Freedom from sex is not repression of sex; it is the understanding of sex. By understanding, one goes beyond it. But that does not mean that you will be angry, against it and antagonistic. You will be blissful. You will bless everybody with the hope that someday, they will also go beyond it.
Religion has to be rooted in the earth. It also has to rise towards the sun. It is like a lotus flower -- rooted in mud and rising towards the sun. The lotus has to be freed from the mud, but the mud has not to be condemned at all, because the mud is nourishment. Your sex energy is nourishment for your samadhi. It is out of the mud of sex that the lotus of samadhi is going to bloom. Never repress it! Never be against it; rather, go deep into it with great clarity, with great love. Go like an explorer. Search all the nooks and corners of your sexuality and you will be surprised and enriched and benefitted.
Knowing your sexuality, one day you will stumble upon your spirituality. Then you become free. Your energy has risen high. Now sex is just like a toy. But you are not angry with other people who are still playing with the toy. You will understand them, too, you will have compassion for them. You would like to help them go beyond, but you will not condemn them ... They are not doing anything wrong.
Sex is not a sin. Nobody is ever punished or sent to hell for sex. God has given it to you, you are born with it; you have not created it – like the atom bomb, bayonet, sword, money or politics -- these are inventions of the ugly human mind. These people will go to hell, certainly. But sex is a God-given gift, and it is a great seed. Once it starts sprouting and finds the right soil, it will become a big tree. Millions of flowers will come to it.
It is not only a child that is born out of sex; you will be reborn too! Sex is the very source of creativity. Out of sex new life is born. What can be more valuable than life? God has chosen sex as the vehicle for life. Life comes through sex, in sex, out of sex. And those who know, those who have gone beyond say that another life, spiritual life, also comes through it. You will become twice-born through it, you will resurrect out of it. It is life-giving energy.
Sex is sacred; it is the temple of God. Sex is potential spirituality. How can a seeker be disinterested in it? Yes, he has no personal interest in it. He has gone beyond it; but he is immensely interested. In fact for a man who is free from sex his interest becomes very great. Now, he is interested in everything.
When you are obsessed with sex ... you are not interested in poetry, music, beauty ... you are only interested in sex. And if sometimes you do show interest in these things it is only because some sexuality is there. That's why 99 per cent of art is sex-based, because 99 per cent of people don't want anything else. Films, novels, books -- even so-called religious books -- are all full of sexuality. Sometimes it is in the name of condemnation, but they go on talking about the physical, the sexual. Sometimes they are obscene. The man who is free of sex, his interest is also free of sex. His interest spreads to the whole of life.
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