Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some amazing words from OSHO!

I always tend to love his words and the way they are expressed. This particular one I felt needed to be shared. This, is one major reason, I feel, for the overwhelming violence in the world!! Enjoy!!


The greatest problem, the greatest taboo in India has been sex. Just as in the West today the taboo is death, in India it has been sex. Both of them are fundamental taboos. Either society creates taboo around sex or it moves to the other extreme and creates a taboo around death.
Sex is birth, sex is the beginning, and death is the end. A few people are trying to hide the fact of birth and a few other people are trying to hide the fact of death. The culture which makes sex a taboo will accept death, and vice versa: the culture that creates a taboo about death, will accept sex. Humanity needs freedom from all taboos, from all extreme ideologies.

If you create a taboo around the energy called sex , then the woman is condemned. Reduced to its scientific roots you can easily see it: unless sex is respected the woman will remain a means either to be exploited, manipulated, possessed like a thing, OR renounced – again like a thing. Either you possess the woman--- then she is your property --- or you renounce the woman, but again it is the same thing: she is your property. And woman considered as property cannot have freedom.

From Manu up to today the woman has been condemned for the simple reason that all these so-called saints and mahatmas were living with repressed sexuality, and when you live with repressed sexuality the woman becomes immensely important .Then your whole mind is full of fantasies about women, and naturally one starts feeling that the woman is the cause of all these fantasies. You cannot get them out of your mind because those fantasies are very alluring, fascinating, but the reason is NOT the woman at all.
Repress your desire for food and your mind will be full of food. Repress any desire and the repressed desire will take revenge; it is bound to happen so. It will assert itself in thousand and one ways.

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