All ideologies are dangerous. They divide people. You become a Hindu, you become a Muslim, you become a Jaina, a Christian, a Mason, a Buddhist: you are divided. All ideologies create conflict. All ideologies are violent. A real man of understanding has no ideology; then he is undivided, then he is one with the whole of humanity. Not only that, he is one with the whole of existence. A real man of understanding is a flowering. He lights up the world around him with his great splendor.
To be ordinary is the most extraordinary thing in the modern world
The natural desire of the human mind is to become special – to become special in the ways of the world, to have many degrees, to have much political power, to have money, wealth – to be special. The mind is always ready to go on some ego trip. And if you are fed up with the world, then again the ego starts finding new ways and new means to enhance itself – it becomes spiritual. You become a great mahatma, a great charity-man, a great scholar, a man of knowledge, a man of yoga/meditation; again you are special.
Unless the desire to be special disappears completely, you will never be special. Unless you relax into your ordinariness, you will never relax. The really spiritual person is one who is absolutely ordinary – he who does not belong to any crowd whatsoever.