People think they understand everything about sex. Nothing much is yet known, at least not to those who think they know – the psychologists. They think that they know, but the basic thing is yet lacking: the knowledge that sex can become an upward movement, that there is no necessity that it should move only downward. It moves downward because the mechanism to move downward exists in man, already exists in man. It exists in animals also; it exists in trees also. There is nothing much significant about it that it exists in man. The significance of man is that something more exists in man that doesn’t exist yet in the plants, in the birds, in the animals. They are bound to move downward; they don’t have a staircase within them.
That is what we mean by seven centers: the staircase of evolution. It exists in you. You can fall upward – if you choose to. If you don’t choose, you will go on falling downward.
So now, with man, the evolution is going to be conscious. Up to now you have been helped. Nature has brought you to this point; from hence onwards, you will have to take your own responsibility. You will have to become responsible. Man has matured; man has come of age; now nature can no longer take care of you. So if you don’t move consciously, if you don’t make a conscious effort to evolve, if you don’t accept the responsibility, you will remain stuck.
So many people feel the “stuckness,” but they don’t know from where it is corning. Thousands of people come to me and they tell me they are feeling stuck. They know something is possible, but they don’t know what it is. They know that they should move, but they don’t know how to move, where to move. They know that they have been in the place where they are long enough, and they would like to explode into new dimensions, but they are stuck. This stuckness is coming from the muladhar, from the sex center, the sun center.
Up to now there has been no problem for you. Nature has been helping; nature has mothered you up to now. But you are no longer a child, no longer a baby, and nature cannot go on feeding you on her breast. Now the mother says, “Leave the breast; be on your own.” The mother has said so long ago. Those who have understood it, they have taken the responsibility and have become siddhas, buddhas, those who have achieved.
Now the path is going to be your decision. Now you have to move on your own. This possibility exists in the muladhar center: it can open upward. So the first thing to be understood today is, don’t think that you understand sex in its totality. You don’t understand it.
I have heard one anecdote:
One man, accompanying his son to the classroom, told the teacher that his youngster would like to know all about the birds and the bees.
“Do you have reference to elementary sex instructions?” inquired the teacher.
“Heck, no.” replied the father. “The kid knows all about sex. He wants to know about the birds and the bees.”