Dialogue 10 - San Diego, California,USA - 22 February 1974
Q: What is seeing? What is listening? What is learning?
Do we see actually or through a screen darkly, through a screen of prejudice, a screen of our experiences, wishes, pleasures, fears, between us and the object of perception? Do we ever see the thing at all?
Does the act of listening bring about complete freedom from all statements? Is the mind completely attentive? Then the mind is extraordinarily free to act. Then the seeing is doing.
I learn in order to gain reward or avoid punishment. I learn a particular job or craft to earn a livelihood. Is learning a process of accumulation? Is there any other kind of learning that is not accumulating, and acting from that?
Have we learned anything from sorrow? What is there to learn?
Series title: A wholly different way of living
Video Duration: 59 minutes
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