When Mansoor realized the point, the right point where you are, he said, ana’l haq which means, I am the right, I am the law; in other words, I am God and there is nothing above me.
Junnaid said, “Be quiet. I know it is true, but you are too young and you don’t know that the whole world is full of wrong people. They will not understand you. They will kill you because you are corrupting their youth, their minds. They are continuously afraid that nobody should touch their beliefs.”
Junnaid said, “I also experienced the same, but being an older man, much more experienced of the world, I don’t want to create unnecessary trouble for myself.”
But Mansoor was young, he could not resist…. In the marketplaces he would shout, “Ana’l haq!” – I am the truth.
And the same was the charge against him, that he is corrupting people: “If everybody starts saying, ‘I am the God, I am the truth, I am the law…’ then the whole society will collapse.”
Yes, if people start saying such things without experiencing the innermost being, the society will collapse. But if people assert their understanding of being, this society will rise in consciousness to heights which have rarely been known by man, only by a very few mystics.
I was in Greece and the archbishop of Greece started creating a protest against me. I was just a tourist for four weeks. He would send telegrams to the prime minister and the president and the home ministry. And he would give interviews to television and to the newspapers saying, “This man’s staying in Greece is dangerous. His influence is going to be corruptive. He will corrupt our tradition, our morality.”
And I wondered how a morality that has been established for twenty centuries can be corrupted by a man who is only a tourist for four weeks? In fact, that morality is trembling inside and afraid because it is based on the wrong man and the wrong man’s perception.
The right man is not worried.
I have been around the world. Twenty-one countries have stopped me from entering into their lands because my influence is going to corrupt their younger generation. Not a single one, any archbishop, any shankaracharya, any imam or any pope has been able to say exactly what it is that I am going to corrupt. But this is enough; the very word corruption is enough.
To help people to enter into their own being seems to be the greatest sin in the world. They have behaved more brutally with Socrates and Jesus and Al-Hillaj and others than they have ever behaved with criminals.
For the right man, the man who is centered in himself, a man who is conscious of his being, that very consciousness is enough. Whatever he will do, will be right. He does not need any law imposed upon him from outside, and imposed by people who are utterly rotten. Gutter politicians making laws – and they themselves are absolutely corrupt according to their own laws….