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Desire and the Pain of Contradiction

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Where the Self Is, Love Is Not

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Chapter 15: The Fusion of the Thinker and His Thoughts

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Chapter 56: Is There Profound Thinking?

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The Ideal and the Actual

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What we are going to do this evening, if we may, is to learn about this particular thing called consciousness. To learn about consciousness, obviously, you must come to it afresh. You may have read books, you may have ideas, opinions; what you have read, your opinions, your knowledge according to somebodyall that is not what is, is not the fact. To understand a fact, opinions are not necessary; on the contrary, they are a hindrance. And to inquire into this consciousness, one must be free, not bound to any particular theory or knowledge.

So the rst requirement of a serious human being who wants to learn is that he must be free to inquire, that means, not to be afraid: to be free to look, to observe, to criticize; to be intelligently sceptical, and not to accept opinions. We are going to inquire into something that demands all your attention, and you cannot attend if you have an opinion, an idea, a formula, or knowledge of what other people have said. As we said the other day, if you walk in the light of another, that light will lead you to darknessit does not matter who it is that offers the light. But to walk in the light of ones own understanding, that can only come about when there is attention and silence, and that demands a great deal of seriousness.

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