There is beauty only when the self is not


Public Talk 1

What is the significance of our daily life?

Public Talk 1 Rajghat
November 11, 1984

After a million years, why have we not found security inwardly or outwardly? Will inward security express itself outwardly? Can one live in this corrupt world without self-interest? Where there is attachment to an ideology, that is the beginning of corruption. Is thought a major cause of fear? Knowledge, experience and thought are limited. Is the present the modified past? Is there change through time or is change immediate? A religious brain is free of all belief. Note: a total of 2 minutes and 14 seconds of missing video is replaced by audio only.

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Public Talk 2

A religious mind has great sense of beauty

Public Talk 2 Rajghat
November 12, 1984

What is a religious mind? What does the word ‘religious’ mean? What is beauty? Without beauty there is no sense of morality. Beauty in itself is virtue. There is beauty only when the self is not. And that is the first thing that is required in understanding what is a religious mind. What is the relationship between nature and each of us? Is love desire? Is love pleasure? Is love sorrow, pain, anxiety, jealousy, hatred? Or is love something totally divorced from all this? There is beauty in relationship, not in attachment. Conflict exists only when we deny the actual fact of ‘what is’. When you suffer you cannot love. Can you find out whether sorrow can end? Meditation is not the activity of will or determination.

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Public Talk 3

Unless you radically change now the future is what you are now

Public Talk 3 Rajghat
November 24, 1984

Is it possible for human beings to change radically, not according to a pattern, system or a philosophical concept, and so no longer be primitive, barbarous, petty, full of self-interest. Does ending take time? Man, having the concept of gradualness both psychologically and physically, cannot understand or is unwilling to see that change must be instant and not in the future. Can violence end now? Attention is like a flame, it burns away that which is in the light of attention, in the flame of attention. Thinking is the movement of the past as knowledge, memory and thought. All our activity is based on thought. Why do human beings have conflict at all? Good is not only the absence of evil, it is totally divorced from evil. Good is not relative. Various questions were asked at the end of the talk

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