“Whatsoever you repress will become your attraction,” says Osho. From our series 1001 Tales, compiled by Shanti.
‘Ceres and Bacchus’by Ferdinando Tacca (Firenze 1619–1686)
Remember, whatsoever you repress will become your attraction, will have a magnetic pull on you. Listen to this anecdote.
Deep in a beautiful woodland park stood two lovely bronze statues: a boy and a girl, posed in attitudes of love and longing.
They had stood thus for three hundred years, their arms held out yearningly to each other, yet never touching.
One day a magician passed by and with compassion said ’I have enough power to give them life for one hour, so I am going to do this. For one hour they will be able to kiss, to touch, to embrace, to make love to each other.’
So the magician waved his magic wand. Immediately the statues leaped off their pedestals and hand in hand ran into the shrubbery.
There was a great commotion, loud thumps, shouts, squawkings and flutterings.
With irresistible curiosity, the magician tip-toed over and peered into the leaves.
The boy was holding down a bird, over which the girl squatted.
Suddenly he jumped up. ’Now it is your turn to hold him down while I shit upon him!’ he exclaimed.
Three hundred years of birds shitting upon them…
Then who bothers about lovemaking?
That was their repression.
Osho, The Tantra Vision – Speaking on the Royal Song of Saraha, Vol 2, Ch 3 (excerpt)