Only If Love Allows

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From:The Path of the Mystic

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"My views on sexual ethics are against all the views that have been held up to now. They were all repressive of sex; they were condemnatory and created a split in the human mind. The..."
"My views on sexual ethics are against all the views that have been held up to now. They were all repressive of sex; they were condemnatory and created a split in the human mind. The..."

Osho continues:
"My sexual ethics is not a law, it is love.

"Two persons can be sexually related only if love allows. When there is no love, and only law remains as a binding force, it is sheer prostitution. And I am against prostitution.

"But it is strange that all the religions are the cause of the prostitution in the world, but nobody stands up and says that prostitution exists because you have replaced love with law.

"Law is not love. Marriage is valid only if there is love. The moment love disappears, the marriage is invalid. It means millions of people are living unlovingly, unethically, unnaturally, because of the religions that have forced an arbitrary bondage of marriage and have tried to make it permanent.

"Life is continuously changing; nothing is permanent. Love also is not permanent. Only plastic flowers are permanent, real flowers cannot be permanent. If you are too addicted to permanence then you will end up with plastic flowers. And that's how people have ended up with plastic marriages, plastic relations – phony, hypocritical. And it gives no pleasure to anybody.

"Prostitution is vast all over the world. Ordinarily, you go to a prostitute, you purchase her for one night. At least it is straightforward. But you marry a woman, promising her that you will love her always, even beyond death. And even before the honeymoon ends, the love disappears – then you live in deception. Now you are using a human being as a thing, as a sexual object. I condemn it.

"According to me love should be the only law, the only deciding factor.

"And the energy of sex should not remain confined only to reproduction. It is a simple fact to see that animals are not sexual all the year round; they just have their seasons. In those few months or few weeks they are sexual; otherwise sex disappears. Why has man the capacity to be sexual all the year round? There must be a purpose behind it. Existence never does anything meaninglessly.

"My understanding is that reproduction could have been managed within a few weeks, just as it is being managed in all the animals. But man has been given so much sexual energy…that is a clear indication that existence wants you to transform this energy to higher evolutions, higher levels of consciousness."
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Publisher Osho International
Duration of Talk 145 mins
File Size 31.86 MB
Type Individual Talks