Osho - Insights on sex - Anil Kumar Mysore Nagaraj How to transform sex energy
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
How to transform sex energy?
Sex is the energy. It is the only energy the living beings have got. The energy can be transformed, it can become a higher energy. The higher it moves, the lesser and lesser sexuality remains in it. There is an end peak where it becomes simply love and compassion. This ultimate flowering is the divine energy, but the root remains sex. This energy cannot be killed. No energy can be killed – energy can only be transformed. Further, we cannot create energy too. Creation and destruction are both beyond human beings. Now, even scientists agree to this – not even a single atom can be destroyed.
Religions aimed at becoming absolutely free from sex. That created madness. The more you fight, the more you suppress, the more sexual you become. And then sex moves deeper into the unconscious. Whatsoever we do, sex comes in, people think that devil is playing tricks.
Nobody is playing tricks. If you suppress sex, you are the devil. Then start an excessive indulgence in sex. The polarity has changed, but the problem is as it is. So sex has to be transformed, neither repressed nor madly indulged. This energy is mysterious till it is used only as a biological reproductive force. It becomes divine once it is freed from biological bondage. This divine energy is nothing but the love of Jesus or compassion of Buddha.
Most of humanity has failed to get out of this trap of powerful sex energy successfully. What is needed is an alert, conscious, mindful being. One should not allow sex to become an unconscious force. Sexual experience should be made a meditative experience. This is what the East has done through “Tantra”.
For example, if we have newly learnt car driving, we will be very careful every moment while driving. The same degree of awareness and alertness is needed during sexual intercourse. This meditation changes the quality of energy. Then one can observe that during the peak of orgasm, which is the deepest of all experiences human beings can have, thinking stops completely. One becomes totally still for a second. At this point of time, an alert mind can appreciate that it is not the sex that gave this bliss and ecstasy, but it is the thoughtless state of mind. We also come to know that even the ugliest woman can give the same quality of orgasm as that of a pretty woman. This is because the experience is internal.
From this experience, one has to further learn that such momentary experience of bliss can be experienced for longer duration too. This can happen only if the meditative alertness becomes a moment to moment living. In other words, one has to practice the art of living in the present, without preoccupations of the past and future. This is the only way of arresting the thoughts and stilling the mind. In this state there is moment to moment orgasm. The need for sex disappears.
Another most important barrier needs to be known. Because, accepting that sex is natural and sacred, will convert sex energy into love energy. Now there is something that is blocking the sex energy like a wall not allowing it to flow. This is nothing but the “ego”, the feeling that “I am”. The stronger a person's “I” is, the smaller his capacity to become one with anybody. This wall “I” proclaims “you are you and I am I”. There is a distance between the two. No matter how closely we meet, still there is a gap in between because I am me and you are you. That is why even the most intimate experiences fail to bring people close. So the sex is not getting transformed into love. As long as there is “I” inside, the sense of “the other” cannot be destroyed. As long as there is this separateness, there can be no experience of love, because love is the experience of oneness. For that oneness, the wall has to collapse. The ego has to dissolve.
Osho was a great gifted Master who has explained about the sexual energy in such a vast detail that no other philosopher has elaborated. The existence has given an opportunity to human beings through sexual orgasm, to experience and realize what blissful state of mind is. It is possible to live continuously in the same blissful state through meditative practices.
Transcending sex and not suppressing is essential to achieve that state. Hidden deep down in sexual urge is the soul search, which is largely unconscious. This comes to conscious awareness through a proper understanding of sex which happens when the ego is dropped and sex is viewed respectfully. Thus one is liberated from the bondage of sex. This facilitates in ones’ search for higher realizations, which is not possible if the mind is obsessed with sex. This is the formula suggested by Osho to raise oneself from sex to enlightenment and make our earth a better place to live.
The source of the experienceOsho
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Sexy eating - dairy products, eggs, figs and nuts
Squash the big I am