Chapter 7: Take No Notice
You will ask: “Then why all these methods, trainings?” They are just to bring you back to the now. You have gone too far away in the memories and in imagination. They are not to create any cultivation; they are not for self-cultivation but for bringing you back home.
Here we are using all kinds of methods, and as many more people will be coming we will be devising new methods, because different people will need different methods. In the new commune we are going to have all possible methods. It has never been tried on such a scale. Every religion has a few methods, but we are going to have all the methods of all the religions of the past and of all the religions that are going to happen in the future. We are going to create a space for all kinds of people, not for any particular type. The old religions are missing in that way.
For example, only a particular type of person can be helped by Mahavira’s methods - only the type who belongs to Mahavira’s type can be helped. It is a very limited methodology. Mahavira attained to the holy fruit; he taught the same method by which he attained. Jesus had his own method, Mohammed had his own method. So no religion of the past could be universal because it belonged to a certain type and only that type could be benefited by it.
Hence one problem has arisen: you may be born in a Jaina family and you may not be of the same type which the Jaina method can help. Then you are in a difficulty; your whole life will be a wastage. You will try the method; it won’t suit you - and you will not change your method. You will think it is because of your past karmas that the method is not working, that it will take time. You will rationalize. You may be born in a Hindu family and Hindu methods may not work.
There are so many types of people in the world, and as the world has grown and people’s consciousnesses have grown, more and more new types, more and more crossbreeds have come into existence which were never there before - which never existed in Mahavira’s time, which never existed in Krishna’s time. There are many new types, crossbreeds. And in the future this is going to happen more and more; the world is becoming a small village.
My effort is to use all the methods of the past, to make them up-to-date, to make them contemporary, and to create new methods for the future - for the future of humanity. Hence what I am teaching is neither Hinduism nor Buddhism nor Christianity, and yet I am teaching the essence of all the religions.
You are here not to cultivate a certain spiritual ego but to dissolve all the ego, to dissolve all sleep. You are here to wake up. The situation is being created - use this situation as totally as possible.