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Chapter 10: Bliss Beyond All Duality

Rather than asking why, take a jump. Be colored in my color, become part of this growing commune, become part of this tidal wave and it will be very easy for you to reach godliness. Alone, it is difficult. When many are moving, it becomes easy - they support each other.

Sannyas is nothing but an effort to create a mystery school where people can support each other on the way. The journey is arduous and long and the goal is far away, and there are a thousand and one hazards and pitfalls on the way, and one can go astray any moment. And the higher you move, the more difficult it becomes - even breathing becomes difficult. And the higher you move, the greater is the danger of falling. But if many are moving they can hold each other, they can support each other.

You have fallen in love with me, rather than asking why, go deeper into it. Know its depths - they will not answer your question but they will dissolve your question. That experience will not become knowledge, but that experience will make you more innocent. Real experiences always make you more innocent rather than making you more knowledgeable. Problems are not solved here but dissolved.

The second question:

Most of us have only known Pythagoras for his theorem about right-angled triangles: the square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides.
Does it have any mystic significance?

Because of this theorem, and only because of this theorem, Pythagoras has been misunderstood down the ages. In the West, people have completely forgotten that he was a buddha. They think of him only as a great mathematician. In the history books he is mentioned as a mathematician. In the schools and the colleges and universities, he is remembered only because of this theorem.

This theorem proved very fatal. If he had not discovered it, it would have been far better, he would have been known as a mystic. And as far as the theorem is concerned, somebody else would have found it. These things cannot wait for long. It is said that any scientific discovery is bound to happen; it may take a few years more or less.

Even Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, such a complex phenomenon. Now it is perfectly well known that if Einstein had not discovered it, then too within two or three years somebody else would have discovered it. Why? because science is more or less a collective phenomenon.

Religion is individual; science is social. Religion has no tradition; science is a tradition. If Edison has happened then something else, which will take Edison’s discoveries further, is bound to happen. If Newton has arrived then Einstein is a must. It is the world of cause and effect: one thing leads to another.

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