Judas sold Jesus for thirty silver coins, and after two thousand years we sannyasins are still behaving the same way with you. Is this the last effort of the political mind on its deathbed?
Man has not evolved as far as consciousness is concerned. Thousands of years have passed; man’s stupidity remains the same.
Jesus has promised to come back, but I assure you he will not come. One experience with you was enough. Who wants to be tortured and crucified again? Who wants to be sold by the same people he loved? – the same people for whom he was working his whole life, and he sacrificed himself. And that, too, for thirty pieces of silver.
There is some flaw in Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. I am not a supporter of it. He thinks apes became men in a long process of evolution. But we have known apes for ten thousand years – not a single one has tried to become man again. And if apes can become men, then men certainly can become supermen, but there seems to be no sign at all. On the contrary, man is continuously degrading himself.
America is one of the most cultured, and the latest country in the world, with a small history of three hundred years. But in three hundred years, twenty percent of America’s presidents have been assassinated. Just that fact shows that America is barbarous. And strange to say that the twenty percent who have been assassinated include the best presidents America had – Abraham Lincoln and Kennedy. They do not assassinate phony characters like Jimmy Carter, and they will not assassinate Ronald Reagan. They fit with them. They are as much retarded as the common masses are. Abraham Lincoln does not fit. He is far above the retarded people.
The average mental age of humanity is only thirteen years. This you call evolution? A man is ninety years old, and he has the mind of a thirteen year old. It is because of this retardedness that he believes all kinds of idiotic beliefs, dogmas, religions. He never questions, never inquires, never explores. He does not have consciousness enough to go on a quest for truth.
And of course the politicians don’t want him to evolve. The priests don’t want him to evolve, because man’s evolution is their death. An evolved man, a conscious man, has no need of political leaders to tell him what is right and what is wrong. He does not require any pope, any Mother Teresa, any Ayatollah Khomeini, any Shankaracharya. In fact, these people will seem to him retarded.
So all the religions and all the political parties of the world are conspiring against humanity. To keep man enslaved, the best way is that he remains a helpless child, always in search of a father figure.
In politics he finds father figures.
In religion he finds father figures.
It is not a coincidence that Christian priests are called fathers.