Just see Jesus with his friends, eating, drinking…. People could not tolerate it. They would have loved him if he had been an ascetic, but he was not.
One day he came into a town and Mary Magdalene came to see this man for the first time. And she fell in love with this man. This man was worth loving. How can you avoid it? How can you manage not to fall in love with such a man? She brought very precious perfume and poured it on Jesus’ feet, and washed Jesus’ feet with that precious perfume. And she was crying with joy. And Judas said to Jesus, “This is wrong. You should have prevented the woman. The perfume was very precious. It could have been sold. It could have fed a few poor people in the town.”
Now with whom are you going to agree – with Judas or with Jesus? If you are honest you will agree with Judas. If you are honest with yourself, you will agree with Judas. He seems to be the beginning of socialism, communism, Gandhism. He seems to be very logically right. He was the most intellectual disciple of Jesus, the only educated disciple of Jesus, and his logic is flawless.
But what did Jesus say? Jesus said something absurd. He said, “You can feed the poor when I am gone. The poor will always be there, you need not worry. But while I am here, rejoice.”
Do you agree with Jesus? If you agree, you can be joyous. If you don’t agree, you are going to remain miserable. “But look,” your head will say, “Judas seems to be right.” Jesus seems to be utterly absurd. What is he saying? “The poor will always be there, but right now you are with the bridegroom: enjoy, celebrate.” This is celebration.
Now if the people were against Jesus, it seems to be absolutely fitting with our so-called intellect. Jesus says, “I cannot prevent the woman because she is in such joy. I cannot destroy her joy. Look at her tears, look at her being. She is in such a festive mood. This is just symbolic. This pouring of the precious perfume on my feet is just symbolic that she is utterly happy. She is celebrating. I cannot stop anybody from celebrating.” Then, if you agree with Jesus, you can be joyous.
So it depends on you, whether you agree with Judas or you agree with Jesus.
The second question:
You had no master. No buddha has had a master. Sometimes I think that choosing a master means to prevent one’s own enlightenment. I mean the need of one’s own way, the impossibility of guidance. Please tell me what you mean.