But you didn’t see what she was doing on the Ranch itself?
No. Because I was never coming out and never meeting anybody…
Do you think it would have made sense to have other people coming to talk to you about what was happening?
No. Nobody was allowed.
But why not?
I am decisive about myself – if I want to remain silent, it is nobody’s business to disturb me.
But if you’re creating such a big experiment, don’t you think it would have been helpful to have had at least one other person coming to talk to you?
No. The experiment means nothing before my silence. I am teaching everybody to be an individual and depend on his own insight. And if he feels that he is being forced to do something that he does not want to do, he is perfectly capable of revolting against it. There is no need to submit and many had left.
Because now there will be a totally different atmosphere. But whatever happened, although it was not good, but looking at the world only bad people could have managed it; good people could not.
It feels to me like you may have used those people.
No. I have not abused anybody.
Over the last year I thought to myself, when is he either going to get rid of Sheela or turn things around? And it felt like maybe you were just letting her go and do something.
No. I will do only when I feel; when I saw the point to do something, I did it.