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The turning point

The turning point

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What is the nature of our consciousness?

Public Talk 1 - Saanen,Switzerland - 12 July 1981

If robots and computers can do all that human beings can, what is to become of man as a social entity?

How shall a human being face this crisis, this turning point?

Can you look at yourself not as a separate human being but as actually the rest of mankind?

We have to examine the whole of thought because it is responsible for deeper as well as superficial layers of consciousness.

Thought is limited, being a reaction of memory, so its action is limited and creating conflict.

Learning that transforms consciousness

Public Talk 2 - Saanen,Switzerland - 14 July 1981

Are we programmed to believe that consciousness is individual? What will happen if I am not individual? Something totally different may happen.

The response of thought is experience, knowledge, memory. Then thought acts and from that you learn more and repeat the cycle. Is there another form of learning?

There is group consciousness, national, linguistic, professional and racial consciousness, with fear, loneliness, pleasure, sorrow, love and death. If you keep acting in that circle you maintain the human consciousness of the world.

Can you move away from this? Then you affect the whole consciousness of mankind.

The ending of conflict

Public Talk 3 - Saanen,Switzerland - 16 July 1981

Will better organizations or institutions solve our human conflict? Conflict has many factors; can the analytic mind end it?

Is there a perception not born out of knowledge that sees the whole nature and structure of conflict? Is that very perception the ending of conflict?

Once you see time is not a factor, you begin to see cracks in the enclosure of the brain.

Can one look not only at a person but also at ourselves, without naming, time and remembrance?

Living without images

Public Talk 4 - Saanen,Switzerland - 19 July 1981

Is there relationship between two images?

Every reaction is stored up in the brain. If there is a constant recording of everything, the brain begins to wither away. Is that old age?

What is the source of desire and how does it flower? Can one observe desire as it arises?

Is there beauty only out there in the hills, valleys and running waters, or does beauty exist only when the ‘me’ is not?

Is love something outside of human existence? Has it really no value at all?

Can the brain be totally free?

Public Talk 5 - Saanen,Switzerland - 21 July 1981

With specialization, does the brain become limited? Can the human brain be totally free?

The brain is kept active solving problems. Will it deteriorate when computers take over?

Is the central content of human consciousness fear, pleasure, pain, sorrow and death?

Is fear the reaction of memory holding on to the past? How can the brain not register yesterday's incident which gave delight?

In listening to the speaker are you listening to yourself and so bringing about freedom in which the whole brain can operate?

Love and freedom

Public Talk 6 - Saanen,Switzerland - 23 July 1981

Is sorrow the essence of isolation? What is our relationship to the sorrow of mankind?

Is love devotion to a person or symbol? Without ending sorrow, how can there be love?

If a few have brought about the end of fear, will it affect the whole consciousness of mankind?

Am I afraid of ending psychologically the life which I am leading, with its pain and sorrow?

What happens when I am living in disorder and I meditate?

To live without a shadow of control

Public Talk 7 - Saanen,Switzerland - 26 July 1981

Is there something beyond the contagion of thought and the corruption of time?

To understand oneself, must not all authority be set aside?

Can I understand the significance of meditation if I am anchored in anything?

Meditation demands attention while concentration is thought focussing its energy on one point.

Is not quietness, stillness of the mind and brain necessary in order to perceive?

1st Question & Answer Meeting

Public Question & Answer 1 - Saanen,Switzerland - 29 July 1981

Q1: What do you mean by insight? Does it differ from intuition?

Q2: How can the idea ‘you are the world and you are totally responsible for the whole of mankind’ be justified on a rational, objective, sane basis?

Q3: You use the term ‘psychological time’. This is difficult to comprehend. Why do you say that psychological time is the source of conflict and sorrow?

Q4: How does one draw the dividing line between knowledge which must be retained, and which is to be abandoned? What is it that makes the decision?

Q5: Intellectually we understand that the observer is the observed, but what is necessary to perceive this so that it goes beyond the intellectual level?

2nd Question & Answer Meeting

Public Question & Answer 2 - Saanen,Switzerland - 30 July 1981

Q1: I have a son whom I dearly love. Can I prevent the world from corrupting him? How can I give him a right education?

Q2: If there are no individuals how can individual effort be made to be serious, attentive and alert? And where in this is the individual’s responsibility for his actions?

Q3: Does the capacity of awareness develop, getting stronger and stronger in endurance? Is this what you mean by the awakening of intelligence? If so does this not imply a process?

Q4: I have tried to penetrate beyond the superficiality of religions into something I feel in my bones, though I am a logical man, something profoundly mysterious and sacred, and yet I don’t seem to apprehend it. Can you help me?

3rd Question & Answer Meeting

Public Question & Answer 3 - Saanen,Switzerland - 31 July 1981

Q1: If two people have a relationship of conflict and pain, can they resolve it or must the relationship end? To have a good relationship isn’t it necessary for both to change?

Q2: What you mean by reading the book of one’s life at a glance or with a single look?

Q3: Some of us including myself have had experiences of seeing lights, a feeling of oneness with the universe, energy, the awakening of kundalini, inward clarity. These last sometimes for moments or for hours. Are these not steps towards illumination?

Q4: You have invited your audience, listeners, to doubt, to question. It becomes necessary to question rightly, so would it be worthwhile to go into the issue of a wrong question and the whole art of questioning?

Q5: Who are you?

Q6: Would you please speak further on time, measure and space.

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