Chapter 21: The Watermelon and the Knife
He said, “What do you mean by finding a great secret?”
I said, “If everybody knew this secret, the world would be much nicer, less miserable; there would be more laughter, more joy. There is no need to wait for somebody else to tell you a joke. This is perfectly good - you tell a joke to yourself, and if you don’t like it you can simply throw it away. With somebody else telling a joke, if you don’t like it you still have to smile, you have to be a hypocrite. Deep down you are saying, ‘Rotten!’ but on the surface you are smiling and saying what a great joke it is. And you have found a tremendous freedom. You can choose your own jokes, and you can enjoy any juicy joke as many times as you want - you can start telling it again.”
The scientists have discovered that all that happens to you happens in the centers of your brain. Excuses may be outside, but the real happening is in the seven hundred centers in the brain.
One of the most important men of this century was Delgado. For his whole life he worked on animals and how their brains function. And he was surprised to find that what you call sexual orgasm - which the ordinary man finds to be the ultimate in pleasure - can be managed without anybody, you can do it alone. It has nothing to do with anybody else. You can keep just a small remote controller in your pocket.because there is one center that controls your sexual pleasure.
Delgado was working on white mice. He had opened the brain of one mouse, and planted an electrode at the sex center in the brain. According to his findings, sex has nothing to do with your genitals. Sex is centered in the head - the genitals are only branches spreading out, connected to the center.
He fixed the electrode to a remote controller, and as he would push the button the poor mouse would go into a thrilling experience, ecstasy, orgasm. Delgado could not believe it; it had nothing to do with the genitals, it was direct. Then he made a small machine with buttons on it, and trained the mouse to push the button if he wanted a mild orgasm, or if he wanted a very strong one, or if he wanted the strongest.
And you will be surprised - even mice are not so stupid - when there is a choice, who will go for the mild orgasm? He had just to push the button and his whole body would go into a thrill. By his side was put his food, water, everything that he liked - but he was not interested in anything. In one hour he had six hundred strong orgasms - and of course he died, because you cannot survive that much, there is a limit to everything. Six hundred orgasms in one hour, ten orgasms per minute. And he forgot about drinking or food.