Does meditation have anything to do with religion?
I have dissolved any religious connotation – a Hindu can remain a Hindu and still meditate – to make meditation available to all without any condition, whether he is Hindu, Jew, Christian…. Anybody can participate.
The beauty is that if somebody meditates, sooner or later his Hinduism will disappear. It cannot remain with meditation. So why bother about Hinduism when we have a secret which will automatically disperse all darkness in their minds?
I want meditation to become almost universal. It can become universal only if it is not attached to any religion, to any politics, to any ideology – and it is not. It is a simple method. Even an atheist can do it; there is no problem. We don’t ask him to believe in God, we don’t ask him to believe in anything. We simply say to him, 'Here is a method you can try. Hypothetically, if you find something, good. If you don’t, drop it.' And anybody who has tried meditation has never come back empty-handed.