And in fact, to tell you the truth, mind is the disease. It is not a question of ill minds and healthy minds – there are no healthy minds at all. Mind as such is the disease!
But these people – psychoanalysts, psychotherapists, psychiatrists – they are fixing your minds. They may help a little bit, but their whole effort is to make you well adjusted to the society. Now the real problem is: Is the society healthy? Is the society natural? Is the society as it should be? If the society itself is insane, helping you to be adjusted to this insane society is not a real help.
And as I see it, the people who become psychologically ill are more sensitive people than the others. The others who are never psychologically ill are not healthy but only insensitive people, dull. They don’t have much intelligence, they can’t see the problems of life. That’s why they remain undisturbed.
Those who feel the problems of life, those who see the ugliness we have created all around, the violence, the war, the way we have lived up to now – against each other, destructive to nature, to people, to birds, to animals. The way we have behaved up to now is absolutely insane. Those who are more sensitive amongst us, they become disturbed because they can feel. The less sensitive are not disturbed because they can’t feel; they have rocklike hearts. They look sane.
It is a very strange world. The really sensitive people become insane and the utterly insane people look sane, for the simple reason that they have grown a stone-like shell around their beings; they can’t feel anything. They go on dragging their lives in the normal way. The normal is not really normal, it is only average. To be normal is very rare.
A Buddha is normal, a Jesus is normal. But ask Sigmund Freud – Sigmund Freud thinks Jesus is neurotic. Now whom are you going to choose, Jesus or Sigmund Freud? Who is neurotic?
Sigmund Freud is utterly neurotic, very much afraid of death – and he calls Jesus neurotic, who goes to his death with a prayer on his lips, who can pray from the cross, “God, forgive these people because they know not what they are doing.” This man is neurotic? And Sigmund Freud? – it is reported that at least three times in his life he fainted, fell into a coma, became unconscious, just at the mention of the word death – just at the mention of the word. Nobody was crucifying him. And Jesus is neurotic?
Mansoor is neurotic? When his hands were cut he laughed. He looked at the sky and said, “You cannot befool me,” and had a hearty laugh.
Somebody in the crowd asked, “Why are you laughing? Have you gone mad? They are killing you. They have cut off your hands, now they will cut off your feet, and then they will cut out your tongue and they will destroy your eyes.”
No man was ever tortured so much as Mansoor, not even Jesus, not Socrates. Part by part he was killed, very cruelly killed, but he laughed to the last.