Yes, people who come from outside want me to behave the way they are accustomed. But I don’t belong to your society and I don’t belong to your conventions. And I don’t have to belong. It is my independence. I can afford to be alone. You cannot afford to be alone. This is my luxury. Anybody who can afford to be alone would not waste his time sitting in a restaurant being warm to idiots. There is no need.
I don’t fulfill any category. I am a category in myself. And it depends how you define things. I am certainly cool – but not cold. And coolness is part of my teaching. For example, in the West because countries are cold there are phrases like “warm welcome.” I cannot manage to do it. Whether the country is cold or hot, I can only give you a cool welcome.
And whatever I have I can give you. Whatever I don’t have, how I can give it to you?
So don’t expect anything. Otherwise you will be unnecessarily frustrated. It is better to ask something that may be of any help to you or to others who will be reading the interview. You can ask any question that may be relevant to your ideas.
During the discourse yesterday, you started a tirade against religions. Was it necessary for you to do that? There was a sense of insecurity. You can just say that, “Well, I don’t believe in conventional religions.” But why try to start a tirade?
It is not enough to say that I don’t believe. That will not destroy four billion people on the earth’s belief in some kind of organized religion. And I am not fighting against one religion. There are three hundred religions in the world and I have to destroy each religion’s basic foundation.
It is not a question of insecurity, it is simply doing the work as perfect as possible. I will not leave a single loophole.
So I have to find out all the basic principles of all the religions and destroy them logically, rationally, existentially, because they have harmed the whole humanity. They have kept the whole humanity retarded. And it is time enough that someone should fight from the very roots. You are telling me that, “Just take one leaf of the tree and that’s enough.” That is not enough. I have to take all the roots. I am not going to leave a single root alive. Otherwise the tree will be again there. The leaf is not going to destroy the tree. New leaves will be coming. You take one leaf, three leaves will be coming in its place.
So it is not a question of insecurity. What insecurity I can have? I am not creating a religion, I am not going to create anything to take the place of the religions I am fighting against.
I am not an atheist, so it is not enough for me just to say that there is no God and there is no need to believe.