When Darwin discovered the theory of evolution, that man has evolved out of monkeys, that there is a constant struggle for the survival of the fittest, another man – Wallace Russell – discovered it. He was in the Philippines, and both were friends. But for many years they had not known each other. Darwin was working continuously for twenty years, but he was a lazy man. He had many fragments and everything was ready, but he would not make a book out of it and he would not present it to the scientific society of those days.
Again and again friends would request, “Do it – otherwise somebody else will do it.” And then one day, from the Philippines, a letter arrived and the whole theory was presented in that letter by Russell. He was a friend, but they were working separately. They never knew that both were working on the same theory. Then he became afraid: what to do? – because Russell would become the discoverer, when he had known the principle for twenty years. He rushed, somehow managed to write a report, and presented it to the scientific society.
And after three months, everybody else became aware that Russell had also discovered it. Russell was really a very beautiful person. He declared that the discovery should go to Darwin because for twenty years, whether he has presented it or not, he was the discoverer.
This happens many times: suddenly a thought becomes very prominent, as if a thought is trying to take a womb somewhere. And this is the way of nature, it never takes risks. One man may miss; then many men have to be tried. Nature never takes risks! A tree will drop millions of seeds. One seed may miss, may not fall on the right ground, may be destroyed; but with millions of seeds there is no possibility all the seeds will be destroyed.
When you make love, in one ejaculation millions of seeds are thrown by the man. One of them will reach to the egg of the woman – but there are millions. In one ejaculation, a man releases almost as many seeds as there are men on the earth right now. One man, in one ejaculation, can give birth to the whole earth, to the whole population of the earth. Nature takes no risks. It tries many ways. One may miss, two may miss, a million may miss, but with millions at least one will reach and become alive.
Jung discovered a principle which he calls synchronicity. It is a rare thing. We know one principle – of cause and effect: a cause produces an effect. Synchronicity says whenever something happens, many similar things happen parallel to it. We don’t yet know why it happens, because it is not a cause and effect phenomenon. They are not related with each other as cause and effect.