Chapter 18: Terrorism Is in Your Unconsciousness
Second, what communism is saying has to be put clearly before the people - that it is psychologically wrong. You are falling from one trap into another. No two men are equal; hence the idea of equality is nonsense. And if you decide to be equal, then you have to accept a dictatorship of the proletariat. That means you have to lose your freedom.
First the church took away your freedom, God took away your freedom. Now communism replaces your church, and it will take away your freedom. And without freedom you cannot rejoice; you live in fear, not in joy.
If we can clean the basement of the human mind’s unconscious.and that’s what my work is.. It can be cleaned away - the terrorism is not in the bombs in your hands; the terrorism is in your unconscious. Otherwise, this state of affairs is going to grow more bitter. It seems all kinds of blind people have bombs in their hands and are throwing them at random.
The third world war would have released people for ten or fifteen years. But the third world war cannot happen because if it happens it won’t relieve people, it will only destroy people.
So individual violence will increase - it is increasing. And all your governments and all your religions will go on perpetuating the old strategies without understanding the new situation.
The new situation is that every human being needs to go through therapies, needs to understand his unconscious intentions, needs to go through meditations so that he can calm down, become cool, and look towards the world with a new perspective - of silence.
Whenever in life I’ve had a bout of feeling miserable, a point always comes when I just laugh at myself, feel freedom return and see that all I had done was to stop loving myself.
This insight in itself is perhaps not particularly profound, but at the moment of its realization I am always amazed to see how easily, for what and for how long I am willing to forsake my own self-love. Is this at the root of most people’s suffering or is it just my trip?
It is not just your trip. It is at the root of most people’s suffering - but not with the meaning you are giving to it.
It is not that you have stopped loving yourself that you fall in misery. It is that you have created a self which does not exist at all, so sometimes this unreal self suffers misery in loving others because out of unreality love is not possible. And it is not on one side: two unrealities trying to love each other.sooner or later this arrangement is going to fail. When this arrangement fails, you fall upon yourself - there is nowhere else to go. So you think, “I had forgotten to love myself.”