"You can call compassion prayer also. You can call compassion meditation also. The highest form of energy is compassion. The word ′compassion′ is beautiful: half of it is ′passion′ – somehow passion has become so refined that it is no more like passion. It has become compassion.
"In sex, you use the other, you reduce the other to a means, you reduce the other to a thing. That′s why in a sexual relationship you feel guilty. That guilt has nothing to do with religious teachings; that guilt is deeper than religious teachings. In a sexual relationship as such you feel guilty. You feel guilty because you are reducing a human being to a thing, to a commodity to be used and thrown away.
"That′s why in sex you also feel a sort of bondage – you are also being reduced to a thing. And when you are a thing your freedom disappears, because your freedom exists only when you are a person. The more you are a person, the more free; the more you are a thing, the less free." Osho