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Osho on Birth of a Mother

Question: When I gave birth to my first child, I felt I was also born In a way. Can you talk about the birth of a mother?
Osho : Whenever a child is born, not only is the child born -- that is one part of it -- the mother is also born. Before that she was an ordinary woman; through the birth she becomes a mother. On one side the child is born, on the other side the mother is born. And a mother is totally different from a woman: a gap exists, her whole existence becomes qualitatively different. Before that she may have been a wife, a beloved, but suddenly that is no longer so important. A child is born, a new life has entered: she becomes a mother.

That's why husbands are always afraid of children. Basically they never like children because a third party enters into the relationship -- not only enters, but the third party becomes the center. And after that the woman is never the same wife, she is different. After that, if a husband really wants love he has to become just like a son, because this woman who has become a mother can never be an ordinary wife again. She has become a mother, you cannot do anything about it now. The only thing left is that you become a son to her.

That is the only way you can get her love again, otherwise the love will be moving towards her son. When a woman becomes a mother, something tremendously meaningful has happened to her. For a woman it is almost a new birth. It is something which is very difficult for a man to understand unless he is creative . If he has given birth to a poem, he feels tremendously happy. Nobody can understand what has happened just by composing a poem. But its not just a poem. Much was in turmoil in him, and the poem has settled many things.

But it is nothing compared to a woman when she becomes a mother -- nothing. A poem is a poem. The moment it is born it is already dead. When it is inside the poet it has life. The moment it is expressed it is a dead piece of furniture. You can hang it on the wall. You can throw it on the rubbish heap, or whatsoever you want, but it is no more alive. When a woman gives birth to a child, it is life. When she looks into the eyes of the child, she looks into her own being. When the child starts growing, she grows with the child.

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 discourse on Being an Artist rather than a Mother
  16. Every man is a woman too and Every woman is a Man too
  17. Osho - Can you say something about the mystery of Women
  18. Osho on Difficulty in Loving Oneself - learning to love oneself
  19. Osho - Why is the New Generation such a problem to the Parents
  20. Right way to help a Child grow without interfering in his natural potentiality
  21. Osho - Parents are cruel to their children because parents have some investment in them

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