The movement of desire

Public Talk 1

Can I strip myself of the network of language?

Public Talk 1 Brockwood Park
August 26, 1978

Action based on a past conclusion, however right, however worthy, is still from the past and therefore still limited in terms of time. Is there an action totally devoid of time? One must be free of knowledge to have immediate perception. Why do human beings live constantly in a state of fear? Thought is a movement based on past memories, past experiences, past knowledge. Can you look at fear, the actual sensation, without the word?


Public Talk 2

How is one to have complete order?

Public Talk 2 Brockwood Park
August 27, 1978

Knowing consciously that one is in disorder psychologically, what is one to do? Why is there such a tremendous pressure of desire in most of us? It is natural to have a perception, a sensation, but can that moment stop and thought not come in and create an image and pursue that image, which becomes desire? Why should the brain register psychologically, inwardly?


Public Discussion 1

Are you aware of the structure of yourself?

Public Discussion 1 Brockwood Park
August 29, 1978

What is the need of a human mind, brain, to register anything at all? Are you really serious to find out the necessity of registration and the inadequacy psychologically of any form of registration? If you say belief is a danger then why do you hold on to it? When you are very clear, there is no need for choice. A mind that is confused chooses. There is no relationship whatsoever between awareness and faith. Faith is not a fact, it is a belief. You don’t want to climb the mountain, which is arduous, which demands that you carry little. This demands that you work, that you look. Find out what actually takes place when the structure observed is the observer himself.


Public Discussion 2

Can one learn through relationship?

Public Discussion 2 Brockwood Park
August 31, 1978

What do we mean by learning? Is there a different way of learning which is not accumulative, which is not mechanistic, which is not all the time functioning on the past movement? I must be very, and terribly honest in myself to say I really don’t know. Can I observe myself through relationship? I want to find out why I create images. Is it habit? Is it convenience? Is it immemorial conditioning? If there is the act of listening then there is no registration. When we are attentive the structure is non-existent.


Public Talk 3

How is freedom to be understood and lived?

Public Talk 3 Brockwood Park
September 02, 1978

Is freedom the opposite of prison, of bondage, of repression? Is freedom to do what you like? As long as we live in opposites, jealousy and non-jealousy, the good and the bad, the ignorant and the enlightened, there must be this constant conflict in duality. Is love being attached to a person, to a country, to an idea? Can you put aside attachment, dependence, and not become cynical, bitter, or withdraw and resist? Why do we suffer psychologically? Is it possible to put physical pain in its right place and not let it interfere with the psychological state of the mind? Why we are all so frightened of death?


Public Talk 4

The beginning of meditation

Public Talk 4 Brockwood Park
September 03, 1978

Meditation is not something that you do. Is it possible for the senses to operate as a whole? Is will the essence of desire? Part of meditation is to find out for oneself whether time can stop. Is it possible to empty the content of consciousness without involving time, but instantly, as a whole, not in parts? Can the brain lose its burden and be free and never deteriorate? If there is no recording whatsoever, psychologically, then the brain becomes extraordinarily quiet, extraordinarily fresh.


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