Specifically, what sort of efforts are going on?
The same that is happening here, is happening around the world in all of my communes. People are trying to live in a new way. The past of humanity has failed, utterly failed. It has not been able to create a better man, a better society. Civilization has only remained a word; it has not been yet actualized. In my commune you can see the beginnings of a new man.
The commune is not a family. It is just the opposite – dissolution of the family. Families are small units which have kept people confined, their love confined, their respect confined. A commune is coming into the open, out of your small circle of hypnotic conditioning.
In the commune you are not a Hindu or a Christian or a Mohammedan. In the commune you are not a communist or a fascist. The commune does not live according to any ideology – political or religious or social. Each individual lives according to his freedom, according to his responsibility, according to his meditative consciousness. And the more a person meditates, goes deeper into himself, he starts living on the outside with new values which he had never known before: love, compassion, friendliness, joy, celebration – and for no reason at all.
People celebrate when there is some reason to celebrate. We simply celebrate, because celebration in itself is a reason. There is no need for any other reason; it is enough unto itself.
Our people are free in every possible way. So we are dropping the old patterns of jealousy, competitiveness, politics. There is no politics, there is no competitiveness, there is no jealousy. If one lover moves to another lover, there is no antagonism – it is simply understood that it is human.
Many inhuman things have been imposed on man. For example, marriage is inhuman: it is forcing two people to live together for a future about which they know nothing. Here, this moment is enough, and if you find yourselves loving each other the next moment also, good. And if you find that it is difficult, it has become nagging, it has become poisoned – that you are no longer interested in each other – then to go on living in it is ugly. Then being together is wasting energy, the lives of two people. Both can move, and both can move before things become bad, before things go sour. When they are sweet, friendly, they can move, with gratefulness for all those beautiful moments that they lived together.
Do you feel that you have a moral code? Is there a wrong? Is there a right?