quotes on Guilt
quotes on Guilt
- I am here to help you unburden all your guilt feelings.
I am here to help you to start trusting yourself again. Once you start
trusting your own being, no politician, no priest can exploit you. Man is
always exploited through fear.
- I am utterly against any kind of guilt. Remember it
always: if you start feeling guilty about something around me, then you
are doing it on your own, then you are still carrying the voices of your
parents, the priests within you; you have not yet heard me, you have not
yet listened to me. I want you to be totally free of all guilt.
- Parents create guilt. That is the greatest sin against
humanity. To create guilt in a child is criminal because once the guilt is
created, the child will never be free of it. Unless he is very intelligent
it will be impossible for him to get rid of it; something of it will
remain around him like a hangover.
- Your politicians, priests, parents, they all are
guilt-creators, because that is the only way that you can be controlled and
manipulated. A very simple, but very cunning trick to manipulate you. They
have condemned you, because if you are accepted, not condemned — loved,
appreciated, and if it is relayed to you from everywhere that you are okay
— then it will be difficult to control you. How to control a person who
is absolutely okay? The very problem doesn`t arise.
- Guilt simply says that you are a sinner. And the
feeling of shame simply shows you that you need not be a sinner, that you
are meant to be a saint. If you are a sinner it is only because of your
unconsciousness; you are not a sinner because the society follows a
certain morality and you are not following it.
- This has to be your first lesson in sannyas: accept
yourself, love yourself, drop all guilt, don`t divide yourself. There is
nothing higher, nothing lower; all of you is divine. The lowest is as
divine as the highest.
- Guilt is imposed by others on you. It is a strategy of
the priests to exploit. It is a conspiracy between the priest and the
politician to keep humanity in deep slavery forever. They create guilt in
you, they create great fear of sin. They condemn you, they make you
afraid, they poison your very roots with the idea of guilt. They destroy
all possibilities of laughter, joy, celebration. Their condemnation is
such that to laugh seems to be a sin, to be joyous means you are worldly.
- Sin is a technique of the pseudo-religions. A true
religion has no need of the concept at all. The pseudo-religion cannot
live without the concept of sin, because sin is the technique of creating
guilt in people.
- To create guilt, all that you need is a very simple
thing: start calling mistakes, errors — sins. They are simply mistakes,
human. Now, if somebody commits a mistake in mathematics — two plus two,
and he concludes it makes five — you don`t say he has committed a sin. He
is unalert, he is not paying attention to what he is doing. He is
unprepared, he has not done his homework. He is certainly committing a
mistake, but a mistake is not a sin. It can be corrected. A mistake does
not make him feel guilty. At the most it makes him feel foolish.
- Encounter every situation with your total
consciousness, without any guilt. Enjoy music, enjoy food, enjoy love —
enjoy everything that is natural.
- Blessed are those who have known meditation. Only those
few people are the blessed people; others are simply groping in darkness.
Meditation gives you an inner light, and then wherever you are there is
light and whatsoever you do, you do in full light and clarity. Hence there
is never any guilt, no repentance, no looking back. Whatsoever one does,
one feels that`s the only thing that can be done. It is always right.
- If you really want to drop the guilt you will have to
drop your parental voices within, the priestly voices within. You will
have to get rid of your parents and your conditioning. Life has been in
such a trap up to now that even a small child starts feeling guilty. We
have not yet been able to develop an education which can help people to
grow without feeling guilty. And unless that education happens man will
remain ill, ill at ease.
- Charity is to unburden you from your guilt, so you say,
`I am doing something: I going to open a hospital, going to open a
college. I give money to this charity fund, to that trust….` You feel a
little happier. The world has lived in poverty, the world has lived in
scarcity, ninety-nine percent of people have lived a poor life, almost
starving and dying, and only one percent of people have lived with
richness, with money — they have always felt guilty. To help them, the
religions developed the idea of charity. It is to rid them of their guilt.
- One wants to be admired because one has no respect for
oneself. We are brought up with guilt feelings deeply rooted in us. From
the very beginning we are condemned by the parents, by the teachers, by
the priests, by the politicians, by the whole establishment. A single note
is continuously repeated to every child: that `Whatsoever you are doing is
not right. You are doing what should not be done and you are not doing
what should be done.` Every child is given directly and indirectly the
impression that he is not really wanted, that his parents are tired, that
he is being somehow tolerated, that he is a nuisance.
- Just enjoy life with no barrier, with no guilt, with no
inhibition. If you can enjoy life with no guilt and no inhibition, a great
compassion for your parents will arise in you. Now you will not be able to
see how this can function…. No child is ever able to forgive his parents
unless he becomes guiltless, because parents mean guilt. They have created
the guilt, the basic guilt: do this, don`t do that; be like this and don`t
be like that. They were the first creative elements, but they were also
destructive. They helped the child to grow, they loved the child, but they
had their own minds and conditionings and they tried to impose those
conditionings on the child. So every child hates the parents.