Christ Keizer, The Boston Globe, Boston, USA
I was noticing your calligraphy on the wall over there, the one that says the human heart is the most dangerous thing in the world.
[laughing] Just listen to your heart, how fast it is beating.
Every master is a dangerous person. To be near to a master you have to lose your ego, which is the most difficult thing in the world.
What is dangerous about the human heart?
About ego everything is ugly. But the whole society, education, religion – they all teach you ambition, and ambition is nourishment for the ego.
The master’s function is to undo whatever the society, religion, culture, has done to you. It is a total deprogramming.
The master brings you back to the innocence in which you were born. And that is the danger.
Nobody wants to lose knowledgeability, nobody wants to lose his fame, his respectability…
But dangerous for who?
Dangerous for the ego.
So when you say the most dangerous thing in the world, are you saying dangerous in the sense of threatening the world as it is? Society as it is?
Yes. It has to be changed totally. As it is, it is sick, insane.