And after that Jaina monk, one of his disciples, an old woman, started…Because her master has gone, now she does not want to live. And these people are surrounded by thousands who respect them, because this is the greatest sacrifice and the greatest victory of spirituality over materialism. From all over the country thousands of people will come to touch their feet, and all that they are doing is simply committing a crime. But they are not criminals, they are saints.
It is the same situation in all the religions, with different superstitions. They turn the energy of your intellect against your instinct, and that spoils all possibilities of opening the flower of your intuition. That is the mystic rose that will lead you to the ultimate ecstasy and to immortal life.
But people seem to be absolutely in the hands of the dead past. Whatever the old scriptures have told them, they go on doing it, without ever considering the whole science of man. These three are the layers of the whole science of man.
Instinct should be allowed a relaxed flow. Never disturb it with the intellect for any reason. And intellect should be used as an opening for intuition. It has just to give way for intuition to take over your life. Then your life is a life of immense light, of luminosity. It becomes a constant festival.
But it seems the majority of the world consists of very retarded people. They never think about their life themselves. Whatever they are told, they do. They never bother whether it comes from right sources or wrong sources.
You may be born a Catholic or a Hindu or a Mohammedan. But your birth does not ensure that your religion is right. Your birth and your religion have no connection. But up to now wherever you are born decides your religion. The child has not chosen the religion; the religion is imposed on him. And a constant repetition of all kinds of lies makes him more and more unintelligent, superstitious, retarded, idiotic.
Paddy and Sean are eating their lunch on the construction site. Suddenly Paddy says, “Yuck! I just ate a worm in this apple.”
“Well,” says Sean, “drink some water and wash him down.”
“To hell with him,” replies Paddy, throwing away the apple core. “Let him wash himself.”
You are surrounded with these kinds of people all over the world. You have to keep alert not to get trapped in the way everybody is imprisoned.
Being with me, if you cannot be unimprisoned, unfettered, then you will not find any other place on the earth where you can be free. To me, freedom is the most fundamental value. And only in freedom can you grow to the highest peak, can you become an Everest.
Only in freedom will your intuition blossom and bring immense treasures to you.