I said, “Of course I am an enemy of religion – the kind of religion that you have believed in. And I am against all this nonsense, because what is the meaning of thirty years practicing if it can be lost in one day? Then practicing even for three hundred years, it can be lost in three days! Or for three lives in maybe three months – but it can be destroyed. It is not your experience; it is just an imposed idea.”
So I don’t say that you have to start thinking in terms of everything being divine and that all is God. That is rubbish. Never start from anything which is basically a belief. Just take a jump into yourself, and don’t ask me what you will find there, because if I tell you what you will find there, you will immediately start hypnotizing yourself for it. Then you will find it, but it will not be the true thing. It will only be a hallucination.
Just take the jump within, and you will come to know. You will come to feel. You will come to experience.
Religion is experiencing the truth.
Man needs religion; it is the last luxury, the ultimate luxury. Below it is love. And I have been teaching about love so much, so that you can come to that crucial moment where you feel the other is hell – because that is the point of turning. Sartre needed somebody to tell him, “The other is hell. What about you? You have tried so hard to become one with the other, why not try a little bit to be one with yourself? – because that is not going to be difficult. You are already one with yourself, you just have to look inward.” A little turning in, and the happening.
But then you are not a Christian, nor a Hindu, nor a Mohammedan, nor a Jew – you are simply religious.
I am for religion, for religiousness, and I am certainly against all religions, because they are all pseudo.