These are the three types of people Jesus is surrounded by continuously: the crowd who believe in miracles, the people who have their investments in religion – the priests, the Pharisees, who are afraid that this man is becoming every day more and more important – and the scholars, the pundits, the rabbis, who are interested only in dead scriptures, in dead words, in knowledge. These are the three types of people he is continuously surrounded by.
The fourth type are very few, who are trying to understand who this man is, who are not worried about scriptures, because the scripture is alive herenow. They are not worried about miracles, because the greatest of all miracles has happened: that a man has realized that he is not separate from the whole. The ego has disappeared: that is the greatest miracle there is.
The fourth type are people who have no investment in religion, who have no self-interest in religion, who are not worried about the temple and the establishment and other things – a very few people who are interested just in this man as he is, without any prejudice, without any concept. These few people could see through Jesus and could find God through him. He became a door.
Jesus says again and again, “I am the gate. I am the door. I am the way.” Only for a few people he was so, for those whose eyes were not clouded by anything, who could look through this man, through and through.
Then said Jesus unto them, “Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me…
It is such a great phenomenon that it cannot be longer. The earth won’t allow it.
I was reading the life of one Urdu poet, Miraja Galib. In a poet’s gathering, a very young boy, just twelve or thirteen years of age, recited such beautiful poetry of his own creation that Galib, a master, asked the boy again and again to recite it. And in the end, Galib started crying and weeping.
Somebody asked, “Why are you crying?”
Galib said, “This boy will not live long.” And just within six months, the boy died.
People asked, “Why do you say this?”
Galib said, “He is so beautiful. He has something tremendous in him. Earth will not be able to tolerate such beauty. He is not ordinary, he is not mediocre.”
Whenever a man becomes enlightened, that is his last life. Then he cannot enter again into the world, because the world is too rough, and he becomes too refined. Then he is just a fragrance, subtle, with no solidity in it, and then the fragrance goes up higher and higher. It cannot come down. Whenever a man becomes enlightened, it is difficult to remain in the body – almost impossible. One has to be continuously aware; any moment, the body can drop.
Jesus continuously says to his disciples, “Yet a little while am I with you, and then I go unto him that sent me…and then I return to the whole.” Then the wave disappears in the ocean.