That’s right. Here is every possibility to inquire into your self. It is not an ideology that I preach, it is not a religion that I impose. On the contrary, my whole effort is to deprogram you. So that you become again an innocent child the way you had come into the world, without any prejudice, without any idea, just innocent. And once that innocence is there, existence opens all its mysteries to you.
So be here for few days, or whenever you can come, come here and remain here for a few days. Mix with my people, who are all seekers, who are all meditators, who are doing things that they wanted to do, and who are rejoicing life in its totality. Just being with them, the very aroma, the milieu, the atmosphere, something may catch fire in you. It always happens.
You have read my words, but words are dead. You have to read me, and to read me there is only one way: to be here for some time, and to sit silently and just let your presence and my presence melt and merge. They have their own way, their own language, which is beyond mind; but once you understand that in silence, in somebody’s presence, something blossoms in you, starts growing in you, then you have found a friend on the path.
I’m not a savior, I’m not a prophet. I’m just a friend. And anybody who wants to walk few steps with me on the path is welcome, and whenever he wants to depart he’s absolutely free. There is no bondage, no condition. It is an unconditional togetherness.
My whole commune is not any organization. It is just pure togetherness without any conditions from any side. Anybody can join it, anybody can move out of it. Everybody is totally free to have his own way.
But being with five thousand seekers immensely helps. Alone the path is really very lonely, alone it is very dark, alone there are many moments when one is discouraged. With other seekers ahead of you, behind of you, by the side of you, you know there is no fear. People have passed this stage. There come nights – dark nights of the soul, but you know that others have passed through these dark nights, they have reached; and seeing the sunrise, there is no reason it cannot happen to you. It has to happen to you because you have as much right, just by being alive and being part of existence, as anybody else. Nobody is special in existence, everybody is just with the same right.
The differences are created because few people use their right and few people don’t use their right.
I see my whole life as a process of learning. I’ve taken my teachings from many different places; your books and tapes have been a large source of that. And that’s what I want my work to be.
I understand, but I would like to say to you that whatever you have learned from the books is just the beginning, just the tip of the iceberg. Don’t be contented with it. If it creates more discontent, more thirst, then you are on the right path.