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man's learning to think. How do I register thought? Is it done only through the brain? I think 
not. The brain, of course, is the beginning of thought, yet the whole body registers an 

experience. Each organ in the body regards these experiences in different ways. Some have 
negative effects on their neighbours in having certain experiences. Some directly in the heart. 

These heart-feeling people are also emotional- thinking people. All the organs of the body 

register an experience from the outside world; then later they experience it again by what is 
called attitudes, inner attitudes. These may affect any of the organs adversely and create all the 

various diseases that the body is subject to.

Of course, each person is a product largely of his environment; how he has been conditioned 
there; how his environment conditions him. In an direction - sound, colour, anything at all - we 

become conditioned. This is why it is difficult for us to talk about how man thinks. Of course, 
how men think creates for them one mind called the mass mind. Is it not so?

Aud: Yes.

Yada: The human organism - we cannot talk of it en masse, naturally. Why? One of the 

greatest reasons is because life is not lived en masse. The real life is a single experience, the 
experience of the dreamer, or the creator of it. A thought creates between the cells an action of 

energy which you, today, call neuron shower, so that the feeling then repeats these neuron 

showers, or actions, between the cells. Very often the memory of an experience becomes more 
effective on the body of that person than the experience itself.

Aud: Does dwelling on an experience often become more damaging than the experience?

Yada: Yes, or, instead of dwelling on it, they seek to forget it; and in trying to forget it, they 

build it up and make it worse if it is a negative thing to them, and if it is a positive thing to 
them, they make it better than the experience itself. Sometimes a person having an experience 

will be so affected by it that he cannot tell the truth about it, he has no clear picture of what 
happened. A person, say having an experience with a simple little thing like this - say a person 

wearing certain clothes or colour of clothes that are depressing to that one, he will refuse to 
accept that fact that he had on the colour of clothes that depressed him. He will make up a 

colour, a kind that is more pleasing to him. This is why witnesses of some forms of action are of

little value. A crime has been committed. The person watching it so abhors the violence of it 

that he can create an entirely new drama that is in no way related to what has really happened 
because he wants to escape the pressure, the pain of watching that violence. Strange, we 

humans, in so many ways! Again, some people seem to grasp things more easily than others. 
This is due to a feeling for their experience, an attachment, a love for what they are doing. 

When we have love for a thing, we become efficient in that thing. To love is to know, to love is 
to understand; and when we understand, we can work freely in that particular field.

Most children's fears come from their inability to understand what they are doing, so that thing 

becomes a fear to them. The moment we understand, our fears are gone and we become very 
wonderful students in that subject.

Aud: Is this, Yada, why some children who do not like, say, arithmetic or some subject they 

must take - they do not understand it and they say, oh! I do not like it and they fear it?

Yada: Yes, you are right. They do not understand it. This is the basis of failure in subjects. Not 

because these people are mentally inadequate to their studies. They are adequate. It is a fear 
they have, based on lack of understanding of the basic nature of the studies.

Aud: If teachers understood this more I think they would be more inclined to explain more fully 

to their students.

Yada: Of course, but how are you going to do this when each teacher has so many students? 
You cannot give much attention to any one.

Aud: I know.

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