Opinion Op Ed 08 Mar 2018 Mystic Mantra: New w ...

Mystic Mantra: New woman & the new man

Published Mar 8, 2018, 7:15 am IST
Updated Mar 8, 2018, 7:15 am IST
The very word woman describes her inner spaciousness.
An important tip for the new man is: a  woman has to be loved, not to be understood. (Representational Image)
 An important tip for the new man is: a woman has to be loved, not to be understood. (Representational Image)

It is futile to discuss the supremacy of man or a woman since existence has not made them as two separate entities at daggers drawn with each other. Existence is essentially dualistic, this is the way the things are. It is governed by a physical law which has both the negative and the positive pole. They do not negate each other but they compliment, enhance and nourish each other.

The enormous dance of universe is going on seamlessly with the two principles that are indispensable and are equal and opposite. Here lies the catch for the intellectual, logical mind though. It just can’t digest the contradiction between the female and the male mind hence the ongoing struggle between man and woman.


Osho has some original and creative suggestions about how the two seemingly opposite parts can live together melodiously enriching, elevating each other. He asks to drop the past attitudes because it is time to create a new man and a new woman. The new man and new woman of his vision will have some unique qualities therefore they will herald a new humanity.

First, the new woman does not have to compete or compare herself with the man, she just has to be herself. It may look like an uphill task, but a change of gestalt will help her reclaim her lost power. Femininity is indeed very powerful. It is the power of creation, the power of a flower, the power of the water element; of patience and resilience so essential for sustenance. The very word woman describes her inner spaciousness. It means a man with a womb. She does not only carry the man physically in her womb but also can easily integrate the male qualities in her.


An important tip for the new man is: a  woman has to be loved, not to be understood. Don’t try to understand her logically, you will never succeed. Because she lives in a totally different universe than the man. It is intuitive, instinctive where logic and reason have no say. So never try to argue with a woman.You may be right but she can never be wrong! And why play the game of superiority or inferiority? Both are different, incomparable. Try to enjoy the differences, you will have a larger perspective, wider compassion, and wisdom which will be useful in every field of your life.


You may like to keep this Osho acumen as a bookmark,  “The male mind is the Berliner; the female mind, the Viennese. The female mind has a grace, the male mind has efficiency. and of course, in the long run, if there is a constant fight, the grace is bound to be defeated — the efficient mind will win. because the world understands the language of mathematics not of love. But the moment your efficiency wins over your grace, you have lost something tremendously valuable: you have lost contact with your own being. You may become very efficient, but you will  become a machine, a robot-like thing.”