The whole of humanity has been deprived of orgasmic experience. By the time somebody returns from the university he is twenty-five, and if he goes back there for a PhD then he is twenty-seven or twenty-eight. His peak of sexual energy is gone…down the drain! And now he gets married. Both are declining, and now they are no longer capable of having that vigor, that natural force which could have produced the orgasmic experience – which is one of the foundations of religious experience.
A person who has known orgasmic blissfulness, only for a few moments, has touched the boundary line that divides ordinary life from the divine life.
And with the orgasmic experience the desire naturally arises, “Is it all or is there much more?” The experience is so tremendously thrilling that one wants to have something more, something better, something more refined. The first person who became religious must have become religious only because of orgasmic experience – because there is no other experience which can give you an insight into religion.
Millions of people on the earth live their whole lives without the orgasmic experience. You want these people to pray in churches, in the temples, in mosques? You have destroyed the very energy in them which would have taken them to the beyond without any priest.
In the orgasmic experience a few things become very clear to the person: one, mind stops…for a few seconds there are no thoughts. Time stops…for a few moments there is no past, no future, but only the present. Of course the experience is very fleeting and very momentary. And the only drawback in it is that it depends on the other person; it happens between two persons – a man and a woman who are deep in love, who want to merge into each other so totally that they are not two entities but one organic whole.
It is a very simple, intelligent understanding that if we can stop thinking and stop time, perhaps the same experience will happen without the other partner. And that’s how the whole spiritual phenomenon developed. People tried; they succeeded.
Mind stops and time stops – simultaneously.
Mind and time are not two different things.
Reality is only in the present; past and future are part of the mind.
The present is the stoppage of time. When there are no thoughts, how can you think of the past and how can you think of the future? There is no way to think about the present, you are already in it. There is no need to think about it, you are experiencing it.
People tried, explorers of the interior world – we don’t know their names, who were the first explorers of the greatest discovery in human existence, who tried and succeeded in stopping time and mind – and they were surprised that when there is not the other, then this state of orgasmic blissfulness can last as long as you want. It is no longer physiology; it is no longer biology; it is no longer genetics – you have come beyond. It can spread over all your twenty-four hours. Slowly, slowly you will start living in it.