I HAVE WORKED IN SUCH A WAY that nobody can criticize me -- because I have not exploited anybody, I have not enslaved anybody, I have not indoctrinated anybody, I have not converted anybody.
I had started my journey alone. And people started coming and joining me, AND THE CARAVAN BECAME BIGGER AND BIGGER. Now it is all around the earth, and it is going to become bigger and bigger.
But nobody is my follower. Nobody is going to be my successor. EACH SANNYASIN IS MY REPRESENTATIVE. When I am dead, you all -- individually -- will have to represent me to the world. There is not going to be any pope. There is not going to be any shankaracharya. Each sannyasin, in his own capacity, has to represent me.
This has never happened -- but it is going to happen! YOU ARE ALL MY SUCCESSORS.
When I am dead, that simply means I have left this body and entered all the bodies of my people. I WILL BE WITHIN YOU, I will be part of you.
From Death to Deathlessness
Ch #25: Cut the roots of guilt