Chapter 17: Love Is a Very Unscientific Idea
It is just a series of lectures on the subject From Sex To Superconsciousness. It is very strange, because anybody who reads the book will be surprised.but people believe in gossips; who wants to actually read the book? People believe the journalists. Who wants to go into anything to find out the truth?
The book is not for sex; it is the only book in the whole existence against sex, but strange.. The book says that there is a way to go beyond sex, you can transcend sex - that’s the meaning of “from sex to superconsciousness.” You are at the stage of sex while you should be at the stage of superconsciousness. And the route is simple: sex just has to be part of your religious life, it has to be something sacred.
Sex has to be something not obscene, not pornographic, not condemned, not repressed but immensely respected, because we are born out of it.
It is our very life source.
And to condemn the life source is to condemn everything.
Sex has to be raised higher and higher to its ultimate peak. And that ultimate peak is samadhi, superconsciousness.
But I was condemned all over the world by all the religions for preaching sex. I was amazed. I chuckled. I said to myself, “I am born in a great world, in a great time! I had never thought that the world consisted of so many idiots.”
Books have been written against my book; articles in almost every language, in every newspaper, in every magazine have appeared against my book. But the fundamental of their understanding remains the same: that I am teaching sex.
I am teaching transformation of sex.
It is so clear. But no, these people were not interested in transformation of sex, they were interested in condemning sex. It was a good excuse. And who is going to read the book? Who is going to find out what I have really said in it?
It is so strange and unbelievable that Hindus have worshipped one great sexologist, the first in the world, Maharishi Vatsyayana, who has written a book Kamasutras, which means “Aphorisms on sex.” It is the first obscene and pornographic book, with ugly drawings - it is pictorial; photography was not in existence; otherwise it would have been like Playboy. Sketches.and he propounds eighty-four postures for intercourse.
Now many idiots must have been trying them and wasting their whole life - eighty-four postures! And a few are such that it is better if you join the gym and do some gymnastics rather than doing those postures. You will break your neck or your wife’s neck. You will not believe that there is a posture - the woman is standing on her head and the man is making love to her. And this man, Vatsyayana, is respected in India as a Maharishi, as a great seer. Because he was supporting Hindu ideology, Hindus - it was a mutual understanding - respected him.
Because I am not supporting anybody’s ideology there is no question of respecting me for anything.