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SEX HAS BEEN CALLED THE ORIGINAL SIN -- it is neither original nor sin. Even before Adam and Eve ever ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge they were having sex like all the other animals in the Garden of Eden. The only thing that happened after the eating of the fruit of knowledge was that they became aware of it. And by becoming aware they became ashamed because they saw that they were behaving just like other animals. Man is an animal too. But the ego came in: the fruit of knowledge created the ego and the idea of superiority: Sex is such a fundamental activity in nature that the ego of man started trying to get rid of it. Sex is natural. There is no need to make any effort to get rid of it -- although a moment comes when we transcend it -that is something totally different. It is not by our effort that we can get rid of it; if we try to get rid of it or suppress it we will fall a victim of perversions. Because for centuries man has been trying to get rid of sex he has created many kinds of perversions. Sex should be taken very naturally -- we have been taking it very seriously. Either we condemn it as ugly, animalistic, or we raise it to something divine, but we never accept it as human and we never accept it as fun. 

Basically it is fun, it is a good sport! And humanity is going to remain burdened with ugly nonsense if we don't accept its beauty as a sport. It is good physical activity too, and the best of exercises. Ask the heart specialists. Sexual activity prevents heart attacks. It is a natural physical activity, and fun. If we take it non-seriously, then there is no need to be worried. If we take them seriously we become entangled and burdened with them. Sex is the very source of our life; one is born out of it. Existence has accepted the energy of sex as the starting point of creation, and our holy men and society call it sinful… something that existence itself does not consider a sin! The blossoming of a flower is an act of passion, a sexual act? All life, all expression, all flowering is basically sex energy. And it is against this sex energy that religions and cultures are pouring poison into the minds of human beings. They are trying to engage human beings in a fight against it. They have entangled people in this battle against their own basic energy. One has not to fight with sex, but to create a friendship with it, and elevate the stream of life to the heights. 

It is only sexual energy that flowers into the energy of love. But we have filled humans with antagonism toward sex, and the result is that not only has love not flowered in them– because love is an evolution beyond sexual energy, and can come only through acceptance of it– but their minds have become more and more sexual because of the opposition to sex. All art and paintings, all our temples and the statues in them have directly or indirectly become centered on sex. Our minds revolve around sex. No animal in the world is sexual like human beings are. Human beings are sexual around the clock– awake or asleep, sitting or walking, sex has become everything to them. Because of the enmity toward sex, because of this opposition and suppression, it has become like an ulcer to their being. One cannot be free from something that is the very root of one’s life. But in the process of this constant inner conflict, one’s entire life can become sick– and it has. Our so-called religions and cultures are basically responsible for the excessive sexuality that is so evident in humankind. Until the entire human race frees itself from this wrongdoing by "society," there is no possibility of the birth of love. Sex is godly. The energy of sex is divine energy, godly energy. That is why this energy creates new life. It is the greatest, most mysterious force of all. If we ever want love to shower in our life, renounce this conflict with sex. Accept sex blissfully. Acknowledge its sacredness. Go on searching deeper and deeper into it, and we will be amazed that the more we accept sex with a quality of sacredness, the more sacred it will become. And the more we are in conflict with it, as if it were something sinful and dirty, the more sinful and ugly it will become.

Sex is the beginning of the journey to love and everybody behaves like its enemy. Every culture, every religion has attacked this source, and the river has remained bottled up. The hue and cry has always been, Sex is sin. Sex is irreligious. Sex is poison,” but we never seem to realize that ultimately it is the sex energy itself that travels to and reaches the inner ocean of love. Love is the transformation of sex energy. The flowering of love is from the seed of sex. Physical penetration is sex, which is a very superficial thing. Psychological penetration is love, which is far deeper, far more significant, far more beautiful, and far more human. The first is animal, the second is human. And then there is a third kind of penetration: when two consciousnesses meet, merge, melt into each other. We must move towards a relationship, which will give us REAL contentment and make us aware of the divinity of the other person, of the godliness of the other person. And seeing the godliness of the other person, of our beloved, we will become aware of our own godliness. Love is a mirror. A real relationship is a mirror in which two lovers see each other's faces and recognize God. If everything goes well and sex is natural and flowing, it is a beautiful experience because we can have a glimpse of the second through it. If sex goes really very deep, so that we forget our self completely in it, we can even have a glimpse of third through it. And if the sex becomes a totally orgasmic experience we can even have a glimpse of the beyond through it. Sexuality is closely associated to spirituality in many ways. Although the topic of sex arouses a strong reaction and is often viewed as an obstacle on the path of spiritual development due to the wild nature of sexual energy. Sexual energy is the primal and creative energy of the universe, it opens our heart to love, and enable us to experience deep meditative states and mystical bliss. Many wise traditions consider the peak moment of sexual energy the death of the ego. When somebody experiences intimacy and reaches orgasm, we feel vulnerable, defenseless, care free and there is a sense of timelessness. These are the characteristics and true nature of our spirit. Living our life with this level of intimacy would allow the creative energy of the universe to merge with our spirit. Wouldn’t that make it important to be aware with whom we share this intimacy with? There is nothing casual about it. We have evolved both in terms of our thinking and approach towards life. The freedom to choose a sexual partner without any hesitation has also increased. But there is nothing such as casual or meaningless sex. When we get intimate with anybody we tend to receive their positivity or negativity and unknowingly incorporate it in our everyday lives. Even if we do not meet the other person ever again, or if we do have a continuous physical intimacy with our partner, each time we get into the act, we receive a part of their energy into our aura and leave a part of ours into theirs. So each time we have sex, we create an energy cord with our partner. Their thoughts, feelings, desires, etc., are left as impressions in our aura, which unless cleansed, stays with us. If the same is done under the influence of alcohol, we lower our natural protective field, which further exposes us to negative and discordant energies. If we have sex with a positive person, we are bound to receive her/his positivity and vice-a-versa with a negative person. What could be accomplished by bringing the male and the female body together? The answer is physical, biological, vital, mental, emotional, and spiritual. And since our bodies share characteristics with the animal realm, it is obviously possible for us to be pulled in both an upward and downward direction through our endowment of energies. Power behind the sexual energy is one of the most powerful forms of energy available to living beings, but it is only man who has the intelligence to truly understand it. If we learn the true art of sexual healing, we can deduce a way to convert sexual energy into creative and healing energy. There is a presence of God in the act of coitus and closeness to the divine in an orgasm. The coupling of a man and a woman has a very deep significance: the ego evaporates in this assimilation of two human beings. A person who really understands the essence of this unity, of this longing for love and oneness, can also comprehend the meaning of yet another kind of unity – a yogi unites; an ascetic unites; a saint unites; a meditator unites. A person is also united in intercourse: his identity merges with that of the other person, and they become one. In spite of all these positive connections, we approach sex with indifference, guilt and shame, which devoid us from experiencing its true power. So if we want to get physically involved with someone, it is better to weigh the situation first. Sex is not good or bad, it is ecstatic and to truly experience the possibility of connecting higher states of awareness with peak sexual experiences, we have to first understand its significance. Sexual energy is not opposed to spiritual energy. In fact they have the same source. But we want our spiritual intelligence to guide and lovingly direct our sexual instincts, rather than have our unconscious instincts guide our thought and behavior.” 

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