(Lecture given at the National University of Ukraine "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy")
When we say that even now when I’m present, I still don’t know anything.
What is lacking?
Practically everything comes down to attention. You see these two things, when I hang over here - the nature. If my attention is not strong enough, I don’t have the clarity. The clarity over here is not ‘you think’. It’s because the nature speaks. So, the nature reveals. It’s as if something is mystical, actually it’s not. Those who come for the workshop, there’ll be a training to understand that.
Because there’s no answer here, you will fall back to your past experience to get the answer to understand this. So you will always fall back to your past experience, that means you are using the past to judge the moment. Then this is call judging.
When we say clarity. What is clarity? Clarity means you see the differences. Difference, that means you see the separation. When there is separation, there’s a unity. That why we say, “one” cannot unify. You need “two” to unify. But “two” needs “three”, what is the “three”? “Three” is where that separate the two (point of separation). And also that combines the two (point of unification). So, the “three” is the neutral. So can you see when you approach or contact anything, can you see the neutral. Only neutral will see things equally. See things clearly. If you see one side from another side, you are only guessing.
Like on the mountain top. If I climb here, you know there’s another slope but you don’t know how (it’s like). That means you’re on this side trying to see the other side, you cannot. Unless you’re on top. On top of the mountain is the neutral point that you see everything.