Is anyone from the outside going to be able to see any changes here? Is there something tangible about this?
Perceptible to an outsider?
Yes. It will be perceptible to the outsiders too. For example, now there will be no uniform for sannyasins.
Because that makes them separate from the whole humanity.
Did you not choose that in the first place?
I have chosen. It was needed at that time. It was necessary.
Why was it necessary then and it’s no longer?
It was necessary for them. They were Hindus, they were Christians, they were Mohammedans, they were Buddhists, and they wanted to declare that they are no more belonging to any old religions. They wanted to declare it twenty-four hours with their dresses.
Now there are one million sannyasins around the earth and they are already made the point that they are no more part of any old, rotten system of thought. They are individuals and they are seekers on their own. They don’t believe in anyone, they don’t hope that any savior is going to save them. They have taken their life in their own hands. And they are perfectly contented, joyous.
But also having difficulties throwing off those robes and the symbols that are a part of it, aren’t they?