So, the first thing I want to say is that if you love children, do not produce any. For just thirty years observe birth control. Those who have wanted to reduce the population, like Mahatma Gandhi, like Vinoba Bhave, were also against birth control. They would say, “Observe celibacy.” And can anyone give any figures on how many people Mahatma Gandhi turned into celibates? Mahatma Gandhi’s own personal secretary ran away with a girl.
Celibacy is unnatural. And with the work that a small pill can do, standing unnecessarily on your head doing shirshasana is utter stupidity. No matter how much you try, you cannot go against the laws of nature unless you take support from science – and the full support of science is available today. Up until very recently, the pill was only available for women. Today, we have it for men too.
The population of this country is the enemy, the problem of this country. It can be solved very easily; just a little intelligence.
Five thousand sannyasins were living in the commune that I had created in America – two and a half thousand pairs of men and women. But in five years not a single child was born there. No guns were used to make this happen, nor had any police to enforce it. Just a little explaining.
The second thing: India has been in slavery for two thousand years: sometimes under the Moghuls, sometimes under the Turks, sometimes under the Hoonas, sometimes under Mohammedans, sometimes under the English. Two thousand years is a long time. This slavery of two thousand years has settled in your minds so deeply that it doesn’t want to leave you. This slavery must be dispelled from your minds, because it is not just about the slavery. This slavery has also brought a whole lot of other rubbish with it into your minds that will only go when this slave mentality disappears. Although you appear to have become free, it is just an appearance – no change has taken place to the inner slavery.
Slavery is a chain that inhibits man’s intelligence.
In three hundred years the English created schools, colleges and universities in this country, but not so that you could be educated, but so that you could remain deprived of becoming educated. And they arranged the whole educational system in a way that these schools, colleges and universities became mere factories for producing clerks. Can you imagine that a vast country like India, which will be the biggest country in the world population-wise by the end of the twentieth century, has so far claimed only three Nobel Prizes? And the Jews, who are not so many in number – almost none in India – take forty percent of the Nobel Prizes every year.