A man's thinking and doing are contradictory as a result of solutions based on texts and principles being imposed on life. Solutions have not come out of problems; they have been imposed on problems. Solutions are on the outside, and problems are inside. Solutions are in the intellect; problems pertain to life. This inner conflict has become suicidal. Don’t be fearful; understand and recognise the whole situation with courage… Can our mind not see life simply, naturally, and freely?




It is not good if education makes the mind of a person burdened, complicated and old. A burdened mind deprives a person of the knowledge, joy and beauty of life. For experiencing these, a youthful mind is required. The body is bound to become old, but the mind can always remain young till the very last moment of death, and only such a mind can know the mysteries of life and death.

Present education does not awaken the mind; it fills it with all sorts of thoughts, so the mind becomes old, burdened and tired. Feeding thoughts means feeding memory. It does not spark thinking or intelligence. Memory is mechanical; intelligence is consciousness.

Thoughts are not to be given to you but to be awakened in you.


Where thinking is awakened, the mind is always young. Where the mind is young, life is a constant challenge. When a person becomes imprisoned by thoughts and words of others, his own ability to fly in the sky of truth is destroyed.

Does education teach you how to think or is it satisfied only with feeding you with dead, borrowed thoughts? What other power makes one more alive than the power of thinking? Nothing makes one more lifeless and rigid than learning others' thoughts. By accumulation of thoughts, thinking and intelligence are not born. Too much emphasis on mechanical memory is fatal.

Doubt, instead of belief, is to be taught if thinking and intelligence are to grow. Belief and trust bind you, whereas doubt liberates. I do not mean distrust. Distrust is only the negative form of trust or belief. Trust and distrust are both the death of doubt. And where there is no liberating intensity of doubt, there is neither any search for truth nor its attainment.

The intensity of doubt becomes the search. Doubt is thirst, doubt is longing. It is in the fire of doubt that the life force is stirred and thinking is born. The pain of doubt is the birth-pain of thinking. One who escapes that pain is deprived of the birth of thinking…

Universities have tried their best to destroy original geniuses. If there is intelligence, discipline is born by itself in the life of a person. But where intelligence is not encouraged, one has to depend on imposed discipline.

Education should be free of the outside imposition of discipline; it should awaken the dormant intelligence of individuals. Such intelligence becomes self-discipline. In such a life there is neither suppression nor heaviness. Such a life is simple and natural like flowers. When life is progressing through the light of one's own intelligence, there is no possibility of chaos and licentiousness. Where there is no suppression, there is no possibility of an explosion of chaos and licentiousness.