Therapy groups are already out of fashion. Esalen – the original pioneer institution for therapy groups – is dying. Nobody comes anymore. Only on weekends a few old people turn up. And when they saw that thousands of people are coming to me and going through me to the therapies, they could not believe it, because they were the original people who had started the movement of therapies. It was unbelievable for them why people were not coming there.
The reason was that people had been there and had seen their therapies and found that they were only games you can play with. It feels good while you are playing them, but after two days all is gone; you are the same person, nothing has changed. Then what is the point of going again and again, giving money and playing the same kind of games?
These therapists who had been working here in the world of the sannyasins will soon feel frustrated, tremendously frustrated. One thing, sannyasins will stop going to them, knowing that it is no longer part of a spiritual movement. Secondly, those who go will see that it is pointless. Just again and again clearing the ground and letting the weeds grow makes no sense.
I was using therapy simply as a preparation – it was not the end. These therapists know nothing of meditation, because they felt that it was below them to go and meditate with the same people who are doing therapies with them; they are great therapists. So they never meditated; they missed meditation. They were so knowledgeable that they thought they knew everything. I don’t think they have listened to me; otherwise the way they have betrayed me would not have been possible.
But they will have to come back; they cannot go on existing for long. Soon you will see those faces again, and this time they are not going to be therapists. This time I am going to work in a totally different way. Therapy will not be part of it; perhaps personal counseling may be there, but not therapy.
There is nothing wrong in doing your own thing – just remember that it is accidental. First know thyself, and then do anything that happens, that comes up out of your nothingness. And out of nothingness always comes the lotus of nirvana.
In the Hindi incarnations of God there are a woman and a man together – like Vishnu and Laxmi, Shankar and Parvati, Krishna and Radha, Rama and Sita, etc. On the other hand, there are other religions like Jainism, Buddhism, Taoism, Mohammedanism, Christianity, etcetera, which have no place for women.
Compared to Hinduism, all these religions – Taoism, Jainism, Buddhism, Christianity, Mohammedanism, Judaism – are very new. Hinduism is very old; hence it has some unique characteristics. Because it is the oldest religion in the world, a few things are in it which you will not find in other religions.
For example, you are asking that Hindu incarnations of God are always with a woman consort: Shiva is with Parvati, Krishna is with Radha. In India, Jainism and Buddhism flowered twenty-five centuries ago. They had to fight against Hinduism. Hinduism was the only religion.