So this was asked in the parliament – that what was the danger? In the name of danger it was said that this man can destroy the morality of the young people, can destroy the religion of the country; that he can destroy the traditions and the past of our race. And wasn’t there at least one single fool in that whole parliament who could have asked, “If all this can be accomplished in six hours from inside an airplane parked at the airport, then what have you been doing for the past two thousand years?” If a morality and the religion – whose lessons are being given in the churches, schools, colleges and the universities – can be destroyed in six hours, then they are worth destroying; there is certainly some lie there. It is only the quality of a lie; only a lie can be destroyed in minutes. If you are under the fallacy that two plus two makes five, then any man can destroy that fallacy in moments. It is only a question of clearly showing that two plus two cannot make five.
So certainly lies have been spread and systems of morality have been based on those lies. And in this world, the biggest hurt that comes to man is when his lies are taken away from him – lies which he thought to be truths, and on the basis of which he thought that he has something.
My only crime was that I exactly said what the case is, and said it exactly as it is.
There is information – and not just from one source, but many – that the American president is ready to pay five million rupees if someone is willing to assassinate me. Now this price is a little too much. What, after all, is the value of a human body? The bodies of animals are valuable – shoes can be made out of their skin, toys can be made out of their bones, medicines can be made out of their chemical parts. In this world, man has the most valueless body. It has no price on it. On the contrary, something needs to be spent in order to cremate it or dispose of it in some other way. You can’t even keep it in the house.
If a country is ready to spend five million rupees on my assassination, it is not accidental. The fear is tremendous because I challenged President Ronald Reagan, saying that I was ready to come to the White House. He himself is a fanatic Christian. He believes that no other religion except Christianity is religion. And I said, “I challenge you. I am ready to come to your own home, amongst your own people, for a debate with you. If you can convince me, I will become a Christian and if I convince you, you are to become a sannyasin.”
Ronald Reagan knows that the fundamentals upon which he calls his Christianity a religion are utterly foolish. Jesus walked on water…even if he did, it has nothing to do with religion. For one, he never did walk on water, but if he had, then his priests – at least the pope – should demonstrate this ability, if nowhere else, then on a swimming pool. A representative should be able to substantiate it to some degree. If a swimming pool seems to be too big, even a bathtub will suffice. Just two steps will prove that walking on water is against the laws of nature. And religion is not against the laws of nature; religion is an evolution beyond the laws of nature, religion supports the laws of nature. The very meaning of religion is that we can manifest that which is hidden in nature.