The Sun

The Sun

The Sun

Just like the sun, man has a sun inside; and just like the moon, man has a moon inside. And Patanjali is interested in giving you the whole geography of the inner world, of inner man. So when he says, “Bhuwan gyanam surya samyamat” – “By performing samyama on the sun, knowledge of the solar system is gained,” he does not mean the sun that is without. He means the sun that is within.
Where is your inner sun? Where is the center of your inner solar system? It is exactly hidden deep in the reproductive system. That’s why sex is hot; it is a sort of heat. We have the expression for animals: whenever a female is ready to be impregnated, we say she is in heat. That phrase is exactly accurate. The sex center is the sun. That’s why sex makes you hot and feverish; when you move in a sex act, you become hotter and hotter and hotter. You touch an almost feverish peak; you perspire; your breathing is disturbed, and after it you feel exhausted. Then you fall into sleep.
When sex is exhausted, immediately the moon starts functioning. When the sun sets the moon comes up. That’s why after the sex act you immediately fall into sleep. The function of the sun is gone; the function of the moon starts.
The sun is the sex center. By performing samyama on it, you will be able to know the whole solar system inside. By performing samyama on the sex center you will become capable of going beyond it. You will know all the secrets of it; but it has nothing to do with the outer sun.
But if you know the inner sun, by reflection you can understand the outer sun also. This sun is the sex center of the solar system. That’s why everything alive needs sun. Trees go higher and higher – in Africa they go higher than anywhere else because the forests are so dense and there is much competition – because if you don’t go high you will die. You will not be able to reach to the sun. You will not be available to the sun and the sun will not be available to you. You will not be showered by the energy of life.
Sun is life; sex is life. All life arises out of sun; all life arises out of sex. All life.
Trees try to reach higher so that they can become available to the sun and the sun become available to them. Just watch. The same trees are on this side. These pine-like trees, the same trees are on this side – they have remained small. This side they are throbbing high. The sun is more available on this side; on that side the sun is not available.
Sex is the inside sun; the sun is the sex organ of the solar system. By reflection you will be able to understand the outer solar system also, but the basic thing is to understand the inner solar system. So I will insist on this: remember that Patanjali is mapping the inner ground. And of course it can be started only from the sun because the sun is the center. Not the goal, but the center. Not the ultimate, but the center. One has to rise above it, one has to move above it, but it is the beginning. It is not the omega, but it is the alpha.

– Osho (Secrets of Yoga)

Medium: Oil colours on Canvas

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