My emphasis is: no more renunciation, no more self-torture, no need to create a painful, miserable life for yourself.
The woman is not against the man. The new humanity has to create the right atmosphere where men and women are friends, fellow-travelers, making each other whole. The journey becomes a joy, the journey becomes a song, the journey becomes a dance.
And if men and women in total harmony can give birth to children, those children will be the “superman” we have been dreaming about for thousands of years. But the superman can be created only out of the harmonious whole of man’s and woman’s energy. Then he will be born enlightened.
In the past, people had to seek enlightenment. But if a child is born out of a couple who are in total harmony, in absolute love, he will be born enlightened. It cannot be otherwise. Enlightenment will be his beginning; he will go beyond enlightenment from the very first step. He will seek new spaces, new skies.
Your second experience is indicative of my whole philosophical approach.
I am bound to be condemned by the old religions. I cannot even complain against them. I accept it, it is just natural – because I am trying to bring a totally new religious experience into the world. And with the new religious experience there is bound to be a new world, a new humanity, new eyes to see and new hearts to feel.
Jivan Mary, you are blessed that, far away from me, you experienced my enlightenment and you also experienced my transcendence of enlightenment. You are absolutely ripe, mature, to explode into the beyond, the unknowable, the ecstatic existence.
You are old, but only in the body. Your heart is younger than the so-called young generation. You have not just grown old, you have grown up, you have matured. And I can say it without any hesitation: this is going to be your last life. You will not die without experiencing your immortality, your eternity.
It is very difficult to predict any such thing because there are so many hazards. One can go astray from the very last step – just one step more and he would have arrived home, but one can go astray.
There is a Sufi story.
A king who was not just a king but also an enlightened human being, was talking to the court astrologer. He told the astrologer, “Your science is the most difficult one. Predicting anybody’s behavior, future, is almost an impossibility, because on each step there are crossroads, and one never knows where the person will start moving and changing. And life is so accidental and everything is in darkness; people are unconscious.”
But the astrologer said, “No, that is not so.”