Are you following me?
I may be wrong in saying this, but you don’t question me.
You don’t say, ‘What do you mean by what you are saying? Prove it. Show it by your life.’
You can discuss this with me, but you cannot with the leaders, gurus and authorities. They state something and stick to it.
But if you come here with doubt, if you question intelligently, you are a totally different person.
Then you won’t follow me or anybody psychologically.
When I am attached to something I think I have got, realised or understood, I hold to that. Which is what?
If I think I am illumined, I am holding on to an experience, and that experience helps me to guide others. I have power and position, so you worship me, thinking I am a great man.
So what has happened to me?
I have destroyed myself by these attachments.
(From an Interview by Michael Mendizza, Ojai, 20 April 1982)