Become natural, become ordinary; live in equanimity, and do not remain unacquainted with the secret that is hidden within you. The moment you become acquainted with it, a great revolution will take place, the revolution which turns dirt into gold, which turns an ordinary man into a buddha, which picks you up from the ground and takes you to the heights of the stars in the sky.
I have moved around the world saying only this one thing, and have been amazed and astonished that people are not ready to hear it. People close their doors, countries close their doors, because what will happen then to their religions, to their religious scriptures?
I know only one scripture. That is you.
Kabir used to say: “He who learns the few letters of prem, love, becomes a wise one.”
I say forget about even a few letters. If you can know just one akshar, one letter, one eternal secret that is hidden within you, all wisdom, all intelligence is at your feet.
But then the middlemen of the scriptures, of the churches, of the temples – the Hindus, the Mohammedans, the Christians – have become my enemies. There is a network of priests living on your sicknesses, who become angry. Teachers, universities, the pundits of education become angry because their whole educational system is based on nothing but the race of ambition. Politicians become angry because if ambition is sickness, then the politician is the sickest of all people.
What does the desire to be a politician prove? It proves that someone wants to be a president, someone wants to be a prime minister, someone wants to rise above the crowd and become the master of the crowd. Those who are not even their own masters want to be the masters of the whole world. And in the hands of these sick people lies great power – all the power.
Hence, it has been very easy: poison Socrates, hang Jesus on the cross, stop me from entering your countries, try to stop me from speaking, and if necessary, murder me. But as long as I am alive, I will go on saying this to you: that it is necessary to disrupt those vested interests who are exploiting your sickness and who are making business out of your sickness if you want a world that is healthy, peaceful and blissful.
If you want this world to be like a flower garden in bloom – fragrant, colorful, beautiful – then you will have to listen to what I am saying to you. And if you understand it, the matter will be very easy because you won’t have to go to anybody, you will only have to go within. You won’t have to beg from anybody; you won’t have to climb the ladders of any ambition. Rather, you will have to descend into your silences, into your depths – of which you are the master, which are your birthright – quietly, effortlessly, without making any noise.