It is not incident that the young people all over the world have started calling sex ‘making love’. That’s what their love is. Depth they cannot know. The young man is bounded to remain shallow. Sex is shallow, so a young man is shallow. Youth cannot have depth, and youth cannot have claim understanding. Youth is feverish, it is a tumultuous time god! I’m not saying it is wrong: it creates the possibility to grow. You have to pass through many experiences, sweet and bitter. You have to pass through many stages of feverishness, of ecstasy, of excitement; only then a moment comes when you start understanding. Those experiences prepare you, they cleanse you. You have to pass through the fire old man is wise , he has some light in him. He has lived his life, he has become ripe. He known what life is: he knows its joys, its sorrows, its ups and downs, he knows its hells and its heavens. He has seen all. Seeing all, a great understanding has arisen in him, and compassion and a love.
So this has to the criterion: if with the disappearance of sex, at the same time, simultaneously, comes the appearance of love, compassion and understanding, then it is not easy that you are growing old. You are coming closer to enlightenment. But if it is not a great qualification -- everybody does it in his own time, it happens -- but growing in wisdom is a qualification, certainly a qualification.