Initial silence is followed by spiritual instruction about the self-evident nature of the supreme Brahman, self-evident nature of Being-Consciousness-Bliss, and Self-Knowledge. Dialogues on Self-inquiry, work and Self-inquiry, freedom from desire, the inner, nonobjective nature of the Self, and other topics. Concludes with a recitation in Sanskrit and English of verses from Ashtavakra Samhita.
Questioner: Why do I crave attention from others?
Nome: In every desire there is the motivation of happiness. That happiness is identical with love. If you have the attention but no love, you will be miserable. If you have love and no attention you will be quite happy. If you have found the truth of love and you are abiding in inner happiness, attention is meaningless. Indeed you would hardly notice it. If you can determine with certainty, deep inside, that happiness really has its source within you, you can free your mind of every desire. You always wanted only one thing, in the guise of many things, experiences or attention, etc. You are always in search of one thing and that one thing has its source within and the source is yourself. You have always wanted happiness and happiness is yourself and you have always wanted yourself.