When you look at someone as a master, your eyes radiate so much love that the love people are accustomed to knowing is left far behind. The ordinary, biological love becomes almost a contempt. The moment you have known, and your eyes are filled with the love for a master…. Falling in love with a beautiful body is one thing; it is very superficial. Falling in love with a beautiful being has an additional depth, immeasurable.
Hence the change:
I now go away alone…
and hence these words and this decision that:
I now go away alone, my disciples! You too now go away and be alone!
I am not just saying “go away,” because you can go away and not be alone. You can go away from me and be amongst the crowd. I have taken you away from the crowd, now I want you even to leave me. I want you to be acquainted with your aloneness, its beauty, its exquisite blissfulness, its ecstasy. I will be going away; you too now go away and be alone.
And now he speaks the way a master speaks:
So I will have it.
Just little changes in words, and worlds change. Zarathustra in the beginning used to say, “I beg you to understand it.” Now he is ordering, “This has to be this way. I am going alone, you have to be alone.”
Truly, I advise you…
and this statement is superb. No other statement in the whole history of mysticism, in all the philosophies and all the religions can be compared with it.
Truly, I advise you: go away from me and guard yourselves against Zarathustra!
…because I can become an imprisonment to you. I can become your spiritual slavery. You can start depending on me.
And he is very severe:
Guard yourselves against Zarathustra, and better still be ashamed of him! Perhaps he has deceived you.
He is breaking all the bridges. He is making the way clear for you to be absolutely alone, because other than experiencing your aloneness, there is no religion, there is no meditation, there is nothing which is of any value.