I feel I am a Christian with Christians, a pagan with pagans, and a sannyasin with sannyasins.
This can be very good if you are centered, but very dangerous if you are not. If you are centered, wherever you go you are at ease, at home with whomsoever you move. But this is only a possibility if you are centered, if you know who you are, otherwise you will get confused. One day you are a Christian, another you are a Hindu, the next a Mohammedan, and then the whole thing will create confusion.
I feel it is the religious feeling that links everything together.
That is what I am saying. If you know what religion is, if you have attained to that link, then it is perfectly good. But I don’t see that link at all. I don’t see that centeredness in you at all. I don’t see that this is going to help you.
The whole thing is not to go on accumulating impressions from everywhere, because all the paths are different. The goal is one, but the paths are different.
So at the end it is perfectly beautiful to say that everything is one, but in the beginning it is very dangerous. And no one can travel on many paths simultaneously. You have to travel on one path only, and you will reach the same goal as others who were traveling on different paths.
So don’t be against anybody – Hindu, Christian, Mohammedan – but be for something. Choose something for which you can say, “I am for it.” Followers of many paths simply become confused, fragmented. They become a crowd: one hand going to the north, another to the south, one leg to the east, another to the west. They are torn apart.
So what you are saying is good if you have reached. It is good for me, but it is not good for you.
So we will see. Start meditating.
In Germany I have been studying with a Buddhist, whom I love very much. If I become a sannyasin, will you still be with me if I go back to that teacher?
I will be. I will be working with him also, so don’t be worried.