| You cannot
find a thicker head than Pope the Polack's
WHEN YOU USE PHRASES THAT ARE TAKEN
BY THE PEOPLE OF OREGON AND OTHERS AS INFLAMMATORY IN YOUR DISCOURSES.... YOU
HAVE REFERRED TO PEOPLE WHO ARE HELD VERY DEARLY BY PEOPLE HERE ... BY PHRASES
SUCH AS "POPE THE POLACK," "CHRIST THE CRACKPOT,"
"MOTHER TERESA, THE CRIMINAL." ARE THOSE PHRASES INTENDED TO BRING
ENLIGHTENMENT TO PEOPLE, OR DO THEY INSTEAD FILL THE HEARTS OF THOSE PEOPLE
WITH SUCH HATRED THAT THEY CANNOT HEAR WHAT YOU ARE SAYING?
It works in many ways. Those are my
devices. First, I am talking to my own people. They are not hurt by what I am
saying about Pope the Polack, Teresa the Terrible, Christ the Crackpot --
nobody is hurt. On the contrary, they start looking at things in a totally new
way, the way I want them to look at them. I want outside people to get hurt,
shocked. I want them to be angry, hateful, because it is a very fundamental
principle of psychology that if you can create hate in a man, it is very easy
to change it into love. Love and hate are not so different as people think, and
certainly they are not opposites. They are two polarities of one energy, just
like darkness and light.
So without going anywhere, just
sitting in my room, I can manage to give shocks all around the world, shake
people in their sleep, in their slumber. Because to me their Christianity is a
kind of opium, and their Hinduism is a kind of marijuana, and so on, so forth.
These people need to be shaken really badly. And I will go on throwing ice-cold
water on their eyes as long as they don't open their eyes and jump out of the
bed. It is not a question of persuasion. You don't persuade a sleeping person
to wake up, because between a person who is awake and a person who is asleep
there is no possibility of communication. So whether they hear me or not, I
want them to be hateful against me, that's enough -- I have done my job.
All these people.... And there are
almost one million sannyasins around the world. Even in Soviet Russia, even in
East Germany I have my sannyasins. Of course, they are underground sannyasins.
From where are these people coming? First they were shocked, first they were
hurt, but their shock and their hurt started a great question, a great quest in
their minds. They became suspicious about their own conditioning: Perhaps
Christ was a crackpot? Let us give it another thought. And Pope is certainly
the Polack, there are not two opinions about it, and you cannot find a
thicker head than Pope the Polack's, because the world is suffering from
overpopulation, and he is preaching around the world against birth control,
against the pill, against abortion.
This man -- if I call him a criminal, I am not condemning him, only describing
him -- perhaps he is the greatest criminal alive. And the same is my attitude
about the Hindu leader, shankaracharya, Mohammedan leaders like Ayatollah
Khomeini -- I call him Khomeiniac -- because these are the people who are
insisting on more and more population on the earth.....
The Last Testament,
Vol 1 Chapter #21
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