This is a strange company here. I am an old Jew. There is a proverb which says, “Once a Jew always a Jew.” And I was once a Jew, and I know the truth of that proverb. I’m still a Jew, and sitting by my right side is a one hundred percent Jew, Devageet; and there, by my side near my feet, Devaraj is sitting, partially a Jew. You can see from his nose…otherwise from where could he get such a beautiful nose?
And Gudia, if she is still here, is not English either. She has also once been a Jew. For the first time I want to make it known to you that she is none other than Magdalena! She loved Jesus, but missed him. He was crucified so early and a woman needs time, and patience; and he was only thirty-three. That is the time to play football, or if you are a little grown up at thirty-three, then to go to see a football match.
Jesus died too early. The people were too uncruel to him…I mean cruel to him. I wanted them to be uncruel, that’s why the word came. Gudia, this time you cannot miss. Whatsoever you do, and howsoever you try to escape…. I am not Jesus, who could be easily crucified at thirty-three. And I can be very patient, even with a woman, which is hard…that I know, difficult, very very difficult at times. A woman can really be a pain in the neck!
I have never suffered from a pain in the neck, thank God! But I know the pain in the back. If it is so terrible in the back, how much more it must be in the neck. The neck is the very pinnacle of the back. But with me whether you are a pain in the neck, or the back, it does not matter: this time you cannot miss. If you miss this time, it will be impossible to find a man like me again.
Jesus can be found again very easily. People are becoming enlightened all the time. But to find a man like me – who has traveled thousands of ways, in thousands of lives, and has gathered the fragrance of millions of flowers like a honeybee – is difficult.
If one misses me, perhaps he misses forever. But I won’t allow it to happen to any of my people. I know all the ways to cut through their cunningness, their hardness, their cleverness. And I am not concerned with the world at large. I am concerned only with my people, those who are really in search of themselves.
Just today I received a translation of a new book they are publishing in Germany. I don’t know German, so somebody had to translate the part concerned with me. I never laughed so much at any joke, yet it is not a joke, it is a very serious book.
The author devoted fifty-five pages just to prove that I am only illuminated and not enlightened. Great! Just great! – only illuminated, not enlightened. And you will be surprised to know that just a few days ago I received another book from the same category of idiot, a Dutch professor. The Dutch are not very different from the Germans, they belong to the same category.