Every moment there is a crime committed in New York – that is okay, that is the accepted American way of life. We are strangers; we are not committing any crime every moment. One person is dying of AIDS in LA every day. That means there must be thousands of homosexuals in LA Do you want to compete with New York and LA and San Francisco? Do you want to follow the American way of life, which is nothing but crime?
If you want, we can withdraw those three dozen guns; they don’t matter. But you are being simply stupid. Those three dozen guns are keeping all the cowards away from you. And in Oregon I don’t see anybody other than cowards.
We have been inviting the governor, the attorney general, to come and see: “Be our guest. Stay here for a day or two, go around the commune and see; these people are not criminals.” They have never accepted the invitation. These cowards are afraid of toy guns, so why not keep them afraid?
And you are asking me, “People are searched….” It can be stopped, but then I cannot stay here with you, because the government is making every effort to destroy you. Then drugs will be brought in, planted here, and you will be arrested. That is their idea: one thousand sannyasins behind bars.
Right now they have no reason, but drugs just have to be brought and put in your houses. While you are working in the fields, making the roads, listening to me, your houses can become dangerous. Then who is going to be responsible for those drugs? It is perfectly right; anybody who enters here should be totally searched. We don’t want any kind of interference with our people’s lives.
But if you are happy, you have nothing to lose – you will only lose me. Then I cannot stay here a single moment, because I cannot see you imprisoned, harassed, beaten; your houses bulldozed – which you have created with tremendous creativity, love.
And you go on asking these stupid questions. Just last night, one woman sannyasin wrote a letter, that in the press conference when I asked people if they were with me to raise their hands – ten thousand hands were raised, and she says she wanted to stand against me. And still she writes to me, “Osho, I love you too much.” Is she blind – she cannot see ten thousand hands? To me it does not matter, she could have stood up. But why, in the first place, should you be in this commune?
A commune has to be an organic unity – not a union but an organic unity, just like the body is. The left hand cannot go against the right hand. The legs cannot go against the head. The heart cannot go against the head. This is not a union, it is an organic unity. A commune has to be organic, one.
Whoever wrote that letter – either she should change her attitude, or she should leave. There is no reason – why be here? Why live in antagonism with five thousand people? She seems to be somebody planted by the FBI, by the attorney general, or by some other agency. She is not a true sannyasin.