This is why yesterday I said that it is difficult to find a greater enemy of sex than I am. But my enmity does not mean to imply that I call names or condemn sex; my enmity means to imply that I indicate to you the direction for transformation of sex and how to transcend it. I am an enemy of sex in the sense that I favor the transformation of coal into diamonds. I wish to transform sex.
How can this be done? What is the method? I said to you that another door must be opened, a new door.
Sex does not rear its head as soon as a child is born. There is still time for that. The body gathers energy, the cells gain strength, and the day comes when the body is fully ready. The energy will slowly muster itself, and then it will push open a door that has been shut for the first fourteen years – and for the child that is the beginning of the world of sex.
Once that door has opened it becomes difficult to open the new door, because it is the nature of energy that once it has found a passage to flow along, it is easier for it to keep that passage. Once the Ganges has set its course it continues to flow along it; it does not seek out a new course every day. Fresh waters may pour in daily, but it continues to flow along the same path. Similarly, man’s life-energy seeks a course for itself and then continues to flow along it.
If a person is to be freed of sexuality, it is necessary to create a new door for the sexual energy before the door of sex opens. The new door is that of meditation.
There should be a mandatory teaching and lessons in meditation for every child in the early years. Instead we teach the child antagonism to sex which is absolutely foolish. The child is not to be taught antagonism to sex, the child is to be given something positive: how to become available to meditation. And children can attain to meditation faster because the door to their sex energy is not open yet, the door is closed; the energy is safely conserved, it can knock on any new door and open it. Later these same people would have grown old and it would be very difficult for them to attain to meditation.
A supple young plant bends easily in any direction, it can be bent easily in any direction. But as it grows older, it hardens. If you try to bend it then, it can break.
Older people trying meditation is a wrong approach. All efforts of meditation should be made on children. But humans, as they are, only show interest in meditation toward the end of their life. Only then do they inquire about what meditation is, what spiritual discipline is, how they can become peaceful. When all our energy is spent, when all the possibilities of progress have dried up, when everything has hardened in its tracks, when all suppleness is lost, when transformation is very difficult we want to transform ourselves. A person with one foot in the grave asks if anything can be done to attain to meditation. Is there a way? This is strange. This notion is mad.