And this is my understanding, that the more you travel, the more you walk on many paths, the more open you become, the more enriched you are. The whole past of humanity belongs to you. If you are a Mohammedan, don’t say that only Mohammed belongs to you – Buddha is also yours, Christ also. The whole past of humanity is your heritage. Why be poor? Why say, “I am a Hindu and only Krishna belongs to me and Christ is a stranger. I won’t allow him in my house; only Krishna is allowed”? If only Krishna is allowed, then you will have only one door to your house, only one room to your house – then you cannot be multi-dimensional. But if Christ also comes, and Mohammed is also welcomed, then you will have an enrichment; then you have different flowers in your garden; then you will have many types of diamonds in your treasury.
Don’t confine yourself Remain open. Welcome everything that has happened on the earth, and that all is yours. Claim it, and use whatsoever you can use for your own growth. Don’t stick and don’t cling, otherwise you will be frozen. My whole effort here is to melt you, so that you can start flowing in many currents.
You are frozen. Somebody is a frozen Christian. Somebody is a frozen Hindu. Somebody is a frozen Jain. Somebody is a frozen Buddhist – all dead. Melt! Become a little warmer! You have become so cold and so closed. Become warm. Allow the sun’s rays to work on you.
And don’t protect yourself Become vulnerable. Melt in a thousand and one currents – unafraid and fearless, start flowing. God comes through a thousand and one ways. And if he comes through a thousand and one ways, let him come that way – let yourself be introduced to God through as many possibilities as possible. Why cling to one form? Why cling to one name? All names are his and all forms are his. And the more you become acquainted that all forms are his, the more possibility there is that you will become aware that he is formless. Otherwise, how can all forms be his? Only the formless can manifest itself in millions of forms. Only the pathless can be traveled through so many paths, and only the gateless can be achieved through so many gates.
Don’t be poor. Become rich, and claim the whole heritage of man! That’s why I go on talking of Christ, Mahavira, Krishna, Patanjali, Buddha, Zarathustra, Lao Tzu. This is nothing but to show-you that the whole of humanity is yours. You are vast! You are not frozen dead particles – you are alive beings, and life is infinite.
I have no particular path. All paths are mine. I am not concerned with paths – I am concerned with you. I look into you because you are important; you are the goal, and nothing else matters. Then I decide what will be suitable for you. Sometimes one path is suitable for you, sometimes two, sometimes three, sometimes many. It depends how you have grown in your past lives. You may once have been a Mohammedan and you worked a little on that path; you progressed a little on that way. Then you became a Christian, and you worked on that path a little. Then you became a Buddhist. You have lived so many lives. You have forgotten them – I cannot forget them. You can be forgiven if you forget. I cannot be forgiven if I forget.
When I look into you, I don’t look only into your present because in your present all your past is involved: it is there in its totality, layer upon layer; you are an infinite territory…when I look into you, I look at how many ways you have been working upon yourself, a little on this path, a little on that. Then both of the paths will be helpful to you; then in you already a synthesis has happened.