Now the first thing that we have to know is about sex. In the West, sex has become an obsession with people as if it’s a religion. And if they cannot be sexually active or if they are not having any sex activities, they think they are all wasted, they are good for nothing. The whole atmosphere is built up like that through your medias, through your television. All kinds of things are put into your head to feel that you are inferior if you are not dealing with sex. And when we get attached to this kind of a stupid idea that our life is only meant for sex enjoyment, we start descending downward instead of descending [ascending] upward….
So, to descend down is very easy, to fall is the easiest. And when the idea of sex all the time on our mind, our attention gets so much filled with it, that even with our eyes, with our thoughts, with our mind, our head, everything it is nothing but just this filth in our head.
So, for young people, when they get married, the best thing is that they should realize the importance of sex is not so great. And they should start understanding that it is not a sin but it is not also everything.
Then also, women must know that they that they are on this earth to weave a place for the Realized souls to be born. And in the name of Ganesha, they should have innocent children. But when these Realized souls are born in the West, they do not keep their pure form because the parents are in a funny shape. And though the Ganesha has done all the best that is possible to get the best children in the womb of the Realized mothers, they get really absolutely affected. And we start hurting them by our ill behaviour, by our wrong ideas. So, when you are pregnant, one should read Ganesha’s stotram [hymn], must do puja of Ganesha and try to remain pure as far as sex is concerned.
Moreover, we start thinking about something that is so spontaneous! What is there to think about it? Just, an Indian won’t understand this, they won’t understand, in the village, what is there to think about sex, it’s so spontaneous. It’s like thinking about going to the bathroom. It’s a joyless pursuit and imaginary ideas. So, one has to be very, very alert that we are now saints, we are Yogis and we are not going to waste our energy in this kind of a joyless pursuit….
H H Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, Shri Ganesha Puja. Rome (Italy), 19 May 1985.