CHENNAI: In a world that is so utterly disorderly we mean by that word ‘disorder’ contradiction, dishonesty, lies, each one pursuing his own pleasure, his own fulfilment, ambition, seeking success for himself, or for his family, or for his nation, or for his particular psychological belief, or as many are doing now, the psychologists and so on, the therapists, they learn from a particular — they follow a particular line and accept it, and for the rest of their life they follow it because their whole investment is involved in it, including cars and swimming pools and all the rest of it.
So each one, as you will observe, is pursuing his own particular, limited demands, desires and that is creating chaos in the world, whether it is a religious pursuit or the pursuit of a particular guru with all his absurdities, with his traditions, with his disciplines. So there is this vast splitting up of our human — human endeavour to bring about a world in which we can all live in order, without violence, without this terrible sense of insecurity and danger. So can we, together, have one mind, not that you agree with the speaker, because when you investigate there is no agreement; it’s only when in investigating, exploring, your personal desires, your personal activities, all those are affected then you stop investigating.
Then we break away. But if we are both interested, as we must be, living in this insane world — it is quite insane — we must be able to think together, have one mind to find out if we can live in this world with great order, peaceful, without any sense of violence. So that’s what we are going to do together.
What is order? It is very important to find this out. The army with their extraordinary discipline has certain order. The priests, the monks, the so-called religious sects with their discipline, if you are practising those, brings about a certain order within their group. And every activity demands its own discipline: if you are a plumber it has its own discipline, if you are a scientist it has its own discipline, if you are an artist it has its own, and so on, so on.