It happened in the twenty-first century. One couple, very adventurous, went for a space tour. They reached a planet where something exactly like human beings had been living for thousands of years. They were immensely happy. The first house they entered, the people were very generous, very loving – they offered coffee. They drank the coffee and soon they were discussing things. And both the couples, from the earth and from the new planet, were interested in how children were created in their worlds.
The man and woman felt a little embarrassed. They said, “First you show how you create children.”
They said, “It is very simple.”
They opened their refrigerator…
The couple from the earth was amazed: “What are they doing? What has a refrigerator got to do with creating children?”
…and they brought two bottles, one with some green liquid, one with some red liquid, and a big jar. And they mixed the liquid from both the bottles in the big jar.
The couple from the earth was laughing: “What are you doing? Have you gone mad?”
They said, “This is the way we make children. Now this jar will remain in the refrigerator for nine months, and after nine months you have a baby – you take it out of the jar.”
The earth couple said, “My God! This is the way we make instant coffee. What a strange method you have got.”
They said, “It may look strange to you, but this is how it has always been done here on this planet. Now you show how you do it.”
They had to show, because they had promised. They were feeling a little embarrassed, but not afraid, because nobody from the earth was present and these people…idiots, mixing liquids from jars and waiting for nine months…. They could not believe that there was going to be a baby. They dropped their clothes and started making love.
And both the people from the new planet were rolling on the ground with laughter. They could not believe it: “What are you doing?”
The man was doing push-ups on top of the woman!
They said, “You idiots! This is the way we make coffee! This is not the way to produce children!”
It does not matter – anything would have been questionable. And I think the way things are, it is perfectly good. In fact, to make coffee in this way would be a little dangerous. And hearing that this was the way they made coffee, they both felt so bad because they had already drunk the coffee!
Existence is dialectical.
There has never been one, and there will never be one. It knows a certain kind of oneness, but that is the organic unity of the two.