What is your sex appeal, having so many gorgeous women around you and in your neighborhood?
I love women, and women love me.
Are you a celibate?
No – why should I be? This is a strange question, because nobody asks, “Do you breathe? Do you eat?”
How do you spend your day since you don’t read?
With so many gorgeous women, you are asking me, “How do you spend your day”! Read the book Arabian Nights and you will be reading my autobiography.
Why do you speak up now after you have been silent for three and a half years? Is this because the fruit on the tree is ripe?
Yes, that is one of the reasons, but even deeper than that. I had gone into silence to let a few people drop out from sannyas. Those were the people who were enchanted with my words, my philosophy, my approach toward the fundamental problems of life. I have been insisting that what I say is not important: the important cannot be said. The truth is inexpressible. You can know it in silence, but you cannot put it into words. So I wanted to get rid of those people who cannot understand my silence. The only way was to be silent. In three years, I sorted out all the wrong kinds of people. In three years, those who remained as happy with me as before, these were my people.
After sorting out the wrong kind, now is the time for me to say what I really wanted to say. The right opportunity was not there before; now I have enough people who are ready to listen to me without any prejudice. And I have not to fulfill any of their expectations – they don’t have any expectations about me. So just to sort out the wrong people was one of the most fundamental reasons.
Secondly, it is true – in these three years of silence, the people who were living with me have come to a state of maturity, centering, grounding. The fruit is ripe. The flowers have blossomed, and now I would like to spread the fragrance – unaddressed. Whoever wants it can have it. The fruits are here, just by the side, on the table.