You are making me a god, and I am a simple human being.
I wouldn’t agree with that, because there’s a lot of cult surrounding you and cult basically leads always to a certain kind of blindness.
There is no cult surrounding me. Your eyes must be blind.
But at least your disciples…
There are no disciples here; they are my friends. And I am nobody’s leader, so make yourself clear about it.
Is the dream to live now and today without thinking of the future gone? I mean, at least it showed that it was not working, not thinking of the future. If you would have been thinking on the future, it would have been revealed what Sheela was doing.
No. The future is not predetermined, as almost all the religions have been preaching and conditioning people’s minds to believe. If the future is determined, then it can be known. If it is not determined, it cannot be known, not even the moment before, what is going to happen.
And I say that the future is not determined; there is no God to determine it. And it is good that it is not determined, because that is our basis for freedom. Certainly freedom brings its own responsibilities. You can misuse it. Do you want people to be just robots who will never commit anything wrong? Just because a few people commit wrong, just because a few people turn out to be Nazis, do you want that everybody should be turned into a machine?
Freedom is so valuable that we can risk everything, but we cannot lose freedom.
I have risked God and saved freedom. Both cannot exist together. If there is a God who created man, then man is just a puppet. If there is a God who decides what is to happen, then there is no freedom. Then the sinner is not responsible for his sin, neither is the saint responsible for his holiness. Both are puppets, and puppets are not different in that respect.
I completely remove God from the picture of my way of life. There is no God. Then the whole sky is open. But it has risks. But to be afraid of risks is not to be a man. At least a German should not think of becoming a mouse. To be a man means to take risks.