What are the differences? Maybe there is a little bit. For example, somebody is white, somebody is black – not a big difference, not more than a half-dollar’s difference. The black man has more than the white man, he is richer by a half-dollar’s worth of pigment, which makes him black. And he needs to be black because he comes from Africa. That pigment prevents him from being burned by the sun. It is a geographical thing.
If people are white, it is not something to brag about. You are white because you live in a cold climate. And hankering to get a tan, making so much effort…. Whole beaches are full of people lying down under the sun. Why don’t you go to Africa and have a real tan?
The best way will be through crossbreeding: Africans making marriages to white people, making marriages to yellow people, making marriages to brown people. Then your children will have a real variety, something new. They will not be white, they will not be black, they will not be brown, they will not be yellow. Mix all four colors!
It is a well-established fact that crossbreeding in trees, in animals, in men, always brings better generations. It is simply stupid that Christians should only marry Christians, Jews should only marry Jews, Hindus should only marry Hindus. This is simply unscientific, absurd.
Why doesn’t any culture of the world allow brothers and sisters to marry? That will be the best thing, because they have grown up together, they know each other; there will be less nagging, less fighting. But why has every culture decided not to do that? – because the children born out of a marriage between a brother and sister will be weak, retarded, crippled, will not be so intelligent, because there is no tension.
Remember, life is a tension. Death is relaxation. Do you think people in graves are tense? They are completely relaxed. A brother and a sister are so close that the tension is almost nil; hence the child will be without any tension, he will be dull.
If this is the case, then let marriages happen between people who are as far apart as possible: the greater the distance, the better the generation. The tension is big; it brings the best out of both persons. And within three or four generations you will find a totally robust, intelligent, long-living humanity.
The East should get married to the West. The South should get married to the North. It will help immensely in many ways. I would like to see the whole world as one. And if people are marrying so far away, slowly slowly differences in languages will disappear; there will be only one language. Right now there are thousands – that keeps people apart.
The world needs to be one.
The world needs one language.
The world needs only one kind of man: Zorba the Buddha.
The world is fed up with all your religions and all your nations. It is fed up with your priests and your politicians.
And Zorba the Buddha can do it very silently – just by his presence, just by his loving, compassionate approach to everything.