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Osho discourse on Being an Artist rather than a Mother

Question : The other day you said that Women create Children, and Men create arts and other material things. Is it unnatural or neurotic for a woman not to desire a Child, and to prefer to be an artist? I never wanted to have a child. Dance, music, poetry, theater and painting Were my passion and expression. Could you comment?

Osho : There is nothing unnatural in it. If you don't want to have a child, you have the right not to have one. If you want to put your creativity into painting, into art, into music, it is perfectly good -- far better than creating a child who is bound to be a burden on the earth. And who knows what kind of child will come out of you?

Adolf Hitler can come out of you. He is waiting, searching for a womb. Joseph Stalin can come out of you. Beware! -- that greasy Italian, Mussolini, is waiting. All these people are standing in line, in a queue. This is not the time to give birth to a child! A painting is harmless. Music is beautiful, dancing will do. No, there is nothing unnatural in it. It has been said by men again and again that it is women's natural duty to give birth to children.

That's how they have been able to keep the woman in slavery, because if a woman goes on giving birth to children, where is the time for her to paint? Where is the time for her to create music, poetry, drama? So on the one hand they have been forcing the woman to remain continually pregnant. Just a hundred years ago, every woman around the world was continually pregnant. One child takes nine months of her life, then she has to raise the child. And when the child is not even six months old, she is again pregnant. It is like chain-smoking. And even a single child is such a nuisance.... I agree with you. I have been asked many times, "Wouldn't you like to have a child?" I said, "Me? Either I would kill the child or I would kill myself; we could not coexist! A child in my room? Impossible!" Just to be alert, I have never married, because who knows? -- the woman I marry may want a child. Then trouble will arise.

There is no problem, unless you feel there is. Don't listen to anybody, what they say --that it is unnatural. It may be unnatural to them, so they can give birth to as many children as they want. If you feel good in painting, in writing poetry, in composing music, you are giving better children to the world -- children who are harmless, who will make many rejoice.

Related Osho Articles on Women:

  1. Osho on Woman Liberation
  2. Osho on Nice Qualities of Woman
  3. Osho on Qualities of the Female Mind
  4. Osho on Motherly Qualities of woman
  5. Osho discourse on Women’s Menopause
  6. Osho on Special Meditations for Women
  7. Osho on Responsibility of being a Mother
  8. Osho on Mother duty in Child Upbringing
  9. Osho - Woman should not try to imitate Man
  10. Osho on Pain of Witch and Beauty of Witches
  11. Osho - why do you ask people to get Married
  12. Osho on greatest need of Contemporary Woman
  13. Osho on Female Creativity - Female Creative Spirit
  14. Osho on Woman destructive attitude during Periods
  15. Osho - Whenever a Child is born, the Mother is also Born
  16. Every man is a woman too and Every woman is a Man too
  17. First Meditation and then out of Meditation comes Creativity
  18. Osho on Difficulty in Loving Oneself - learning to love oneself
  19. Osho on creativity, discipline and living a bohemian side of life
  20. Osho - Is it ever possible to paint a totally satisfying Painting?
  21. Anything can be creative - you bring that quality to the activity
  22. Osho on Art and Enlightenment, The world needs enlightened Art
  23. Osho - Deeper your creation, Greater will be your Emptiness afterwards
  24. Right way to help a Child grow without interfering in his natural potentiality

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