A beard does not grow on just gurus, it grows on all men. Really, believe me, it is so! But they’re all doing all kinds of funny things with it. You must ask them, why are they doing it?
No body part has come without a purpose
No body part has come without a purpose, isn’t it? For everything, including the spleen, there is a purpose. So nature did not give you anything without a purpose. If you ask them – why are they removing it, they don’t know. Because, when the English came to India, every Indian man had a beard, or at least a moustache. Today you go out in the Mumbai street – everybody is a ‘muccha-munda’. They are trying to imitate the people who came and ruled them. Because those who rule you are a symbol of power.
If you’re in a certain level of sensitivity, then you would know what is the effect and the aspect of, you know, everything in your body. You think this is fashion. But you must understand, the only reason why you’re cutting your hair into various shapes and forms is because there is no pain in it. So, if there was no pain in your nose, in the name of fashion you would have cut it into many shapes by now. Even though there’s pain, people are poking it in 10 different places today. Suppose there was no pain in your whole body, you would have taken your intestines out, and go like this on the street. Yes? Yes or no?
If you’re in a certain level of sensitivity, then you would know what is the effect and the aspect of everything in your body
Right now, most human beings are not conscious enough, their intelligence is not conscious enough – even to preserve themselves if there was no pain. It’s only pain which is keeping them in one piece. Otherwise they will cut themselves into two pieces and carry one hand here and one hand there. They will do all kinds of crazy things. Only pain is saving them, not their intelligence.
If your intelligence begins to function, if your sensitivity begins to function, then your concern will be about how you are within yourself, and what you experience, and how you can perceive more. Your concern will be not about how you look. So the advantage about the looks is – for 10 years if I don’t have a mirror, I still look the same. People who are removing all this, one day without a mirror they look different, isn’t it? And whatever your fashion of the day, have you seen pictures of people 50 years ago, 100 years ago? Somebody cut their moustache like this, somebody did this. Today you look at it, it looks funny, okay? They look like caricatures. And today’s fashions also will look like that after a period of time. But a full bearded man looks the same always. Thousand years later, he still looks the same, because that’s the way nature intended.
Nature did not intend anything without a purpose
Nature did not intend anything without a purpose. You believe in geometry and design. So the design is like this. I don’t want to change the design of the creator. I want to use it to the fullest benefit.