Jesus continuously says to his people: “Repent! Repent!” What kind of religion is this that teaches people to repent? They can repent only if you have first created guilt. Repentance is secondary; it cannot exist on its own. First create guilt in them. First tell them that even to look with loving and desiring eyes at someone’s wife is sin. Strange. If the woman is beautiful, why not look with loving eyes? That should be simply the way, the right way. Why not go and tell the husband of the woman, “You are fortunate. You have a beautiful wife. I am already thinking of swapping!”
But we are living in a very idiotic society. You can appreciate a painting, you can appreciate music, you can appreciate a flower, but you cannot appreciate a beautiful woman, a beautiful man? If your wife tells you, “Look at that beautiful man,” you will feel hurt.
How would you react in this kind of situation?
I would enjoy; my wife has some ascetic sensibility. And I would tell her, “If that man is willing, you are free to go with him. It is your life, and you are not responsible towards me. I love you, hence I cannot prevent you. I love you so much that if you are happy with that man, I will be immensely happy.” That would be my response. I cannot call it a reaction; it is not reaction. Reaction is an ugly word.
What would you say?
It is my response – and this is my response-ability. I love the woman, but she suddenly feels a great love arising in her towards somebody else. What she can do? Love is not something within her hands. It happens. And if it is happening and she has to repress it, she will take revenge on me. That’s why every wife is taking revenge, every husband is taking revenge. Instead of love flowing between them, only revenge, because everybody sees the prison in the other, “Because of her…”
I don’t think you can find a single husband who has not thought of killing his wife at least once. The exact number is at least four times. And it is natural, because she is the barrier and a beautiful woman is standing just within your reach.
These are all problems. When people come here they are burdened with thousands of things. If they appreciate this place, these people, then what they are going to think about themselves? They are impotent, they are cowardly; they don’t know how to live, they don’t know how to love, they don’t know how to enjoy freedom and they don’t know how to allow others to enjoy freedom. They know nothing. And it is difficult to accept; it is against the ego to accept, “I don’t know anything of the art of living.” And that is my whole religion: the art of living.
There is no God in my religion, there is no heaven and hell in my religion; there is just simply an art.