Sex into Love
It is sexual
energy that transforms into love. Humans have been set up against their
own energy. On the surface, human beings are taught to support the dropping
of all conflicts, all fights, all struggles. But deep down they are essentially
being taught to fight: "The mind is poison, so fight against it."
And on the surface we are asked to drop all conflicts! The very teachings
that are the basis of mans inner conflict ask him to drop conflict!
On one hand, drive people mad, and on the other, open asylums to treat
them. On one hand spread the germs of sickness, and on the other build
hospitals to treat the sick.
It is very important to understand one thing in this context. Human beings
can never be separated from sex. Sex is the very source of ones
life; one is born out of it. Existence has accepted the energy of sex
as the starting point of creation, and your holy men call it sinful
something that existence itself does not consider a sin! And if you think
of God as the creator, and if God considers sex to be a sin, then there
is no greater sinner than God in this world, no greater sinner than God
in this universe.
You see a flower in bloom have you ever considered that the blossoming
of a flower is an act of passion, a sexual act? What is happening as the
flower blossoms? The butterflies will sit on it and carry its pollen,
its sperm, to another flower. A peacock dances in full glory a poet
will sing songs to it, your saints will also be filled with joy at the
sight of it. But arent they aware that the dance is an overt expression
of passion, that it is primarily a sexual act? The peacock is dancing
to seduce its beloved. The peacock is beckoning to his beloved, his spouse.
The bird is singing, the peacock is dancing, the boy has become an adolescent,
the girl has grown into a beautiful woman these are all expressions
of sexual energy. These are all different manifestations of sexual energy.
All life, all expression, all flowering is basically sex energy. And it
is against this sex energy that religions and cultures are pouring poison
into the minds of human beings. They are trying to engage human beings
in a fight against it. They have entangled people in this battle against
their own basic energy, so they have become wretched, pathetic, devoid
of love, false, nobodies.
One has not to fight with sex, but to create a friendship with it, and
elevate the stream of life to the heights.
While blessing a newlywed couple, an Upanishadic sage said to the bride,
May you be the mother of ten children and, ultimately, may your husband
become your eleventh child. If passion is transformed, the wife can
become the mother; if lust is transformed, sex can become love. It is
only sexual energy that flowers into the energy of love.
But we have filled humans with antagonism toward sex, and the result is
that not only has love not flowered in them because love is an evolution
beyond sexual energy, and can come only through acceptance of it
but their minds have become more and more sexual because of the opposition
to sex. All our songs, all our poetry, all our art and paintings, all
our temples and the statues in them have directly or indirectly become
centered around sex. Our minds revolve around sex. No animal in the world
is sexual like human beings are. Human beings are sexual around the clock
awake or asleep, sitting or walking, sex has become everything to them.
Because of the enmity toward sex, because of this opposition and suppression,
it has become like an ulcer to their being.
One cannot be free from something that is the very root of ones
life. But in the process of this constant inner conflict, ones entire
life can become sick and it has. Your so-called religions and cultures
are basically responsible for the excessive sexuality that is so evident
in humankind. It is not "bad people" but "good people"
and saints who are responsible for this. Until the entire human race frees
itself from this wrongdoing by religious leaders and "good people,"
there is no possibility of the birth of love.
I want to say to you that sex is godly. The energy of sex is divine energy,
godly energy. That is why this energy creates new life. It is the greatest,
most mysterious force of all.
Drop this antagonism toward sex. If you ever want love to shower in your
life, renounce this conflict with sex. Accept sex blissfully. Acknowledge
its sacredness. Acknowledge its benediction.
Go on searching deeper and deeper into it, and you will be amazed that
the more you accept sex with a quality of sacredness, the more sacred
it will become. And the more you are in conflict with it, as if it were
something sinful and dirty, the more sinful and ugly it will become.
From Sex Matters, Osho, St. Martins Press, New
York, 2002, Copyright © 2002, Osho International Foundation,
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