If humanity remains asleep, if humanity remains unconscious and hypnotized, then the politician can remain in power and the priest can go on exploiting you. If humanity becomes awake, then there will be no need for these priests and politicians. There will not be any need for any country, state, and there will not be any need for any church, any Vatican, any pope. The need will disappear. There will be a totally different quality to human consciousness.
That quality needs to be born. We have come to that point in the evolution of human consciousness where this new consciousness is tremendously needed, desperately needed – this new consciousness which makes man free from politics and free from religion.
And let me remind you again and again, that will be the only religious world: free from religions, but not free from religion; free from churches, dogmas, but not free from the first principle; free from all the second principles.
A girl told her friend she had just become engaged to a traveling salesman.
“Is he good looking?” asked the friend.
“Look, he would never stand out in a crowd.”
“Does he have money?” continued the friend.
“If he does, he won’t spend it.”
“What about his bad habits. Does he have any?”
“Well, he drinks an awful lot,” said the future bride.
“I don’t understand you,” said the friend. “If you can’t say anything nice about him, then why are you marrying him? “
“He is on the road all the time,” she replied, “and I will never see him.”
That’s the only good thing about it – and that is the good thing about the god of the priests: you will never see him. That’s why you go on following the priest. To avoid God you follow the priest. To avoid God you read the Bible. To avoid God you chant Vedas. To avoid God you become scholars, thinkers. To avoid God you are doing everything that is possible
But why do you want to avoid God? Why in the first place do you want to avoid God? There are reasons. The very idea of God creates tremendous fear because God will mean death to your ego. You will not exist if God is there.
The great Indian mystic Kabir has said, “Look at the irony of it. When I was, God was not; now God is, I am not. Anyway the meeting has not happened.” Because for the meeting, two are needed. “When I was, God was not; now God is, I am not.”
The fear is that you will have to lose yourself. You are afraid of death; that’s why you are afraid of God. And that’s why you are afraid of love, and that’s why you are afraid of all that is great
. You are too attached to this false ego – which never gives anything but misery, but pain, but at least gives you a feeling that you are. Just watch. Meditate over it.