A man can only be a man if he has attained to the state of no-mind, if he has taken the quantum leap we are talking about. It is from animal to man, from mind to no-mind.
Just today I received information from my sannyasin representative in America that he was interviewed by the press, because they have become worried that I am going to enter the presidential election in America. And there is no law that can prevent me, although everybody knows it is a joke. I cannot fall that low. Twenty percent of American presidents have been murdered. That is the most stupid position to be in – a twenty percent chance of being murdered! Even men like Abraham Lincoln, Kennedy are no exceptions. The best that America has produced, it has destroyed.
Just as a joke I have said, yes to Global Promoters, the biggest promoting agency in America, to make it known to everybody in America that I am still alive and kicking. Who cares about being the president of America? I am not that stupid.
The press has also asked the Immigration Department: “What do you say now Osho is going to enter the presidential election?”
And the chief of the Immigration Department said, “This is only possible if God wants it.”
It is good to know that the Immigration Department of America will at least not prevent God from coming into America. And it also seems that the American Immigration Department – which fought me for five years and had not even the guts to arrest me – is a very faithful, religious, God-loving company. These are also the people who have killed God – because anybody who is preparing to destroy this planet, and America is number one… It is so hilarious that on the one hand they go on saying they believe that God created the world, and now Ronald Reagan is going to destroy it.
Is this what fundamentalist Christianity means? In a way it is very symbolic. God is killed by the priests, God is killed by the believers. God is known only by the meditators, not as a separate entity hiding somewhere millions of light-years away, but someone breathing within your heart. Only a meditator becomes a temple of God, only a meditator becomes an answer to all kinds of atheistic suspicions.
I was also amazed to receive another piece of research today, done by American psychoanalysts in China. They could not believe it because it has been the belief of the psychoanalysts that possessiveness is biological, is instinctive. But they were surprised that Chinese children are not as possessive as American children. Chinese children are more sharing than American children, are less aggressive than American children. They had to change their whole idea and for the first time accept that possessiveness and aggression are not biological but cultural, educational, social.