There have been cases where zoo animals have committed suicide or gone mad or have become sexually perverted, but it never happens in the wild. No sexual perversion, no homosexuality exists in the wild, but in zoos it exists. It is very indicative. It shows that if you put people in an unnatural environment they start losing their instinctive intelligence, they start losing their natural understanding, they start becoming crazy. Either they go mad or they become perverted or they commit suicide.
Humanity has been doing all these things. It has to be recognized, it is time to recognize it – that the religions have turned the earth into a zoo. It is because of these so-called saints and mahatmas, who have made human beings perverted. And the most surprising thing is that they are the people who condemn all perversions – and they are the original creators of perversions! Homosexuality is a religious phenomenon. All sexual perversions started in monasteries.
Monasteries are zoos where people are forced to live according to certain ideas determined by others, maybe thousands of years ago. Those clothes were not tailored for them – now they are being tailored for the clothes! They are being cut according to the clothes. The clothes may have been made by Moses or Mohammed or Jesus or Buddha and they may have been fitting the people they were prepared for perfectly…but now, after three thousand years, two thousand years, or even five thousand years….
The Hindu code was written five thousand years ago – Manu wrote it –it is still being followed. In five thousand years everything has changed. If Manu comes to the earth I don’t think he will be able to recognize anything. He will not be able to recognize anything at all; everything has changed. But Hindus are trying to live according to Manu; this creates perversion.
The clothes are made by ancient people, according to their ideas, according to their understandings, according to their needs, according to their situations, and they are being forced upon people who have a totally different world to live in. Now, the only way is: either you cut the clothes or you cut individuals – and religions have decided to cut the individuals.
If the clothes are bigger than you then you have to be massaged and stretched and given bodywork, tortured in every possible way! Or if the clothes are shorter than you then you have to be cut; some plastic surgery has to be done on you. Your head has to be chopped or your legs have to be chopped. Man has to live for certain ideas – as if ideas are more important than man! – as if man is made to live for ideas!
I am against all this nonsense. My sannyasins have to live as individuals. I am not giving you any discipline, because every discipline creates perversion, every discipline only fits to the person who evolves it. Just look at all the disciplines that have been propounded down the ages…
Buddha loved to eat once a day; now that is being followed by every Buddhist. That is not right – that is dangerous. It creates guilt, because if you feel hungry twice a day then you will feel guilty. And if you are an American you will feel hungry five times a day! Then how much guilt…?