Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Sex matures at fourteen

 OSHO International Foundation

After the ghastly Delhi (India) gang rape incident a big debate is going on about lowering the age of juveniles. One of the accused men being all of sixteen, it has made everybody review their notions about sexual activity of kids. Are kids  now sexually maturing much earlier than before? Up to now eighteen was the age after which a juvenile was considered an adult. But was this the correct line of demarcation? The fact is that children sexually mature much earlier than what their adults would like to believe. The parents do not want to accept that their little babies have  grown up sexually. They are very embarrassed by the fact.
Osho's take on this is very important and has to be considered by the makers of law and the leaders of society. It's a wrong attitude of adults towards sexuality, a complete denial that has distorted the minds of younger generation.
And because sex is denied, meditation has become difficult for people.

Osho says: " My own understanding is that just as at the age of fourteen you become interested in sex, if you live your sexual life perfectly and totally, sincerely, religiously, by the age of forty-two you will be out of it.
"Life has seven year cycles. If you take as an average seventy years, it has ten cycles of seven years. The first seven years you are absolutely innocent -- you are just as a saint should be. Your second seven years are a preparation for sex; slowly, slowly, the snake of sex starts uncoiling within you. By the age of fourteen you are mature and you can reproduce children. From fourteen to twenty-one your sexual energy is at its highest peak, exactly between fourteen and twenty-one: that means seventeen and a half is the climax of sexual energy.

Kid meditating at OSHO International Meditation Resort
"But this society has lived with such repressive and unnatural, unscientific ideas that these are the years when you are told to be celibate. And these are the years when you could have lived sex, and celibacy would have come by itself by the time you are forty-two.
Between twenty-one and twenty-eight, sex is very normal, very natural. From twenty-eight to thirty-five, sex starts declining. From thirty-five to forty-two, sex reaches its ultimate decline. From forty-two to forty-nine, sex disappears. That's why in ancient India the wise people decided that by the time one is fifty-one should start preparing for vanprashtha. His face should be now towards the mountains, towards the forest -- that is the meaning of vanprashtha. He is still in the world, but now his whole consciousness has turned and he is getting ready to move into the deep forest to be alone. The days of meditation have come."

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