The Ending of Psychological Knowledge - Brockwood Park 1980 - Dialogue 9
- United States
More informationHas humanity taken a wrong turn?
What is the root of this tremendous inward conflict of humanity?
When I am trying to become something, it is a constant battle.
Can the brain itself see that it is caught in time and as long as it is moving in that direction conflict is eternal, endless?
Can the mind realise, resolve a psychological problem immediately?
Has mankind journeyed through millennia to come to this: that I am nothing and therefore I am everything and all energy?
Time is the enemy of man.
Is there a beginning which is not enmeshed in time?
We said nothingness is everything, and so it is total energy. It is undiluted, pure, uncorrupted energy. Is there something beyond that?
Has man ever been free from the 'I'?
That emptiness can exist only when there is death of the particular.
Is the 'ground' indifferent to mankind, as the physical universe appears to be?
How does one find out if there is something more than the merely physical?
Why is it that theories are necessary and useful in organising facts about matter outwardly, and yet inwardly, psychologically they are in the way, of no use at all?
Seeking security for myself, for my family, for my group, for my tribe, has brought about division.
Why has man given importance to thought as the supreme thing?
If I accept I am irrational completely, I am rational.
What will make a human being change deeply, fundamentally, radically?
Will I, as a human being, give up my egocentric activity completely?
The more knowledge I have acquired, as I have evolved, as I have grown, as I have experienced, it has strengthened me, and I have been walking on that path for millennia. Perhaps I may have to look at this problem totally differently - which is not to walk on that path at all; to discard all knowledge I have acquired.
Explanations have been the boat on which to cross to the other shore. The man on the other shore says there is no boat. Cross!
What happens to me when I meet something that is completely solid, immovable, absolutely true?