And there are scientific methods available. Zen is the most scientific method to inquire into your consciousness. It takes you beyond mind into a space called no-mind. No self, but pure awareness, and you have a taste of eternity and immortality. This is what is missing in Soviet communism.
And the danger is that Gorbachev is opening the doors and all those Christians will immediately come back. All those cockroaches and rats who have been thrown out in seventy years’ time will be the first to enter. Just this Christmas thousands and thousands of Christians entered to celebrate Christmas in the Soviet Union.
Today I received the news.…One of the most idiotic cults is the cult of Hare Krishna, Hare Rama. I have come across every kind of idiot, but these two cults, the Witnesses of Jehovah and this movement of Hare Krishna, Hare Rama – these are the worst idiots in the whole world! Now the Soviet Union has allotted them land to make a temple for Krishna.
Now, these idiots…who are mostly American; not a single Hindu is involved in the Krishna movement. It is only the Americans, ex-hippies. I have even talked with their founder, Prabhupad, and he was such a senile idiot! But he managed to find other idiots to be followers. Now giving them space on Soviet land, allowing them to make a temple for Krishna, and allowing them to translate Shrimadbhagavadgita into Russian, is bringing poison into the country.
Gorbachev is not aware what Shrimadbhagavadgita’s message is. It is war. This is the only religious scripture in the world which teaches war, violence, destruction. Now allowing these idiots to translate Shrimadbhagavadgita into Russian…And on the other hand, Gorbachev is trying to make a peaceful world. It is contradictory.
But these people will rush in from all sides – all kinds of cults which have no base in reality, which don’t have any logic, which don’t have any rationale, which don’t have any scientific approach – they will destroy the whole Soviet Union’s mind. Whatever has been achieved in seventy years is in immense danger. Again monks will be living as parasites, because they don’t work. Again these people – Hare Krishna, Hare Rama – will be parasites. They don’t work.
The danger is great, because the Soviet people who are present today have no idea of the revolution. They are almost all born after the revolution, or when they were very small children the revolution happened. They don’t have any memory of it.
I don’t think Gorbachev has any idea what happened in that revolution and how difficult it was to destroy these stupid religions, superstitions. It took tremendous labor to clean the whole of the Soviet land from the past, the hangover of primitive, barbarious fears, greed, possessiveness.