But whenever there is a master, one has to seek him. Through the very seeking many things happen. If I come to you, you will miss me. If I come and knock at your door, you will think I have come to seek something from you; that will become the closing of your heart. No, I will not come to your house and knock. I will wait for you to come and knock, and not only knock, I will also force you to wait – because that is the only way that your heart can be opened.
I don’t know what Patanjali would have said to the West. How can I know? Patanjali is Patanjali; I am not Patanjali. But this is what I would like to say: the West has come to a point where either suicide or a spiritual revolution will happen. These are the only two alternatives. I’m not saying this only about individual people, individual persons. This is so for the West as a whole. Either the West will commit suicide through atomic war for which it is preparing, or there will be a spiritual awakening. And there is not very much time left. Within this century, in just twenty five years more, the West will either commit suicide or the West will know the greatest spiritual awakening that has ever happened in the history of man. Much is at stake.
People come to me and they say, “You go on giving sannyas without considering whether the person is worthy or not.” I tell them that time is short, and I don’t bother about it. If I give sannyas to fifty thousand people and only fifty prove to be true, that will be enough.
The West needs sannyasins. The story there has come to the point where the dead man is being carried. Now a sannyasinn has to appear in the West. And the sannyasin should be Western, not Eastern, because the Eastern sannyasin will become a victim, sooner or later, of all that you can give to him. He will start selling; he will become a salesman because he comes from the starved East. Money is his god.
The sannyasin should be Western: one who comes from the roots of the West, who realizes the meaninglessness of life, who realizes the frustration of the whole effort towards materialism, who realizes the futility of all Marxism, communism, and all materialist philosophies. This frustration is in the blood of Western man now, in the very bones.
That’s why my whole interest is to make as many Western people sannyasins as possible and send them back home. Many Sartres are waiting there. They have seen the death. They are waiting to see the ochre robe, and with the ochre robe, the ecstasy that follows.
The third question:
A Buddha lives with the highest sensitivity and so he enjoys all his bodily needs. Is not sex also a bodily need? Then why does it disappear in a Buddha?
Many things will have to be understood.