So the first thing to remember: there is nothing like surrender here. That very word is ugly; it is another name of spiritual slavery. In other religions people are surrendered. This is not a religion, and I am against all spiritual slavery.
Secondly, I do not brainwash people. My work is totally different. I simply take my people beyond the mind, and the moment they experience something beyond the mind, they themselves wash their minds – naturally, because it is so cluttered with crap from thousands of years. That dirty work I don’t do; they do it themselves.
My work is to pull them out of their brain identities; to pull them out of their minds and to give them an experience of beyondness. And then it is up to them to keep the crap or to throw it away – and nobody wants to keep the crap. And if they want a brain completely dry-cleaned, what is wrong in it? Everything should be washed and clean.
Yes, nobody else would do this, because when somebody else does it he has his own crap to replace in your brain. He deprograms you not to leave you deprogrammed; he deprograms you to reprogram you.
I simply take you beyond the mind. That is the whole method of meditation. Once you yourself know that, “I am not the mind, not the brain, not the body,” you start dropping all conditionings which are unnecessary hindrances in your growth, an unnecessary burden to carry.
When you are trying to open your wings and fly to the stars, of course you would like to go lightweight; you start dropping luggage. And in that luggage, if you drop the holy books, the holy Koran, the Holy Bible, I am not responsible for it, it is up to you. When you are beyond your mind you can see that your holy book is five hundred pages of pure pornography: now do you want to keep it or get rid of it? You see that your God is just a fiction, your devil is just a fiction; your heaven and hell do not exist anywhere.
It happened once…
A king came to a master very haughtily – obviously, because he was the king. He asked the master, “I have come to inquire about something. Have you something to say about heaven and hell? I want to understand. I am getting old, soon I will be dying. Before I die I want to be completely clear where I am going, why I am going, and if things can be changed. Does hell really exist? Does heaven really exist?”
The master said, “You are such an idiot. Sit down first, and ask like a disciple. Here you are not the king; here I am the master.”
And the king was furious. Before his courtiers – he had come with his commander in chief, prime minister, the queen – this man calls him an idiot. He pulled his sword out of its sheath and was obviously going to cut off the head of the master.
And the master said, “Wait just a moment! This is where the doors of hell open. Now you can cut. Cut the head off – this is where the doors of hell open.”