The Rogers Cable System, Portland, Oregon, United States
You look very nice in blue. Is that one of your favorite colors?
All colors are my favorites – except red!
Do you see a lot of red around here?
Your type… That is a lot.
Why do these people like you so much? Why are you so appealing?
I also wonder.
Is it the beard or the money or the prestige?
I don’t have any money. I don’t have any prestige. I am notorious all over the world – what prestige can I have? To be with me needs the courage to be with a notorious man… You will lose your prestige if you are with me.
Why is that?
Because I am notorious. You need not do anything; you just be with me and you will lose your prestige, your respectability, your service. Everything will be gone.
They love me because I love them, and they cannot love me more than I love them. If the love of all my sannyasins around the world is put on one side of a scale and my love for them on the other side, I’m going to be weightier.
When, or if, you pass away, or if something happened, who would take over? Would there be someone to take over? What would happen to Rajneeshpuram?