K: If you treat what we are saying at a verbal level, then go away, it is a waste of time. - Madras Feb. 1952
K: I hope you are not merely listening to words, because then they will be another distraction, a waste of time. But if you are really experiencing the things that we are discussing, then they will have an extraordinary significance; because though you may follow words with the conscious mind, if you are experiencing what is being said, the unconscious mind also takes part in it. Given an opportunity, the unconscious mind will reveal its whole content, and so bring about a complete understanding of ourselves. - On Love and Loneliness
**What does it mean to “really experience the things we discuss?”
K: In listening, there is only pure observation. So we come to the point: Is pure observation, which is actually listening, love? - The Ending of Time
**Is there a difference between ‘interpreting words’ according to the intellect (trying to figure it out), and simply listening and looking? If there’s a me and a you, is that pure listening, or thought, the intellect?