“But when I became sane, and the same things continued – now I could not tolerate it if somebody was sitting on my chest, somebody was cutting my hair, somebody has cut half my mustache….”
They were all mad people. Amongst those mad people he was the only one who was sane. No mad person ever accepts that he is mad. The moment he accepts he is mad, sanity has started coming.
Your accepting that finally great craziness has happened to you, is a moment of rejoicing for all those who have either already become crazy or are on the path of becoming crazy….
There are all types of people here at different stages of craziness. But don’t be satisfied. Rejoice! – but remember that there are still crazier states. A moment comes when you start talking with the trees, playing with the stones, arguing with the ocean…because your very idea of being separate has disappeared. Now this whole existence is one organic unity.
And it is not that when you talk to a tree it does not respond to you; if you are crazy enough, there is a dialogue. Perhaps one time you have to speak from your side; another time you have to speak from the tree’s side – because the tree cannot speak, but you can understand what it wants to say.
Just remember the basic criteria – that your happiness, your blissfulness should go on growing; your intelligence, your clarity should go on growing; your love should go on becoming more and more pure…and your understanding should start giving you insight into your past lives and into your future lives. You should become part of eternity – spread from the very beginning to the very end. Naturally, people around you will think you are crazy. But I say to you: to me you have become for the first time sane.
Man, in his ordinariness, is insane.
Every thing that he goes on doing – you can watch…and you will find that it is out of insanity. Your craziness is not the ordinary insanity of humanity; it is the craziness of all the mystics, of all the poets, of all the creators. It is the craziness that happens only to the blessed ones.