Ordinarily everybody believes that he has a soul because the religions have been telling for centuries that everybody has a soul. Everybody only has a potential for being a soul, but that potential is not actualized, not realized. It is still a seed; it has not come to be a tree. It has not reached the point where spring comes and flowers open up and one feels fulfilled, contented.
A grown-up person is flowering. His life is not divided, his life is an organic unity. He moves in a kind of absolute unity; nothing is lagging behind, nothing has gone far ahead.
And this disunity that we see in the world is multidimensional. The soul is in the womb; the mind, the psychology is somewhere hung up at the age of twelve, and the body is eighty or ninety years old. This is only one kind of discord; there are many kinds of discord.
The head goes on becoming bigger and bigger and the heart goes on shrinking. They lose all synchronicity. And when the head becomes too much, man is a monster.
If you watch, if you observe within yourself, you can see it. I am only stating a fact. You will not feel any heart in you. You will see your head is heavy, full of junk, but your heart is only a word. You have read about it in poetry, in novels. It seems to be a fiction, a myth. In fact, physiologists say there is no heart. What you call the heart, from where love arises, does not exist for the scientist. What exists is only a blood purifying system. Your heartbeat has nothing to do with the heartbeat the poets have been talking about, the mystics have been praising; it is something else.
But scientists are right in a way, because the people they observe don’t have any hearts. They have not observed a Buddha or a Meera, they have not observed Chuang Tzu or Kabir. They have never come across a man of the heart, so what they know is only about lungs.
The mystics are talking about something else which is not grown-up in you. It is something behind your physical heart which has not started functioning. It starts functioning only when you shower much energy on it, when your energy starts moving it. But your whole energy goes to the head.
Our structure of education is such that we bypass the heart. In fact, we try in every possible way to ensure that nobody’s energy should enter the heart, because once the heart starts functioning it becomes difficult for the head to take possession of you.
And society needs heads and hands. That is why society is divided into two kinds of people: the heads – the people who work with their heads, the so-called intelligentsia – and the hands, the people who are laborers. The society does not believe in the heart because the heart has no utilitarian purpose. You cannot produce commodities out of the heart, you cannot make people rich, you cannot create bigger houses, sophisticated machines, you cannot reach to the moon. So what is the purpose of it? Its purpose is totally different: it is non-utilitarian. It brings joy, but the society is not interested in joy. The society wants people who are efficient robots. A joyful person is not a robot. The society does not want you to be loving; it wants you to be calculating.