Where psychoanalysis is missing is that it does not change the conscious mind’s attitudes. It keeps the conscious mind as it is, and in fact if it tried to change the conscious mind, society would not accept psychoanalysis. Psychoanalysis would be in the same trouble as I am. It wouldn’t be a respected profession; it would be rejected. And the church would do the same with psychoanalysts as it has done with witches: it would burn them alive.
The society, the church, the state, all are perfectly happy if you don’t change the conscious mind. Then go on doing anything you want to do. It is all play, because you are not going to destroy the old, the past, the traditional – its roots are in the conscious mind. The society has trained the conscious mind, and it protects its training.
The only way is to go a little higher than the conscious mind, where society has not conditioned anything, has not approached…which is absolutely pure and innocent. And this is a natural phenomenon: that the superconscious is more powerful than the conscious. And it is innocent, as innocent as the unconscious, with only one difference: the unconscious is dark, and the superconscious is alert, full of light. It can see things in its own light, it does not need any borrowed insights.
So the only possibility of creating a new psychoanalysis is to bring the superconscious in. Then the conscious mind cannot do anything. The superconscious mind can relieve the conscious mind of its conditionings. It can allow the unconscious mind to release, through the conscious, all its repressed contents.
And the miracle is that the moment the unconscious mind has released all its contents, it loses darkness, it is no longer unconscious. Then you have a great energy which is conscious. Now three parts of your mind – unconscious, conscious and superconscious – are one. And the dominant factor will remain the superconscious. Now it is possible with this energy to penetrate into the collective unconscious. It will still be difficult, but it is possible.
The easier way would be to enter first into the collective conscious with this energy. Once the collective conscious opens its doors, the collective unconscious is very easy. Before the higher, the lower loses all power. As the master comes in, the servant immediately recognizes where he belongs.
With the collective unconscious and the collective conscious joining together, you have a really great power of alertness, of awareness, that you have never felt before. You can directly approach the cosmic unconscious; it is going to be difficult, but possible.
My suggestion is: why unnecessarily go the hard way? That’s why I say my way is the lazy man’s way to enlightenment. When you can go more easily, without any conflict, then there is no need to create an unnecessary fight. Go first to the cosmic conscious; once you have reached there you have so much power that the cosmic unconscious will open its doors on its own. The very weight of your consciousness now is so much, the very energy is so much, that the cosmic unconscious cannot remain closed.