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A talk by Vernon Howard given on 10-1 - 1 at ! "#
Pretty rough life, huh? It's always been pretty rough, hasn't it? Go on back a few years. Remember when you were a little boy, a little girl, seven or eight, and you were so e cited about life, about so many things ! until your great shock. "ou ran into blows by people ! your own parents, by society in general. #nd then you started to retreat. $ow this e perience I've briefly recounted is typical of every human being who comes into this world. "ou can't come into this world without becoming its victim. %an you take that simple fact that I've given you so far and see the full horror of it? &hat every one including you, which you well know, you, you know what your parents did to you. "ou know what those schoolteachers did to you. "ou know what those sick relatives did to you. 'hen you're young you don't have much sense. "ou don't have any reasoning power. "ou don't have any ability to take a blow, an insult, a hurt in the right way. &here is no way a child can do that. #ll a child can do is feel the pang of it, the heartache of it. #nd then ! and you had better listen to what I am going to tell you ne t because it's an ! you can't understand, even begin to understand the importance of it. 'hen those aches and those headaches and those angers that started to build up inside of you, when they started to become a part of your daily life you embraced them as the only friend you had in life. $ow follow. (uman beings take the ache and they take the disappointments and the blows to their ambitions and their desires, they take them in and they get frustrated and pretty soon a horrible thing happens to every human being on earth. #nd what happens to that man or that woman is that he begins to live from, begins to live with his agony and call that his life. #nd I'll guarantee every one of you listening to me right now, I'll guarantee you, whether you're aware of it or not, that this is your inner state as you are seated here right now. &hat part is a fact. 'hat we are going to do now is talk about a way to break the fact. )o you know what a difficult task it is that you have? "es, you. $ot me. "ou. It's your life. )o you know what a task you have to stop loving your anger? &o stop loving your retreat and say, *I am so fed up with being scared. I am so tired of it I am not going to tolerate it anymore. I don't know what I am going to do about it, but I know that I am not going to bed anymore the way I do now with a madhouse mind of mine. 'hen I put my head on the pillow and it drives me cra+y and doubly cra+y because I know that tomorrow morning that madhouse mind has to get up and face that world, and may (eaven help me, all I can do is take that madhouse mind out and fake it, and pretend that everything is all right.* ,ook, I am going to give you a great opportunity right now. I am going to give you an opportunity to do something that you've never done before in
et me tell you a story..ook how simple it is. It can't be done and you know it. are you not? (ow many of you are under stress? Raise your hand.aughter4 "ou're under economic stress. including hatred.why you ever got matched with her. #nd you wonder ! you wonder how you ever could have been so stupid as to get into the trap that you're obviously in.* (ow marvelous0 1or the first time in your life you told the truth. I'm going to give you a chance to see it. including sneering at anything that doesn't go along with what you presently believe in. and very easy to see. "ou wonder how you ever got married to him. but you have to start somewhere.. isn't it? $ow let me tell you something which you're going to have difficulty understanding. I watched your gestures. isn't it? #nd you look out in the world and you see political stress. &he title of this series is. I am going to give you an opportunity to know absolutely and one. "ou don't know what to do with that husband of yours. . *#ll my life I have been nothing but a fake. &hen we'll get back to stress a little later. you don't understand how your face gives you away. what a beautiful chance you have right now if you will take it. by the way? )o you. back to the opportunity. &hat's pretty bad odds. "ou don't. #nd for the first time in your life you have uttered a true prayer. I watched your faces. -h. I watched your inner state. )o you know that. "ou've done everything possible to keep yourself in this miserable state including hostility. #nd the children.hundred percent and fully that you are a lost human being. . including sneering at decency. religiously. do you know that nobody knows what to do about anything? (ow can the cause of the problem be the solution to the problem? (ow come all ! how come all your sick maniacs who run things politically. /ecause I know. because you have admitted the condition that you are in. 3. -r that wife. "ou can all raise your hand ! every single one of you. "ou've wasted your life up till now and it's about time you started doing the right thing for yourself. &ry to find yourself ! try to find yourself . they drive you cra+y ! don't they? ! and drain your pocketbook. stress ! 2uccess 'ithout 2tress. . I know you haven't. of course. you see financial stress. to understand it and to accept it as a fact. for me to understand what you're like. "ou have a marvelous chance right now as you're seated here to simply say something like this. "ou look out and you think it's the world against you. do you think? "ou're under se ual stress. If you want to start out with the word stress that's fine. &hat is pretty stressful. $ow. #nd it's about time you started. socially. #nd the evidence is so plainly in front of you. $obody. so that you can smash the fact.your life. "ou're under stress. People nervous ! not knowing what to do. I watched you as you came in here. educationally ! how can the madmen e press sanity into the world so as to correct the condition. do you think? "ou're under social stress. "ou don't know how the very way that you walk gives you away. nobody knows what to do. "ou haven't done it up until now. by the way. including anger. but it all connects.isten to these.
hot. by the way? $ot very pleasant. I will lead you from where you are to where you can be. I'll take you for a long.iving outwardly 6ust as the world lives inwardly ! in distress. It takes a long time to even get to the foot of the mountain where you can start to learn to change yourself. e tra point in. dusty. I'll use a different word. &housands of people living out in a dry. (e lives on top of this mountain where there's cool water and pretty springs and streams and grass and beautiful green trees and colored flowers. If you will follow me I will guide you. ladies and gentlemen. "ou are. hating their environment. 'hen you are authentically spiritual you can live in this dry desert of the world and you won't feel any thirst at all.aughter4 *I understand why you snap at the boss secretly. 3. so our Guide comes down and he gathers all the people together. beautiful mountain a hundred miles away. (ere is several thousand people living out there. capital G. "ou can't do it openly or he'll fire you. I understand why you're so crabby. he doesn't feel thirsty. isn't it? /ecause you don't know what to do about anything0 -f course you don't0 /ut you can if you come to every one of these lectures and you stop lying to yourself.somewhere in this illustrative story I am going to tell you. and see if you can understand it. different people raise their hand. desolate. Please listen very carefully to everything I'm going to say. #nd by the way. Imagine a desert land. wife. not knowing ! not knowing where to get a cool cup of water. &his is where this man lives who we'll call the Guide. miserable. . $ever in your life have you heard what I am about to tell you. thirsty desert. bright. I have the most marvelous news for you. (ow do you like your inner environment as you go along with yourself all day long. you've lived in this dry. &he reason you're lonely is because you are separated from home. walks down. walks over into the desert. "ou're lonely. miserable desert. dusty and hot. is it? (ow do you like living with yourself? Going around every day with you.* (ow many of you are crabby? %ome on. because that's not where you're really living from. . Is there one of you who understands that? I'll give it to you very briefly. ten kids and you are lonely. I will lead you from this dry. "ou know how it is out in the 5o6ave there. #nyway. he doesn't feel dry. #lright. *. &his Guide comes down from the top of the mountain. miserable desert along the desert floor for awhile. and I have. long .adies and gentlemen. I understand everything about you. If you can stop lying to yourself. 2ahara. desolate place all your life and I understand. Pretty unpleasant company. . you know. 'hen this Guide who lives up in the mountain comes down into the dry. lonely.adies and gentlemen. here are these thousands of people out in this miserable place. )ry.et's say there is two hundred of them in one particular group. again I have good news for you. aren't you? (ere you have a husband. when he comes into it he doesn't feel hot. let me get a little point in. blistering. (ere are these people living out here. (ow many of you are irritable? 2ee. and a man comes along and his origin is a vast. I understand why you hate your wife at times while you pretend you have to like her because she's given you se and that is what you want to keep. (e gathers two hundred people together and he says. hot.
but with triple attention. $ow ladies and gentlemen. If you want to argue anywhere along the way. let's find out. if you are willing to follow me we'll go on the 6ourney.* . I'll teach you how to climb. right? ! the Guide said. Go on your own.isten very carefully. (ow many would like to go?* $ow there were two hundred people ! oh. I'll tell you what attitudes you should have toward the 6ourney. but because people react so mechanically to a stern face they got a little bit frightened. #nd I know you've listened closely. I know you listened to that. "ou can take your wife with you if you want ! if she is stupid enough to go with you. "ou may find yourself somewhere along in it and might be surprised at where you find yourself. he knew how to talk to them. "ou can start right now and go your own way. It's fun.* *#nd ladies and gentlemen. 2o he said. *(ow many want to go?* and all two hundred raised their hand.* #nd the Guide got a little sterner. If you want to argue. /ut that is a bit difficult.6ourney but a fascinating one. 3. "ou can leave right now. you 6ust go ahead and argue all you want. *1ollow me.bound mind which cannot understand the vastness of eternity. I have not finished the story yet. and then I'll guide you step by step up the mountain where there is all this water and beauty and rest and peace and 7uiet ! a beautiful place for you to live. Get it straight. I give you this preliminary thought. 2o the Guide with a capital G. you've already raised your hand. I will tell you completely and e actly what you must do in order to finally arrive on the top of the mountain. 'ant to go along? 'ell. and get it once and for all. 2ee. I am not going to argue with you. )on't come with me0 Go on. don't start. which doesn't mean he was any less compassionate. e cept I must tell you one thing. go ahead. *for you to understand now.* he e plained. /ut he knew human nature. *when you arrive at the top of the mountain you will dwell there forever more. which indicates he is no ordinary Guide.et's make it official. let's get one thing straight ! absolutely and for all straight. . but you're not going to argue with me0 /ecause you're trying to convince me that you know better than me and I know better than that. "ou go your own way ! go any direction you want. I'll tell you the directions to take. get it clear. *$ow if there is any among you who wants to argue.* the Guide added the following. (owever. then go on. because you have a time. to what I'm going to tell you finally before we start out. &hat will be your everlasting place to live. to give you something to think about and begin to work up toward an understanding of. If any of you know better than I do. *to the rewards. to the niceness of where you're going. I am the Guide0 I'll tell you what to do. ladies and gentlemen. climb higher.aughter4 &here were two hundred people in the dry desert in this particular group and he said. It's downright fun to find yourself0 %ome with me on this 6ourney and eventually we'll get to the foot of the mountain. (ow many of you would like to go? . Isn't it? 1ascinating.* the Guide said. &hat's fine. I'll teach you what you should do in order to climb better. "ou can go all alone. 2o ladies and gentlemen. #nd you had better listen not only with e7ual attention.
follow the path that I give you all the way. &hey couldn't argue with the Guide yet because they remembered what he had said. #nd the mountain actually e ists. which is exactly what's going to happen. /ut you're beginning to suspect it. (ow many of you agree to the rules and will follow e actly.aughter4 #ll the devils of hell are combined to keep you from absorbing. I guess I will. and that's your idea of heaven. #nd they would stand aside and they would look at the Guide and all three or four of them would begin to hate the Guide. *"es. I know what you're going to say when you leave here.marriage is heaven. &he ne t day they lost eighteen.* 8ust like some of you did. I know what you've been saying as you've been listening to this. *'e know better how to get to the mountain. I'm talking to one or two people. 3. "ou argue among yourself if you want. -ne man and one woman reached the top of the mountain. &he ne t day they lost twenty. (e'd given that little talk millions and millions of times before and always two hundred people smile and raise their hand. precisely. 7uite frankly? $o. *&here are two hundred of you here. because he had been around ! he has been around for thousands of years and he'd seen that before. "ou look to the news commentator on how to think about world . tomorrow you're going to get married. I know every one of you in this room. . at the start they began to argue in small ways among themselves. without any deviation at all. &here is no argument. "ou don't know that yet. understanding and following the truth that can lead you out of the desert of your mind up into the mountain.aughter4 I am not talking at all to an audience. /ecause they were people under stress having lived in that desert so long and because stress had become a preferred way of life. I'm talking to you. #nd you know what happened? -n one day they lost ten of them who said. #ren't you thirsty? "ou know you are0 "ou can't make up your mind about the simplest of things during your day. I want to go. aren't you? 3. #nd you know what the Guide did? (e gave a big sigh. *)on't argue with me.married.* $e t day they lost twenty more.$ow the Guide said. #nd I know you..* #ll two hundred of them raised their hand.si . 5arriage was heaven and now un. I know how you think. 'hat you do have is an imaginary mountain. 2hall I tell you something. tomorrow you're going to get un. I never met you before.et's see if you do. # hundred and ninety. And do you have the honesty and the intelligence to see that this is the way it's always been with you? "ou don't know what you walked into this afternoon. Do you want to be one of them or do you want to continue to fight and lie and find yourself back in the desert. and don't you say you do. 2o they started out and inevitably it happened. right? &hat's your idea of true heaven..eight knew more than the Guide. "our imaginary mountain keeps you thirsty. #nd shall I describe what the imaginary mountain ! your imaginary mountain is like? &omorrow you're going to get rich.* #nd pretty soon two or three of them began forming little groups and they got together and they stood aside as they were camped for the night.
(ow would you like to be on the mountaintop where one attribute. a real woman? 'hen are you going to stop preferring to be a little dependent child? #s long as you are a child you cannot have the rewards of being a spiritual adult. and all those impositions I spoke of earlier in the talk. 'hen you are a free human being. &hat's all right. "ou know it's 7uite proper for a little child to depend on its parents. #ll the ! you know ! all the viciousness and the cruelty that people did to you. (ow would you like to ! how would you like to cancel the past entirely? I don't mean the memory of it. "ou'll be able to remember all those ! I'll use these words deliberately ! all those sinful. $ot only know without thinking about it how to live the rest of your life in peace. horrible things you did in the past ! remember them? Go ahead. /ut that's not an e cuse. &hat's fine physically. thirty. not to the radio audience.hate. If any of you listened to the radio program that was on today you heard a certain point which I repeat. people with self.adies and gentlemen. and they settle down with those and become and remain religious hypocrites ! people with hatred in them. know what to do with the rest of your life and not only that ! listen to the beauty of this ! listen to this. (e tells you how to think. but at that time you didn't know it because you identified with everything you said. "ou can think of them. I'll tell you how your mind will operate. *5y mother was so vicious to me and my father beat me. (ow would you like to not only know e actly. all the hypocritical religious notions that have been handed to them. when you've gone to the top of the mountain.* It . . It won't hurt you. "ou can't make up your mind about anything. eighty? (ow old? 2ay your age to yourself. 'hen are you going to grow up and be a real man. &hey've been hurting you terribly in the past because you think of them unconsciously. (ow would you like to be in a situation where you can have a memory of all those past events. people with violence. (ow old are you? "ou know how old you are. I am not talking about little daily decisions on what you should serve for dinner or where you should shop ! things like that. &hose obviously you have to use your elementary intelligence to do those. "ou said. but to cancel out the pain from all those stupid things you did in the past. I invite you to think of them consciously and knowingly to bring them up where you can see them. and you fall mechanically into the part of you that identifies more closely with this group or that group and you say they're right and the other side is wrong. but they're no longer connected with you at all? /ecause you see they had no connection with you ! even at that time. /eat me. one 7uality of being on the mountaintop is that you don't have any decisions to make at all. /ut the trouble is most people never mature spiritually at all. (ow would you like to be on the mountain where you don't have to make any decision at all about your future? (ow old are you? 2ay it to yourself.troubles. (ow old are you? &wenty. all those wrong decisions you made. please answer this 7uestion to yourself. shameful. $ow I am talking to you now. without thinking about it. &hey take over all the false ideas.
happened0 %ertainly it happened as a physical e pression and as an amount of energy. always a thousand times. don't you? "ou want to be a saint or a sinner. feeling it. misused of course. . it's awfully stupid. "ou want to be a good person or if you can't be a good person then be a bad person ! which criminals do. #h. what advantages you find in being a coward? I know what you are like. If you go out of here and you re6ect what you've heard. I know what you're doing and I do know this too. "ou know it in a sense that you are sensing it. "ou know. &his is not in the story. -b6ected to it? 9very ! every force inside of you fiercely screamed out against that being a fact. *I'm bad. /ecause every single one of you in this room sense ! you don't know ! you sense. "ou're going to be terrified of what the future is going to bring you. 1urthermore. you yourself never in your whole life ever committed a single sin. go right back to the thirsty desert ! if you can see what you're doing to yourself. I will ! I will predict your future perfectly and you can do the same thing. against yourself. "ou've never in your life done anything evil. In fact. I am talking to you seated right here in this hall here right now. "ou're going to get scareder as you grow older. I know if you will e amine your life closely enough and see where you have argued with the Guide because you know better ! and if you can see how you always. "ou tell me ! you tell me. no self there who can either do good things or bad things. ladies and gentlemen. ten thousand times.et's see how much you can understand with the following statement? &hat vicious thing never ever happened to you at all. always. I wonder if there is one person in this room who was watching his mind at the moment I said that and saw how you ob6ected to that. &hank heaven for this. and have the courage and the decency and the honesty to say. /ut you found out that it is better to be a big faker and call yourself good and understanding and religious and all that because there are certain advantages. "ou had better not commit blasphemy when you go out of here.* "ou want to be a truly intelligent human being? Ponder all these things that you've heard here today. when your pretense ! any of you who go out of here ! I'm going to warn you people of something. because our time is running out. and as a matter of fact you never will. because you want to be either one. fifty thousand times. *I am not going.* #nd that is a beautiful prayer. one ounce of intelligence to say.* &hat's their identity. &ake them inside as best you can. *'hat sense does it make to be sick? It makes no sense at all to be spiritually sick. #ll it takes is one ounce of willingness. #nd you know something else? "ou know it. $ow look please. you don't have to analy+e prayer and answer prayer. I am not going back to that desert anymore. God help me. "ou're not e pected to be a spiritual genius overnight0 "ou've . 'hen your egotism begins to break down. chronic criminals do. #ll you have to do is collapse ! that is a prayer. you feel that you've heard the pure truth that can rescue you here today. because there is no entity there. If you sneer and you re6ect what you've heard here today you are committing blasphemy against God #lmighty. "ou better listen to me. I am talking to you now.
to not admit that he argues against the truth that can rescue him from himself. #nd I'll say it in several ways because it's a variety of lies in that very one itself. what reality is like. 2ure. $ow you can never change yourself unless you break down and admit that you lie0 #nd the variety of lies are endless. &he principal problem is for the individual to not know. &o argue against the truth is a severe malicious problem. but a preliminary point please. all of us. "ou've lied so long and so hard that you've become indeed hardened inside yourself ! a block of steel for a brain. the ego self. &his is a good one. because this is the disillusion of the ego self. #nd the lie said. one step at a time where it is cool and pretty and green. to not see. #nd you know you have them. have heard that . #nd you will begin to understand what it means to take one step up the mountainside. begins to dissolve. $ow take a look at the difference. &hat is not the problem0 &he problem is ! the main problem ! the main problem is that you ! you don't know how to be honest0 "ou have lied all your life about what you're like. #nd you are out0 #bsolutely out of this insane society. . your own viciousness. 3#pplause4 :$ote.isten to this. and you will see yourself change right in front of your own eyes. "ou have nothing to do with it. the fear also goes because it was based in the ego self. and God gave you something 7uite different. with that new life. 5urray and his group and the rest of them. *I am* ! listen to this. &he audience 7uestions have been modified for clarity and only <ernon's comments have been transcribed. because you had the courage to give up your own cruelty. #nd you live very 7uietly and you live everlastingly with that ! with that newness. "ou have all these negativities inside you. $ow all of you will admit that you have great negativities in you. *I am sick and tired of arguing with myself and always losing the argument. #bsolutely nothing. #s you. you go down to work and you're married and you have your wife and children and you drive your car and all that.* "ou stop arguing and it will put great fear in you at the start. In one of the notes that was given to me which I've seen ! believe me ! by literal count thousands and thousands of times the very same type of cunning lie by one of you out there. but it is not the principal problem. about what life is like.been building up your neurosis for forty. "ou'll understand perfectly that you're no longer a part of the madness and the sickness and the viciousness and the cruelty of this world. 2ay to yourself. I want to give you an e ample of it. *(ow do you know that you know what you are talking about? #re you the only one who knows? 'hy do you set yourself up as an authority?* #nd believe me.= 'e'll get to the 7uestions in 6ust a minute. *#re you ! do you say you're the only man who knows the truth?* 2omething like that. "ou are out of it while in it physically. )o take a break and we'll come back for open discussion later. fifty years. you're depressed and you think cruel thoughts toward the driver who speeds in front of you or something like that.
"ou go back ! you go back to the desert that you have preferred. angry. stupid. sneering attitude. of course. and you will. 'hen you challenge truth.ook. so I'm evil. ignorant. &hat's the only identity you have and it is a false identity. 'hen you go out that door all the dark forces inside of you are . lost. "ou're not going to argue with me. /ut you ! you add this to it because if you see this. oh. $evada. into fighting because that is what they ! the kind of a life they prefer to freedom. #nd by the way. . very few human beings can understand. all of you are to one degree or another ! can be helped if you'll do one thing ! if you will simply not be afraid to give yourself up. 'hat are you going to do when you leave here? . # person sits here and hears a talk. "ou are the murderer. &he reason!'cause I understand you. /ut let's get a little closer to home here.ten thousand times. "ou are getting yourself. /ut. $ow look at it. -h. Remember me telling you that you are neither good nor evil? Remember me saying that? 2o if I. it's not real at all. "ou are the lie. "ou are the destruction.* $ow an individual who is a lover of hell can be helped because many of you are. malicious human being. I know the reason you're arguing!because you're an agent of hell. he won't. &he vast ma6ority of human beings on earth ! billions of them ! have become lovers of hell instead of lovers of peace and truth. &hey have become hardened into sneering. self.destructive.isten to me. $ow look at it. I can do anything I want to do. because you have not permitted him to do so. pathetic. God have mercy on you. /ut if you are a permanent lover of hell then. do you have the honesty to see you're arguing and trying to knock down the truth that's being presented here? I'd better tell you something. if you can believe it. *. Remember what I told you what that Guide said? &he Guide said. #nd I know why you are doing that. "ou are wasting your time. by the way ! in fact. >uestion to all of you here. you had better listen to me.et me tell you what's going to happen. if you want to argue go ahead and argue. imbecilic human being. if I ball you out ! to put it mildly ! you'll say. vicious. "ou are the hatred. a beautiful talk0 ! not because it's me ! but because it's true0 #nd it can change you0 #nd I warned you.* "ou incredibly ignorant. *I have a right to say what I want to say. even our own group up in /oulder %ity. they call their slavery freedom. I warned some of you stupid people what would happen and you did not listen to me because you don't have the intelligence to listen. you'll go fast up that mountain. you have no business even being in this room. and you'll kill yourself trying to do it and you'll never succeed. "ou are getting e actly what you are praying for. can't you see that that is a lie that is killing you? $ow I want to tell you something that very. "ou are the viciousness. into arguing. "ou hope to try to prove that your lie is the truth. 'ho are you to tell me what to do?* &hat poor. who is challenging it? %an't you understand that when you're in a sour. #t least I'm somebody. "ou'll go back to it. I warned you against committing blasphemy. #nd you are going to destroy yourself in the process. *-kay. "ou've been given a choice today all of you.
#nd do keep it one 7uestion at a time. <ernon. can you look at yourself while asking sacrilegious 7uestions in notes and verbally? %an you look at yourself and say. 9ven though you know it is the truth. I am a human horror show sneering at the truth which I sensed here in this room. that's the . your conditioned nature. #nd if I don't hear the 7uestion or all of it I will ask Guy to repeat it to me please. -nly God can rescue you from yourself. >. (ow do we work on ourselves? #. can you look at yourself while you're going like that with tensed fists. &he same way spiritually. if you can honestly admit it. *"ou know. is that not right? "es. (e has been0 )escribe your life. not two parts and so on.* #nd you are one of the hundred ninety. how you argue. >. %an you look at yourself while you're sneering. what is the second thing that we must do? #. Provided that we are receptive to what you are saying. 9arlier you said the first thing you must do is come back to all these lectures. #nd do keep them short and to the point.eight who didn't make it to the mountaintop. "ou must keep in association with truth. God will save you from the one thing you need saving from which is your own miserable. /e receptive. If you simply see how negative you are. what you do with what you heard here today.aughter4 I studied myself. if you see how afraid you are. *)on't you pay attention. then the cupboard is ! there is room for something new in the cupboard. $ow I will take spoken 7uestions for a while please. >. please. but I am telling you where to start and how to start. I am saying this to give you a chance0 $ow you don't know what that chance is. how is it that we can keep going? (ow do we take the ne t step and the ne t step. "ou know what the word *displacement* means? If you take ! if you take the 6unk out of the cupboard and throw it out. "ou see. the negative nature wants nothing to do with what you're hearing here. Please raise your hand one at a time. isn't it? It can be changed if you can do one thing. "ou must0 ! you must keep in association with these truths. and don't you follow. 3.* If you can do that. (e will do it if you permit it. how you fight. your old nature. otherwise the devil is too much for you. I get so many easy 7uestions. $ow if you become aware of that. Providing we do that.= Provided that we've done the second step which is to be receptive. that very awareness is a weakening of it.going to start screaming. with the classes here or with the books or with the tapes or whatever. where have you studied to get some of this data that you've been teaching people for a number of years? #. )escribe your life0 It's a horror story. It all depends on your decision. :&he 7uestion was summari+ed to the following. devilish nature. Go ahead. #nd do relate them to something we have talked about. #nd to this person who wrote this note and to all the rest of you who have said the same thing. )on't you listen to. wretched. -h. that's right. how come it is so hard then to follow the truth.
5r. $ot really. "ou're a mess and you know it. 'hen you lie about your age don't you . isn't it? #. Is there a relationship between dishonesty and fear? #. you have one tenth of one percent of a positive. three tenths and on and on and on over a period of many. I will absolutely guarantee you something and I will put it in a little mathematical way that will make it very clear to you. >. I mean it seriously. you have a chance now0 (ow many of you want to repeat the same wretched life over again anyway? 3. you can only poison yourself. &here's no place for you in this room. "ou know how sick your parents were. you'll give them something genuine and right. #nd you'll be able to feel that because it will feel different from the rest of you. "ou haven't been told that you are okay as you are. but you don't know whether to use a pick or a shovel or a spoon or a fork. $ow figure that one out. &he inner work that we have to do is something that we really don't know anything about yet. 2tarting ! you know what the first tool is? #nd there is no other first tool. 'ell look. ordinary life.first ray of light that begins to dissolve the fear which centers around the ego self. >. )on't you go out of here and start talking about reincarnation or something else like that. "ou know it. positive attitude. )on't you know it? &hen didn't I tell you the truth about yourself? &hen did we not switch over to the other side and say there is a chance for a human being who wants to be decent but who presently can't because his old conditioning is too much for him? /ecause ! because too much of your father is still living in you. <ery much so. you haven't been coddled. 'hen you lie you tremble. many years. you. "ou really want to be loved? 2ee that there is no one there to be loved and there will be love. you wreck your children ! they hate you.honesty. If you are now one hundred percent negative and you've been receptive to what you've heard here today. $ow do you want to be a decent parent and not pass that on to your children? )o you have any decency at all that you are not going to wreck your children? &hen be a student of truth so you won't hurt them. 9very single one of you in this room knows you heard the truth. and your mother. $ow look. If you're a liar and want to stay a liar. but you understand. "ou know you haven't been lied to. "ou're poisoning the atmosphere. "ou're not okay. Get up and walk out.aughter4 'e'll teach you which tool to use. 3.aughter4 >. then get up and walk out right now. you said that you are a guide. you haven't been told all sorts of nonsense that flatters your ego. )on't you delay another day. It's like a ray of light is different from the darkness. find out for yourself even in ordinary things. "ou know how sick they were0 "ou lived in that home0 "ou saw them lie and cheat and you saw them wreck you. "ou continue to be receptive ! it will be two tenths of one percent. "ou know that something has to be done. "ou. #nd by the way. Is this a guide with a capital G and can we trust you one hundred percent? #. self. a genuinely spiritual. (oward.
I am marvelous* or you say. what a miserable life that is. $ow don't ask what it's like. 9verybody down in the desert says ! everyone crowds around the Guide. 'ant to cancel the whole thing? 2ee what it means to live above the intellect. (e also says that he can perceive truths being given at other groups where he is. *I am terrible. &here are other groups which I can perceive truth too. -h. do you know ! isn't this good news? )o you know that you're not a trembling human being who has to be worried over your future? 2hall I tell you something? "ou don't have any future in reality. "ou don't have to have a future when you're living in truth. into time. (ow many ! I am serious ! how many have been thinking about your dinner at any time? #nd they were all /oulder %ity people. #nd you ! you have a right to assault other people 6ust like they assaulted you. I can perceive that there is truth in how it comes across to me in what you are saying. a concept. /ut you first have to see what you are not. &hey don't accept it because they have not been ! listen to this ! they have not been called.pictures.views of yourselves. thinking about yourself according to your conditions. you see something ! an action ! or you see a thought. &here is one way to find out. 'ant it more than you want anything else in your life. "ou're something apart from them which you don't understand yet.aughter4.* "ou are not what you see. you are not your feelings. "ou can choose ! shhh. on thought. (ow can I choose? 'hat results do you achieve? :Guy repeats the 7uestion= &he man says that he can perceive that there are truths being given here. you are not your concepts. %an you elaborate on that please? #. and they are either flattering or condemning. these truths? #. (e wants to know how is it that he can know that this is right and how to get something from it. according to those things that were done against you. "ou all have self. and you either approve of it and you say. #nd you will be able to recogni+e the truth wherever it is and wherever it isn't. climb the mountain. (oward why is that so few people will accept these teachings. self. slow down ! you can choose to be called. -n the 5ichael /renner show this morning on the interview you said you are not what you see. either negative or positive. for e ample. "ou look at yourself. and we 6ust covered that in a slightly different version a little bit ago. 'hy don't you try living right now instead of letting your mind tear you back into thoughts.tremble a little bit that they are going to find you out? 3. 5r. >. *#h. for e ample. >. *Please tell me what . 'hat do you want? 'hat do you put first in your life? #ny of you? 'hat do you put first? &onight's dinner? 3. #. "es. #nd you are not. -nly the petty little worried little ego self ! *#m I going to get a raise? #m I going to get that woman? #m I going to be honored by my children?* 'hy don't you try something right now.aughter4. "ou are never what you see because what you see is based on idea. 3.aughter4. and you are not your thoughts. (ow many of you lie about your age? >. #nd so you think you have to protect yourself.
without having ideas about it. 'hen you see that your true identity is above name ! calling. the concept of honesty. right? (ow many of you are 6unior.. you will know who you are without thinking about it.aughter4. takes it in and starts to really work with it. . 'rite it.high school kid? 3.aughter4 >. but you are not your emotions. why is it that an individual hears the truth. because you are seeing what a maniac you always were0 "ou are not seeing something new. you are deceiving yourself because you don't want to take the leap into something much higher than your present labels. above the intellect. I'm 6ust as mean as I was in the eighth grade. 9very time I hear you or read one of your books I get high and very enthusiastic about my life.* and that is no longer functioning.the mountain is like? )o I get what I want up there?* )o you know what the Guide would say to that? 'hen you get up in the mountain you won't want what you now want. "ou are not anything that lives in time. <ernon (oward. I'm a marvelous mother. *I am wretched. 'hen your mind no longer functions. starts taking action upon it. I am not what I see ! good or bad.et's say I got to the mountain.high school kids grown up to si feet? "ou know. when you go out of here or do it now maybe. enthusiastic about the truth. :Guy repeats= (e wants to know if a person's name has nothing to do with whether they're called or not. everything else seems to get worse? :Guy repeats= &he lady wants to know why is it that the concept of honesty when a person sees it. >.. every time she reads one of your books she becomes very enriched. accepts. >. "ou know ! you know there is nothing worse in this world than a 6unior. Read more often. climb the mountain and all 7uestions will be answered. I'm up on top. make a mental note of a point that was covered earlier. make a note. Pretty grim. 2he wants to know how do I keep that going because it goes away? #.high school kid? (ow many of you where once a 6unior. "ou've seen something that was in you since you were five years old and ten years old. -h. we look in horror at what we really are. >. (ow do I tolerate what I was? #. &hey were mean. *I'm a genius. 3. 'ho are you going to be ! I gave this recently up in /oulder %ity. you were taken over by negative unconscious forces. . how are you going to keep yourself going? If the mind isn't recreating. why does everything get worse? #. :Guy repeats= &he lady says that every time she hears you speak. or you'll identify with it or you'll say. # person's name has nothing to do with being called. #nd please. If you are anything that lives in time then you have no future at all because thoughts come and go. above labels. &hen I'd like to know how I can keep that high enthusiasm on a regular basis. &hank (eaven for that. when you no longer have a physical mind to identify with. mental or on a piece of paper. -h please. I'm a great provider. how are you going to know who you are? "ou never did know? you 6ust called yourself names. never forget it.* "ou weren't even mean then. "our wants are killing you. #s long as you have ideas about who you are.
3#pplause4 . the ne t meeting is at five o'clock.#. It has nothing whatever to do with anything e cept what I'm going to call you for dinner or something like that. #lright. Good afternoon.
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