And so the priest is in difficulty from the mystics, and both the king and the priest are in difficulty from the mystics, because the mystic is a rebel. A mystic is a rebellion. His very being is so free that he would like to liberate everybody else. His message is liberation, freedom – total, absolute freedom. The king is afraid; the priests help. The priest is afraid; the king helps.
The priests and the political power both joined together to kill this innocent man who had no power at all; or, his power was not of this world – his power was that of a meek and humble man; his power was that of a realized man. The power is not violent. His power is that of love, what Lao Tzu calls “the man of Tao.” He is powerful, because he is powerless. He is supremely high, because he lives at the lowest point. He’s at the peak, because he lives in the darkest valley. He’s great, because he does not claim greatness. The power of the meek, the power of the humble, the power of the egoless, the power of one who is not…then the power of God enters. Then he becomes the vehicle for the whole.
The last thing: be alert, because in each of you these three possibilities are all hidden. You can be a priest if you say a false yes and you can also be a scholar accumulating much knowledge and information. The second: if you say no, but cling to it and don’t go ahead, if you make your abode in no, then you become an atheist, a doubter. The priest misses because of the false yes and you will miss because of a true no. But if these are the only alternatives, I would like you to say the no, because at least it is true and honest; and through honesty there is some possibility. Be an atheist, but don’t be a false religious man.
Then there is a third possibility: that you say an authentic no but don’t cling to it; you don’t make it your abode. Good, if you rest for a night, but then in the morning start moving – because no will be a suicide. Don’t commit suicide with no. Don’t be a hypocrite with a false yes and don’t be suicidal with a true no.
The third is the right direction. Say an authentic no and go on moving. That is not the end -just the beginning, the first step. And the yes has to be born in you. If you allow it, it will be born. If you go on moving, observing, living, experiencing, and not falsifying things, looking at things as they are, sooner or later the yes is born; you become pregnant with yes. Then you are the temple. Then there is no need to go to any other temple. Then God descends in you. In fact, no man has ever found God. Whenever man is ready, God finds him.
Enough for today.