The small boy who was standing on top said, “I cannot say, because they have no clothes.”
A man is recognized as a man because of his clothes, a woman is recognized as a woman because of her clothes. The small child is right. He says, “How can I say who they are? They have no clothes.” Clothes are the identity. That’s why a king will not allow you to wear clothes like him, no! If ordinary people start wearing clothes like the king, then where will he be? It cannot be allowed because he should be something special.
Clothes are identities. And they become so heavy on you that even in your dreams you never see yourself naked, you always see yourself with your clothes on. This is something! It has gone very deep. Even in dreams you never see yourself naked, society naked, no. Clothes have gone into the very unconscious, because a dream is an unconscious phenomenon. At least in a dream you should be natural, but even there you are not natural; masks, faces continue.
This whole falseness exists, this pseudo-personality exists, because at the base you hate yourself. You want to hide, nobody should know your real self, because how will they be able to tolerate it if they come to know it? How will they love it, how will they appreciate it? You have become actors. This is the basis of Jesus’ sayings.
Jesus said: Take no thought from the morning until the evening and from the evening until the morning for what you shall put on.
Don’t think about faces, clothes, falsities. Remain as you are, accept yourself as you are; difficult, very difficult, because if you think about yourself as you are, you feel suddenly uneasy.
From where does this uneasiness come? It comes because teachers have been teaching you, and those teachers are the great poisoners of life. They are not really teachers, they are enemies. They have been teaching: “This is animal, that is animal; and you are a man.” What are they saying? They are saying, “Whatsoever is animal in you, deny it!” And I say to you that man is not something against the animal, man is the supreme-most animal. Not something against; the highest, the very peak. If you deny animality, you deny your very source of life. And then you will always be false.
If you make love to a woman and you deny animality, what will you do? That’s why many people have become almost incapable of loving. You may be surprised that in the East I think ninety-nine percent of women have never known any orgasm. The same was the case in the West also, but now it is changing. Ninety-nine percent of women have never known any sexual ecstasy, because they were never allowed to.