Early Talks ~ 04

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event type discourse
date & time 22 Sep 1970 pm
location CCI Chambers, Bombay
language English
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shorttitle EARLY04
Reader of the questions: unknown.
Question 1
I have been slumbering all of my life, and as you can see it's been quite a long time. The other day I read Who am I?, particularly the section on meditation, and it was quite revealing, I felt. Very revealing.
I came for two reasons: to get some help myself, psychologically, and also to help some other people, psychologically, since I work with people who are mentally ill. Not mentally deficient people or mentally retarded, but mentally disturbed. I am sure that some of your work -- when I study it -- is going to be a great help. So I wonder if you could give me some pointers on keeping awake. I've been slumbering so many years.
Question 2
Is it impersonal?
Question 3
Yes. Quite a journey!
Question 4
Question 5
Instead of going through a lot of nonsense...
Question 6
It's what they would identify as being alert. Do you think this is being alert?
Question 7
We work at it.
Question 8
That way the therapist can relax too.
Question 9
Eventually the question arises.... Who is going to be a therapist if we are all sick, as you are saying?
Question 10
Like a psychological collective.
Question 11
... And all the while, the patient gets more ill.
Question 12
It is often said that we should watch sex, anger, etc. Does it really work? If one comes to any unburdening experience through that watching, is that a lasting thing? Otherwise, what is the use of watching? Would not sex, anger, etc. Overpower one again? -- it doesn't make sense to the intelligence.
Krishnamurti says the same. In your books also I have read the same.
Question 13
Does this apply to sex also?
Question 14
Yes, sannyasins look very angry.
Question 15
Doubt starts coming to me.
Question 16
Does any growth happen through that too?
Question 17
What Krishnamurti calls awareness....
Question 18
About awareness what is your opinion ? Can one be aware day and night continuously?
Question 19
I won't mention Krishnamurti. I'll ask directly. It's about awareness.... Can one be aware from dawn to dusk -- twenty-four hours a day?
Question 20
Question 21


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