| The earth is
dying from overpopulation
All condemnation of sex and all
appreciation of celibacy should be absolutely stopped; otherwise we cannot get
rid of AIDS.
It is going to spread -- it is spreading.
It is a simple fact that the earth is undivided.
What is the need for so many nations, except that they fulfill so many people's
There is no other need.
Why should Germany be afraid of immigrants, and give incentives to Germans to
produce more children, when the earth is dying from overpopulation? If there
was one world government we could shift population from one place to another
place. Wherever the population starts decreasing, it should be replaced by the
increasing population from other nations.
Once we accept that the world is
one, then there is no need to destroy, every year, billions of dollars' worth
of food in America, in Europe. They have to destroy it, and people in the East
In Ethiopia one thousand people were dying every day, and at that very time in
Europe they wasted two billion dollars in carrying their foodstuffs to be
drowned in the ocean. If the world is one, and some countries are producing
more and some countries have become barren, the food can be distributed very
If religions disappear from the
world, then many idiotic things will disappear with them.
They are against birth control, although they know perfectly well that Jesus is
the only begotten son of God -- God created only one son in the whole of
eternity. He must be practicing birth control; otherwise why only one son? --
at least one daughter as well.
But the religions are against birth control, they are against abortion, without
any feeling for the danger of overpopulation -- that the world will kill
That death will be very cruel because it does not come immediately; when a
person dies because of hunger, it takes months of torture and suffering.
A healthy man can live without food for three months; then he will die, because
the healthy man has a reservoir of energy in his body, which is for emergency
purposes. But even the poorest man, the sickest man, will take a few days, a
few weeks to die. Those few weeks of hunger are going to be absolute hell.
But religions are concerned with creating more children because more
children means more power -- power in two ways: more votes, and more fodder for
your cannons in war.
For twenty to thirty years absolute birth control should be practiced. It is
not a question of democracy, because it is a choice between life and death. If
the whole world is going to die, what are you going to do with your democracy?
Democracy will be the rule then -- for the graves, of the graves, by the graves
-- because people will have disappeared.
Religions carry superstitions of all kinds which are hindering your
intelligence, your vision, your possibility of creating a new man in the
One thing is certain -- the old
humanity is going to die.
If we can make the people of the world understand, then a new kind of man can
He will be a citizen of the world -- no nations.
He will be religious -- but no religion. He will be scientific -- but not
destructive; his whole science will be devoted to creation.
He will be pious, compassionate, loving -- but not celibate; that is a kind of
A celibate is a lunatic.
The new man will stop all kinds of experiments which are increasing the heat of
the atmosphere around the earth, because the priority is life, not your
The new man will not send rockets to create holes from which death-rays can
enter into our atmosphere; there is no need at all. And if the need arises,
then you should also be prepared to close those holes -- the moment the rocket
goes out, the hole is closed; the moment the rocket comes in, the hole is
That is the only way to avoid the seas bringing the old story of the flood in
which everything was destroyed... and now even Noah's Ark will not help,
because the flood will never recede.
A new man without any burden of the past, more meditative, more silent, more
loving... all the universities, rather than wasting their time on superficial
subjects, should devote time to creating more consciousness in man.
But football seems to be more
important. It is one of the most idiotic games... and millions of people go mad
when there is a football match.
The Razor's Edge
Chapter title: The new man: a citizen of the world
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