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Chapter 10: He Sings and Dances and Cries

Go into it. Without going, you will never be able to transform it. I’m not speaking for mere indulgence. I’m saying move into it with deep meditative energy to understand what it is. It must be something tremendously valuable because you have come out of it, because the whole existence enjoys it, because the whole existence is sexual. Sex is the way God has chosen to be in the world, notwithstanding what Christians go on saying - that Jesus was born out of a virgin woman. All foolishness. They pretend that sex was not involved in Jesus’ birth. They are so afraid of sex that they create foolish stories like this: that Jesus is born out of a virgin, Mary. Mary must have been very pure, that’s true - she must have been spiritually virgin, that is true. But there is no way to enter into life without passing through the energy that sex is. The body knows no other law. And nature is all-inclusive: it believes in no exceptions, it allows no exceptions. You are born out of sex, you are full of sex energy. But this is not the end; this may be the beginning. Sex is the beginning but not the end.

There are three types of people. One thinks that sex is the end also. They are the people who live a life of indulgence. They miss, because sex is the beginning but not the end. Then there are people who are against indulgence. They take the other, the opposite extreme: they don’t want sex even to be the beginning, so they start cutting it. Cutting it, they cut themselves. Destroying it, they destroy themselves, they wither away. Both are foolish attitudes.

There is the third possibility: the possibility of the wise man who looks at life, who has no theories to enforce on life, who just tries to understand. He comes to see that sex is the beginning but not the end. Sex is just an opportunity to grow beyond it, but one has to pass through it.

The last question:

Osho,
I used to think I knew what submission was. Now I see it - it was a political mind-trip to buy relations. Now that there is no place to stand but where I am, bliss has entered. Thank you for turning me on myself.

It is significant to have come to an understanding of what surrender or submission is. It is one of the keys, but people are very afraid to use it - because if you surrender, submit, you are lost. It is death-like. It is as if one is committing suicide. So people go on doing other things and they call it submission, surrender.

To have this understanding, this glimpse that all that you have been thinking of up to now as surrender, as submission, is not the real thing, is a great step towards transformation. Once you understand the false as the false, you are becoming capable to know the real as the real. To understand the false as the false is the beginning of understanding the real as the real. The lies have to be exposed. Once lies are exposed, truth stands nude, naked, revealed.

Enough for today.