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Chapter 16: Only Idiots Are Consistent

I simply decided that if sleep is going to be my existence, it is not for me, because it is almost close to death. Either I have to be awakened or dead, but I will not be in the limbo of a sleepy existence.

When you move like a robot, work like a robot, live like a robot and one day die like a robot, you have not decided it. The burden is on you to prove why you have not decided to be enlightened.

And you have some guts. You are asking me.It is only a question of decision, decision to be free, decision to be awake, decision to be blissful whatever the cost. You are not ready to pay the cost; that’s why you are not enlightened.

The cost means I had to lose my family, I had to lose my nation, I had to lose my religion, I had to lose everything. But I was ready: whatever the cost I am going to be enlightened. It happens only in your absolute aloneness, and for that aloneness you have to drop many things which you think are very valuable. You have to drop respectability, you have to drop ambition, you have to drop false knowledge, you have to drop your ego.

If you are ready to do it, you can become enlightened this very moment. Not even a single moment does it have to be postponed.

Enlightenment is your nature.

You already have it; you are just not aware of it.

Did you ever have any feelings of hatred against anybody or anything?

I don’t have any feelings of hatred or anger against anybody - and now it is impossible to have them. Once you are awakened you cannot go back; otherwise, just to hate you I would have gone back!

Are there any outstanding personalities you would like to meet?

No, there is nobody. You are the only outstanding personality I am meeting.

Who, according to your opinion is the most important contemporary?

I have just said, J. Krishnamurti.

Why are you so convinced about being on the right way?

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