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Osho on Woman destructive attitude during Periods

Question : When I have my period, I always go mad. Last time, I Smashed somethings in the house. Why do i always feel So Desructive during my period?
Osho : To feel wild is not bad, but to break anything is not good, mm? Whenever you feel wild, dance a wild dance -- but never destroy anything. It may not be a problem -- you can destroy a pot -- but the very idea of destruction is bad. It gives you a destructive attitude towards life. And the pot is just an excuse. You would really like to destroy more valuable things -- even valuable relationships, people, mm? But you cannot destroy that much, you cannot bear it, so you break a poor pot -- and he has not done anything!

For many women the days of the period are a little destructive, and the reason is very biological. You have to understand and become a little alert and aware so that you can rise a little higher than your biology; otherwise you are in the grip of it. If you are pregnant, the period stops because the same energy that has been released in
the period starts being creative: it creates the child. When you are not pregnant, every month the energy accumulates and if it cannot be creative then it becomes destructive.

So when a woman is having her period, for those four or five days she has a very destructive attitude,
because she does not know what to do with the energy. And the energy vibrates, it haunts the innermost core of your being, and you cannot give any creativity to it. All creative energy can become destructive and all destructive energy could have become creative. For example, Hitler. He wanted to be a painter in the very beginning, but he was not allowed. He could not manage to pass the examination and enter into the art school.

The man who could have been a painter became one of the most destructive men in the world. With the same energy he may have become a Picasso. And one thing is certain -- he had energy. The same energy could have been infinitely creative. Ordinarily, women are not destructive. In the past they were never destructive because they were continuously pregnant. one child is born, then they are again pregnant; again another child is born and then again they are pregnant. For their whole life they used their energy.

Now, for the first time in the world a new danger is arising, and that is the destructiveness of women. Because now there is no need for them to be pregnant continuously. In fact pregnancy is almost out of date. But the energy is there. I see a deep connection between birth control methods and the Women's Liberation Movement. Women are becoming destructive and they are destroying family life, their relationships. They may be trying to rationalise it in many ways, but they are trying to be liberated from the slavery In fact it is a destructive phase.

They have the energy and they don't know what to do with it. The birth control methods have stopped their creative channelization. Now if some channels are not opened to them they will become very destructive. In the West the family life is almost gone. There is continual conflict, continual fighting, quarreling and being nasty to each other. And the reason is -- and nobody understands what the reason is -- a biological problem. So whenever you feel that the period is coming, be more alert, and before it starts, do wild dancing.

The Ethiopian dance [group] will be helpful. You can go beyond nature because you have a higher nature also. One can go beyond biology, and one has to otherwise one is a slave to hormones! So whenever you feel destructive, start dancing. What I am saying is that dancing will absorb your energy. You are doing the opposite.

You say you like to rest and not do anything during these days, but do something -- anything, go for a long walk -- because the energy needs release. Once you catch the point, once you know that the dance relaxes you completely, those four days of your period will become the most beautiful because you will never have so much energy as then.

Related Article in Meditation section:
"How can we watch, yet not identified with some thing that is such an intrinsic part of our biology (menstruation)?

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  8. Osho on Mother duty in Child Upbringing
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  18. Osho - Can you say something about the mystery of Women
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