The Aum Marathon group is present tonight and the group leader is the first to speak.
It was fantastic. I think what happened is that, when you said last time after the group that we’re all your family, I figured I’m your family too, and therefore the group is my family and I have a right to say that. So I went in with that attitude, and it was just beautiful.
It becomes…. Everything depends on the attitude.
If you take it as a family it is a totally different thing. The distinction and the division and the separation between the leader and the led disappears, and more love becomes possible.
Therapy is a function of love. In fact if the doctor loves the patient, healing happens; it is not a function of medicine or technological knowledge. They are secondary. They may be of help, but they are not essential; the essential thing is love. If the doctor loves the patient, prays for him, thinks of him, a deep welling of energy happens in himself for the welfare and well-being of the patient. He becomes a blessing, and out of that blessing, healing happens.
If you love, you will see that people are growing around you. Without much effort much happens. Without love you have to make much effort and nothing much happens. Then there is much ado about nothing.
So just drop yourself completely in love, forget yourself completely, and then you will never be tired. This time you aren’t tired, but last time you were. Last time it was as though you had been passing through a very difficult phase, a struggle; as if there was a constant fight between you and the group; as if you were trying to prove something and the group was trying to prove something else.
Now you are relaxed, and next time you will be more relaxed. When you are relaxed you can help others to relax – there is no other way. If you are tense, you help others to be tense, because people have learned from their childhood only one thing, and that is how to imitate – and that has become unconscious. They simply imitate, so if you are tense, they will become tense. If you love, they will be in love. If you are not trying to perform, prove anything, they will not try to either. They will be true and flowing, and they will be more easily available. If you are not trying to lead them, they will be ready to be led…and when out of their own will they surrender, surrender has a beauty. Then it is a different flowering, not of this world, unearthly.
So make it more and more like a small family – everyone related, and everyone trying to help everyone else. In fact we are all in the same plight, in the same boat – and the boat is sinking. It is not a question of saving anyone in particular – it is to save us. You are also in the same boat, so it is not just a question of saving them.