The cosmos is a musical harmony, but we are not in tune with it. Tuning is needed. This tuning becomes possible if you surrender yourself to the whole.
Why is man not in tune with the infinite? – because you go on living according to your own mind, not according to the mind of the whole. Lao Tzu calls the mind of the whole “Tao”: the law, the cosmic law.
We create our own laws; every society creates its own laws and those laws are artificial. Those laws are not universal, they are local. And because of those laws, we create an artificial life. We live in society according to the society. Society is a fiction – necessary, but still a fiction. Man has created many societies with many different laws, contradictory laws, but the universal law is one. Unless you become aware that you are living according to artificial devices, you will not be able to attune yourself with the infinite, the natural, the rit. The Vedas have called it the rit, the ultimate law.
The ultimate law is not man-made. Rather, on the contrary, we are made by that law. Our laws are our own fictions, imagination, dreams. There are two possibilities: either you can be social or you can be universal.
You can run your life, build your life around a social fiction: one is a Hindu, one is a Christian – these are social fictions. Jesus is not a Christian, cannot be, and if Jesus comes back, Christians would be the first to murder him again. The Vatican could not tolerate him; it would be impossible for a man like Jesus to be tolerated by any establishment. The pope would be the first to be against him.
I have heard about a Hindu sannyasin who went to meet the pope. The sannyasin said, “I have heard about a man who moves in the lower strata of society with criminals, who stays with prostitutes, who talks against religion and ritual, who is against society, the social laws, the social order, and is a deep anarchist. What will you do with him?”
The pope said, “We will be against him. He is a criminal; he must be punished. But tell me, what is his name?”
The sannyasin said, “His name is Jesus Christ.”
Jesus is not a Christian, nor is Krishna a Hindu, nor Mahavira a Jaina. These are fictions, and Mahavira, Krishna, Buddha and Jesus have moved from the society to the cosmos. Every religious man is rebellious, looks rebellious, because he moves from social fictions to the universal reality.