And that is exactly the situation of man: his roots are cut. Man lives almost uprooted. He has to be made uprooted so that he can become dependent on the society, on the culture, on the religion, on the state, on the parents, on everybody. He has to depend; he himself has no roots. The moment he becomes aware that he has no roots he feels he is going crazy, he is going insane. He is losing every support, he is falling into a dark ditch – because the knowledge is borrowed, it is not his own; the respectability is borrowed. He himself has no respect for his own being. His whole personality is borrowed from some source – the university, the church, the state. He himself has nothing of his own.
Just think of a man who lives in a grand palace with every conceivable luxury. Suddenly one day you make him aware that the palace does not belong to him, neither the luxuries belong to him. They belong to somebody else who is coming, and he will be thrown out. He will go crazy.
So, in deep therapy you will come across this point, and the person has to face it and allow it, to go crazy. In the therapy allow the situation, so that the person can go crazy. Once he goes crazy he will drop the fear. Now he knows what craziness is. The fear is always of the unknown; let him go crazy and he will soon calm down, because there is no real base to his fear. It is a fear projected by the society.
The parents say, “If you don’t follow us, if you disobey, you will be condemned.” The Jewish God says in the Talmud, “I am a very jealous God, a very angry God. Remember that I am not nice, I am not your uncle.” And all the religions have been doing this – so just go off the way that is followed by the mob and they will declare you crazy.
So everybody goes on clinging to the crowd, remaining part of a religion, a church, a party, a nation, a race. He’s afraid to be alone – and that’s what you are doing when you bring him to his own depths: the whole crowd, all those connections disappear. He’s left alone and there is nobody on whom he has always depended.
He has nothing of his own intelligence, that is the problem. Unless he starts growing his own intelligence he will always remain afraid of being crazy. Not only that – the society can make him crazy any moment. If the society wants to make him crazy, if that is in their favor, they will make him crazy.
In the Soviet Union it happens almost every day. I am taking the example of the Soviet Union because they do it more scientifically, methodologically. It happens everywhere all over the world, but elsewhere the methods are very primitive. For example, if a person in India behaves in a way which is not approved of, he is made an outcast. He cannot get any support from anyone in the town; people will not even speak to him. His own family will close the doors in his face. The man is bound to go crazy – you are driving him crazy.