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THE FINE QUALITIES OF CREATIVITY PERMEATING YOUR BREASTS AND ASSUMING
A few important points before I enter this....
is talking to Parvati, to Devi, his consort, so this technique is
specifically for women. There are a few points to be understood. One:
the male body and the female body are similar, but still, different
in many, many ways. And the difference is always complementary. Whatsoever
is positive in the male body will be negative in the female body;
and whatsoever is positive in the female body will be negative in
the male body. That is why when they meet in deep orgasm, they become
one organism. The positive meets the negative, the negative meets
the positive, and both become one -- one circle of electricity. Hence,
so much attraction for sex, so much appeal. This appeal is not because
man is a sinner or immoral, it is not because the modern world has
become too licentious, it is not because of obscene films and literature
-- it is very deep rooted, very cosmic.
The attraction is because both male and female are half circuits,
and there is an inherent tendency in existence to transcend whatsoever
is incomplete and to become complete. This is one of the ultimate
laws -- the tendency towards completion. Wherever you feel something
is lacking, you feel that you would like to fill it, to make it complete.
Nature abhors incompleteness, any type of incompleteness. The male
is incomplete, the female is incomplete, and they can have only one
moment of completion -- when their electric circuits become one, when
the two are dissolved. That's why the two most important words in
all languages are love and prayer. In love you become one with a single
individual; in prayer you become one with the whole cosmos. And love
and prayer are similar as far as their inner workings are concerned.
Male and female bodies are similar, but their positive and negative
poles are different. When a child is born in the mother's womb, for
a few weeks, at least for six weeks I think, he is neutral -- he is
neither male nor female. He has the tendency, but the body is still
just in the middle. Then after six weeks the body will become either
male or female. If it becomes female, then the polarity of sex energy
will be near the breasts, the positive pole -- because the female
vagina is the negative pole. If the child is male, the sex center,
the penis, will be the positive pole, and the breasts are also there
-- the whole mechanism is there -- but they are negative. In the female
body a counterpart to the penis exists, the clitoris, but it is non-functional
-- it has no function.
Physiologists have been raising questions about why there are breasts
in the male body when there appears to be no need because a child
is not going to be fed. What is the need? They are negative poles.
Hence so much attraction of the male mind towards female breasts --
they are positive electricity. So much poetry, literature, painting,
sculpture, everything, is concerned with female breasts. Really, it
seems man is less concerned with the whole of the feminine body, and
more concerned with the breasts. And this is not something new. The
oldest primitive paintings in the caves are of breasts, so emphatically
of breasts that the whole body is just around them. Breasts are basic.
This technique is for women because their positive electricity pole
is in the breasts. Really, as far as the vagina is concerned, it is
more or less insensitive. The breasts are the most sensitive parts,
and the whole creativity of the feminine body is around the breasts.
That is why Hindus have been saying that unless a woman becomes a
mother she is not fulfilled. The same is not true for men -- no one
will say that unless a man becomes a father he is not fulfilled. To
be a father is accidental. It may be, it may not be. It is not very
basic, and a man can remain without being a father without losing
anything. But a woman will lose something because her whole creativity,
her whole functioning, comes only when she becomes a mother. When
her breasts become the center of her being she becomes total. And
she cannot come to the breasts unless a child is there to call. So
men marry women to get wives, and women marry men to become mothers
-- not to get husbands. Their basic sole interest is to have a child
who will call their womanhood. So really, husbands are always afraid,
because the moment a child is born they move to the periphery of the
woman's interest -- the child becomes the center. So fathers always
feel jealous because the children come in-between. And now the woman
is more interested in the children than in the father of the children.
He has become a peripheral existence -- necessary for survival but
non-essential. Now the basic need has been fulfilled.
In the West now there is a trend, a fashion, not to feed children
directly from the breasts. This is very dangerous because it means
that the woman will not come to the creative center of her being.
When a man loves a woman he can lover her breasts, he will love them,
but he cannot call them mother. Only a small child can call them mother.
Or if the love is very deep -- so deep that the husband becomes just
like a child -- then it is possible. Then the woman forgets completely
that she is just a consort and she becomes a mother to her lover.
Then there will be no need for a child; she can become a mother and
the center of being can happen near the breasts.
This technique says: FEEL THE FINE QUALITIES OF CREATIVITY PERMEATING
YOUR BREASTS AND ASSUMING DELICATE CONFIGURATIONS. The whole creativity
of feminine existence is rooted in motherhood. That is why women are
not interested in any other type of creativity. Man is a creator;
woman is not a creator. She has not painted, she has not created great
poetry, she has not written big books, she has not created great religions
-- she has not done anything really. But man goes on creating, he
is mad. He goes on inventing, creating, making, constructing. Tantra
says that this is because man is not a creator by nature -- he remains
unfulfilled, tense. He wants to become a mother, he wants to become
a creator, so he creates poetry, he creates books, he creates many
things, he will `mother' many things. But a woman is at ease. If she
can really become a mother she is fulfilled, she is not interested.
It is only when a woman cannot become a mother, cannot love, cannot
really come to the peak of her creativity, that she will start thinking
about doing something else. So basically, uncreative women will become
creators -- poets and painters -- but they will always be second-rate,
they cannot be first-rate. It is just as impossible for them to be
creators of paintings and poetry and other things, as it is impossible
for man to create a child. He cannot become a mother, that is biologically
impossible. And he feels the gap. To fill the gap he goes on doing
many things -- but still even a great creator is not as fulfilled,
or only very rarely, as a woman is if she really becomes a mother.
A Buddha is fulfilled because he has created himself. He is reborn,
he has given rebirth to himself, he is a new man, he is both father
and mother to himself now. He can feel fulfilled.
A woman can feel fulfilled more easily. Her creativity is just around
the breasts. That's why all over the world, women are concerned so
much with their breasts -- it is as if their whole existence is concentrated
there. They are always alert about their breasts -- hiding or exhibiting,
but always concerned. The breasts are their most secret part, their
treasure, their center of being; of being mother, of being a creator.
Shiva says: FEEL THE FINE QUALITIES OF CREATIVITY PERMEATING YOUR
BREASTS AND ASSUMING DELICATE CONFIGURATIONS. Just concentrate on
the breasts, become one with them, forget the whole body. Move your
total consciousness to the breasts and many phenomena will happen
to you. If you can do this, if you can concentrate totally near the
breasts, the whole body will lose weight, and a very sweet, deep sweetness
will envelop you. It will pulsate around you, within you, above, below,
everywhere -- a deep feeling of sweetness.
Really, all the techniques that have been developed have been developed
more or less by man, so they always give centers which are easier
for men to follow. As far as I know, only Shiva has given some techniques
which are basically for women. A man cannot do this. Really if a man
tries to concentrate near the breasts he will become very uneasy.
Try it. Even within five minutes you will start perspiring and you
will become very uneasy, because male breasts are negative, they will
give you negativity. You will feel uneasy, uncomfortable, that something
is going wrong in the body, ill.
But female breasts are positive. If women concentrate near the breasts,
they will feel very happy, very blissful, a sweetness will pervade
all over their being and their body will lose gravity. They will feel
light, as if they can fly. And with this concentration many things
will change: you will become more motherly. You may not become a mother
but you will become more motherly. To everyone your relationship will
become motherly -- more compassion, more love will happen. But this
concentration near the breasts should be done very relaxedly, not
tensely. If you are tense about it there will be a division between
you and the breasts. Relax and melt into them, and feel that you are
no more, that only the breasts are there.
If man has to do the same he will have to do it with the sex center,
not with the breasts. Hence the importance of the first chakra in
all kundalini yogas. He has to concentrate just at the root of the
penis -- there he has the creativity, there he is positive. And remember
this always: never concentrate on anything negative because with the
negative everything negative will follow. With the positive, everything
positive will follow.
When the two poles of man and woman meet, negative is in the upper
part of man, positive is in the lower; and negative is in the lower
part of woman and positive in the upper. These two poles of positive
and negative meet and a circle is created. That circle is blissful,
but it is not ordinary. In ordinary sexual acts, the circle does not
happen -- that is why you feel so attracted towards sex, and so repelled
also. You feel so much for it, you need it so much, you ask for it
so much, but when it is given, when it is there, you feel frustration
-- nothing happens. It is possible only when both the bodies are very
relaxed and very open to each other without any fear, without any
resistance. Then the let-go is so complete that the electricities
can merge and meet and become a circle.
Then there is a very strange phenomenon.... Tantra has recorded it
but you may not have heard of it. This phenomenon is a very strange
one. When two lovers really meet and become a circle then a flickering
happens. For a moment the lover becomes the beloved and the beloved
becomes the lover, and the next moment, again the lover is lover and
the beloved is the beloved. The male becomes the female for a moment,
then the female becomes the male for the moment -- because the energy
is moving, and it has become one circle. So it will happen that the
male will be active for a few minutes and then he will relax and the
female will become active. That means that now the male energy has
passed to the female body and she will act while the male will remain
passive. And this will go on. Ordinarily you are man, and woman. In
deep love, in deep orgasm, it will happen that for moments man will
become woman, and the woman will become man. It will be felt, absolutely
felt and recognized, that the passivity changes.
In life there is rhythm; in everything there is rhythm. When you take
a breath, the breath goes in -- then for a few seconds it stops, there
is no movement. Then again it moves, out it goes -- and again there
is a stop, a gap, no movement. Movement, no movement, movement. When
your heart beats, there is one beat, gap, another beat, gap. The beat
means male, the non-beat gap means female.
Life is rhythm. When two persons meet, male and female, it becomes
a circle: there will be gaps for both. You will be a woman and suddenly
there will be a gap and you are no longer a woman, you have become
a man. You will be man and woman and man. When these gaps are felt
you can feel that you have achieved a circle. This circle is represented
in Shiva's symbol-the shiva-linga. This circle is represented by the
yoni of Devi and linga of Shiva. It is a circle. It is one of the
peak phenomena of two high energies meeting.
This technique will be good. FEEL THE FINE QUALITIES OF CREATIVITY
PERMEATING YOUR BREASTS AND ASSUMING DELICATE CONFIGURATIONS. Simply
relax, move into the breasts, let your breasts become your whole being.
Let the whole body be just a situation for the breasts to exist, your
body has become secondary, just a background, and the breasts are
emphasized. And you are totally relaxing in them, moving in them.
Then your creativity will arise. The feminine creativity arises only
when the breasts become active. Merge into them and you will feel
What does it mean when creativity arises? You will have many visions
around you. Buddha and Mahavir have said in their past lives that
when they are born their mothers will see certain visions, certain
dreams. Because of those dreams, it could be predicted that a Buddha
was going to be born. Sixteen visions would follow each other.
I have been experimenting with this. If a woman really melts into
her breasts, certain visions will follow in a certain sequence. She
will start seeing certain things. To different women there will be
different sequences, but I will tell you a few. One, there will be
figures, human figures, and if the woman is going to give birth to
a child, then the figure of the child will appear. If total melting
has happened in the breasts then the woman can see what type of child
is going to be born to her. The figure will appear, and then it will
be more clear. If she is not going to be a mother soon or she is not
pregnant, then very unknown scents, perfumes will happen around her.
The breasts can become sources of very delicate perfumes which are
not of this world, which cannot be created chemically; sounds, harmonious
sounds will be heard; all the realms of creativity can appear in new
and many configurations. All that has happened to great painters and
poets will happen to the woman if she can melt into her breasts.
And this will be so real that it will change her total personality
-- she will become different. And if she goes on with these visions,
by and by they will drop, and a moment will come when nothingness,
void, emptiness will happen -- SHUNYATA will happen. This SHUNYATA
is the highest of meditations.
So remember this: if you are a woman, don't concentrate on the third
eye. It will be better for you to concentrate near the breasts --
on the breasts, right on the two nipples of the breasts. Concentrate
there. And the second thing: don't concentrate on one breast -- concentrate
on both simultaneously. If you concentrate on one, your body will
immediately be disturbed. Even paralysis is possible if you concentrate
on only one. So just concentrate on both simultaneously, melt into
them and allow whatsoever happens to happen. Just go on watching and
don't get attached to any rhythm because the rhythms will be very
beautiful, just heavenly. Don't get attached. Go on watching them
and be a witness. A moment will come when they will start disappearing
-- and when SHUNYATA, nothingness, happens, when just space, just
space remains and the breasts have disappeared, then you are under
the Bodhi tree.