Certainly, because I am a man.
And women are important to you?
Certainly, I love them – I love you.
And we have only met…. Do you think that – this is getting interesting! – do you think that women are necessarily better than or more important than, or perhaps smarter than men?
They are lovelier, delicious, tasteful. And they have been repressed for centuries, that’s why they appear not to be so intelligent as men. Otherwise, they are exactly equally as intelligent as men, and more earthly than men. Man is always a moon gazer: the woman doesn’t care about the moon, she cares about the earth, her concern is very practical.
I am creating a certain way of life which is not schizophrenic, which does not divide materialism from spiritualism, a life in which materialism and spiritualism are together – not as enemies, not as contradictories, but as complementaries. And one has to begin from the earth – even if you have to go to the moon, you have to begin from the earth. The woman is very earthly; I don’t need moon gazers, I need very earthly people. The woman gives roots to you; a man without a woman is without roots.
Is there a special woman in your life, or do you have many?
I have so many that it is very difficult to say who is special. In this moment, you are. It is moment to moment.
Well, okay, other than this moment, is there a companion that you share your life with?
No, I don’t make any contracts, particularly about love, because love is a very delicate phenomenon, it is just like the wind. A cool breeze comes in and passes through the other door; you cannot catch hold of it, you can enjoy it. And if you try to catch hold of it you miss the moment of enjoyment. In a closed fist there is no wind, if you want to enjoy, keep the fist open.
I have no contract with anybody. I never promise anything, because I don’t know if tomorrow I will be there or not. And who knows, the next moment somebody else enters into my life, and I am enchanted. I never make any promise.
How can something so fleeting give a man roots then?