A king of Egypt had told his court and the whole kingdom that if anybody comes in his dream, death is the penalty. Now this is real absurdity.
People were so much afraid – but what can you do if you appear in his dream? That is really his problem; you have not gone into his dream. And he killed a few people because, in spite of the warning, he saw them in his dream.
Why should anybody disturb his sleep? And he was a monarch with all the powers over life and death; he killed people.
The whole kingdom was afraid that at any moment they could be killed – for no crime. And they had nothing to do with his dream; his dream is his dream, it is his problem. But who was going to say this to him?
These primitive people are far more intelligent, far more innocent.
This society – where dreams are taken as if they are real, where something has to be done consciously so that an ugly dream does not come to you and destroy your dignity – has never had any war in its whole history. Its small tribes have never fought with each other – there is no violence in that sense.
Nobody fights with anyone. If, even in a dream, somebody insults you or you insult somebody and it has to be settled consciously, it is impossible to have any violence. People are utterly simple.
The unconscious simply needs fake objects to get rid of its garbage. There is no need to kill anybody; you can kill a statue, you can kill a photograph, you can burn a photograph – and feel at ease.
And slowly, slowly, whatever comes in your dreams or in your waking hours from the unconscious, give it a reality so that it goes out. Don’t repress it; don’t think, “This is bad and I should not show it to anybody;” it will become a wound and finally, a cancer.
In your private room you can release it in any way you want. Dynamic meditation was basically devised to help the unconscious unburden itself. The Indonesian latihan does the same.
And once the unconscious is completely clean and there is no energy wasted in repressing it, the same energy starts moving upwards – because remember, that energy cannot remain static; it has to move. Now that there is no work in the unconscious, it starts moving upwards towards lighter spaces in you, and there you will find real values which make man a man and take him beyond the animal.
Whatever you experience in the super-conscious has also to be brought to the conscious and acted upon. Don’t just think great thoughts, don’t just go on experiencing beauty – let your experiences become actions, creativity. Do something about them. And as you start doing something about them you will find that deeper qualities are pouring in.