“He has beautiful ideas but side by side, he has some stupid ideas too. There is no God, so the question of being the only begotten son does not arise. In some future life – you don’t be worried – he will drop them; he seems to be a man of intelligence, and he has suffered enough for his stupid ideas. He got crucified; that was enough punishment. But you should not cling to the stupid part of his statements.”
The archbishop said, “But they are our basis, the foundation of our religion, that Jesus is the only begotten son of God, that there is a God who created the world, that Jesus was born of a virgin girl.”
Nan-In laughed and he said, “This poor fellow, if he could drop these small fictitious things, he would have already become a buddha. If you find him somewhere, bring him here, and I will put him right. There was no need to crucify him – all that he needed was a right master, someone who could have introduced him into the mysteries of meditation.”
Meditation is perhaps the master key for all our problems. So rather than fighting with problems separately…which will take lives and still you will not be out of their grip. They will stand by the corner, waiting for their chance – and naturally, if they had to wait too long, they will take as much revenge as possible.
Meditation is not doing anything directly to your violence, not doing anything to your jealousy, to your hate. It is simply brining light into your house, and the darkness disappears. (A duck appears in the garden outside the hall, and quacks long and loudly.)
It is just the reincarnation of the Japanese archbishop. And it is natural that he is protesting – this is what happens to archbishops; I have again provoked him….
Should I provoke him again?