Satyarthi is one of the best body torturers. If you are feeling in the dumps, down, go to Satyarthi, because to get out of misery there is only one way: to invite greater misery. Lying down, I have nothing to do, but I go on watching what is their method of torture. Satyarthi has a very clear-cut method. First he does such a deep massage that your whole body hurts – naturally. And slowly he starts doing less deep massage and you start improving. Finally he is doing a soft massage and your whole body is healthy. It was healthy in the first place! The day I understood his trick, I told him, “Now give somebody else a chance.”
But remember one thing: the moment you drop comparison, competition, all jealousy disappears. You are yourself, perfectly beautiful; as an individual, incomparable. But even the greatest people suffer from such stupid things.
The man who created the greatest revolution in the world, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, had small legs, disproportionate to his body. They never reached to his feet. Special chairs were made for him; otherwise he was dangling in the air. Naturally he was feeling very inferior. The greatest revolutionary of the world…but what to do? Existence goes on joking with people. He was always very conscious that nobody mentioned his legs. And in such situations the ordinary thing is that everybody will mention his legs – what happened?
A guest was coming to Hymie Goldberg’s family and he was a great politician, very powerful. And Hymie Goldberg and his wife Becky were telling their son, Herschel, the whole day, “Remember, don’t mention about his nose!”
The boy was very much puzzled, “Why so much concern about his nose? Many guests have come, but nobody has told me, ‘Never mention about his….’ Why should I mention about his nose?”
Then the guest came and there was great silence. And Herschel said, “My God, he has no nose! And the whole day I have been tortured: don’t talk about his nose. And Jews know what a nose is! This you call a nose?”
Hymie Goldberg hit his head. He said, “The whole day I wasted telling him, ‘Herschel, you can get out and either go to play or to meet somebody or go to your grandmother’s house. But if you remain here, a guest is coming – don’t mention about his nose.’”
He said, “I am not going from this place, because if something strange is coming….”
Naturally, the thing that you don’t want anybody to know, everybody will know. Your very hiding will indicate that something is wrong.
It is a very strange atmosphere, created by the whole world. It has a certain background behind it. It wanted to destroy the individual, take away his dignity. It wanted to destroy the joyfulness and give him misery, because only miserable people are controllable, only miserable people are able to be exploited. Miserable people are always ready to play into the hands of others, the vested interests.