Osho: My whole work is to confuse you! The questioner says, ‘At times you seem to intend to confuse us’. No, you have not listened to me well. I am always confusing, not only at times. Confusion is my method. What I am trying to do by confusing you is to uproot you from your mind. I would not like you to have any roots in the mind in the name of love or in the name of meditation or in the name of God. Your mind is very cunning. It can thrive on anything; on meditation, on love, it can thrive. The moment I see that your mind is thriving on anything, I immediately have to uproot you from it. My whole effort is to create a no-mind state in you. I am not here to convince you about anything. I am not here to give you a dogma, a creed tolive by. I am here to take all creeds away from you because only then will life happen to you. I am not giving you anything to live by, I am simply taking all props away from you, all crutches. The mind is very clever. If you say, ‘Drop money’ the mind says, ‘Okay. Can I cling to meditation?’ If you say to the mind, ‘Renounce the world’ the mind says, ‘Okay. Can I now possess spiritual experiences?’ If you say, ‘Renounce the world’ the mind says, ‘I can renounce the world, but now I will cling to the idea of God.’
*Good news & bad news* Okay let's start with the bad news. 'Every woman is wired differently. Some women's nerves branch more in the vagina; other women's nerves branch more in the clitoris. Some branch a great deal in the perineum, or at the mouth of the cervix. That accounts for some of the differences in female sexual response.' What's physically stimulating for one woman, may not work at all for another woman. So with every woman you will have to discover how her body is wired. Ask her things - before sex, during sex, after sex. Help her open up and express herself - if she isn't doing so already. A woman often times is afraid to express what she wants and likes, sexually. Either because she doesn't want to make you feel like you're doing something wrong. Or because she feels embarrased about showing her desires. (Unconsciously, we are still very much programmed to serve and please our man). Or maybe because she doesn't really know what feels best to her. (Spending many hours with a vibrator just stimulating her clitoris, or many years with a man that doesn't really know how to please her, doesn't exactly lead to self discovery). Try reading a book about tantric sex together. This might get the conversation going. And things may get very juicy. The good news?
(a peek into my tantra life) Last Monday's 'Taste of Tantra' night was a big success. When I hear how touched people were, or how they felt the energy flowing, or that they felt liberated, or connected... I feel a deep joy in my heart <3 Because that's what I am doing it for. To infect as many people as I can with the tantra flu! And I am also happy when I hear people encountered resistance. Difficulties. DISLIKE. Because tantra is not going to the sauna... It is not all nice, all good, all relaxation, all fun. Actually, the moments when we are confronted with something uncomfortable or difficult, these are huge possibilities of a breakthrough. Because it is easy to say yes to life when things are nice and comfortable. But can you say yes to life when things are hard and unpleasant? If you get into a mode of being with what is... of saying yes to what is... Only then there is real surrender. Real let go. Real trust. And this is where the magic happens. >>> A personal example <<< I once went through a tantric 'death ritual'. I had to lie down and go on a journey pretending I was dead.
YES! This message really kickstarted my spiritual journey. I read The Power of Now at age 24 and it has been a life changing moment. I remember the first day I started reading it. It was like waking up from a dream. As most people, I was almost always in my head. The things we think may differ, but we are all continouisly thinking, having inner dialogues, opinions, thinking about the future and past, critizing ourselves and others. I was very good at critizing myself. I felt I was never good enough. That I didn't achieve enough. That I wasn't pretty enough. Actually, I found most things ugly about myself. Everyday I would feel disappointed about myself. Not only did I critize mysef. I thought all of this critisism to be the truth. Then...
You know what was really helpful for me last year??? It’s an amazing and simple exercise, that I will share with you now. Grab a pen & paper, or open Word. Now ask yourself: What did you love to do as a little child? (till age 10) And start writing everything down. How did you