“Power in the hands of ignorant, retarded crowds is self-destructive,” says Osho.
Existence does not support those who are nothing but living lies. They may have great power, but their own power will destroy them.
Many civilizations have existed on the earth and they destroyed themselves by their own power. We are not the first civilization in the world. Atlantis drowned – perhaps the people of Atlantis had reached a far higher civilization than we have.
In India we have the story of Mahabharata, the great Indian war that happened five thousand years ago. In minute detail, the story describes weapons which can only be nuclear. The civilization had certainly reached to the same point where we are.
But power in the hands of ignorant, retarded crowds is self-destructive.
Crowds upon crowds have come and disappeared…
Osho, Om Mane Padme Hum, Ch 25, Q 1 (excerpt)