So, I have to annihilate your wrong ideas. They have been oversold to you – centuries and centuries of salesmanship in the name of spirituality.
Let me tell you one anecdote:
A Catholic girl and a Jewish boy fell madly in love. But their religion and their beliefs interfered. The Irish Catholic mother advised her daughter, “Sell him a bill of goods. Teach him the beauty and joys of Catholicism. Make him a Catholic first.” The girl did. She sold him and sold him and the wedding date was set. One day before the marriage the girl came home, sobbed, cried, and said to the mother,
“The marriage is off.”
“Why?” the mother asked. “Didn't you sell him?”
“I think I oversold him. Now he wants to be a priest.”
These salesmen of spirituality, from one century to another, for millennia, have oversold you the idea of attainment. They have exploited you. Just see the point: you can be only that which you already are – nothing else is possible. It is a given fact; it is a gift. So spirituality is not an attainment; rather, it is a recognition – a remembrance. You have forgotten, that’s all…you have misplaced it somewhere, that’s all, but it is there all the same.
And the second part of the question is: “Is your pathless path for anybody, or only for rare exceptions?” – only for rare exceptions – but everybody is a rare exception, because I have never come across any person who is not a rare exception. I have never come across a common man or a common woman. I have been searching hard, looking into everybody who comes to me; I always come across something unique, something incomparably unique, something absolutely unique.
God never repeats. His creativity is original – he does not believe in carbon copies. He never creates anybody again. He does not believe in the common and the ordinary. He creates only the extraordinary and the unique.
Try to understand it, because the society has again forced on you an idea that you are just a common man. A few people want to prove themselves uncommon. They can prove that only if they prove the whole lot common. Politicians – they cannot believe that everybody is unique. If everybody is unique, then what are they doing by being presidents and prime ministers? Then they will look just foolish. They are unique, the chosen, and the whole lot is common – the mass. Their egos, just to prove themselves extraordinary, have proved another thing also, simultaneously, that everybody is ordinary.