Hence, sexual orgasm has become tremendously important on the path of Tantra. Not that it gives you ultimate reality, but at least it gives you a chance to peek beyond the mind. It gives you a small window…very momentary; it does not stay long, but still that is the only possibility for you to have some contact with reality. Otherwise you are always surrounded by your thoughts and the thoughts explain nothing. All explanations are simply nonsense.
Now I would like to tell you a joke. You know I don’t tell many of them….
The joke has to do with this fella standing on the corner – a colored fella. And he’s standing on the corner and he looks up and he says, “Lord!” – he is on a personal basis – he says, “Lord, why did you make me so dark?”
And the Lord thinks, and the Lord broods, and the Lord tries to philosophize – some answer is needed – and the Lord says, “My boy, the reason I made you so dark is so that when you’re running through the jungle, the sun won’t give you sunstroke.”
The colored fella says, “Yeah, yeah, I go for that. But Lord, why did you make my hair so coarse?”
The Lord replies, “Well, the reason I did that, my boy, is so that when you’re running through the jungle in quest of the wildebeest and the water buffalo and the lion, your hair won’t get caught in the brambles.”
“Yeah, yeah…but, Lord, why did you make my legs so long?”
The Lord answers, “The reason I made your legs long, my son, is so that when you’re loping through the jungle in quest of the wildebeest and rhinoceros and the bull and the elephant, you would run very swiftly. Do you have any further questions?”
The colored fella says, “Yeah, Lord! What the hell am I doing here in Pune?”
No explanations help. No explanation ever explains anything. Now the Lord God must have been at a loss….
Man’s reality is a mystery. There is no answer that can answer it, because it is not a question in the first place. It is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.
And remember the distinction between a problem and a mystery: a mystery is existential, a problem is intellectual. The mystery is not created by the mind, so the mind cannot solve it either. The problem is created by the mind in the first place, so the mind can solve it. The problem is created by the mind, so the mind can solve it, there is no problem in it. But the mystery of life – this existential mystery that surrounds you, these trees, these stars, these birds, people, you yourself…how can you solve them through the mind?