Right now, the conditional love is like an imprisonment. Two persons who don’t like each other are holding each other in imprisonment. It is a strange thing. If you don’t like the other, say good-bye. But you cannot say good-bye because you are afraid he may enjoy himself somewhere else. It does not fit with your jealousy, he has to be happy with you. A husband does not like his wife to be laughing, to be happy with another man. Neither does the wife like such a situation.
So it is a very strange situation in which we have placed humanity. And unless a great awareness happens that this is our fundamental misery, you cannot be freed from this hell that you have made of the earth. Lovers – the so-called lovers, I mean – are more like detectives to each other than lovers. Jealously watching what the other is doing…every letter is opened, every pocket is searched.
One night, a woman heard…in sleep her husband was again and again saying, “Kamala, darling.” The woman was listening to exactly what he was saying. In the morning she asked, the first thing, “Who is this ‘Kamala darling’?”
The man said, “It is nothing, it is just the name of a female horse. I have been thinking to bet on that horse – you know the racing season is coming.”
And then, just when they were talking about this, the phone rang. The husband ran towards the phone; the wife said, “Stop, I will take it.” And then she handed over the phone to the husband: “That female horse ‘Kamala darling’ wants to talk to you.”
Even in sleep you are not free to say things. And people say there is freedom of speech! If there were a small window which God had managed to make into every head, the wife would have been looking through the window into your dreams. “What are you seeing? Who is this woman?”
I have heard, two young men were going to Alaska, far away from humanity, for some research work. In the last village, they purchased everything that they would need for at least three months. When their purchase was complete, the owner of the shop said, “I don’t want to interfere, but I am more experienced and I have been giving things to all kinds of research workers who go deep into Alaska where you will not meet another human being…”
They said, “What do you mean?”
He said, “I have a suggestion: I have a plastic woman, really great, glamorous…”
They both said, “This is nonsense. Plastic woman – what are we going to do with a plastic woman?”
He said, “Just keep it in case you need. There will be no woman available for thousands of miles.”
One of them relaxed and he said, “I will purchase it.”
The other said, “Are you mad?”
The first said, “I am not mad, but without a woman for three months, I may get mad. I am going to purchase the woman; just show me.”