The master cannot hand over the truth to you, he can only create devices so that you can discover your own truth. It is always your own authenticity, your own being. Who can give it to you? The teacher pretends to give you truth, but what he gives is just a decorated lie – although it may be very ancient, repeated for millions of years, so it appears like truth.
Adolf Hitler, in his autobiography, Mein Kampf, says, “The only difference I know between a lie and a truth is that a truth is nothing but a lie often repeated.” So you become hypnotized by it – and you can see it happening everywhere.
People are worshipping stones – people with eyes, people with intelligence, worshipping stones! They have been hypnotized from their very beginning. People believe in all kinds of stupidities, all kinds of superstitions, but they are not aware of it. They are almost in a drunken state, they are living in hypnosis. That is the secret of all hypnosis: repeat a thing again and again and again.
If you are consulting a hypnotist for any problem, his suggestion will always be to repeat something. If you are suffering from sleeplessness he will say, “Go on repeating, ‘I am falling asleep, I am falling asleep, falling asleep…’” Go on repeating it and you will fall asleep. But that sleep will not be a natural sleep, it will be deliberately created. It will be false. It will be pseudo; it will not have the spontaneity of real sleep. It is a mind phenomenon – imposed. You have forced yourself to fall asleep.
Mothers know it very well. When a child wants to get up and they want him to go to sleep, they start singing a lullaby. A lullaby is nothing but hypnosis. A small song, maybe of one or two lines, repeated again and again, creates boredom, and boredom is one of the best tranquilizers yet discovered. Anybody will fall asleep, tired of it.
You can go on repeating a certain lie in the same way – Adolf Hitler proved it with his propaganda. He propagated utter lies, and one of the most intelligent races on the earth, the Germans, believed him. The most learned race, the race which has given birth to great philosophers, thinkers, professors, scholars of the caliber of Immanuel Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Feuerbach, Karl Marx, fell into a deep hypnosis – the whole race! And not only ordinary people but a great giant like Heidegger, one of the most important philosophers of this age, fell into the same trap. He started saying that Adolf Hitler was right.
And what was Adolf Hitler saying? He was saying that the world was going to the dogs because of the Jews. Now, there is no relationship at all, no logic in it. The Jews have nothing to do with the world going to the dogs. In fact, the Jews had no country at that time, they were nowhere in power. They were the least responsible for the world going to the dogs – because without power how can you destroy humanity? But still the Germans believed it. They started believing it simply because of repetition: it was repeated so often.