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Sex Matters Paperback – July 11, 2003
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"Sex Matters rediscovers the human and rewards rather than punishes one for being in that state. It is a wondrous revelation that will give peace, confidence and courage all at the same time."
"[Sex Matters] links sexuality to transcendence, insisting that sex is important for both physical and mental well-being."
About the Author
Osho is one of the most provocative and inspiring spiritual teachers of the twentieth century. Known for his revolutionary contribution to the science of inner transformation, the influence of his teachings continues to grow, reaching seekers of all ages in virtually every country of the world. He is the author of many books, including Love, Freedom, Aloneness; The Book of Secrets; and Innocence, Knowledge, and Wonder.
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One thing that is important to understand is that this is not a book about sex, at least not in the usual way. So if you are looking for tricks about how to improve your sex life, you are in the wrong place. Instead, this is a work that will give you a different perspective of what sex should be and mean. Is it only for people who believe in the spirit and spiritual evolution.
It will also tell you that the lessons that religion and church sometimes teach -- that sex is sinful, etc. -- is completely mistaken. The book states that it is this teaching we received while young that made this society depraved.
Osho considers that our contemporary society completely forgot about the sacramental and fundamental role mankind once gave to sex. From his point of view, a sexual experience should be a thoughtful act, an experience of love, a means to reach what is beyond our consciousness.
The journey to from sex to to what Osho calls Samadhi (the divine ecstasy) is long, but this should be our final goal. The kind of love that we all know and desire is only the first step. But people who refuse even this first step will never be able to reach the second and from this point of view they will never evolve spiritually.
The main point is that sex is not a end to itself, it is only the beginning, it is only a means through which people who understand the subject correctly can reach the final goal - the "super consciousness.Read more ›
The point is made throughout Osho's work that religion and culture is more to blame for violent sex and deviant attitudes about sex than pornographers by repression and shame. This book is about psychology and spirituality and the sexual experience. That is Osho's point; get rid of your conditioning; you have been conditioned by thousands of years of culture which has poisoned your perceptions. He also makes the point that love is rare, that most people don't love and they don't know they don't love.
He states that while most marriages are composed of ugliness, painted faces and everything dead inside, the point of marriage is a deep spiritual communion, a training ground for egolessness (149):"There are many things you can never develop alone. Even your own growth needs someone to respond-someone so intimate that you open yourself to him or her." Osho makes the point that a marriage which is a spiritual communion is vastly different than a marriage with simply a physical or psychological basis, that their offspring will be radically evolved humans, hopefully the future of mankind.Read more ›
Understanding the dynamics surrounding it, and the oppression of individual freedom through the association of guilt and shame with sex, which our society has upheld for thousands of years in order to ensure the slow and steady flow of evolution, understanding and overcoming these dynamics appears to be a root responsibility of every individual on the path to superhconsciousness.
Dr Gunta Krumins-Caldwell author of On Silver Wings
At the other end of the spectrum is "Sex Matters"
(St. Martin's Press, July) by Osho.Definitely more of a "spirituality" than a "religion" book, it links sexuality to transcendence, insisting that sex is important for both physical and mental well-being. Not surprisingly, the author is extremely critical of how traditional religion has connected sex and morality.
"This book tries to deconstruct the different layers of
negative repression and condemnation that Western culture has
put on sex for a long time," said publicity manager John
Karle. "He presents sex as a gift from nature and [tells] how
we need to embrace it and use it as a tool for growth."
From: Religion BookLine from Publishers Weekly
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Osho is one of the movers of transformation through the soul. He honored sexuality as a means to this end. Outstanding wisdom.Published 3 months ago by I. Ponder
Starting with consciousness one can have fuller enjoyment of life. Being numb to everything around us, doesn't help in achieving a level of understanding. Read morePublished 7 months ago by JJW
This is a truly enlightening work of deepest wisdom. A lucid presentation of reality of human nature and the link between the physical (sexual) and the spiritual . Read morePublished 9 months ago by Yoginder Sharma
I feel so happy, that I read this book! Wonderful thoughts... I recommend it to all people:)Published 21 months ago by Dovile
I did not agree with much of what this book says and it doesn't represent my values very well. It was a book that was easily let go of. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Josh
I ordered this book thinking it was more of a psychological breakdown of sex and what it means to each individual or what certain behavior says about a person based on their sexual... Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by ARELYS ALMENDAREZ