Death comes to all of us, the young, the old,the middle-aged, it is inevitable, either through accident or through old age, with the disease, the discomfort, pain, agony, and the doctors giving you medicine to keep you alive endlessly - I don't know for what purpose. There is death, death being, the brain with all its memories stored up, experience, knowledge, that brain which has sought shelter, security in the 'me', which is a series of symbols, ideas, words, or that brain which has sought security in some neurotic action and feels safe in that neurotic action, or sought security in a belief, I am a Christian, I believe in God or I believe in the Saviour, or the Communist and so on, finding security in a belief, in an ideology which brings about all kinds of neurotic activity, that brain with all its consciousness dies, comes to an end. And man has been frightened of that. And the Christians have taken comfort in the idea of resurrection, and the Hindus and the Buddhists in a future life. Future life of what? The resurrected, the future, what is that? This consciousness with all its content, which has died, and there is the hope, the desire, comfort in a future life. Still within the field of consciousness - are you following all this?
Brockwood Park, England
3rd Public Talk 8th September 1973