People have to be understood within their whole insane mechanism. For example, Jesus says, “Blessed are the poor…for theirs is the kingdom of God.” Now, for these two thousand years many have tried to be poor for this simple reason and motive: so that they can attain to the kingdom of God. Do you see the contradiction? “Blessed are the poor…for theirs is the kingdom of God.” Then what kind of poverty is this if it brings the kingdom of God to you? Then this is a good incentive, a great motivation for greed. If Jesus was really right, he should only have said this: Blessed are the poor because they are poor. Then why make this statement “…for theirs is the kingdom of God”? Everybody wants to have the kingdom of God; everybody wants to possess eternal treasures. And if one has to be poor and sacrifice for that, it is worth it.
People have been doing this all along. It is time that man should start looking more clearly, more transparently at what has been told to him and what he has done.
People always misunderstand. While the master is alive they will not come to him, because while the master is alive they cannot be allowed to misunderstand. They will come to him only when he is no longer there, because a dead master can be controlled, manipulated.
Just a few days ago a so-called Jaina saint, Kanjiswami, died. He was worshipped by the Jainas so much that the Jainas had been declaring: “In the next circle of existence, in the next creation, he will be the first teerthankara, the first founder of Jainism, again.”
When he died – I have seen the pictures, somebody sent the pictures – the Jainas were trying to fix his posture, because a teerthankara or a would-be teerthankara should die in the lotus posture. They must have broken some of his bones. At least a dozen people were forcing his dead body into a certain yoga posture. Now, you cannot do this while a man is alive – he will go through a primal scream!
While he was alive he used to wear clothes, but according to the Jainas, one attains to the ultimate freedom only when one dies naked, so they removed the clothes. Now, the corpse cannot prevent it. The clothes are removed, a lotus posture is fixed, and the followers are happy. This goes on happening.
A maid who seemed to enjoy her work gave notice one day without warning.
“Why do you wish to leave?” the lady of the house asked her. “Is anything wrong?”
“I just can’t stand the suspense in this house a minute more,” the maid replied.
“Suspense? What do you mean?”
“It’s the sign over my bed that says: ‘Watch ye, for ye know not when the master cometh.’”
The moment the master is gone, you have only the words. Words can be manipulated, words can be interpreted, words can be colored and painted according to your prejudices. But as far as I am concerned, it will be impossible – for many reasons it will be impossible.