Whenever your mind says “Tomorrow…” remember, the mind is functioning as the devil.
The moment is now and here. Never postpone it – postponement becomes an addiction. And the most destructive thing in life is the idea of tomorrow. Tomorrow never comes. One goes on postponing…and instead of tomorrow, death comes one day. And then it is too late.
No more postponing. This is the only moment you have certainly got – the next moment is not certain. This moment has to be lived in its totality.
The second question:
What message do you have for the World Symposium on Humanity?
I teach a New Man, a new humanity, a new concept of being in the world. I proclaim Homo Novus. The old man is dying, and there is no need to help it survive any more. The old man is on the deathbed: don’t mourn for it – help it to die. Because only with the death of the old can the new be born. The cessation of the old is the beginning of the new.
My message to humanity is a new man. Less than that won’t do. Not something modified, not something continuous with the past, but utterly discontinuous.
Man has lived up to now not truly, not authentically; man has lived a very pseudo life. Man has lived in great pathology, man has lived in great disease. And there is no need to live in this pathology – we can come out of the prison, because the prison is made by our own hands. We are in the prison because we have decided to be in the prison – because we have believed that the prison is not a prison but our home.
My message to humanity is: Enough is enough. Awake! See what man has done to man himself. In three thousand years man has fought five thousand wars. You cannot call this humanity healthy. And only once in a while has a buddha bloomed. If in the garden only once in a while a plant brings a flower, and otherwise the whole garden remains without flowers, will you call it a garden? Something very basic has gone wrong. Each person is born to be a buddha: less than that is not going to fulfill you.
I declare to you your buddhahood.
But what has gone wrong? Why has man lived for thousands of years in a kind of hell? For thousands of years we have lived with an either/or concept of man as a kind of battleground between the lower and the higher, the material and the spiritual, the worldly and the other-worldly, between good and evil, between God and the Devil. The consequences of such have severely limited human potential.