Osho on Suppression or Transformation of Sexual Energy
Question: Beloved Master, When do
I know if my sexual energy is transformed or just
She was not thinking
that the bhikkhu would be ready to do it, because it was
known that Buddha did not allow his bhikkhus to talk to
women, or to touch any woman. And to ask him to sit on a
golden chariot in the open street where there were
thousands of people, hundreds of other bhikkhus, other
monks...She was not hoping that he would accept the
invitation, but he said, "That's good," and he climbed
on the chariot and sat by her side. It was a scene. She
was one of the wealthiest women the world had known.
But Amrapali said, "From tomorrow, the rainy season is going to be here." In the rainy season the bhikkhus, the monks, don't move. They stay in one place -- only for the rainy season. The remaining months they are always on the move from one village to another village. "From tomorrow, the rainy season is going to begin. I invite you to stay with me. You can ask your master."
He said, "Jolly
good, I will ask the master. And I don't see that he
will object, because I know him -- he knows me, and he
knows me more than I know him."
He told the whole
thing and he said, "The woman has asked me to stay with
her for the coming four months' rainy season. And I have
said to her, `As I know my master I don't think there is
any problem, and my master knows me better than I know
him.' So what do you say?"
It was a shock. People were thinking he would be expelled, and he was being rewarded! But what could they do. They said, "Just wait. After four months Buddha will see that he has committed a grave mistake. That young man will be corrupted in that place, in a prostitute's house. Have you ever heard of a monk staying for four months...?"
The man stayed for four months, and every day rumors were coming that "this is going wrong" and "that is going wrong." And Buddha said, "Just wait, let him come. I know he is a man who can be trusted. Whatever happens he will tell himself. I don't have to depend on rumors." And when the monk came, Amrapali was with him. He touched Buddha's feet and said, "Amrapali wants to be initiated."
Buddha said, "Look, about all these rumors... When a real meditator goes to a prostitute, the prostitute has to change into a meditator. When a repressed person who has all the sexuality and is sitting on a volcano goes to a prostitute, he falls down. He was already waiting for it -- not even a prostitute was needed. Any woman would have done that."
The question is saying that all the religions have taught you to repress your sexual energy, and they have created repressed people all around. And those repressed people are very angry with me for the simple reason that I am saying repression is not going to help you.The energy has to be transformed, otherwise the energy will drag you down more into darkness than towards light.
not repress anything. Whatever is natural is good. Whatever is natural is to
be accepted with totality. You have to do just one
thing: don't be against nature but just be a watcher.
Just remain a witness in everything, whether it is
eating, whether it is walking, whether it is making
love... just remain a witness and you will be surprised.
Witnessing is an absolute guarantee of transformation,
and you will see the difference. You won't have any
sexual dreams, you won't have any sexual fantasies. And
if you repress, then you are going to be in trouble.
Source: from book "The Sword and the Lotus " by Osho