Man is the only being who can suppress his energies — or who can transform them…OSHO
Man is the only being who can suppress his energies — or who can transform them. No other being can do either.
Suppression AND transformation, they exist as two aspects of one phenomenon, which is that man can do something about himself.
The trees exist, the animals exist, the birds exist, but they cannot do anything about their existence — they are part of it. They cannot stand out of it. They cannot be the doers. They are so merged with their energy, they cannot separate themselves.
Man can do. He can do something about himself. He can observe himself from a distance — he can look at his own energies as if they are separate from him. And then either he can suppress them, or he can transform them.
Suppression means only trying to hide certain energies which are there — not allowing them to have their being, not allowing them to have their manifestation. Transformation means transforming, changing energies towards a new dimension.
For example, sex is there. There is something in sex which makes you feel embarrassed about it. This embarrassment is not only because society has taught it to you. All over the world many types of society exist, have existed, but no society, no human society, has taken sex easily.
There is something in the very phenomenon of sex that makes you embarrassed, guilty, conscious. What is that? Even if nobody teaches you anything about sex, nobody moralizes to you about it, nobody creates any conceptions about it, still there is something in the very phenomenon that you are not at ease with. What is that?
First, sex shows your deepest dependence. It shows that somebody else is needed for your pleasure. Without somebody else that pleasure is not possible. So you depend, your independence is lost. This hurts the ego. So the more a person is an egoist, the more he will be against sex.
Your so-called saints are against sex — not because sex is bad, but because of their egos. They cannot conceive of themselves being dependent on somebody, begging for something from somebody. Sex hurts the ego most.
My Way: The Way of the White Clouds