A Dialogue on Dialogue and the Question to Life’s Answers

Pauline Matsis, (New Zealand) School Founder and Director, Questioner

In what ways can human brain begin to leave behind the world of the known, the world of time/thought in order to see life without prejudice, judgment, ideas, beliefs, self, and all that human brain attaches to. We call this life, and yet the question arises, Is what one sees as life really life, or is it just a bundle of memories, past thoughts projected into the present, which can never reveal life in all its profound and exquisite beauty, some call this “truth?” In the words of Jiddu Krishnamurti: A dialogue… is a form of communication in which question and answer continue till a question is left without an answer. Thus the question is suspended between the two persons involved in this answer and question. It is like a bud with untouched blossoms . . . If the question is left totally untouched by thought, it then has its own answer because the questioner and answerer, as persons, have disappeared. This is a form of dialogue in which investigation reaches a certain point of intensity and depth, which then has a quality that thought can never reach.