Chapter 9: Of Blissful Islands
You cannot create the superman unless the creator himself is perfect. So this new dimension of his work changes many things. First, he was just looking, without ever thinking that he himself is not perfect, and unless you are perfect you cannot give birth to perfection.
For one loves from the very heart only one’s child and one’s work; and where there is great love of oneself, then it is a sign of pregnancy: thus have I found.
This statement has to be understood as deeply as possible, because unfortunately humanity has lived under the influence of all kinds of wrong people.
They have used humanity, they have exploited humanity. They have given good words, like toys, to play with, but they have not done anything to perfect man. They themselves were not perfect. Just look at your priests who have dominated you for centuries, who have been your spiritual guides. They are utterly hollow people.
Just the other day Anando brought me a few pieces of information. One was about one great Christian American preacher who preaches on the television. He collects almost one hundred and twenty million dollars per year from his listeners for God’s work, and just now he has been found to be having a love affair with a woman; and his wife was having a love affair with another man. And all that money that he was collecting in the name of God was being used by himself.
Another Christian preacher in Oklahoma threatened his listeners. He has a two-hundred-foot high tower from where he preaches to his television viewers. He threatened, “God has asked me to collect eight million dollars within two months, and if I don’t collect eight million dollars I will be dead.” Naturally people started pouring money in. He collected eight million dollars in two months, and now somebody is suing him in court as a representative of God.
In fact he is suing God for blackmail. This is pure blackmail: threatening that he will kill the preacher if they don’t give him eight million dollars! Americans are very much interested in suing people. Now they are suing God - of course God cannot be found, but this preacher..
These kinds of people have dominated humanity. They were not interested in human consciousness evolving, they were interested in their own power trips. In fact it is good that human consciousness has not evolved.because the superman is not going to be a Christian - that much is certain. The superman is not going to be a Hindu, the superman is not going to be a Mohammedan; the superman is going to be a god himself, a divine being, a divine realization.