Help people to be natural, help people to be free, help people to be themselves, and never try to force anybody, to pull and push and manipulate. Those are the ways of the ego. And that is what all politics is.
The second question:
It is believed that Christ was the first politician of love in that he tried to save the world before he had saved himself, and that we are his children: politicians of love, seeking heaven on earth.
Politician, and Christ? Politics and love are impossible to be together. Love is anti-political, politics is anti-love.
I know politicians talk about love, but don’t be deceived by their talk. They talk about peace and prepare for war. Never listen to what the politician says. Always watch what he is doing, because whatsoever he says may be just a distraction – to distract you so you cannot see what he is doing. He goes on saying things absolutely contrary to what he is doing. That saying is a camouflage. It is a cover, to hide.
That’s why politicians go on talking, so that you are not in any way helped to be aware of what they are doing. They distract by their talk. They don’t communicate, they don’t say much. In fact, they want to hide so that things are not known. They talk about peace and they all prepare for war. They talk about love and they all create hatred in the world.
But they are tricky, very diplomatic. When they say, “Love your country,” they are saying, “Hate your neighbors.” But they hide their hatred in the love of the country, because when you say, “Love your motherland,” nobody is going to raise any question about it. There is no question: everybody has to love his motherland. But deep down in the teaching of the love of the motherland, they are preparing you for war. Then you start hating the neighbors: they don’t belong to your nation, they don’t belong to your race, they don’t belong to your religion.
“Love your religion” – then what will you do with people who don’t belong to your religion? Of course, it has to be understood that you will hate them. If you love your religion, you will hate other religions; if you love your country, you will hate other countries; if you love your color, you will hate people who are of a different color. If you really want to love human beings you have to stop loving the country, you have to stop loving the religion. you have to stop loving your color. If you really want to love human beings you have to stop all political nonsense.