Disciples Following like Sheep without Taking Responsibility – 29 Mar 08


Ramona and I brought her family to the airport in Delhi last night and came home at six o'clock in the morning. Their flight departed at seven o'clock in the morning and they are still travelling now. David and his friend also left the Ashram today to spend their last days in India in Rishikesh. It is a steady coming and going here.

Somebody asked me a question which I hear very often: which tradition do I follow? And I always give the answer that I do not follow any tradition or religion and that I do not want to make followers. I know that many Gurus and Swamis are successfully making disciples and that thousands of people are being called their followers. But I will say that most of them are following like sheep are following in a herd. They have not thought about the decision of following that Master and maybe they do not even know what exactly he or she is teaching. No, they are followers because thousands of others are doing the same. There is no or vey little own thinking. Sheep also do not know where they are going and why they are going there but they go because all others are going.

These people do not want to take responsibility for their own actions. This applies to all aspects of life. If all those other people are doing that, it must be right. But still, there is always some doubt, there is always the question if they are doing right or wrong. Sheep will always be in doubts. And this is what I do not want to create. I want to make people think and take responsibility for what they are doing. I do not want any blind followers who don't know what I am talking about. Maybe those people who like to be followers do not feel well with me because it is not my nature to have followers. My aim is to give love to people and bring them into this love to themselves that they can decide on their own what the right way is for them. Then they can go their way without any doubt.

4 Replies to “Disciples Following like Sheep without Taking Responsibility – 29 Mar 08”

  1. There is a section in the Christian bible where in the absence of the presence of a guru (moses) they created a golden statue of a calf because they wanted something tangible to worship. I believe that religious leaders are like the golden calf, people use them as a visual substitute for finding their own substance and connection.It leads to an unbalanced life.

  2. You can always walk together with everyone (never above or below)…in your heart, when you see them, greet them, think about them. You can see them with love and in no other way and take natural actions from this despite the offense taken by others’ madness. The rest will follow.