It is strange, because the East has been working on the inner world of man, and they did not develop a psychology. They did not bother about analyzing dreams, because they knew this is just treating the symptoms, and treating the symptoms does not cure the disease.
The disease is deeper than the mind, and unless you give man a clear perception of his being, of his eternal soul, nothing can help humanity. Only an experience of the eternity, the immortality of consciousness gives man wholeness – and I call this the only holiness also.
If these people whom I have been trying to help all my life…I have been in support of the oppressed, the suppressed, but they don’t understand. Neither have they read any book of mine, nor have they ever come to listen to me.
I have six hundred and fifty books – perhaps nobody in the whole world has written six hundred and fifty books – translated into thirty-four languages of the world. And this uneducated, uncultured Dalit organization has some nerve to ask me that I should produce a certificate from a psychologist concerning my sanity.
England’s greatest psychoanalyst, Ronnie Laing, has written just a few days ago. He has been sending his own patients, whom he could not cure in fourteen or sixteen years of work, to learn meditation. He wanted to come to be here for a few days. He wants to learn meditation – because mind is not enough; one needs something more of the eternity of existence.
Eighty-four of the most prominent psychoanalysts, painters, poets, philosophers of Italy have protested to the Italian government for refusing me entry into Italy. The same is the case in Holland, in Greece, in other countries.
Twenty-one countries have banned my entry into their territory. Never has there been an unarmed man…Just a word of truth creates fear in all those people who are living on lies.
Even the German parliament – I have never asked to enter Germany – without my asking, thinking that perhaps some day I may ask, has passed a law in the parliament that not only can I not enter into Germany, but my jet plane cannot be refueled at any German airport, because I might corrupt their morality, their religion, their culture – just in three weeks. A culture that has been propagated for two thousand years, a religion that has lived for two thousand years, is afraid of a single man. If your two thousand-year-old culture, morality, religion can be destroyed by a tourist in three weeks, then it is not worth having.
And if these people want to know, they can come to the ashram office. There are at least one thousand letters that were written to the American government when I was arrested there, from all kinds of prominent people around the world, condemning the criminal step of Ronald Reagan: arresting a man without any reason, without any arrest warrant. They had no evidence at all against me.
I never go out of my room. I am not concerned with anybody’s morality and religion and civilization.
According to me, all these things have not yet happened. Man has yet to wait. Man is still living in the darkness of the barbarous past.