You see, we are so afraid of a mind that is not occupied. A mind that is merely occupied is a petty mind, whether it is occupied with the highest knowledge, or with the daily activities of the kitchen, or the job. Such a mind is incapable of being free. Being occupied, when the problem arises we are incapable of dealing with it because we have not understood the whole process of our thinking, and so we turn to leaders, or we turn to books, we turn to knowledge, we turn to religion, which are the outcome of our own confusion and the confusion of our leaders.
New York City, USA
Fourth Talk in New York City, May 28, 1954