Chapter 7: Just Working for Peanuts
He fixed electrodes into rats’ brains and taught them how to push the button whenever they wanted sexual stimulation and an inner orgasm. He was surprised, he was not expecting that this was going to happen: those rats completely forgot everything - food, sleep, play -they forgot everything. They continuously pushed the button. One rat did it six thousand times and died - he died pushing the button. Six thousand times! He forgot everything.then nothing else matters.
Sooner or later, some Skinner or somebody else is going to also give you a small box to keep in your pocket and, whenever you feel sexual, just push a button and your brain center will become active and will give you beautiful orgasms and nobody will ever know what is happening inside you. But you will almost follow the rat - then what is the point of doing anything else? You will kill yourself.
Sex is such a great attraction that if there were not limitations on it.. First there is a limitation that body puts on it. A man cannot have too many orgasms in a day; if you are young, three, four; if you become older, then one; when you become a little older still, then even that becomes difficult - once a week, once a month. And, by and by, your body puts so many limitations on it.
Women are more free that way. The body has no limitation. That’s why, all over the world, women have been completely repressed. She has not been allowed freedom; she has not been allowed even freedom to have orgasms in the past, because she can have multiple orgasms. Within seconds she can have many orgasms - six, twelve. Then no man will be able to satisfy a woman; then no man will be able to satisfy any woman. Then only group sex will be able to satisfy. A woman will need at least twelve husbands - that will create tremendous complexities.
That’s why, down the centuries, for thousands of years, women were brought up in such a way that they have completely forgotten that they can have orgasm. Just within these fifty years women have again started learning what orgasm is, and with their learning, problems have arisen all over the world. Marriage is on the rocks. Marriage cannot exist with women having the capacity of multiple orgasm. And man only has capacity for one orgasm. There can be no compatibility between the two. Then monogamy cannot exist. It will become difficult.
This society and the pattern that it has evolved up to now is doomed. Man has released some energy that has always been kept under a certain rigid control. But the attraction has always been there - whether you repress, whether you control, discipline, that doesn’t make any difference. The attraction is there - twenty-four hours, deep down like a substratum, sexuality goes on like a river flowing. It is a continuum. You may eat, you may earn money, you may work, but you are doing everything for sex.
Somewhere, sex remains the goal.and this pattern has to be changed, otherwise your energy will go on being drained, your energy will go on being dissipated, your energy will go on moving into the earth. It will not rise towards heaven. It will not have an upward surge.
Hinayana works just exactly where you are. You are continuously obsessed with sex? - hinayana tries to remove this obsession. It gives you a certain discipline, a very rigid discipline, how to drop out of it.