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Chapter 4: The Three Hour Hope for Humanity

We only learned about the atom recently, and the world has undergone a tremendous revolution. The day we succeed in knowing about the atom of sex fully, the human race will enter a new era of wisdom. It is impossible to predict the enormity, the greatness of the heights we may reach when we fathom the process and technique of creating consciousness. But one thing can be stated for certain: sex energy and its process is the most mysterious, most profound, most precious thing in the world - and we are quiet about it. Something that is the most precious of all is a taboo. One goes through the routine of sex throughout one’s life, and at the end of life one still does not even know what sex is.

So, when on the first day I said one experiences egolessness and thoughtlessness, many friends were not convinced; they felt it was impossible. But afterwards one friend said to me, “I never thought about it before, but what you say has happened.” One sister came and told me, “I have never experienced this at all. But when you talked about it, I recalled that yes, mind becomes somewhat still and silent, but I have never felt egolessness or any other deep experience of that sort.” It is possible that it may have raised thoughts in many others’ minds too, so it is necessary to elaborate on a few points more deeply.

The first thing, a person is not born with foreknowledge of the whole science of sex. It is perhaps a very few people on the earth, those retaining the experiences of many past lives, who are able to fully understand the art, the process and the science of sex. These are the people who attain to the stage of real celibacy. Because to a person who comes to know all about sex, sex becomes useless. Such a person simply goes beyond it; such a person transcends it. But in this regard some very clear-cut things have never been said.

One thing, the first thing that is very essential to be clear about is that one should drop the illusion that just by virtue of being born one already knows what sex is, what lovemaking is. No, you do not know. And because of this not-knowing everyone’s lives remain entangled and involved in sex the whole time until they pass away. I said to you earlier that animals have a fixed period for sex, they have a season, and humans have no set period for it. Why? Perhaps it is because animals are capable of moving more profoundly into the depths of sex; humans aren’t even that capable.

Those who have done research on sex, who have gone deeply into it, who have gathered many life experiences, have come to the conclusion that if intercourse lasts for one minute, a person will desire it again the very next day. But if it can be prolonged for three minutes, the person will not even think of sex for a whole week. They have observed that if it can be prolonged for seven minutes, one will be so free of sex that the idea will not even arise in the imagination for the next three months. And if the period can be extended to three hours, one will be free of sex forever; one will never desire it again.

But one’s experience is generally of a moment’s duration; it is difficult even to imagine a period of three hours. However, I say to you if a person can remain in the lovemaking state, can remain in that samadhi, in that submergence for three hours, then one single act of intercourse is enough to free one from sex for the rest of one’s life. It leaves behind such contentment, such an experience of bliss, such awareness, that it lasts a lifetime. After this single act of intercourse one can attain to the stage of real celibacy.

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