Guest Post: Osho (Shree Rajneesh) on Intimacy book

July 20, 2015

Osho (Shree Rajneesh) on Intimacy book
Hindu philosophy is well known for being different and rather unique. It is a complex of simplicity and kindness along with profound depth and wisdom. It gives a sense of wholeness and completion but it does not make you better because according to the author beliefs, God made every human being just the way they are. We cannot become better. We cannot make ourselves better because it will mean that we attempt to go against the will of God, that he made us imperfect originally. It is a principle of monism, a practice based on God to be everywhere and in everything. People are divine just the way they are.

The author himself is rather contradictory person and despite the things, he says in his books, his personality makes it to where you think whether it is worth of taking him as an example to follow. The fact of him to be called a sex guru deserves a special notice. He cracked rather offensive jokes as he was saying to shock people and motivate them to examination of their identities. Any divisions, either national, racial, religious or gender make a destructive effect.

The intimacy book is based on conversational fragments. It is more about spiritual intimacy. Of course, physical intimacy is also important but to be in sexual relationships only does not mean to have intimacy with somebody. You might share your body but do not talk, which means no sharing thoughts, ideas, and plans for future. This is what is truly intimate.

There is no surprise that he talks about meditation in his books. When people meditate, they set their emotions free. To set free one`s emotions means to get a relief. It is difficult to always keep everything to oneself. Negative accumulates, which leads to depressive conditions and mental illness. People live rather secluded way of life, close within themselves and very often think of suicide. Do not be afraid to be yourself, Osho says. He also states that one should not be afraid to be vulnerable, exposed. Let another person get to know you. It is a pure pleasure to do so. Our limits are in our heads. Condemnation of oneself leads to schizophrenia.

He also speaks of trust issues. One should trust oneself. Then we shall be able to trust others. Be open, like an open book for everyone, who wants, to be able to read it. He guides to live to the fullest. Do not limit yourself but live today, live now. Human beings are the only creators of their problems. The importance of keeping silence is also discussed and what it means to give and to accept. You do not give until you learn how to give love and you do not accept until you learn how to accept love.

At the same time, some chapters of the book called “You”, have to be closed. There has to be something private. It is hard to keep privacy when you are public person. It is most likely the reason why Marilyn Monroe committed suicide. She is a vivid example of a public person, a person who had everything but still was unhappy. She did not have anything to herself, everything was exposed. It is tiresome to be exposed all the time. There should be time for a rest. There has to be balance in life.

There is also a beauty issue. Osho says that there is nothing more beautiful in this world than a human`s face. There is no rose or lotus to be as beautiful as a face of a human being. Love yourself and then others will love you too. If you do not love yourself, if you think how it is even possible to love somebody like you, then no one will be able to love you. You input negative within yourself by your own hand, by your own mind. It does not mean that what you need to do is to become a narcissist. No, just within reason.

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