TED talk - Shekhar Kapur: 01 Transcript extract
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
When I go out to direct a film, every day we prepare too much, we think too much. Knowledge becomes a weight upon wisdom.
You know, simple words lost in the quicksand of experience.
So I come up, and I say, "What am I going to do today?"
I'm not going to do what I planned to do, and I put myself into absolute panic. It's my one way of getting rid of my mind, getting rid of this mind that says, "Hey, you know what you're doing. You know exactly what you're doing. You're a director, you've done it for years."
So I've got to get there and be in complete panic. It's a symbolic gesture. I tear up the script, I go and I panic myself, I get scared. I'm doing it right now; you can watch me. I'm getting nervous, I don't know what to say, I don't know what I'm doing, I don't want to go there.
The source of the experienceKapur, Shekhar
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Squash the big I am
Suppression of learning