This earth can be a splendor, a magic, a miracle. Our hands have that touch – it is just that we have never tried it. Man has never given a chance to his own potential to grow, to blossom, to bring fulfillment, contentment, to shower the whole earth with flowers, to fill the whole earth with fragrance. To me, that fragrance is godliness.
The new man will not worship a God as a creator of the world; the new man will create God as a fragrance, as beauty, as love, as truth. Up to now God has been the creator: for the new man, man will be the creator, and God is going to be the created. We can create godliness – it is within our hands.
That’s why I say the new man is the greatest revolution that has ever happened in the world. And there is no way to avoid it because the old man is determined to die, determined, committed to commit suicide. Let him die peacefully. Those who have a rebellious spirit should just disconnect themselves, and they will be the saviors, they will create a Noah’s ark, they will be the beginning of a new world. And because we have known the old world and its miseries; we can avoid all those miseries; we can avoid all those jealousies, all those angers, all those wars, all those destructive tendencies….
We can go through a total transformation: we can create innocent people, loving people, people who breathe in freedom, people who help each other to be free. We can create nourishment for everybody to be dignified, to be respected – not according to some ideals and values, but just as he is.
The new man is going to be the very salt of the earth.
last night, after you had left discourse, and I was bowing down, a feeling came over me so strongly that I couldn’t imagine living after you die. I felt that without your constant showering, I would be lost in darkness forever. Later, sitting in my room, I felt a tremendous fear coming up in me – the sort that usually catapults me into some neurotic and compulsive activity. This time though, I sat, felt you, and let the feeling come until it was so strong that I felt absolutely paralyzed. Suddenly, it popped; and I was sitting there in a kind of silence I have never known before. Today, I feel quiet and uncomplicated – my usual obsessions far away, not ecstatic, not down; just very simple and sober. Beloved Master, was this an encounter with death?
Rafia, there is no way to encounter death, just because death is a fiction. You can think about it, you can be afraid about it; but you cannot encounter it. Nobody ever dies – people are simply changing houses.
What you have experienced was first the fear that: after I die, how are you going to live without me? Don’t be worried about it. First, if I see that you cannot live without me, I can postpone dying – unless you come with folded hands, and you say, “Now, it is too much – I cannot tolerate you any more.”