I said, “When I am driving I look ahead! And when a person is moving at one hundred and forty miles per hour, do you want him to look sideways?”
They said, “You are a strange person.”
I said, “Ask your government that all factories should create cars which go only fifty-five miles per hour. There will be no question of so many cops on the road. I listen to my engine, not to your signs!”
They talked with each other, “What should we do?” They gave me a ticket, that I had to be present in court.
I said, “It is better I don’t appear in the court; otherwise your judges will be embarrassed just as you are embarrassed. So my attorney will deal with it. It is not much of a matter – fifty dollars.”
And exactly fifty dollars I was fined.
I said, “That does not matter. Once in a while you can catch me. And why bother the court? – I can give you fifty dollars on the spot. But my speed will remain according to my speedometer!”
Then I made arrangements for one car ahead of me, one car behind me. And I had made arrangements…. There are mechanical devices which give you a signal when the cops are around. I continued to move at my speed!
Only in Salt Lake City you can move freely…or in Germany. Adolf Hitler will be remembered in history for making the greatest road, for the first time, on which you can drive at any speed you want.
Rather than increasing the roads, making better roads, you prevent people from speeding. And unless the car moves beyond one hundred, you don’t have the feeling of a great ecstasy: you are almost flying!
In fact, Japanese scientists have discovered that if four hundred miles per hour is allowed, the car will rise one foot above the ground. That will be a real joy, because then there will be no bumps, no stones, you will be almost flying like a plane, just one foot above the ground.
Japan has in fact invented a railway train…. But Japan has not enough land, because that railway train moves at four hundred miles per hour, one foot above the tracks. It can’t stop at every station – and Japan has only the possibility of having two stations: one from where it starts and one where it stops, the beginning and the end…the alpha and the omega!
The sannyasin also wanted to know whether he is allowed to criticize me.
I have no control over you, but any criticism is going to be against you, not against me. It is not going to harm me at all. The whole world is criticizing me, and I am not even touched; there is no question of being harmed!
So you can criticize, but remember it will harm you. Your criticism will take you away from me. Your criticism will create a wall between me and you, and a bridge is needed, not a wall.