Why? Rebellious thoughts make people aware that the whole thing is just a game and when people become aware that the whole thing is just a game they become dangerous, they start going beyond the society.
How are the others fooling you? The whole society, culture, civilisation, is a collective conspiracy. That’s why no society allows rebellious people; every society requires obedience, conformity. No society allows rebellious thoughts. Why? Rebellious thoughts make people aware that the whole thing is just a game and when people become aware that the whole thing is just a game they become dangerous, they start going beyond the society.
Society exists as a hypnotic state and the crowd is a hypnotising factor. You are born but when you are born you are neither a Hindu nor a Parsee because consciousness cannot belong to any sect. Consciousness belongs to the whole, it cannot be sectarian. A child simply is, innocent of all nonsense of Hindus, Buddhists, Jainas. A child is a pure mirror. But immediately society starts working on the child a mould has to be given. A child is born as a freedom but immediately society starts killing his freedom.
A mould has to be given, a pattern. If you are born in a Hindu family your parents will start teaching you that you are a Hindu. Now they are creating a hypnotic state. Nobody is a Hindu but this child is innocent, he can be befooled. This child is simple. Sects within sects, just like Chinese boxes within boxes. And the more he becomes narrowed, the more he becomes a prisoner.
The box goes on getting smaller and smaller. He was just like the sky when he was born. Then he became a Hindu, a smaller box; then he became a brahmin --a smaller box; then he became a Deshastha --an even smaller box. This goes on and on. Society goes on forcing him into smaller boxes and then he will have to live as a Deshastha brahmin. His whole life he will be with this box.
He will carry this box around him. This box is a grave. He must come out of these boxes; only then will he know what real consciousness is. Then society gives concepts; then society gives prejudices and systems and religions. And then he will never be able to look directly, always society will be there to interpret. You are not aware when you say something is good. Are you there, looking? Is this your feeling, that something is good, or just an interpretation of the society? Something is bad; have you looked into it and come to the conclusion.
(To be continued..)