After watching this, you will ask yourself,'Why can't we change?'
“Why don’t you change? What prevents you?
If each one of us asks that question… not verbally or merely intellectually as a mere entertainment. But ask that question most seriously and deeply. What’s your answer?
What’s your answer to this problem that human beings have lived this way for millennia upon millennia? Why haven’t they changed? Why haven’t you, who are listening now, why haven’t you changed?
You know if you don’t change, what the consequences are. You’ll be national, nationalistic. You’ll be tribal, insular, isolated, and therefore have no relationship globally. Fighting, fighting, fighting. Building up more and more armaments, destroying each other.
Now why don’t you, if you are at all serious in this matter, why don’t you ask yourself that question? Why haven’t I,
a human being who have been to all this… why haven’t I changed? What would be your answer?…
Either you are not serious. You want to live a very very superficial life, and that superficiality temporarily satisfies you. Or you really don’t care. As long as you’re immediate pleasures, immediate satisfactions… you really don’t care.
You don’t care for your children if they are murdered, or you really have no deep love or affection for them. If you had, you would prevent all wars. So, apparently, none of these things mean anything to you.
Or probably you are so deeply conditioned psychologically… of course we are biologically conditioned as a full matter altogether, but psychologically conditioned. And one is not aware of it. And unless there is a fear from this condition, you will go on this way.”
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