And why do they commit suicide? Perhaps the tension becomes so much that living becomes impossible. Why do they become perverted? – because they are surrounded by perverted people. And your mind is continuously taking information from outside, accumulating it; it is a computer.
Psychotherapy has not done much good to humanity. It cannot.
In the East, nothing like psychotherapy has happened. You will be surprised that in the East, for ten thousand years, no enlightened person has even paid any attention to the mind. If they have ever talked about the mind, they have talked in reference to meditation. And what they have talked about is how to make the mind silent, empty, a total nothingness, a no-mind.
The state of no-mind is unknown to the West, and it is only in the state of no-mind that one becomes aware of that which is beyond mind…. Because when all the chattering of the mind stops and there is no more noise, the still small voice of the being is heard. For the first time one becomes aware, “I am here. I was not there in that crowded place, I was always out of it.”
And a single moment of knowing yourself to be above the mind has given you a master key. Now the mind can never become your master. And if the mind can never become your master it can never drive you mad. Now the mind cannot go on accumulating whatever it wants. Once the being asserts itself, the mind becomes very submissive – immediately.
It is just like in a small school…children are chitchatting, making noise, running around in the class – and the master appears. Immediately, every child is in his seat, with open book, trying to look very busy; and there is complete silence. The master has not done anything, he has not even uttered a single world, but his presence is enough.
Exactly something like that happens. The presence of being – and the mind stops all its nuisance. The thoughts disappear and the mind becomes just a pure space.
The being can see through the mind with great clarity, perception. Before the being’s arrival it was always a question of either/or – to do this or to do that, what is right, what is wrong – and the mind was never able to decide. And, whatever it decided, it was always half-hearted; hence, repentance was always bound to happen. You were thinking to marry this woman or that woman…finally the mind has to decide. Wavering, it comes to a decision. By marrying one woman you come to know the woman in her totality, and a great repentance settles in: you have chosen the wrong woman.
Nobody in the whole world has chosen the right woman, neither has any woman chosen the right man. It is very strange…. How do you manage, out of millions of people, always to find the wrong woman, the wrong man?
The fault is not of the man, not of the woman. The mind has no clarity. It is clouded by so many thoughts; it is incapable of decision because it is incapable of clarity.