He said, “Circumcision – now the car is absolutely Jewish. If you can baptize, what do you think, can’t we do something to make the car a Jew?”
Everybody has been laughing about circumcision. But Sigmund Freud never even raised a question about it. He never raised a single question that goes against Jewish tradition. All his logic, all his reason was used to criticize everybody else.
I have asked a Jaina saint: “Sigmund Freud would say these things about Mahavira, although he has not said them, because he knew nothing about Mahavira. But I am absolutely certain he would say these things. Have you something to say about Sigmund Freud, about Jews?”
And the first thing he said was: “If the skin on the male genitals was not needed, then existence would not have given it to the child. Existence gives only that which is needed. To remove that skin is egoistic, it is an effort to prove that you are wiser than existence itself. And the very idea that man is wiser than existence is stupid.”
I asked him about Jesus – because I had taken with me a Christian missionary, Stanley Jones, to meet the Jaina saint. And I said, “Stanley Jones is here, and his criticism against Jaina saints, Buddhist saints, Hindu saints, is that they don’t do any service to humanity. On the contrary, they demand that they should be served, worshipped, that it is their birthright.
“People may be dying from starvation – that is not their concern. Mahavira and Buddha have not opened a single hospital, not a single school for poor children, not a single orphanage, like Mother Teresa. But these people are thought to be great compassionate people. What compassion is there? What do you think about Jesus?”
He said, “About Jesus? According to us, everything in life is a connected link of cause and effect, the theory of action.”
There are stories that if Mahavira is passing on the road and a thorn is there, the thorn will jump out of the road – because Mahavira has finished all evil actions. Now no pain can be given to him by existence. It looks logical. If existence is deciding rewards and punishments, certainly the thorn must jump out of the road.
Mohammedans say – because Mohammed was in Arabia: hot sun, no clouds, no shade, no trees… But a beautiful cloud always moved over Mohammed, wherever he went, because he had finished with all evil acts. That’s why he was chosen by God as his best messenger; he had become so pure that he could be a vehicle. Now it is God’s duty to protect him. In the hot burning sun, a cool breeze surrounds him, and a big cloud goes on keeping him in shadow.
The Jaina saint said, “Jesus being crucified proves that he must have done some very evil acts in his past life. Crucifixion was the punishment.”