1. Have you ever looked with all your senses? -
16 December 1984
Duration: 34 minutes
• Q: How is a new mind and a new culture to come about?
• The brain is limited by our psychological activity. The mind is something totally outside the brain.
• It is self-interest that has conditioned the brain. Self-interest is very limited and destructive.
• Is it possible to be fully aware of the particular limited senses and become attentive to the unfolding of all the senses, without suppressing any sense?
2. Why have I not radically changed? - 19 December 1984
Duration: 55 minutes
• Q: We started discussing the ground of the mind from which a new mind can flower. You also spoke about the senses operating at their highest, simultaneously. As a newcomer, where do I begin?
• If we lose touch with nature, of which we are a part, then we lose touch with humanity, our fellow beings.
• Do you only look with your eyes?
• Ask yourself why after forty years you are exactly as you were, modified. There has been no radical change. Why?
• Our brains are conditioned to reward and punishment.
• The essential nature of meditation is never to be conscious that you’re meditating.
• Can the brain be so quiet that the activity of thought has completely ended, or is it always chattering away?