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Excerpt: "The delight is the natural state, so before we acquired egos, all of us were always in a state of delight. That's the normal baseline of human consciousness. And then an ego program was imposed on us that took away our delight, and the ego is based on the loss of delight. Because we were trained that we had to get serious and we had to be worried about things and we had to be concerned with learning things and doing things that we didn't want to do, and our delight soon became something else, and there was a nostalgia for the lost delight. And so delight became a kind of an imaginary state that we wished we could be in. And all of culture is basically made up of ways of being in artificial substitutes of delight. We try to get delight from films, from comfort foods, from all kinds of artificial celebrations and sex, drugs, rock ‘n' roll, but none of them produce real delight, and we have lost our delight because we've lost our innocence." Recorded on the evening of Friday, July 7, 2017.

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Excerpt: “Silence is both the way and the goal of meditation. The silence that is being referred to is the silence of wakeful consciousness aware of itself as it really is; not projecting out fantasies and affects and mental objects, not deluding oneself, not being filled with chatter, not being sleepy and spaced out, not being in either desire or fear. It is the state of silence in which there is no mental activity, in which all the mind’s modifications have been stopped, that the Real Self emerges, and the ego and all of its illusions and all of its suffering dissolve forever.” Recorded during the Silent Retreat, on the evening of Saturday, August 12, 2017.

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