Osho - Insights on sex - Anil Kumar Mysore Nagaraj
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Indian J Psychiatry. 2013 Jan; 55(Suppl 2): S268–S272. Osho - Insights on sex, - Anil Kumar Mysore Nagaraj doi: 10.4103/0019-5545.105549 PMCID: PMC3705694 PMID: 23858266
Despite the passive attitude of parents, teachers, and religious leaders toward sex, man is not able to successfully ignore sex. In fact, he can even hide pornographic books within “Bhagavad Gita” or “Bible”.
Man has developed intense curiosity to watch a nude body of women. Even though they speak about “God” and “Divinity” daily, their inner core is nothing but sex. What is the attraction? What is this mighty pull?
The sexual desire in the very core of humans is actually not a sexual desire. That is why after every sex act, they feel remorseful. They think about how to be free of it, because they find nothing in it.
Perhaps the attraction is of something else.
This something is that in their normal life, humans are unable to reach the depths of their being except in the experience of sex. Deep down, two things happen to them there. First, in the moment of orgasm, the ego vanishes. For a moment, there is no trace of “I am”.
The second thing that happens is that for a while there is no time there.
There is no past, no future; there is only the present. So there is an unconsciousness urge to experience this egolessness and timelessness, which are mystic experiences. Thus, though it appears superficially that there is craving for the body of opposite sex, the craving is for something else, for the taste of egolessness and timelessness. Behind this craving is an attempt at soul searching. So the root of spiritual realization is nothing but sex