I was shocked to hear you say that the pyramid of humanity consists only of Ayatollah Khomeini and Albert Einstein, and there is no qualitative difference between the two. Isn’t there a third alternative?
I am shocked too, but one is helpless against the reality.
The truth is that there is no qualitative difference between Ayatollah Khomeini and Albert Einstein; I would have loved to declare it if there was even a small possibility of some qualitative difference. That does not mean that both are the same type of person.
Ayatollah Khomeini is a madman.
Albert Einstein is a super-genius, the sharpest intelligence humanity has ever produced.
So I am not saying that they are the same kind of people, but what can I do? – they belong to the same range. Ayatollah is the lowest in the line, Albert Einstein the highest, but the difference is only of degrees; it is the same pyramid.
Ayatollah Khomeini, Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, Mao Zedong, they are as human as Albert Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Karl Jaspers; they belong to one humanity, to one mind. But Ayatollah Khomeini and his company are sick. The mind is the same but it is a sick mind, it is upside down. Albert Einstein and Bertrand Russell are healthy. It is the same mind but in the right shape; it is as it should be.
But I cannot say that they belong to two different categories; that would be a lie – consoling. You would not be shocked, I would not be shocked, everybody would be happy, but to destroy truth for such stupid consolations is not going to help anybody.
But why do you look only from one side? There are many aspects which have to be considered. Why don’t you see it as a great revelation? You have thought only of one thing, that’s why you got shocked. I got shocked too, but I also got excited, ecstatic.
You thought only of one thing, that Albert Einstein is reduced to the level of Ayatollah Khomeini. But why can’t you see the other possibility? – that Ayatollah Khomeini can be raised to the level of Albert Einstein.
I am opening a tremendous possibility for these mad people. And these mad people have dominated humanity; something has to be done.
Humanity as such is not bad, not evil, but one Ayatollah Khomeini can drive a whole country crazy, idiotic. The names, the words, the principles these people use to hide their madness and stupidity are beautiful.