The brain is always recording
K School (Students) Discussion 2 - Rishi Valley,India - 18 December 1984
Q: Are you sensitive?
If I prejudge you, I can't see you directly.
Do all the colours in this valley, and the sunlit rock on that hill early in the morning - all this beauty around you - mean something to you?
Do you watch very carefully? If you watch very carefully, it never becomes routine. Are you thinking while you are watching? Do you watch with your eyes only, or altogether? When you watch you begin to learn.
I am watching those trees and I am also watching myself. If you do that you become tremendously alive, your brain becomes extraordinarily sensitive.
Are you sensitive to people, to suffering? What is your relationship to what is happening in the world?
What is the use of education?
What is the cause of corruption?
K School (Students) Discussion 3 - Rishi Valley,India - 20 December 1984
Q: What is the cause of corruption?
Human beings have capacity and talent. Talent is to paint, to play an instrument, or to be a very good human being. Find out your own talent, not imposed by education, your parents or society, but find out something that you have for yourself.
Discover your own talent and stick to it, whether you become poor, rich or successful. Your brain is conditioned by society, so your own talent is destroyed by this pressure.
What is the cause of corruption? If you are interested in yourself, in what you want, in what you must be, if you are greedy, envious, harsh or brutal, then there is corruption.
The real cause of corruption is inside you. Unless you find that out and change it, you will be a corrupt human being.