Osho Quotes on Homosexuality
Homosexuality has come into existence because of repressive
measures, because of repressive moralities, because of thousands of
years of separating man and woman into separate camps.
It is a well known fact that Christian
monasteries, Buddhist monasteries have been full of homosexuality.
It was bound to happen because you don't give them the science of
transcending sex, and you simply tell them to repress the energy.
Now the energy starts moving into perverted ways.
Accept whosoever you are. No condemnation, no
judgement, no evaluation. If you are a homosexual, so what?! Enjoy
it! God has made you that way. That is his way of expressing himself
through you. And there have been great homosexuals -- from Socrates
It is perfectly right, whatsoever you are. It
is NOBODY else's business. If two men feel good being together, it
is nobody else's business to interfere. No law, no government, no
religion, no church, should come in. If they BOTH are happy, it is
perfectly their own decision. And we want the world to be happy --
and these two persons are contributing their happiness to the world
by being happy together.
If two women feel good being with each other,
the world is happier for that, better for that. Don't make them feel
guilty unnecessarily. But guilt persists -- because down the ages
you have been taught homosexuality is a sin; down the ages you have
been taught that this is one of the greatest sins. You may be
surprised to know: there have been states in America, just a hundred
years ago, where the punishment for homosexuality was sentence for
life. And there have been countries where one was beheaded if one
was caught in any homosexual relationship. Humanity has been so
stupid in the past. And we ALL carry those conditionings deep down
in the collective unconscious.
There is no biological program in you for
homosexuality. The biological program in your sperm is for
heterosexuality. I am simply stating a fact, that homosexuality has
arisen under ugly pressures in the monasteries of all religions,
where it is forced to happen in the name of the purity of celibacy
-- and in the schools, colleges and in universities where boys and
girls are kept separate and teachers and professors function as gods
so that no heterosexual relationship happens.
So the first thing to remember: I will
continue to call it perversion because it is perversion. It is
against nature. Nature never produces anything which is useless.
Homosexuality is useless; it does not generate anything in you.
Neither can it produce children, nor can it give you an orgasmic
experience. Have you ever heard of homosexuals having orgasmic
experience? All they have is a sexual release. The energy
accumulates and becomes a tension -- it needs some release.
Homosexuals know only ejaculation, they don't know what they are
missing -- the orgasm.
The people who are homosexuals should move and
create homosexual communes, the women who are lesbians should move
and create lesbian communes. But leave the rest of humanity. Why
torture them? Why destroy them? You don't have the right. You are
completely free to do what you want to do, but don't interfere in
anybody's life. I have every condemnation when someone interferes in
If you sow the seeds you should accept the
flowers too. If you accept homosexuality joyfully, and you feel
happy with men and you trust men and like them, then there is no
need to feel any guilt.
Bavara, I am not only answering you, I am
answering all the homosexuals of the world. It is their duty to
declare that they are homosexuals. It is their duty to say that they
want their own communes. It is the duty of lesbian women to say that
they want their own communes.