe without the observer? In attention there is no centre and no ‘me’.


Public Talk 3

What is at the very root of sorrow?

Public Talk 3 Brockwood Park
September 03, 1977

We must investigate not only personal sorrow but also the sorrow of mankind. Do we deal with the multiple expressions of sorrow or the very root? To do this it is important to observe without distortion. Is the observer different from sorrow? Does the word ‘sorrow’ weigh man down? In understanding the cause of sorrow, does it disappear? Is there suffering if there is no thought at all when you respond to a challenge? Is all sorrow based on the ‘me’? Without understanding the whole of life how can you understand what death is? Can the mind end everything while living? Note: a total of 50 seconds of missing video is replaced by audio only.


Public Talk 4

Is the flowering of goodness a matter of time?

Public Talk 4 Brockwood Park
September 04, 1977

What is the meaning and significance of meditation? The very inquiry becomes meditation. Is there a beauty not of things or ideas but in itself, and therefore goodness? Is there such a thing as psychological progress? Can consciousness be aware of itself? Can it reveal its content not bit by bit but in the totality of its movement? Is there a ‘me’ who is violent if there is no time at all psychologically? Is love a matter of time and remembrance? What is space? Can there be space without order?


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