Up till now everything has been happening unconsciously, by nature, but now nature cannot do anything any more. Can’t you see it simply? Darwin says that man is born of the monkey – perhaps he is right. I don’t think so, that’s why I said “perhaps he is right.” But what happened then? Monkeys are not becoming men…you don’t suddenly see a monkey turning into a man and proving Darwin’s theory.
No monkey is interested in Charles Darwin. I don’t think they have even read his very unpoetic books. In fact they are – they must be, I assume – angry, because Darwin thinks that man has evolved. No monkey can believe that man is more evolved than him. All monkeys – and believe me, I have been in touch with all kinds of people, monkeys included – believe that man is a fallen monkey…fallen from the trees. They cannot think it is evolution. You will have to agree with me on a new word: involution. Perhaps Darwin was right, but then what happened? Forget monkeys, we have nothing to do with them.
What happened to man? Millions of years have passed and man is still the same. Has evolution stopped? For what reason? I don’t think that any Darwinian is capable of answering, and know well I have studied Darwin and his followers as deeply as possible. I say “possible” because there is not much depth. What can I do? But not a single Darwinian answers the basic question: “If evolution is the rule of existence, then why has man not evolved into superman? Or at least something better?” Don’t call it super; it sounds a little too grand a word to be attached to a man. Why is man not just a little better?
But there has been no change at all for centuries. As far as historians know, man has always been the same, as ugly as today. In fact, if anything can be said to have changed, he has become even uglier. Yes, I am saying what nobody seems to say. Politicians cannot say it because the votes belong to the monkeys. The so-called philosophers cannot say it because they are waiting for their Nobel Prize, and the committee consists of monkeys. If you tell the truth you will be in the same trouble as I am. I have not known a single day without trouble since I became aware. Inside there is no trouble; all trouble had ceased. But outside there is trouble every moment. Even if you associate with me you will be in trouble.
Just the other day I had the message that one of our centers has been attacked. All the windows were broken in a crowd attack. People took away whatsoever they wanted. And just after that a whole center has been burned.
Now my people have not harmed anybody; they were just meeting there, meditating there. Even the policemen made the statement, “It is strange, because for two years we have been observing these people, and they are utterly innocent. They are neither political nor in any ideology – they just enjoy themselves. Why their houses should be burned is unexplainable.” The police may not find the explanation, because the explanation is here, lying down in this dental chair.