And then a great shock…because I am not a man of words. Although I have spoken more words than anybody else in the whole world, but still I say I am not a man of words. My words are just like nets thrown to catch fish.
My message is wordless.
When you come close to me, then you see the point: that I am not a reasonable, rational, logical person; that you have come to an irrational mystic. You had come with a certain rational conviction, and here you find that reason has to be abandoned. You have to take a jump into the unknown, for which I cannot provide any logic, any evidence, except my own presence.
Anybody who has come here, caught by my words, will feel like escaping. Because he had come for a different reason, and here he finds a totally different situation – not only different, but diametrically opposite.
I am not a teacher. I am not a philosopher. I am not interested in creating systems and hypotheses.
My interest is in destroying you as you are, so that you can be reborn in your existential potential. I am here to destroy your personality, to give birth to your individuality.
It is a natural reaction, it happens to everybody. But you cannot escape either. At the most, you may go up to Dadar Station and come back again. You can try, and exactly from Dadar you will come back; that is the radius.
Once you are caught up with me, you cannot escape.
But I will not prevent you; trying to escape will be helpful. If you try to escape and then you have to come back, the next time the desire will arise but it will not have any effect on you. You will simply drop it, because it does not work. Now you have to go the whole way, whatever it means. It may mean the death of the ego, of the personality; then you have to take the risk.
If you had not come to me you would have continued to enjoy my words, because it was just borrowed knowledge for you. And here I want you to drop all borrowed knowledge, including that which you have gathered from me.
I want you to become a knower, a seer.
Certainly, you have to pass through fire. But the fire only looks like fire from afar. The closer you come, the cooler you will find it. And the moment you pass through the fire you will be surprised that fire can also be so cool, so refreshing.
There is a story in Moses’ life that Jews have not been able to explain in four thousand years.