Be a meditator.
Be a lover.
Be a celebrant.
Create the whole existence with as much bliss and joy as possible. Make life so
beautiful that nobody wants to die.
Right now, the situation is just the opposite: life is so ugly that who cares?
If war happens, in fact, people will feel relieved. They don't have to commit
suicide and still the war is going to do the work for them they always wanted
to do themselves.
Psychologists say it is very difficult to find a man who has not thought at
least four times in his life of committing suicide. But to commit suicide is
not easy; it goes against the life instinct. But if somebody else can take the
responsibility and somebody else can drop an atom bomb or a hydrogen bomb, then
we are freed of the responsibility of committing suicide and still the suicide
And not only WE are dying but everybody else with us.
We have to change
people's suicidal mind.
Why do people think of suicide? -- for the simple reason that life is ugly and
they don't know how to beautify it, how to make a song out of it. It is just
sadness, a long long anguish, a nightmare.
That's why people become interested in war and they support war -- for any
stupid cause, for any excuse they are ready to kill and be killed. And in fact,
all political causes are stupid, all so-called political revolutions are
The only revolution which is not stupid is spiritual, is inner, is
If you really want a world without war, create this individual revolution I
This is real resistance. Without resisting anybody you create a different
space, a different context, in which life starts blooming, life becomes
And if people are
creative, blooming, joyous, politics and politicians will be things of the
Yes, you can save a few politicians to keep them in the zoos for future
children to come and see: "Look, this is Bush and Blair!"
You can stuff them with straw -- they are already stuffed with straw and
nothing else; they won't need much more straw, just a little bit will do. And
this is possible now. It was never possible before because war was never such a
Politics is now the most stupid game, mad, utterly mad.
These are tremendously significant moments, because we can change the whole
human consciousness from being political to spiritual.
Wars will continue,
violence will continue, and men will go on killing each other.
The whole effort has been to create a device which can become a global suicide,
and now we have discovered it -- the H-bomb.
Why are scientists continuously working, devoting their whole lives to creating
destructive things? -- because that is the deepest desire in man: to die,
somehow to die.
It is not very conscious, because if it becomes conscious you will start
Many times you assert, "It would have been better if I had not been
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