Monday, 19 June 2006

Osho on the subject of love

I agree with him on these...

'The third [love] should be called lovingness ― a quality, unaddressed ― not possessive and not allowing anybody else to possess you. That loving quality is such a radical revolution that even to conceive it is very difficult.'
extract from ask Osho

'To suffer in love is not to suffer in vain. To suffer in love is creative; it takes you to higher levels of consciousness. To suffer without love is utterly a waste; it leads you nowhere, it keeps you moving in the same vicious circle.

The man who is without love is narcissistic, he is closed. He knows only himself. And how much can he know himself if he has not known the other, because only the other can function as a mirror? You will never know yourself without knowing the other. Love is very fundamental for self-knowledge too. The person who has not known the other in deep love, in intense passion, in utter ecstasy, will not be able to know who he is, because he will not have the mirror to see his own reflection.

Relationship is a mirror, and the purer the love is, the higher the love is, the better the mirror, the cleaner the mirror. But the higher love needs that you should be open. The higher love needs you to be vulnerable. You have to drop your armor; that is painful. You have not to be constantly on guard. You have to drop the calculating mind. You have to risk. You have to live dangerously.'
another extract from ask Osho


Anonymous said...

WOW! A precious read.

Anonymous said...

Great words to read.
Thanks for sharing.
I want to know more about OSHO. His words are unlike anybody else.