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The tradition of being Juda should be stopped, but perhaps it will never stop.

The poison of ambiion is every where. It wll be more in those who will be near to the Master, very near. Because they have the hope that they are so near to the Master to sit on his place when he is dead.

This is the disease of ambition, it will always go on giving birth to the Judas until the earth is not cleared from ambition. On that day no Judas will be born because there will be no need too. You need not to be a heir of any Jesus. You yourself can awaken the god in you.

But you start from yourself. Don't care whether the world will change or not. There are many such people who always caring about the world whether it will change or not. But this they forget altogether forget what is their intention about themselves. First think to change yourself. Your change will begin change in the world.

(Komplen Phir Phoot Aein )

There is no spiritual meaning to a guru-disciple relationship. Actually, all relationships are about power, they are all relationships of power politics. ……

These relationships between the master and the disciple, the wife and the husband are perversions. …The same is the case with the guru and the guru and the disciple. The guru oppresses the disciple, and the later waits for him to die so that he may become the guru.

So it is difficult to find a guru whose disciples do not rebel against him or become his enemies. The chief disciple is bound to be the enemy of the guru. It is almost inevitable, because the pressure of power is always met with rebellion. Spirituality has nothing to do with it. So one must be careful to choose the chief disciple.

What is this relationship between a guru and a disciple? One is a claimant: "I know, you do not know. You are ignorant, I am wise. The ignorant must bow to the wise."But what sort of wise man is he who says, " You must bow in reverence" ? He is the most ignorant person.

So this claim and this authority kill the sense of quest and inquiry in others. Authority cannot exist without suppression, because he who wields authority is always afraid of your finding out the truth. Then what would become of his power? So he will stop you from finding out. He will gather followers and disciples around him, and among the disciples there will also be a hierarchy of chief disciples and lesser disciples. This is again a political web and it has nothing to do with spirituality.

All relationships are binding, whether they be of husband and wife, father and son, or guru and disciple. Where there is relationship, there is slavery. So the spiritual seeker has not to form relationships……But the irony lies in the fact that he renounces and drops out of husband-wife, father-son relationships to form a new guru-disciple relationship. This is very dangerous

(In Search Of The Miraculous)

In the old method surrender is asked; in the new method only a loving friendship, which is more human, more natural. In the old method surrender had to be the basis of all. But remember, whomsoever you surrender to, you will carry a grudge against him. It is not just a coincidence that Judas, one of the most prominent disciples of Jesus, betrayed him. Mahavira's own son-in-law betrayed him. Buddha's own cousin-brother, Devadatta, betrayed him. It is not an exception, but a rule. These people may have surrendered, but some reluctance must have been there. For example, the case of Judas.... He was more educated, more cultured, more philosophically knowledgeable than Jesus himself – and he had to surrender and he had to have faith in a man who knew less than him. Something was going on and on inside him, biting – "Something has to be done. A revenge has to be taken."

Mahavira's son-in-law.... In India it is the tradition that the son-in-law is very much respected; even the father-in-law has to touch his feet. The only daughter of Mahavira became a sannyasin, and so the son-in-law thought that as a matter of course he would be the successor to Mahavira – "Who else can claim?" There was a time Mahavira had even touched his feet!

But Mahavira did not want this because there were wiser, more enlightened people in the commune. He refused the son-in-law, saying, "It is not a question of relationship, and the moment you became a monk you should have forgotten this relationship."
He rebelled against and betrayed Mahavira.

Then Mahavira chose another person who was the most learned, most charismatic, and a very influential orator. Goshalak had tremendous power in many ways, over many kings. But Goshalak became accustomed, took it for granted, and started throwing his power over others, saying, "I am going to be the successor of Mahavira."

A very beautiful story...
Goshalak and Mahavira were both going for their daily begging. They passed a very newly sprouted plant. Goshalak said to Mahavira, "Lord, you say that everything happens according to a certain law of karma. Now, can you say about this plant – will it survive or not? You are omniscient, you can see."

Mahavira said, "It will survive, and will become a very big tree with great foliage." Goshalak went to the plant, pulled it out, threw it away, and said, "Now we will see how that tree grows with a great foliage."

Mahavira simply smiled, and they walked to the village.
Meanwhile, there was a great cyclone... rains. When they came back, Mahavira showed him that the plant was standing up. The cyclone and the rains had changed its position. It was again back in the soil. And Mahavira said, "Goshalak, do you want to try it again? This plant is going to become a great tree, with great foliage – a beautiful tree. You cannot change its course."

Goshalak became so angry. Mahavira had second thoughts, that this man was not the right man: "If he suspects my approach to life, my whole philosophy, then he cannot be my successor."

The moment Goshalak found that he was not going to be the successor, he immediately rebelled, taking five hundred sannyasins of Mahavira with him. He proclaimed himself to be the real master, and Mahavira just a fraud.

(The Sword And The Lotus)

The real enemies of the Masters:

So the real enemies are not the people who are against, the real enemies are always those who are close to you. Who betrayed Jesus? One of his most intimate disciples, Judas. And for what? – only thirty silver coins, and he sold his master.

Gautam Buddha's own cousin-brother, who lived with him as his disciple for many years – Devadatta – finally betrayed him and declared himself to be the real Buddha.

Mahavira was betrayed by his own son-in-law, who was also his disciple. His daughter was a disciple, his son-in-law was a disciple – but the son-in-law was very insistent that he should be declared to be his successor.

(Socrates Poisoned Again)

The moment Goshalak found that he was not going to be the successor, he immediately rebelled, taking five hundred sannyasins of Mahavira with him. He proclaimed himself to be the real master, and Mahavira just a fraud.

(The Sword And The Lotus)

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