My work is totally different from Hubbard’s work: his work is psychological, my work is spiritual. My effort here is not to give you a clear mind; my effort here is to give you a state of no-mind, because only through no-mind will you be able to know the reality – the reality within and the reality without. But the no-mind is the door, the only door.
The fifth question:
Why is it that the journalists never seem to understand you?
It has nothing to do with me. They have never understood Jesus, Socrates, Buddha, Kabir. They cannot understand; it is against their investment.
The journalist lives on creating sensations. Any news is news only when it is sensation. They live on rumors and they have to make rumors very spicy. They have no interest in truth, because truth is never news. Truth is so ancient, truth is always the same. I am saying the same truth as Buddha said, Christ said, and all those who have known. It is nothing new – how it can be news?
And they come here in search of news. They have to invent – and it is really interesting how inventive people can be.
Just a few days ago I was reading a report in a Punjabi magazine about this place. The man says, the journalist says, that he has been here for fifteen days, stayed in the commune, and whatsoever he is writing is based on his own experience. Because he introduced his article in this way I became interested: what has he seen? So I went through it. Ordinarily I don’t read what journalists go on writing, it is impossible. We have a big press department for that, at least thirty persons continuously reading and collecting, because it is happening all over the world, in all the languages. So much is being published that it is impossible for me to keep any track of it. But because this man said, “I have been there for fifteen days,” I looked into the article. I was amazed!
He says that this place is spread over fifteen square miles! Now, I think even Pune is not spread over fifteen square miles. He says the moment you enter the gate the first thing that you see is a big white marble statue of a naked woman! Because I very rarely go to the gate, I asked Laxmi, “What has happened? Where is this statue?”
He says that there are artificial lakes, artificial waterfalls, thousands of sannyasins swim naked in the lake. There are underground air-conditioned halls where ten thousand people can sit together. Each morning I deliver a discourse in an underground hall. You are sitting in an underground hall, air-conditioned, and not only that – all the disciples have to sit in absolute nudity! Feel your clothes – if you think you are wearing clothes you are deceived. You are all naked.
Now these people have a great investment in creating rumors. That’s how the magazines, the newspapers sell. They have nothing to do with truth. This man has never been here.