What Is Thinking / Was ist Denken / O que é Pensar / Qué está pensando

So, one has to enquire, if you’re not too tired – what is thinking? –

Probably nobody has asked this question. –

Very few people do. –

Don’t wait for me to answer it. –

look at it, observe it. –

 

Thinking is part of memory, isn’t it?

Investigate it with the speaker, please, don’t sit there comfortably, or uncomfortably.

Thinking is part of memory, isn’t it.

If you had no memory at all, would you be able to think?

You wouldn’t.

Our brain is the instrument of memory.

Memory of things that have happened, experience and so on.

The whole background of memory.

The psyche, which is the ‘me’, and the me is the image that I have built about myself.

There is nothing spiritual about it.

That’s another ugly word, ‘spiritual’.

 

Experience, knowledge, memory and the response of memory is thought.

Experience is always limited, naturally.

That’s a complicated question.. because.. oh gosh, everything is complicated!

 

Is experience different from the experiencer?

Give your brains to it, find out..

If there is no experiencer is there an experience?

Of course not.

So the ‘experience’ and the ‘experiencer’ are the same.

Like the observer and the observed, the thinker is not separate from his thoughts.

The thinker is the thought.

When you see this fact, this actuality.

Just to observe it in yourself.

Not move away from the reality of it, from the truth of it.

To hold it, to remain with it, not run away from it.

Not rationalise, it is so!

 

And then it’s like holding a precious jewel in your hand.

You see all the beauty of that jewel.

And then you see for yourself

that fear, psychologically, completely ends.

 

And when there is no fear

you’re free.’

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