I don’t believe in a majority. I believe in unanimous decisions and I want to teach you to come to unanimous decisions about everything. Ordinarily, if two teachers are in favor and one is not, in any other university the degree will be given. But not in this university. All the three teachers have to agree. If they don’t, then you have to write it again according to their recommendations.
That will become a literature on meditation. There is not much.
Perhaps I am the only one who has spoken on 112 methods of meditation. There is no other literature on those 112 meditations, and I have developed many new meditations which are not included among those. There is great need for literature on meditation from different angles, because there are meditations which you can do while doing anything. It is just an inner process. There are meditations which need specific times. There are meditations which you can do only while making love. There are meditations which need a certain kind of a structure. So much possibility is there for writing theses on meditations.
Narendra Bodhisattva, one of our sannyasins, has an MA. in psychology. Because he has been connected with me for so long, from his very childhood, he wanted to write his doctoral thesis on the psychology of meditation. But no university was ready to accept the subject. “Where are we going to find the guide for you? Then the examiners for you? There are no professors in the university who can claim that they are guides of meditation, and who will be examiners of your thesis? And on what grounds will they examine it? Because that is going to be the first thesis on meditation.” Strange. For ten thousand years the world has been meditating, talking about meditation, and nobody has even written a thesis. So I have a separate section, PhD, which will be only for doctoral theses.
The university’s work is more intellectual, more theoretical, more scholarly. The Academy is something higher than the university. Both are wings of Rajneesh Friends International. RIMU is intellectual, academic, scholarly. RA is more experiential, more existential. It is really the mystery school I have been talking about.
It is the Academy which will initiate people into sannyas, which will help people to go into their past lives – existentially, not intellectually. It will guide people for meditation, not to he head but to the heart.
It will also give titles. They will not be called degrees, they will be titles: siddha, arihanta, acharya. These titles can be withdrawn any moment. It depends; if you fall from your experience you lose your title. The degrees you don’t lose; they are merely intellectual. But when you enter into experience, you can fall back; you can become afraid, you can stop moving ahead. So these titles are not to make you clergymen, which is an ugly word.
Two small children were discussing how many types of human beings there are. One was saying two, the other was saying three. The child who was saying two said, “You seem to be crazy. Three? I have never heard, I have never seen the third type!” He said, “You see the third type every day, but you don’t understand. Man, woman, clergyman. That is a totally separate category. It is neither man nor woman. It is a very strange category.”