And so that man was released. And as I have been moving, dangers have been becoming larger and larger every day. First, it was one government, one country, now another government – and now it is the whole world.
It has been a strange experience, of how uncivilized humanity is and how far away is the possibility of its ever being cultured – because anybody who tries to raise its consciousness to a higher level becomes its enemy. Every friend becomes its enemy, and every enemy who is keeping it enslaved is thought to be its protector; they are its saints, they are its leaders.
Perhaps no man has gone through so much as I have gone through, because everybody before me was localized.
Jesus was crucified in a small, faraway corner of the world, in Judea, just a small colony of the Roman empire.
Socrates was killed in Athens, a city-state, not even a country. He never went out of Athens.
So those people never came in contact with the whole humanity the way I have come in contact, and they never saw the ugly faces – because all these people who have power are tremendously articulate, skillful in hiding their reality. They are perfect hypocrites.
My whole life’s experience will be helpful to anybody who wants to awaken people. They cannot crucify me because I have not committed any crime; neither have I been fighting against one religion nor against one country. My fight has been universal. It is not against any religion in particular or any political ideology in particular. It is a fight against the barbarousness in every human being.
So they are a little bit in difficulty in pinpointing how to destroy me. They will not be able…. In fact, all their efforts will expose them more and more.
And their efforts have also been helpful in another way. It has helped me to see amongst my own people who are really with me and who are not, who are only pretending to be with me and who are really with their total heart with me – that if I am crucified, thousands of people will be crucified simultaneously. So it has been in a way good. Every attack on me has helped me to get rid of those who were phony.
I am happy that I have found thousands of people who resonate with me, whose love, whose trust, is unconditionally with me. And their lives are being transformed. Even if I am taken away from my people, their transformation is not going to stop. It is something that knows no going back. Once it sets in, it goes on growing in you. It is just like a seed, and your heart becomes the soil.
And I am happy that thousands of people have been courageous enough to be available to me in spite of all kinds of opposition, lies, allegations. When the whole world is against you, you can get only the really chosen few. Then the mediocre cannot come close to you; they cannot gather courage.