Only questions go on changing, but basically the mind remains the same. So if you are trying to get answers through the mind you are not going to get them at all! Listen to me in silence, listen to me without the mind. Put the mind aside.
You have been conditioned by Christianity for service, and the conditioning of Christianity has gone so deep that not only has it conditioned the Christians, it has conditioned even the Buddhists, the Jainas, the Hindus, the Mohammedans. It has a logical appeal in it.
For example, in India we always respected the man of meditation. We never asked Buddha to go and serve the poor.
I receive every day hundreds of letters saying “If you are really a Bhagwan then you should open hospitals, schools, houses for the poor, for orphans, for widows.” But nobody asked Buddha, nobody asked Krishna, nobody asked Mahavira, how many hospitals they had opened and how many schools they had opened. All that we asked them was whether they have achieved blissfulness. If they have achieved that, then all is achieved. Then their very presence is a healing force, then their very presence is educative, then their very presence is nectar. Then their very presence gives eyes to the blind and ears to the deaf and tongues to the dumb and hearts to the dead – their very presence!
But Christianity has contaminated the whole world. Now even Hindus think that Mother Teresa is a real saint. Jainas think, Buddhists think, that unless you serve the poor, unless you serve the old, you are not a really religious person.
The East has defined the religious person in a totally different way and I insist that the East is right, Christianity is wrong. First one has to become blissful oneself, then only can one share.
Con had returned to his native town after many years abroad. “I hope,” said his parish priest, “that you have been loyal to your faith while you have been away.”
“Indeed, Father, I have. I lied, I fought, I cursed, I robbed and I had women, but not for one moment did I forget the religion I was brought up in!”
People are only paying lip service, but nothing else can be done because Christianity has put everything upside-down.