I don’t want any Mother Teresa in the world. Neither do I believe in the virtue of serving the poor, because I don’t want anybody to be poor in the world. And it is in our hands: we have all the scientific techniques to produce according to our needs – or not to produce. To produce the best possible children…there is no need to produce blind, crippled, retarded…that should be a thing of the past! Now science places it absolutely in our hands to choose how our children should be. We just have to drop our old conception.
Our old conception was: my child should be of my blood. It is sheer nonsense. What is the difference between my blood and your blood? The new intelligence should choose the right seed for the child – from whom it comes, it does not matter.
In a commune there should be banks for semen in the hospitals, just as there are banks for blood. A couple can go and ask the doctor what kind of child is needed – a mathematician? a Mohammed Ali the Great? a Jesus Christ? – because now it is possible to read the whole history of every child even before he is conceived. Every living cell that is going to become the life of a new child has the whole program. How long he will live, whether he will be healthy or sick, intelligent or unintelligent, a musician, a dancer, a scientist…you can choose!
We just have to drop the old, stupid ideas. As far as lovemaking is concerned, you can make love to the woman you like. But as far as producing a child is concerned, your woman can provide the womb and you can find the best seed from the hospital. And it will be anonymous, so you need not be worried that someone in the street will say, “Hello, you are the father of my child.” Nobody can say that; nobody will ever know.
Finally, the children should belong to the commune as a whole. Father and mother should recede, in their place, should be “uncles” and “aunts”. There should be so many uncles and so many aunts…perhaps the mother should be the chief aunt and the father should be the chief uncle, but not more than that.
Everybody should be allowed to be himself. Right now everybody is forced to be according to the ideas of others. That causes misery and great anguish, and takes all joy and gladness from life. Everybody should be himself and contribute to life according to his way – by creating music, or by creating paintings, or by writing poetry, or by producing better fruits, better crops, making better roads.
Everyone should be allowed to have his own potential fulfilled. A model commune will give dignity to every individual. I was saying this morning that Gorbachev can invite us to have a model commune in the Soviet Union.
This is as far as human growth is concerned. One thing for the inner growth is that everybody, irrespective of whether he is a man or a woman, should be allowed to choose a method of meditation suitable to him, so that he can not only experience the joys of life, but he can also experience the joys of his spirit.
Communism is missing only one thing: a spirituality. A model commune should be a spiritual gathering of seekers, of lovers, of friends, of creative people in all dimensions of life. They can produce paradise here on the earth.