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A new, innocent mind free from the known (MP3 Disc)

A new, innocent mind free from the known (MP3 Disc)

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1. We can listen only when there is no motive 22 July 1962

Duration: 53 minutes

If a motive is making you listen, the motive becomes important, not the act of listening.

You cannot listen if comparing with what you already know, which is merely interpreting.

Where there is interpretation there is no act of listening.

To listen and to see does not require effort.

Negative thinking implies the uncovering of one’s own assertive, dogmatic beliefs, experiences, hopes and fears.

Have you ever tried to look at something without the word?

To know oneself demands not the accumulative process of knowledge but the knowing of oneself moment to moment.

The understanding of a problem is far more significant than finding an answer. It is the only way to resolve a problem.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

2. An intensely awake mind does not need experience 24 July 1962

Duration: 65 minutes

Knowledge is essential to function but it also impedes clarity of perception.

Being uncertain, in despair, we pile up experience as knowledge.

Knowledge doesn’t dispel despair; experience doesn’t wipe away anxiety.

Is it possible to live without experience?

It is only the innocent mind, the fresh mind that has no despair.

Ignorance is a state of unawareness of the operations of one’s own mind, a lack of self-knowledge.

A mind that is awake does not need challenge and response. It is not demanding any experience; it is a light to itself.

There is a miracle in listening. That is the real miracle.

Only the innocent mind can be aware of the nameless, the immeasurable.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

3. Is it possible to be free of influence? 26 July 1962

Duration: 64 minutes

Is it possible to be free of the insistent influence of propaganda, books and newspapers?

The unconscious must be approached negatively.

Negative choiceless awareness can totally break through the unconscious.

We have divided influence into moral and evil. Influence is influence, it is not good or bad.

Influence, like all pressure, perverts and distorts.

If we understand virtue rightly it releases an enormous vitality, strength. This energy is needed to bring about a complete transformation.

Authority is the psychological demand to be secure physiologically and psychologically.

To understand something the mind must be in a state of negation.

If you are not completely, totally alone you are not virtuous. 

Alone means a mind that has understood influence and is not affected by it.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

4. Conflict wears the mind 29 July 1962

Duration: 73 minutes

One needs energy to penetrate very deeply into that state which is beyond all experience but which is not faith.

Clarity, sharpness of the mind can only come about when there is no conflict of any kind.

Conflict dulls the mind and makes it insensitive.

Thought can never be free. It can aspire, create, imagine, but it is the outcome of conditioning, memory, knowledge, the past.

Most of us have very little mental energy because we are in conflict, misery, confusion.

When the mind has understood the whole process of thinking and ideation, has emptied itself of all conflict, out of that comes an energy which lives moment to moment, day to day, acting without conflict.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

5. Seeing the whole mechanism of habit is the essence of freedom 31 July 1962

Duration: 79 minutes

Freedom is the primary demand of a human mind, a total freedom from which alone can be happiness.

Attention is the quality of mind that has no border, no limitation, and is therefore capable of receiving and seeing.

Habit, which gives a sense of security, only dulls the mind.

Is it possible to instantly be free of the idea of gradually arriving, gradually getting rid of something, gradually being free?

There is no time, there is no tomorrow to get rid of something or to acquire something.

Is it possible to break completely from the past, from the essence of habit?

To resist, fight or deny habit is what gives it continuity.

It is only the dull mind that creates and holds to habit.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

6. Emptying the mind of fear 2 August 1962

Duration: 63 minutes

There is no learning when there is the acquisition of knowledge.

Is it possible to be mature without going through the process and travail of time?

To learn about yourself is to be innocent and to see actually the fact of yourself.

The essence of fear is vanity.

When you want to get rid of fear you are escaping from the state of fear.

To be aware and learn about fear is not to translate or interpret in terms of words, for words are associated with the past, with knowledge.

A mind that is completely a light to itself has no fear.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

7. The ending of sorrow and the intensity of passion 5 August 1962

Duration: 64 minutes

Totally ending sorrow so that the mind is never caught in the shadow of self-pity or despair.

There can be passion only when there is complete self-abandonment.

One is never passionate unless there is complete absence of thought.

Individual sorrow and the collective sorrow of the world.

The lack of understanding of oneself is the essence of ignorance.

The collective ignorance of man is part of the immensity of sorrow.

What is sorrow? There are no words to explain what sorrow and love are.

You can find out only if your mind has stopped all explanations, is not seeking the cause of sorrow, is not indulging in words or going back to pleasures and pains, is no longer imagining.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

8. Death is creation 7 August 1962

Duration: 65 minutes

The beauty and the immensity of death cannot be understood if there is any vestige of fear or sadness.

It is only in the state of complete negation that you can find out.

Denying the life we know, without a motive, there is a state of mind that is beginning to free itself from the known.

When there is an end to the past, to all thinking, there is something new.

When you die you have to leave everything behind; you can’t take anything with you. You can’t argue with death.

If you understand yourself completely and totally deny everything that you consider life, out of this timeless ending there is a death which is creation, God, immensity, the nameless, the measureless, the unknown.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

9. Meditation is an extraordinary thing that demands no effort 9 August 1962

Duration: 67 minutes

The religious mind is not the confused, tangled mind which is caught in belief, dogma and ritual. 

The religious mind is not a slave to authority, it is a light to itself.

Freeing the mind of conditioning is part of meditation.

For a mind to really understand the depth and beauty of meditation, fear must cease and sorrow of any kind.

The brain is the result of centuries of animalistic, conditioned existence, and that brain must be completely quiet.

Total elimination of all conflict.

Conflict exists if there is a contradiction, a division, a time interval, a space between the thinker and the thought.

In meditation there must be no thinker. When there is no thinker, thought comes to an end.

There is a vast difference between concentration and attention.

Out of immense silence and quietude, in which the mind is no longer seeking, expecting, wanting, demanding, there is a movement which is creation, beyond time, beyond expression.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

 

10. Freedom implies the total emptying of the mind of the known 12 August 1962

Duration: 70 minutes

If we divide life as the outer and the inner, conflicts, divisions and contradictions arise.

Humility is not a virtue to be cultivated. The moment you cultivate humility there is no humility.

Discipline comes by itself when one understands the extraordinary process of life as a whole, not in fragments.

When the mind is constantly dying to the known, out of that comes a discipline, an austerity.

Loneliness is the result of being aware of influences and being malleable. Aloneness is not the result of any influence, it is complete freedom from all influence.

We are all seeking God.

Time ceases only when there is the knowing of oneself as one is from fact to fact. In this extraordinary sense of freedom there is a movement which is immeasurable.

One must be free of the word and that is the beginning and the ending of thought.

Questions from the audience followed the talk.

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