Meditation - the Way to Change
TRANSFORMING THE STRUCTURE of society looks utopian. Who is going to do it? How is it going to happen? How are we going to make it a reality?
It is utopian, but the situation is such that within twelve years politicians will bring you to the brink of death. Then you will have to choose; and at that time, when you have to choose between death and meditation, I think you will choose meditation – you are not going to choose death.
Politicians have brought this great challenge to the whole of humanity. In a way we should be thankful to these fools. They have dragged the whole of humanity to the point where humanity has to decide: "Now either we can live, or these politicians can remain in power – both are not possible."
The politicians are bringing you to that point; they have brought you there already.
So I say that now the universities have to become more bold, courageous, united, and they have to gather all the intelligentsia around them – which is not difficult, because all over the world I have seen that every kind of intelligent person is against these political fools. But he cannot do anything alone. What can he do? And he does not see that there is any alternative.
I wonder why you can't see any alternative when you have so many universities of great prestige.
For example, if Oxford can gather courage to refuse, to say that the university is not going to give Margaret Thatcher an honorary doctorate, why shouldn't a university like Oxford – which is prestigious, old enough, respected around the world – start calling these conventions? Why shouldn't Oxford become the center of a new power, the power of the intelligentsia?
I want to include one thing more: exclude the priests, the pope, because the religious establishment has always been supportive of the political establishment. They are in a deep conspiracy together; they support each other. And they support each other in such absurd ways that one cannot make any sense out of it.
All these bishops and popes have to be excluded; they have nothing to do with it. We have to exclude them because we are going to deprogram, and the deprogramming is one of the most significant things to be done; otherwise, the world cannot be saved.
I am not asking much, just an eight-year preparation parallel to your studies. And if the whole government is meditative, deprogrammed, unprejudiced – just visualize it – then bureaucracy disappears, hierarchy disappears; then things that take years can be finished within seconds.