Chapter 35: A Realization
But it is not out of egoism - you cannot declare such a thing out of egoism because the ego will feel very embarrassed, and ego does not like to feel embarrassed. It is out of humbleness that one declares such experiences.
I was waiting.who, out of those three persons, is going to declare it first? Govind Siddharth has proved really humble, courageous. Whatever he is saying, he has seen it - not in sleep, not in dream.
It is true that J. Krishnamurti was prepared for exactly this phenomenon.
Gautam Buddha had promised that after twenty-five centuries he would be coming as Lord Maitreya. Maitreya means “the friend.” Of course his own body was burned, and could not be kept for twenty-five centuries; the technology was not yet developed. Now it is possible. There are ten bodies in the world which are being kept. They are dead, it is very expensive to keep them, but those people were very rich people and they have willed that their bodies should be kept - because science is saying that within ten or twelve years, at the most twelve, we will be able to revive dead bodies. These rich people have allowed their bodies to be kept, so that when the technology is ready to revive them, they can be revived back to life again.
Gautam Buddha had to use a totally different kind of technology - not scientific but occult. The physical body died, but there are other bodies within this body which don’t die, and he has lived with his third body. He cannot be born through a womb; that is impossible, that is against the nature of things. Once you are enlightened you cannot be born through the natural process, through a womb.
It is his compassion. No one before him has ever tried. Perhaps no one before him had such compassion.
The story is that Gautam Buddha reaches the door of nirvana - and once you enter the door you disappear into the universe. The doors are opened, the doorkeeper welcomes him. But he refuses to enter the door and says, “I will stay here outside the door, because millions of my fellow-travelers are groping in the dark. I will try in every possible way to help them. Unless every living being has passed through the door, I will wait. I am going to be the last.”
This is not just a parable, not just a fictitious story, but something absolutely factual in the world of mysticism. It is not factual in the world of matter, it is factual in the world of the spirit.
J. Krishnamurti was prepared by very learned scholars who had found in all the scriptures - Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, Indian - the promise of Buddha that after twenty-five centuries he would be coming back: “I will find a way. I cannot come through a womb but I can enter into a living being, can merge my soul with his soul.” When the theosophists found this, they started searching for somebody who could be prepared - in purity, in discipline, in meditation, consciously - so that he can become a vehicle of Lord Maitreya.