Is there an intelligence which has no cause?

Public Talk 1

Isolation brings conflict

Public Talk 1 Saanen
July 11, 1982

The isolating process inwardly and outwardly has brought about great conflict. Is my consciousness and thinking separate from yours? Is it possible to find a way of living which is whole, not fragmented?


Public Talk 2

What makes our lives so fragmented?

Public Talk 2 Saanen
July 13, 1982

Is thought in itself a process that divides the whole world outside and inside of us? Knowledge is accepted as the chief instrument of our lives, but knowledge is never complete. Is there a way of living without cause? Why is it that we are insecure? How do you see the truth of the fact that isolation is most destructive?


Public Talk 3

An intelligence beyond cause

Public Talk 3 Saanen
July 15, 1982

Has intelligence a cause? Is thought intelligent? Our consciousness is the result of thought. Because thought has a causation our consciousness has a cause. Is there a way of observing without cause? Is there an observation of my disorder and the ending of it without any cause? Is there an intelligence which has no cause, and for that intelligence to act in relationship? In relationship where there is activity of thought there must be conflict.


Public Talk 4

What are we human beings trying to become?

Public Talk 4 Saanen
July 18, 1982

What is each one of us trying to do, achieve or gain? What is it we want? Is it the nature of human beings psychologically to become something? Can the condition of man be transformed without time? What is it to be lonely? Thought is limited and cannot possibly examine that which is limitless. Is there a way of observation which is not the instrument of thought? Is there an observation without the past? It is not your fear or my fear, it is fear. If you are nationalistic or bound to a certain religion or dogma, you are the enemy of the whole of mankind. When you give complete and total attention to the cause, what happens? The very light of attention dispels the cause and so there is a total ending. To look without any movement of thought.


Public Talk 5

What is it to listen, to learn and to observe?

Public Talk 5 Saanen
July 20, 1982

In listening is it possible to see what is false and what is true immediately? Is there any form of psychological learning at all? Is psychological knowledge making us more and more mechanical, therefore limiting the capacity of the brain? There a different action of learning through observation. That learning is not accumulation. What is the relationship of beauty to love, compassion and intelligence? Can there be beauty in the external world without understanding the beauty of life in oneself? Is it possible to end attachment altogether? Love has no cause, therefore it is limitless. Our conditioning is to measure: the better, the more. Is there an observation without measurement?


Public Talk 6

Meditation and the ending of the self

Public Talk 6 Saanen
July 22, 1982

What is the relationship between love, isolation and sorrow? What is the relationship of suffering to love? Where there is desire, the urge to fulfil, will the energy of that desire end sorrow? Our life is a process of cause and effect. The effect becomes the cause and so it is a perpetual chain. Can one live without a cause? Is it possible to live in this world without a cause and without isolation? Why are human beings trapped in organised religions? Is there a freedom from the content of our consciousness? Meditation is the ending of the self, the ‘me’, which is love.


Public Questions 1

1st Question & Answer Meeting 5

Public Questions 1 Saanen
July 25, 1982

What is the intention behind the question? Q1: Can one slow down the ageing process of the mind? Or is the deterioration of the mind inevitable? Q2: How can one face an incurable disease with all the physical pain and agony that’s involved?


Public Questions 2

2nd Question & Answer Meeting 5

Public Questions 2 Saanen
July 26, 1982

Q1: My son died three years ago, my husband four months later. I find it extremely hard to let go of the memory of their utter desperation. There must be a way, perhaps you may know it. Could you speak about death and detachment, please? Q2: How do you pose a fundamental question? Is holding, looking, observing a question in the mind, a thought, is it a thought process? Q3: I have lived in a forest, close to nature. There is no violence there, but the outer world is the real jungle. How am I to live in it without becoming part of its competition, brutality, violence and cruelty?


Public Questions 3

3rd Question & Answer Meeting 3

Public Questions 3 Saanen
July 27, 1982

Why is it that we cannot find the answers in ourselves? Q1: Is the seeing and listening, the same seeing and listening we know? Or does it imply an awakening of a new perception? How can we be sure that thought has not crept in more subtly? Q2: You speak about bringing about a new generation. Will this happen by individuals transforming themselves, which seems impossible, and can the change of only a few affect the total human consciousness? Q3: I have been following a spiritual leader and it has helped me. But after listening to you I felt what you say is right and I have left the guru I was following. Now I feel lost without guidance. What do you say? Q4: Is there something sacred in life? Is it possible for all of us to come to that? Is this God?’ Q5: What preparation can I give my children for today’s world, what should be the meaning and focus of education? Q6: What is the future of mankind?


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