People are not equal – now it is a psychologically established truth, so the whole slogan about the equality of people is baseless. But they should be given equal opportunity. For what? – equal opportunity to be unequal, equal opportunity to be unique, to be themselves, to be whatever they can be.
I had invited the American politicians: “You should come and see before you decide anything.” But they not even have the guts to come and see what a beautiful oasis has come into being. And if we can create such oases around the world in many places, they will become models for the coming society, for the coming humanity.
There was no money used in the commune. You may have had millions of dollars with you…they were useless. Your needs were fulfilled, but money as a means of exchange was no longer used within the commune. You could donate to the commune because the commune could use money with the outside world; but I came to realize that once money is not used, suddenly the person who has millions of dollars and the person who has nothing are equal – financially, economically. What they have does not matter; what they are matters.
America was absolutely illegal in destroying the commune. But they had to destroy it, they had to throw me out of America, because I could have created the same commune in another place. And not only were they not satisfied with throwing me out of America, they have been forcing every nation that is under their pressure so that I should not be allowed to settle anywhere. And I have done no harm to anybody. But politicians are mediocre people. They cannot afford anything that goes beyond their mediocre minds; it becomes dangerous to them.
They have nothing against me, but my ideas seem to be more dangerous to them than their own nuclear weapons – because in a world where one mad dog from America bombs a small country like Libya, where a Russian nuclear project just goes berserk almost like human beings…amongst all these problems, the parliaments of the world are discussing me, discussing whether to allow me in their country or not. It is hilarious.
What is enlightenment? Is it divine revelation?
It is not divine revelation, it is divine realization. And the difference is big. Divine revelation means something objective, like God, is revealed to you. You see some God, but you are separate from it and he is separate from you.
I don’t believe in a God who is separate from us, who is separate from existence. I don’t believe in a God who is a creator. I believe in a God who is creativity. To say it in other words, I don’t believe in a God as a person, but I believe in godliness as a quality.