I have heard about two men who were out of business, who had gone broke, so they decided on a business, a very simple business. They started journeying, touring from one town to another town. First one would enter, and in the night he would throw coal tar on people’s windows and doors. After two or three days, the other would come to clean. He would advise that he could clean any coal tar or anything that had gone wrong, and he would clean the windows. In that time the other would be doing half of the business in another town. This way, they started earning much money.
This is what is happening between the church and the Hugh Hefners and people who are continuously creating pornography.
I have heard:
Pretty Miss Keneen sat in the confessional. “Father,” she said, “I want to confess that I let my boyfriend kiss me.”
“Is that all you did?” asked the priest, very interested.
“Well, no. I let him put his hand on my leg too.”
“And then what?”
“And then I let him pull down my panties.”
“And then, and then…?”
“And then me mother walked into the room.”
“Ah shit!” sighed the priest.
It is together; they are partners in a conspiracy. Whenever you are too repressed, you start finding a perverse interest. A perverted interest is the problem, not sex. Now this priest is neurotic. Sex is not the problem, but this man is in trouble.
Sisters Margaret Alice and Francis Catherine were out walking along a side street. Suddenly they were grabbed by two men, dragged into a dark alley and raped.
“Father, forgive them,” said Sister Margaret Alice, “for they know not what they do.”
“Shut up!” cried Sister Catherine,” this one does.”
This is bound to be so. So never carry a single idea against sex in your mind, otherwise you will never be able to transcend it. People who transcend sex are people who accept it very naturally. It is difficult, I know, because you are born into a society which is neurotic about sex – either this way or that – but it is neurotic all the same. It is very difficult to get out of this neurosis, but if you are a little alert, you can get out of it. So the real thing is not how to transcend sex, but how to transcend this perverted ideology of the society; this fear of sex, this repression of sex, this obsession with sex.