That’s why, in comparison to any other profession, twice as many psychoanalysts commit suicide. Now, in what way are these people going to help? Twice as many psychoanalysts are sexually perverted – and these are the people who are going to help? Twice as many psychoanalysts go mad – that is simply unbelievable!.
Something is basically wrong; otherwise, the psychoanalyst should be the last to go mad. Even politicians are left far behind; even criminals are left far behind. Compared to any other profession, psychoanalysts are ahead in going mad, being perverted sexually, committing suicide.
It only shows that something very fundamental is missing. And I point towards meditation. Unless meditation is incorporated the situation is not going to change.
Meditation simply means a discipline that makes you capable of being aloof and detached from your mind. So even if the mind is sick, your consciousness is never sick. Even if your mind is going crazy, you are just witnessing it.
Mind is only a machine. You are not.
Meditation is the experience: “I am not my body, not my mind – I am the witness of it all.” This experience, this transcendental experience, immensely transforms the whole situation. Many things which were driving you crazy simply drop away.
They were capable of driving you crazy because you were identified with them. Now you are no longer identified, you are just a watcher on the hills. They are something like a film on the screen. You need not be identified, although because of the continuous habit of identification you get identified.
Even in a movie I have seen people crying – and they know perfectly well that there is only an empty screen and a film is projected; there is nothing to cry about. They have forgotten, they have become part of the movie.
I am reminded of a very famous scholar in India, Ishwarchandra Vidyasagar. He was considered to be the topmost scholar of the ancient tradition of the Hindus. And it is a long tradition, thousands and thousands of scriptures.
Vidyasagar had a Sanskrit honorary degree, equivalent to DLitt. Even the viceroy of India was impressed with Vidyasagar’s wisdom and he wanted him to be honored by the British government. This man was world famous, his books were translated into all the important languages. His word was authority. And he was a very humble and simple man.
He was invited to see a drama. In the drama the villain is after a very simple and innocent woman – but a very beautiful woman. And one day finally he gets the chance. The woman is coming from the forest where her father’s farm is, to the house; it is evening and this man catches hold of her. In the thick forest, darkness is settling, and he is intent on raping her.