Mahatma Gandhi had the idea that he was going to live for one hundred and twenty-five years – and he could have! No other force needs to be involved for this to happen. Throughout his life he was thinking to live for one hundred and twenty-five years, and this hypnosis should have worked. If he had not been assassinated, this hypnosis should have worked. And if we go into it more deeply, to some extent, we will have to accept his own responsibility for the fact that Nathuram Godse assassinated him. Six months before his assassination he abandoned the idea of living for one hundred and twenty-five years, and he started saying that it would be compassionate of existence to take his life away now. Somewhere deep inside him the idea of dying had started taking root.
Life is very mysterious. If I start implanting the idea of dying in myself, someone, somewhere will start getting infected with the idea of killing me. Life is so interconnected. The event will happen because of a combination of the two – but only the murderer will be held responsible.
It is said about Jesus that he was crucified and then he resurrected, but it is only a phenomenon of deep hypnosis. Jesus constantly had this idea that if you killed him, God would resurrect him because it was mentioned in the Jewish scriptures that the coming prophet would be killed and then he would resurrect. Jesus had the idea that he was the man the scriptures were talking about; the disciples of Jesus also had this idea. Jesus went courageously to the cross – he had no fear of the cross at all because he knew that he would be resurrected.
So if you see it from this understanding of psychology, it seems that he only fell into a deep unconsciousness, but with the faith and trust that he would live again. This unconsciousness was a self-hypnosis: he had accepted his own death. But behind this unconsciousness a deep mantra, a deep autosuggestion, was functioning: “In three days, I will rise again.” He went into a coma, into a deep unconsciousness, and this unconsciousness was self-induced. When his executioners thought that he was dead, they put his corpse in a cave and went away, but after three days they found the cave empty.
Afterwards, Jesus was seen at different places by several of his disciples. Christianity has no record about Jesus after this, about what happened to him. If Jesus resurrected, then when and where did he die? – they have no record of it.
It seems that when Jesus rose again, he left Jerusalem, because if he had stayed he would have been killed again. He came to India and lived and died in a small village near Srinagar. Today, still the name of that small village is Pahalgam, after Bethlehem, and there is a small grave in the village which is known as the grave of Jesus.
This resurrection and this death all happened in a deep hypnosis. If Jesus had really been dead, then there would have been no way to resurrect or revive him – but he did not die. He went into a deep hypnosis, into a kind of deep sleep where even the breathing and the heartbeat stops.