NO ON POLITICAL REVOLUTION
(Excerpts from ‘the Book of Understanding’ by Osho)
"The world has known only very few rebels. But now is the time: if humanity proves incapable of producing a large number of rebels, a rebellious spirit, then our days on the earth are numbered. Then the coming decades may become our graveyard. We are coming very close to that point.
At least that this kind of rebels are forged around the Earth, humankind has no future. The old man has led us into our final doom. The old mindset, the old ideologies, the old religions, all together has led us into a situation of global suicide. Only a new human being is able to save humanity, this planet and the beautiful life that lies in it...
No revolution has yet succeeded in changing human beings; but it seems we are not aware of the fact. We still go on thinking in terms of revolution, of changing society, of changing the government, of changing the bureaucracy, of changing laws, political systems.
Feudalism, capitalism, communism, socialism, fascism - they were all in their own way revolutionary. They all have failed, and failed utterly, because man has remained the same.
We have to be rebels, not revolutionaries. The revolutionary belongs to a very mundane sphere; the rebel and his rebelliousness are sacred. The revolutionary cannot stand alone; he needs a crowd, a political party, a government. He needs power - and power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely...
But now the time is not only ripe...it’s the exact time. If you don't hurry, the time is over. In the coming decades, either mankind will disappear or a new human being with a new vision will appear on the earth. That new human being will be a rebel." - Osho