“We are not satisfied with anything, and we go on asking for more, and we go on making our life more of a confusion,” states Osho.
I have heard… God is making all the creatures of the earth and is giving out sex lives to each animal.
First he turns to the human.
“I am giving you ten years of a good sex life,” says God.
The man’s face falls. “Is that all?” he asks.
“I only have so much to go around, fella,” says God.
He then turns to the monkey and says, “I’m giving you twenty years of a good sex life.”
The monkey says, “Oh, I don’t really need that much. Ten years would be more than enough for me.”
The man, standing nearby, overhears this and says excitedly, “I will take it! I will take those extra ten years.”
“All right,” says God. “You got it.”
He then turns to the lion.
“I’m going to give you twenty years of good sex life.”
The lion replies, “You know, God, I really think I would be happier with just ten.”
The man starts hopping up and down. “I will take them! I will take the other ten years!”
“You can have them,” says God to the man.
He turns to the donkey and says, “Now, I am going to give you twenty years of a good sex life. Is that all right with you?”
“To tell you the truth,” says the donkey, “I would also be satisfied with just ten.”
God gives the man the other ten years too.
This story explains why a man has ten years of a good sex life, ten years of monkeying around, ten years of lyin’ about it and then ten years of making an ass out of himself.
We are not satisfied with anything, and we go on asking for more, and we go on making our life more of a confusion.
Osho, The Hidden Splendor, Ch 24, Q 1 (excerpt)