I would not like you in any way to force somebody to accept my message, because that will be destroying the message – the very message. The very message is that nobody should be forced to believe anything. All that you can do is explain lovingly; and before explaining lovingly, you have to live what I am saying so that the explanation is not only in words but in your life too.
So rather than you going to people to explain, people have to come to ask you, “What has happened to you? Why are your eyes so silent? Why is your face so radiant? Why does being with you feel so good? – as if one has been by the side of a cool lake. Why does it feel like a soft cool breeze has passed?” Let people ask you.
You have to live it.
It is through your life, your actions, your spontaneity, your love and your blissfulness, that you can reach to people’s hearts. And let the question come from them. Don’t go on pouring your answers. When the question is nonexistent, all answers are useless.
If you can make your life so radiant, so musical, so harmonious, people are bound to ask, “What are you doing? What has happened to you? Why do your eyes have a certain magic?” Then you can explain what you have been doing, what has happened to you. And you can say, by the side, “It can happen to you too, because you have the same potential as every other human being.”
This will be a fightless fight.
An article in an American woman’s magazine says that as many as fifty million Americans suffer from so-called insomnia. According to this article, insomnia, after the common cold and headache, ranks number three for visits to the doctor. Could you please comment?
Insomnia is not a disease. Insomnia is a certain way of life.
Man is made by nature to work hard for at least eight hours. Unless he works hard for eight hours he does not earn the right to have a deep sleep. And as a society grows richer, people are not working hard. There is no need; others can work for them. The whole day they are doing small things which they enjoy to do, but it is not hard work like that of a stonecutter or a woodcutter. But the body is made so that after eight hours of hard work it naturally needs to fall into sleep to rejuvenate its energy. But it seems difficult – you have earned enough money and still you are chopping wood for eight hours? Then for what have you earned all that money? It seems stupid. You could have chopped wood even without becoming a millionaire.
So if fifty million people in America are suffering from insomnia, that simply means these are the people who are not earning the right to sleep. They are not working to create the situation in which sleep happens. You cannot find fifty million people in a poor country…you cannot find five people.