Remember, life, the very nature of life is insecurity. You cannot have a secure life, you can only have a secure death. All insurance is for death. There can be no life insurance. All insuring is to protect, to secure, to remain closed. Life is dangerous, millions of dangers are around. That’s why ninety-nine percent of people decide in favor of remaining seeds. But what are you protecting? – there is nothing to protect. What are you securing? – there is nothing yet to secure. A seed is as dead as a pebble on the path. And if it remains like a seed, there is bound to be misery. There is bound to be misery because it was not meant to be like that. It was not its destiny to be a seed, but to come out of it. The bird has to leave the egg-shell for the vast, dangerous sky where everything is possible.
And with all those possibilities, death is also there. Life takes the risk of death. Death is not against life, death is the very background in which life flowers. Death is not the opposite of life. It is just like a blackboard on which you write with white chalk. You can write on a white wall but then the words will not show. On a blackboard, whatsoever you write with white shows. Death is like a blackboard: the white lines of life show upon it. It is not against; it is the very background. Those who want to be alive have to decide one thing: they have to accept death. Not only must they accept death, they have to welcome it. Every moment they have to be ready for it. If you don’t accept death, you will remain dead from the very beginning. That is the only way to protect – you will remain a seed. The bird will die in the egg…many birds die in the egg.
You are here. If you want any help from me, let me break your egg: your securities, your bank balances, your life insurances – let me make you vulnerable. Invulnerable, you will remain in the egg, and soon you will be a rotten thing. Come out of it. The egg is to protect you, not to kill you. It is not meant that you should always remain in the egg. It is good – it protects in the beginning, when you are too soft to come out. But when you are ready, then the egg has to be broken. Howsoever comfortable and secure you are, a single minute more in the egg and you will lose the possibility, you will lose the opportunity to be alive and fly in the sky. Of course, dangers are there, but dangers are beautiful. A world without dangers would be ugly, and a life without dangers cannot be very alive.
Hence, deep down in every man and in every woman, there is an urge to live dangerously. That is the urge for life. That’s why you go to the mountains, that’s why you go for an unknown journey, that’s why man tries to go to the moon, that’s why somebody tries to reach Everest, and somebody starts on a voyage at sea in a small handmade boat. There is a deep urge for danger; that urge is for life. Don’t kill that urge, otherwise you will be here and not alive.
If you understand me well, when I make you a sannyasin, when I initiate you into sannyas, I initiate you into a life of insecurity, vulnerability. Sannyas is the jump out of the egg, and the egg is the ego. Ego is a protection. Ego is like a subtle wall around you. That’s why ego is so very touchy. Somebody says something or somebody just smiles at you, and by the way he smiles you are hurt. You start protecting yourself; you are ready to fight. Ego is a readiness to fight with whatsoever appears to be dangerous. Ego is a constant fight against life, because life is dangerous. From wherever life tries to reach you, the ego is there like a rock protecting you. Step over this rock, break this egg of the ego, come out of it.