I AM VERY ANGRY WITH WOMEN. I DON'T LIKE WOMAN. WHY IS WOMAN SELFISH? WHY HAS
WOMAN NO INTELLIGENCE? WHY IS A WOMAN LIKE A CAT? OSHO, WHY DO YOU PUT WOMAN ON
THE WAY OF TAO?
is what man has made of her.
a vicious circle.
deprived woman of education and other social institutions, of economic freedom.
And then you ask why women are unintelligent? You are the cause. Women have as
much intelligence as any man -- because intelligence has no concern with sexual
think if you changed Albert Einstein into a woman with plastic surgery, he
would lose his intelligence? He would still remain Albert Einstein, but in a
woman's body. The difference is only of bodies; the difference is not of
consciousness, not of intelligence.
unfortunately man decided to repress woman. For centuries it has not been clear
to historians why it had to happen in such a way. But the latest psychological
research makes it very clear why it happened: it happened because man feels a
deep inferiority complex in comparison to woman. And the basic root of that
feeling comes from the woman's capacity to become a mother. She is the source
of life, she creates life.
incapable of it.
became the reason to cut the wings of all women -- of freedom, of education --
and confine her to a prison-like home and reduce her to just a factory of
reproduction so that he can forget that he is inferior. The woman had to be
made inferior so that man could feel at ease, so that his ego could feel that
now there is no competition with women at all.
woman is not the cause of all her bitchiness.
have been torturing her for thousands of years.
society in the world has accepted her as equal to man.
culture of the past has given the woman the same respect as it gives to the
man. On the contrary, they have all tried to force her into a subhuman
existence. And the reason why the woman did not revolt against such things is
simple: again, the same motherhood. For nine months when she is pregnant, she
becomes absolutely dependent -- particularly in a society which lived by
hunting. And by the way, I would like you to remember that the society in which
you are living now -- where houses exist, cities exist -- is a contribution of
women, not of men.
house is the woman's contribution.
woman was confined to a small space; naturally she started decorating it,
cleaning it, making it beautiful, liveable -- and she became attached. In a
hunting society, the nomads had to go on changing... because when hunting was
not giving them enough food, they had to move to where the animals were. They
could not have permanent cities; they could have only tents, not houses. And
you can see it: when a man lives alone, his house is almost like a tent, it is
not like a house. Without a woman, it remains a tent, a temporary place -- just
a shelter with nothing sacred about it.
woman enters, the tent starts transforming into a house and finally into a
home. In hunting societies, the woman's function was nothing but reproduction.
She was continuously pregnant. This became her failure: she could not fight,
she could not rebel, she had to submit, she had to surrender -- of course
becomes a slave willingly. When somebody becomes a slave willingly, there is no
problem. But millions of women have been forced to become slaves unwillingly.
Naturally they try to take revenge in indirect ways. All those ways combined
make them cats, their behavior becomes bitchy. But remember: a woman can be
bitchy only with a dog, and a woman can be a cat only with a mouse -- and
that's why you are angry.
a woman, you are reminded that you are a dog, you are a mouse.
male chauvinist attitude hurts.
simply an unconscious reaction, and you have to be watchful of the reaction so
that it can disappear.
undignified of you.
shows something about you -- not about the woman.
your anger, it is your hate.
will look at the history.... In many villages, the women cannot enter the
temples. In some religions she can enter, but she has a separate section -- not
the same as the men. In all religions, the woman is not accepted as a candidate
for the ultimate growth of consciousness. She is unworthy, not for any other
reason -- just because she is a woman; her crime is that she is a woman. And
she can evolve but she will have to fulfill a condition: first she will have to
be born as a man. So in religions like Jainism, there are methods, rituals,
religious disciplines for women, specifically intended for them to enter a
man's body in their next life. Now the whole Jaina attitude and philosophy can
be disturbed because with plastic surgery a woman can become a man with no
difficulty. There is no need for all those disciplines and rituals and arduous
hostilities. Just a very small amount of plastic surgery and you are capable of
entering the ultimate state of consciousness.
Strange, that plastic surgery is needed for spiritual growth! But this has been
one way to condemn the woman.
Another reason why man has condemned the woman is the power of the woman over
the man. You can never forgive someone who has so much power over you. The
woman is beautiful, attractive... her beauty, her body, her attraction and you
become just a beggar -- and you are going to take revenge for that too. But
everything is going on in an unconscious state. You are not aware of what you
are doing and why.
almost magnetically pulled by the woman.
see that he is just a puppet.
he forgive the woman who has forced him to be just a puppet? -- whatever he can
do, he tries to do.
everywhere are not allowed to read the holy scriptures. In many countries the
woman is not even allowed to show her face in the society. It used to be so in
India; it is still so in all the Mohammedan countries.
heard, when Mulla Nasruddin got married according to the tradition, his wife
asked him, "To whom am I allowed to show my face?" Mulla Nasruddin
said, "First let me have a look, only then can I say anything." So he
looked at her face, closed his eyes and said, "Enough! Except for me, you
are allowed to show your face to everybody."
are subtle ways of humiliation, of cutting women off from the world of power,
from the world where everything is happening.
woman is not part of it.
not part of your wars, she is not part of your businesses, she is not part of
there are countries like China -- not a small country.... A woman was reading
in the newspaper that of every four men, one is Chinese. She came very much
worried and concerned. She said to her husband, "This paper says that
every fourth person is Chinese. Now you have to be careful; we already have
three boys, and I don't want any Chinese in this house."
vast one-fourth of humanity, for ten thousand years it was believed that the
woman had no soul, she was as soulless as your furniture. Hence, if a husband
killed his wife, there was no crime, he had simply destroyed his property. It
was nobody else's concern to come into it. Thousands of women were killed by
their husbands, but the court, the law, did not accept it as killing, because
how can you kill somebody who has no soul?
India millions of women have been burned alive simply because of the male ego: "My wife is beautiful, young. If I am dead, she may get married
again." This jealousy was the reason for deciding that every woman should
jump into the burning funeral pyre with her husband. The husband is dead; the
living woman has to jump into the fire. And we have practiced this for ten
thousand years. It still happens once in a while, although now there is a law
against it. One feels as if we don't give any attention to our social mores,
our behavior mores. In the whole of Indian literature I have not come across a
single statement saying that if women are required to die with their husbands
to show their faith, their love, then why are men not required to do the same?
What kind of game is this in which the rule applies only to the woman, not the
society is made by men. Women are living in a society which is not made for
them, not made by them; it has not considered them at all.
anger towards women is worth understanding.
it is really your anger against yourself, your anger against men -- what men
have done to women.
have been victims.
cannot be angry at them.
home, the husband is the victim; and it can be said without any doubt that
every husband is henpecked.
fact, every intelligent husband has to be -- only some idiot may not be.
this is the price that every man has to pay for what mankind has been doing to
womankind for thousands of years.
want to get free from your anger against women, you will have to go through a
very deep inner spring cleaning and see that the woman is the victim. And
because she is the victim and has no positive way to resist, to fight, she
finds indirect ways: of nagging, of screaming, of throwing tantrums.
are simply hopeless efforts.
naturally her rage against the whole of humanity becomes focused on one man,
freedom of women is going to be the freedom of men too.
the woman is accepted as equal, given equal opportunity to grow, man will find
himself suddenly free from the bitchiness that he used to feel from the women.
And he will be surprised that neither is she a cat nor is he a dog -- both are
come to a certain maturity.
create a world together, with men and women sharing their insight, their
visions, their dreams. Because they are different, their dreams are different,
their contributions to the society will be different. And if a society can be
created in which men and women have participated equally, that will be for the
first time the richest society in the world -- and without all this bitchiness
and nagging and fighting.
is a strange and stupid way of living.
just because your father used to live this way it is accepted almost as if it
is something religious. Your forefathers did it, you have to do it, your
children will learn it from you. Every generation goes on giving its diseases
to the coming generation.
people have to be aware and alert not to pass on any sickness which they may
have received from the past generation.
this be the dead end.
Don't pass it to the new generation.
the new people grow -- the new earth, the new man.
old has failed so badly that there is no point in renovating it.
is all ruins.
simply needs to be written in the history books, pieces of it preserved in the
museums -- but from life it has to disappear.
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