By Osho (Tantra Transforms Sex into Spirituality, 1)


Beloved Osho, do you see shortcomings in the teachings of Tantra that incline you to feel Tantric methods are not suitable for us?

 

Osho: It is not a complete system. There is a basic fallacy that human beings fall into: they find a small truth, a part of the truth, and rather than discover the whole, the remaining part, they imagine filling up the gap. Because they have part of the truth, they can argue and they can manage to make a system, but the remaining part is simply their invention.

 

All the systems have done that. Rather than discovering the whole truth, it is the human tendency to say, "Why bother? We have found a small piece which is enough for the showcase, which is enough to silence any enemy who raises any question" -- and the remaining is just invention. For example, tantra is right that sexual energy is the basic energy, so this energy should be transformed into higher forms. It is a truth. But what happened is that they never went very deep into meditation; meditation remained just secondary. And man's sexuality shows itself so powerfully that in the name of tantra it became simply sexual orgy. Without meditation that was going to happen. Meditation should have been the most primary thing because that is going to transform the energy, but that became secondary.

 

And many people who were sexually perverted, sexually repressed, joined the tantra school. These were the people who brought all their perversions, all their repressions. They were not interested in any transformation, they were interested only in getting rid of their repressions; their interest was basically sexual.

 

So although tantra has a piece of truth, it could not be used rightly.

 

Unless that piece of truth is put in second place, and meditation moves into first place, it will always happen that in tantra, people will be engaged in all kinds of perversions.

 


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