I am grateful. Every master has been grateful to his disciples, because they are more cunning. Lao Tzu was grateful to Chuang Tzu because Chuang Tzu was more cunning. I am not saying he was not very beautiful…but more cunning than Lao Tzu. Buddha was grateful to Mahakashyapa because Mahakashyapa was more cunning. And that has always been the story, and will be the story always. Prove to be my real disciples so I too can say “Thank you.” Yes, thank you, thank you. God is content.
The world has to see the ordinary, the small things, in order to see the extraordinary. That’s why I say I am not enlightened. Enlightenment and non-enlightenment are two aspects of the whole. But the whole is known only by the one who can say, “I am no more enlightened.” For example, there is only one man outside this Noah’s Ark, J. Krishnamurti, but he is too much enlightened. He too must become unenlightened, then only will he be whole. That is why to see the eyes of a master is to see the eyes of ignorance. It is difficult to open the eyes, that is why I am in the body. Commitments have to be fulfilled.
Wipe that tear from my eye. I have to pretend to be enlightened, and enlightened people are not supposed to cry.