No, nothing is wrong with you. The wrong is with others who keep on seeing contradictions, but they are in the majority. You will be alone. So don’t be overpowered by the majority. Don’t be dominated by the majority. Remain alone. Truth is never of the crowd; it is always of the individual. Truth is never of the many; it is always of the few, of the rare. It is not of the multitude; it is of the unique. This difference has to be understood.
The scientific truth is not unique. The scientific truth, in fact, debars the unique. It only listens to the repetitive. Science goes on saying that unless an experiment can be repeated, it cannot be believed. When an experiment can be repeated a thousand and one times and it always gives the same result, then it gathers evidence of being true.
Religious truth is of the unique. A Buddha cannot be repeated, a Jesus cannot be repeated. They come once and then they disappear. They come as if out of the blue and then they disappear again into emptiness – and there is no way to repeat them. That’s why science goes on denying them because science believes only in something which can become a mechanical repetition. If Buddha can be produced on order – if Buddha can be produced like Ford cars, on an assembly line, then science can believe. But that is not possible.
Religion is the realm of the unique, of the rare, of that which cannot be repeated, of the unrepeatable; and science is the realm of the repeatable. That’s why science remains part of the mind and religion goes beyond mind, because all that can be repeated, mind can understand.
People see contradictions in me because I don’t repeat. They see contradictions in me because their mind has been trained in a certain Aristotelian logic. The Aristotelian logic says that either this is white or black. If it is white then it cannot be black; if it is black then it cannot be white. The Aristotelian logic teaches you; either this or that. That is the base of all scientific mind. The religious mind says it is both; white is also black, and black is also white. It cannot be otherwise because religion sees so deeply that the opposites become one there.
Life must be death also, and death life also, because somewhere the religious mind, religious consciousness comes to understand that they are meeting – already they are meeting in you. Something is dying, something is being born. Each moment I see you dying, each moment I see you reborn. You are not a continuity. Each moment something dissolves, each moment something new comes into existence. But you are not aware, so you cannot see the gap. Because you cannot see the gap it looks like a continuity.
Religion believes that there are no contradictions – there cannot be – because existence is one. Religion believes and sees that there is no polarity. Even if there is polarity it is not polar and opposite, it is complementary, because existence is non-dual; it is one. Life cannot be separate from death and night cannot be separate from day and summer cannot be separate from winter and old age-cannot be separate from childhood.