So says the Guru Osho
(who didn’t get a lot of things right, but about sex he was definitely a master.)
It is the beginning.
It is not the bliss supreme
one of the most
because it is
that life arrives
And it is through sex
that you can penetrate to
the very source
What are you doing with the gift of sex in your life?
Does it unconsciously control your life?
Is it controlling you in the way you need to be constantly thinking about, or managing it? Are you using it as a form of relief from your life, from yourself?
Are you giving yourself permission to discover all of your sexual desires?
Are you having moments of feeling free in throwing off your sexual repressions?
Giving yourself permission to be free from the control of your social/sexual conditioning?
Perhaps discovering something that society doesn’t allow- the freedom of just being yourself in sex?
Feeling relieved, lighter and grateful as a result?
Then not being able to wait until you can do it all over again?
Or are you using it as a true tantra practice?
It is the choices that you make.
What is it you seek?
Sex as a meditation where sex is just the beginning? Where you come to the deepest possibility in it. Where you can transcend it. Where in deep sexual orgasm it is not sex that gives you the bliss. You see that sex is just the situation and that something else is giving you the euphoria and the ecstasy.
“Tantra says that it is a truth that sexual energy is the basic energy,
an energy that should be transformed into higher forms.”
The truth behind the erotic sculptures outside temples
The temple of Khajuraho has beautiful statues in all sexual postures. It was a tantra school that made the temple and those statues. And the first thing the student had to do was to meditate on each statue – and they are arranged in such a way that from one corner you go around the temple in a circle. It may take six months, but you have to watch each statue until you can see it just as a statue with no sexuality in it – and it is in a sexual posture. But just in your watching it, seeing it for months, it becomes a pure piece of art; all pornography disappears. Then you move to another. And all the perversions of human mind have been put into the statues.
And when you have circled the whole temple, only then will the master allow you inside the temple. Those six months are of immense meditation and of tremendous release, all repressions gone: you are feeling absolutely light. Then the master allows you in. And inside the temple there is no sexual statue; inside the temple there is nothing – emptiness.
Then the master teaches you how to go deeper into your meditation which has arisen in the six months, and now you can go very deep because there is no hindrance, no problem, no sexuality. And this going deep into meditation with no sexual disturbance means the sexual energy is moving with the meditation, not against it. That’s how it is transformed and takes higher forms. -Osho. Taken from The Path of the Mystic, Chapter 38
Most of us in the west are not ready for this true kind of tantra.
We are still enmeshed with the perversion of sex, the deliciousness of it as it is, without seeking transcendence through it.
We are not ready to leave it yet.
For some of us it has taken us a long time to get here and we want to enjoy it more.
We are so used to being controlled by external forces. We do not realise that we have a choice in controlling the most powerful force- sexual energy.
Yet it is entirely blissful when we can be in our sexual energy but not controlled by it.
When we can be at choice in it.
Not needing, grasping, struggling.
Neither indulging or repressing.
Each moment dying to the past
and being born anew.
In freedom from all mind constructs,
Freedom from all mind games,
Freedom from all structures,
Freedom from the other
Finding the something more
That is the key towards the divinity.
If you would like to begin the path of finding more in your sexuality
Take some moments to pause in your sexual experiences. Whether you are making love with another, or self pleasuring.
Close your eyes, or look softly down.
Simply notice what you are experiencing.
Notice what feelings, sensations, awarenesses are present and allow them to be.
Notice what attachments, desires and limitations are present and allow them to be.
Notice any shifts that happen within you.
Whether you call them divine or not, be open to what is.
If you would like to learn some tantric practices to take you beyond sex contact us here.