Chapter 6: The Juice of the Buddhas
Just yesterday I was looking at a letter published in Current news magazine that some Hindu sannyasin has written against me. He requested the government to initiate a court case against me because I am a traitor to the country. He is right. The government should pay attention to his statement. I can be called a traitor to this country because I don’t believe in countries at all. Neither have I a country that is mine, nor is any country foreign to me. I feel this whole earth as my own.
The sannyasin who said this - a Hindu fanatic - must be troubled. Why am I not declaring myself a Hindu? I am not, I am not contained by any boundaries. Mosques are mine, temples are mine, churches are mine and gurudwaras also.. And I don’t believe in nations. I believe that humanity is suffering because of nations; nations should disappear. Too many national anthems have been sung, too many flags have been flown, too many idiocies have happened on this earth - enough of all this. Accept the oneness of mankind. Now, one earth and one mankind. These national governments must go, and until they go man’s problems cannot be solved because man’s problems are now bigger than and beyond nations.
For instance, now India is poor, and India cannot come out of this poverty by its own efforts alone, there is no way. India can come out of poverty only if it receives the cooperation of all humanity because now mankind has the technology, the science available to destroy that poverty. But if Indians remain arrogant saying, “We will destroy our poverty ourselves..” But you yourselves are the creators of this poverty, how will you destroy it? Your understanding is the basis of it, how will you destroy it? You will have to open all your doors. You will have to expand your minds a little. You will have to take help from the rest of mankind.
.And it is not that you have nothing to give. You have something to give to the world: you can give meditation to the world. If America wants to seek meditation it won’t be able to do it through its own strength, it will have to lift its eyes towards India. But they are sensible people, they are moving towards the East to learn meditation. They don’t have any difficulty. They have no problem with it.
The sign of intelligence is to take something from where it is available. The whole earth is ours. By dividing it into sections we have created disturbances. Today man has the means available that if the nations were demolished, then all the problems would also be destroyed. If the whole of mankind were to strive together there would be no reason at all for any problem to remain on this earth.
But there are old habits: Our country.“Hindustan, better than the whole world..” This kind of idiocy exists in other countries too; they also have a similar idea. Conflict exists because of these egos, and then because of these conflicts and national boundaries all of man’s energy goes into war.
You will be amazed to know that now we have collected so much war material all over the world - especially in Russia and America - that each and every man can be killed a thousand times over. We have the means available to destroy one thousand earths. There is, however, only one earth. Still, armaments go on piling up. Any day now the madness of a single politician and this whole earth will be a heap of dust, it will become a pile of ashes.