Then no cowboy film actors can become your presidents. Then millions of idiots cannot gather to see a football match. Then there will be a totally different perceptivity about things.
A California university has been surveying for one year and has come to the conclusion that every time there is a boxing match, violence in California increases immediately – thirteen percent more than the normal. The people who enjoy seeing boxing are really satisfying their own violence, getting excited.
Why does the violence rate all over the state increase? And they have been studying only violence. They should study rape and other crimes too, and they will find an increase in every crime. Knowing this, why is boxing not made a crime?
It is a crime – a thirteen percent increase in the rate of violence for the following whole week. How many murders will happen? And who is responsible for it? And what do your politicians go on doing?
It is a simple understanding, that boxing should be banned. Can’t you find something, some entertainment that helps to make you more human, rather than making you more animal?
Boxing is dragging you backwards; but Muhammad Ali, and people like that, are your heroes. If Muhammad Ali and people like him remain your heroes, you are going to crucify Jesus. It does not matter whether two thousand years have passed or not.
Evolution needs a certain structure. It needs a certain education. It needs a certain sensitivity.
Entertainments should be a raising of your consciousness.
Mikhail Naimy’s book, The Book Of Mirdad, should be filmed, should be shown to people. Just seeing that film you will feel a great upliftment. The book should be made available to every library, to every university, but most of the people have not even heard the name of Mikhail Naimy. His book – one of the greatest masterpieces of art, beauty, meditation, consciousness – remains unknown to the major part of humanity.
What do the universities go on doing? They are not doing what they are supposed to be doing. They are not creating the universal consciousness in man.
Even universities go on teaching you, “You are American, you are Russian, you are Indian.” At least universities should stop this nonsense. Universities should teach you that you are human. Color makes no difference, and there are no boundaries on the earth. The whole earth is ours.
If all the universities of the world start teaching you to be human – not Christian, not Mohammedan, not Hindu, not Buddhist – there will be a possibility of evolution. But, on the contrary, there are Catholic universities. How is it possible? It is a contradiction in terms. A university has to be universal; it cannot be Catholic. There are Hindu universities, there are Mohammedan universities. Even education is contaminated, polluted.