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                                 Sex to Samadhi

Patanjali has done the impossible. He has described as exactly as possible each step, each integration, each chakra — its functioning, and how to transcend it, up to the sahasrar and he has even indicated beyond. On each chakra, on each wheel of energy, a certain integration happens. Let me tell you....
At the sex center, the first center — the most primitive but the most natural, the one that is available to all — the integration happens between the outer and the inner. Of course it is momentary.
A woman meeting a man or a man meeting a woman come for a single moment, a split moment, where the outer and inner meet and mingle and merge into each other. That’s the beauty of sex, the orgasm...that two energies, the complementary energies, meet and become one whole. But it is going to be momentary because the meeting is through the most gross element, the body. The body can touch the surfaces but it cannot really enter into the other. It is like ice cubes. If you put two ice cubes together, they can touch each other, but if they melt and become water, then they meet and mingle with each other. Then they go to the very center. If the water evaporates, then the meeting becomes very, very deep. Then there is no I, no thou, no inner, no outer.
The first center, the sex center, gives you a certain integration. That’s why there is so much hankering for sex. It is natural; it is in itself beneficial and good, but if you stop there, then you have stopped on the porch of a palace. The porch is good, it leads you into the palace, but it is not a place to make your abode. It is not a place to stop forever...and the bliss that is waiting for you on the higher integrations of other centers will be missed. I comparison to that bliss and happiness and joy, the beauty of sex is nothing, the pleasure of sex is nothing. It simply gives you a momentary glimpse.
The second chakra is the hara. At the hara, life and death meet. If you reach the second center, you reach a higher orgasm of integration: life meeting death, sun meeting moon. The meeting is inner now, so the meeting can be more permanent, more stable, because you are not dependent on anybody else. Now you are meeting your own inner woman or your own inner man.
The third center is the navel. There the positive and the negative meet — the positive electricity and the negative electricity. Their meeting is even higher than life and death because the electric energy, the prana, the bioplasma or bioenergy, is deeper than life and death. It exists before life, it exists after death. Life and death exist because of bioenergy. This meeting of bioenergy at the navel, nabhi, gives you even a higher experience of being one, integrated, a unity.
Then is the heart. At the heart center the lower and the higher meet. At the heart center the prakriti and purusha, the sexual and the spiritual, the worldly and the other-worldly — or you can call it the meeting of heaven and earth... It is still higher because for the first time something of the beyond dawns; you can see the sun rising at the horizon. You are still rooted in the earth but your branches are spreading into the sky. You have become a meeting. That’s why the heart center gives the highest and the most refined experience ordinarily available — the experience of love. The experience of love is the meeting of earth and heaven; so love is in a way earthly and in another way heavenly. If Jesus defined God as love, this is the reason, because in human consciousness love seems to be the higher glimpse.
Ordinarily people never go beyond the heart center. Even to reach the heart center seems to be difficult, almost impossible. People remain at the sex center. If they are trained deeply in Yoga, Karate, Aikido, T’ai chi, then they reach the second center, the hara. If they are trained in the deep mechanism of breathing, prana, then they reach navel center. And if they are trained to look beyond earth and to see beyond the body, to look so deeply and so sensitively that you are no longer confined to the gross, and the subtle can penetrate its first rays into you...only then, the heart center.
All paths of devotion, Bhakti Yoga, work on the heart center. Tantra starts from the sex center, Tao starts from the hara center. Yoga starts from the navel center. Bhakti yoga, paths of devotion and love — Sufis and others — they start from the heart center.
Higher than the heart is the throat center. Another integration...even more superior, more subtle. This center is the center of receiving and giving. I have looked into thousands of people — all hungry for love, thirsty for love, but nobody in any way trying to give. They all believe that they are giving but they are not receiving. Once you give you receive, naturally. It has never happened otherwise. The moment you give, love rushes in you. It has nothing to do with people. It has something to do with the cosmic energy of the divine.
The throat center is the meeting of receiving and giving. You receive from it and you give from it. That is the meaning of Christ’s saying that you must become a child again. If you translate it into the Yoga terminology it will mean: you must come to the throat center again.
All creative people are givers. They may sing a song for you or dance a dance or write a poem or paint a picture or tell you a story. Again, for all these the throat center is used as a center to give. The meeting of receiving and giving happens at the throat. The capacity to receive and to give is one of the greatest integrations.
Then is the third-eye center. At the third-eye center the right and left meet, pingala and ida meet, and become sushumna. The two hemispheres of the brain meet at the third eye; that is just between the two eyes. One eye represents the right, another eye represents the left, and it is just in the middle. These left and right brains meeting at the third eye...this is a very high synthesis. People have been capable of describing up to this point. That’s why Ramkrishna could describe up to the third eye. When he started to talk about the final, the ultimate synthesis that happens at sahasrar, he again and again fell into silence, into samadhi. He was drowned in it; it was too much. It was floodlike; he was taken over to the ocean. He could not keep himself conscious, alert.
The ultimate synthesis happens at the sahasrar, the crown chakra. Because of this sahasrar, all over the world kings, emperors, monarchs and queens, use the crown. It has become formal, but basically it was accepted because unless your sahasrar is functioning, how can you be a monarch, how can you be a king? How can you rule people if you have not even become a ruler of yourself? In the symbol of the crown is hidden a secret. The secret is that a person who has reached to the crown center, the ultimate synthesis of his being — only he should be the king or the queen, nobody else. Only he is capable of ruling others, because he has come to rule himself. He has become a master of himself; now he can be helpful to others also.
Really, when you achieve to sahasrar, A crown flowers within you, a one-thousand-petaled lotus opens. No crown can be compared with it, but then it became just a symbol and the symbol has existed all over the world. That simply shows that everywhere people became alert and aware in one way or other of the ultimate synthesis in the sahasrar. Jews use the skullcap; it is exactly on the sahasrar. Hindus allow a bunch of hair — they call it choti, the peak — to grow exactly on the spot where the sahasrar is or has to be. There are a few Christian societies which shave just that part of the head. When a master blesses a disciple, he puts his hand on the sahasrar. If the disciple is really receptive, surrendered, he will suddenly feel an upsurge of energy, running from the sex center to the sahasrar.
The last synthesis is of object and subject, the outer and inner, again. In a sexual orgasm outer and inner meet, but momentarily. In sahasrar they meet permanently. That’s why I say one has to travel from sex to samadhi. In sex ninety-nine percent is sex, one percent is sahasrar; in sahasrar ninety-nine percent is sahasrar, one percent is sex. They are joined, they are bridged, by deep currents of energy. So if you have enjoyed sex, don’t make your abode there. Sex is just a glimpse of sahasrar. The sahasrar is going to deliver a thousandfold, a millionfold bliss to you, benediction to you.
The outer and the inner meet, I and thou meet, man and woman meet, yin and yang meet; and the meeting is absolute. Then there is no parting, then there is no divorce.
This is called yoga. Yoga means the meeting of the two into one. In Christianity mystics have called it unio mystica; that is the exact translation of yoga, unio mystica...the mysterious union. At the sahasrar the alpha and the omega meet, the beginning and the end.
The beginning is in the sex center, sex is your alpha; samadhi is your omega. And unless alpha and omega meet, unless you have attained to this supreme union, you will remain miserable, because your destiny is that. You will remain unfulfilled. You can be fulfilled only at this highest peak of synthesis.
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