Does self-knowledge come through searching? - 16 July 1949
o What is it that most of us are seeking?
o Does clarity come through searching and trying to find out what others say?
o Can incessant search and longing give you the extraordinary sense of reality or creative being that comes when you really understand yourself?
o Without knowing your background and the substance of your thought, where it comes from, surely your search is utterly futile and your action has no meaning.
o The responsibility for any action depends on ourselves, not on others.
o Q: Do I have to be at any special level of consciousness to understand you?
o Q: The movement of life is experienced in relationship to people and to ideas?
"If freedom is responsibility, how do I act? - 16 September 1972 o
Q: What is the action that will be a total response to the world around us?
o Can one respond totally without learning about love and death in relation to daily life?
o Do we live, or do we tolerate living?
o Do we live according to ideas and conclusions based on belief, dogma and memory?
o Is there an action which dissipates all images?
o Is love relationship in which there is no image? Is disorder relationship in which there is the image?
o Can a mind seeking comfort learn about death?
o Find out whether death is something to be avoided or to be lived with naturally.
o Can the mind free itself from the known?
o Q: What relationship has literature, beauty and art to our daily life?
o Q: Were you conditioned by the Masters?
o Q: Can one help someone in distress?"
If we had no belief what would happen to us? - 23 July 1949
o Without self-knowledge we cannot go beyond the self-projected illusions of the mind.
o It's only in relationship that one can know oneself as one is.
o A mind that is filled with beliefs, dogmas, assertions and quotations is an un creative, repetitive mind.
o Can we look at ourselves without beliefs?
o A mind that is quiet because it understands fear and understands itself is creative.
o Q: Our mind knows only the known. What is it in us that drives us to find the unknown, reality, or God?
Relationship has significance only when it is a process of self-revelation - 17 July 1949
o Where there is authority there can be no discovery of something new.
o Relationship based on an idea cannot be a self-revealing process.
o Self-knowledge is understood, uncovered and its process revealed through relationship.
o Is it possible to love without the interference of the mind?
o When the mind becomes supreme, all-important, then there can be no affection.
o Q: What is that thinking that must come to an end? What do you mean by thinking and thought?
Why Are You Being Educated? - 1 December 1965
o What is the function of education?
o Q: Some people say that we must live now and others say that we must be concerned with the future, beyond the present.
o Q: Can Man really be human without any effort?
o Q: What is the difference between affection and love?
o Q: How am I to know that I am bad? How am I to improve?
o Q: Why does nature attract us?