“Parasurama, one of the incarnations of the Hindu god, obeyed his father and killed his mother. His father was suspicious – perhaps every husband is suspicious – and he had a beautiful wife. And Parasurama, who kills his own mother just because the father is suspicious, the father is jealous, is accepted as one of the incarnations of God. In the first place, jealousy is wrong, suspicion is wrong. In the second place, if your suspicion is right, then divorce is the way, not beheading the woman.”
And I asked Jugal Kisore Birla, “If the mother had told Parasurama to cut off the head of the father, what do you think would have been the situation? Would Parasurama still be accepted as an incarnation of God? The god is a man, the father is a man, the son is a man – this is a man’s world; to kill the woman is okay.”
And this man Parasurama was a brahmin, the highest Hindu caste, and the suspicion was that the mother was having a love affair with a warrior. You cannot find such stupidity in the whole history of the world, that because the mother was suspected… And it was only a suspicion, there was no certainty; the mother was never asked. There was no proof. Not only did he kill his mother, the story is that he killed all the warriors on the earth – because it was not known who the warrior was, “So finish all of them. Whoever he is, he will be finished.” Such a violent man! I don’t think there has ever been such a killer. Single-handedly, without any atom bombs or hydrogen bombs or nuclear weapons, he destroyed the second highest caste, the kshatriyas, the warriors.
But you find kshatriyas all over the world – where have these come from? There was a system, and in the Hindu scriptures there is no condemnation of it: the system was that any woman could go to any Hindu mahatma, Hindu sage, and ask for a child. And it was just sheer courtesy that the mahatma would make love to the woman…so whenever you come across a kshatriya, a warrior, he is not pure; the brahmin blood has destroyed their purity completely.
And the whole doing was because of Parasurama: he killed the men; now all the women were left without their husbands. And just to continue the race they had to go to the brahmin mahatmas. All those women were prostituted by the brahmins, and still there is no condemnation.
I am just waiting for a summons. In the newspapers, the news has come that a summons is on the way from a court in Kulu Manali because I have said that in Hindu scriptures you cannot find truth. This has hurt somebody’s feelings so much that now I have to be present in court. And these idiots don’t think at all that it is better not to provoke me – because all your Hindu scriptures are nothing but pornography. Searching for truth in Hindu scriptures…you cannot find truth in any scriptures, Hindu or Mohammedan or Christian.
So I told Jugal Kisore Birla, “You just forgive me. I am perfectly in agreement with you that cow slaughter should be stopped, but what about other animals? What about bulls?” The cow is the mother of the Hindus. And the bull, the father, is being slaughtered. So I asked him, “What about the father?”
He said, “What father?”
I said, “Your father.”
He said, “He is dead.”