Friday, July 16, 2010

Osho On Human Sex Life

While browsing Osho's wonderful book The Dhammapada : The Way of the Buddha, Vol 6, I came across this remarkable joke. Thought of sharing it with you.

Osho says:
" It seems that when the creator was making the world, he called man aside and bestowed upon him twenty years of normal sex life. Man was horrified: "Only twenty years?" But the creator did not budge. That was all he would give him.
Then he called the monkey and gave him twenty years.

"But I don't need twenty years," the monkey protested. "Ten is plenty!"

Man spoke up and said, "Can I have the other ten years?"
The monkey graciously agreed.

Then he called the lion and gave him twenty years. The lion too needed only ten. Again man said, "Can I have the other ten years?"
The lion roared, "Of course."

Then came the donkey. He was given twenty years, but like the others, ten years was enough for him. Man asked for the spare ten years and got them.

This explains why man has twenty years of normal sex life, ten years monkeying around, ten years of lion about it, and ten years of making an ass of himself."
After telling this joke Osho extracts the essense of it :

"Man seems to be the most stupid animal out of all of these. They say, "Ten is more than enough." Man seems to be the most in the grip of desire: more and more.... Whatsoever he has is not enough, is never enough. This creates his sorrow, this makes him a slave. The "more" is your master.

To be aware of the trap that is created by this constant desire for more is to take a very necessary step towards self-mastery."

Courtesy Osho International Foundation/www.osho.com

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