Finally the psychoanalyst he was visiting put him on the lie detector. If he was lying, the detector would show it. Because of so much harassment the man thought, “It is not worth it!” So when he was standing on the lie detector and the psychoanalyst asked him, “Are you Abraham Lincoln?”, he said, “No” – and the lie detector said, “He is lying, he is Abraham Lincoln!”
Acting can go so deep in your unconscious layers of the mind that it is beyond your consciousness. You have only a small thin layer of consciousness; compared to it, your unconscious is nine times bigger. If something enters into your unconscious, you will start behaving like Jesus, you will start behaving like Mohammed. But it will be just acting and nothing else, and acting is not a transformation of your being.
I am against imposing any discipline on yourself from the outside – according to others. I am in favor, in absolute favor, categorically, that your life should arise from your own inner springs. From your own awakening the morality, the discipline will follow, just like a shadow follows you.
The world is living in tremendous misery because of your so-called moralists, puritans, who have been imposing things from the outside. Those things enter into the unconscious, and the man starts behaving in a certain manner – but he is a robot.
Unless your potential that you have brought with you, which you have been carrying from eternity – unless that potential, that seed sprouts and starts gathering more and more foliage, and brings blossoms to your being, then morality is a small matter.
You don’t have to listen to Moses and his Ten Commandments; you will find your own commandments. Unless you are in direct contact with the divineness of existence, all that you are doing is creating a persona, a personality…fake, fraud, hypocrisy.
I have heard that when God created the world, he went around with the Ten Commandments. He asked the Babylonians, “Would you like to have one commandment?”
They said, “What is it?” Naturally, first you should inquire what the commandment is.
God said, “You should not commit adultery.”
The Babylonians said, “Forget all about it. What shall we do then? In this meaningless life, adultery is the only game. Just get lost!”
God was very angry, but what to do? If they won’t take…He went to the Egyptians, he went to other races, but everybody asked, “First tell us what the commandment is.” And they all refused. They said, “We don’t want anybody else to tell us what to do. We want to find from our own innermost spring what is right and what is wrong.”