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Chapter 34: Only a Question of Awareness

For the truly good ask not the naked, “Where is your garment?” nor the houseless, “What has befallen your house?”

The truly good, even seeing you naked, will not ask, “Where are your garments?” That is none of his business. If you enjoy being naked under the sun, in the rain, in the wind, it is nobody’s business to ask, “Where are your garments?” But we have created a world of prisoners - don’t do it, at least in Pune! A really, truly good man, a religious man, never asks anything that may embarrass you, never asks any question for which you may not have the answer.

I dream for a world where each human being will be so courteous, so religious, that he will not trespass anybody’s boundaries, anybody’s territories. Then there is no need of searching for any paradise in the clouds. We would have created it just in our being so respectful, so loving, giving so much dignity to people. It is possible.

At least, I hope my people will understand that we are not wasting our time on beautiful words. We are going through a transformation while listening to these significant statements of a man of tremendous genius.