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Loving Man !

When a man is loving, his love is very deep, deeper than a woman’s, because his unconscious part is unused. In love, man goes very deep, deeper than woman – because for a woman to love is very ordinary. It is her usual way; she is loving.But for a man to fall in love is very difficult. It is not his usual way, it rarely happens. But when it happens then his love is so deep that no woman can compete with him.
~ OSHO – Discipline of Transcendence Vol 4.Chapter #4

Conscious & Unconscious LOVE !!

When love is unconscious it is only lust and nothing else — a beautiful name for an ugly thing.

When love is conscious, only then it is love.

But how many people are conscious?

When love is meditative, only then it is love. And a meditative love will attract a meditative love energy.

You get only what you deserve, remember, neither less nor more. You always get exactly that which you deserve. Existence is very just and very fair. So if you are not getting a soulmate, it is not going to help to frantically
search for one. Rather look in. You are missing something in you — you are missing love qualities. You are not tender, you are not sensitive, you are not conscious. And you don’t know how to give without asking anything in return. Your love is a demand, there is a condition to it.

~ OSHO – The Dhammapada, The Way of the Buddha ( Vol-7)

Love 

When love glows, it is bliss. When it flows, it is compassion.

When it blows, it is anger.

When it ferments, it is jealousy.

When it is negative, it is hatred.

When it acts, it is perfection.

When love knows, it is Me!

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Love and attachment!

Q: What is the difference between love and attachment?

Sri Sri: Attachment is that which gives you pain. Love is that without which you cannot live. If love becomes attachment, then the same love which was giving you joy, starts to inflict pain. Attachment is when you want something in return. If you love and don’t want anything in return, then that love doesn’t turn into attachment.

Love …

You cannot understand love through intellect. It needs to be felt. And anything that needs to be felt needs synthesis, not analysis. You have to become one with it to know it. Whatever you know through the head is at a distance. The subject-object relation will always remain. But love is not like that. The taste of the pudding is in tasting, music is in hearing it. In the same way, feeling.
~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

LOVE !!

Sri Sri’s wisdom on LOVE:
If there is one substances by which everything is held together and you want to give it a name, you can call it love. It is the basis of all existence. All the cells in your body love each other, that is why they are together. The day they stop loving each other, it all disintegrates.
Love is not all wiggly wiggly and mushy mushy, “Oh I can’t live without you, I love you so much”, and so on. It is not that. That is just an emotional something. Love means (silence)… that is it.
Love is indescribable. You can’t describe it. And there is not a creature on this planet who doesn’t know it. From the insect to the lion, from a chicken to an enlightened person, everybody has experienced love. Love for life is what we think it is, but life itself is love. So see, through this knowledge, that the whole universe is love.
Love is not just an emotion, it is your very existence. The earth loves the sun, that is why it keeps going around the sun. The moon loves the earth, that is why the moon goes around the earth. Wherever there is a force, or there is energy, or a pull, or attraction, you call it love.

Waiting !!

Love waits, love can wait infinitely, only love can wait. If you love, you have such trust that you can wait. And god comes only to those who know how to wait. God never comes through desiring, he comes through waiting. Waiting is a passive desiring: you desire and yet you don’t desire; you desire and yet you don’t say ‘right now!’ You say, ‘Whenever it happens, I am happy and I am contented. Whenever you decide, that’s the right moment: this life or another life, it doesn’t matter. I will be waiting, I will wait forever!’

Time becomes irrelevant for one who can wait; hurry is no more there. And when there is no hurry and no time-consciousness, in that very instant god happens. God can happen this moment. We just need to be utterly silent and waiting. So this is the paradox: if you ask that he should happen right now you will have to wait very long… maybe forever; if you are ready to wait forever he can happen right now. In fact if you can wait he has already happened in that very waiting. He comes so silently, even the footsteps are never heard.

So meditate over it and allow that feeling of waiting….

~ OSHO – Far Beyond the Stars

The 5 Insights !

“The biggest victim of one sided love is God… He loves you so much… and you don’t even recognise it…”

“Love is your nature…
But in the process of its expression.., you often get caught up in the object…
This is when your sight is caught outside…

To return back to your nature..,
you need insight… (The Five Insights)

Pain is the first insight…
It takes you away from the object and turns you towards your body and mind.

Energy is the second insight…
A bolt of energy brings you back to your Self.

Divine Love is the third insight…
A glimpse of Divine love makes you so complete and over rules all the relative pleasures.

Trance is the fourth insight…
An elevation of consciousness and partial awareness of the physical reality around is Trance.

The conviction in the non-dual existence.., that all is made up of one and only one.., is the fifth insight…

When love glows.., it is bliss.
When it flows.., it is compassion.
When it blows.., it is anger.
When it ferments.., it is jealously.
When it is all ‘nos’.., it is hatred.
When it acts.., it is perfection.
When love Knows.., it is ME..!”

~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Love, Relationship, Relating

Relationship means something complete, finished, closed. Love is never a relationship; love is relating. It is always a river, flowing, unending. Love knows no full stop; the honeymoon begins but never ends. It is not like a novel that starts at a certain point and ends at a certain point. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Lovers end, love continues. It is a continuum. It is a verb, not a noun. And why do we reduce the beauty of relating to relationship? Why are we in such a hurry? – because to relate is insecure, and relationship is a security, relationship has a certainty. Relating is just a meeting of two strangers, maybe just an overnight stay and in the morning we say good-bye. Who knows what is going to happen tomorrow? And we are so afraid that we want to make it certain, we want to make it predictable. We would like tomorrow to be according to our ideas; we don’t allow it freedom to have its own say. So we immediately reduce every verb to a noun .

~ OSHO – Love, Freedom , aloneness

Life, Death, Love !

Death is already happening. Whether you face it or not, whether you look at it or not, it is already there. It is just like
breathing. When a child is born, he inhales. He breathes in for the first time. That is the beginning of life. And when one day he becomes old, dies, he will exhale. Death always happens with exhalation and birth with inhalation. But exhalation and inhalation are happening continuously. With each inhalation you are born; with each
exhalation you die.
So the first thing to understand is that death is not somewhere in the future, waiting for you, as it has been always pictured. It is part of life; it is an ongoing process not in the future, here, now.

Life and death are two aspects of existence. simultaneously happening together. Ordinarily, you have been taught to think of death as being against life. Death is not against life-life is not possible without death. Death is the very ground on which life exists. Death and life are like two wings: the bird cannot fly with one wing, and the being cannot be without death. So the first thing is a clear understanding of what we mean by death. Death is an absolutely necessary process for life to be. It is not the enemy, it is the friend. And it is not there somewhere in the future, it is here, now. It is not going to happen, it has been always happening. Since you have been here it has been with you. With each exhalation it happens a little death, a small death but because of fear we have put it in the future.
The mind always tries to avoid things which it cannot comprehend, and death is one of the most incomprehensible
mysteries.

There are only three mysteries: life, death and love. All these three are beyond mind. So mind takes life for granted; then there is no need to inquire. That is a way of avoiding. You never think, you never meditate on life; you have simply accepted it, taken it
for granted. It is a tremendous mystery. You are alive, but don’t think that you have known life.
For death, mind plays another trick: it postpones it. To accept it here and now would be a constant worry, so the
mind puts it somewhere in the future then there is no hurry. When it comes, we will see.
And for love, mind has created substitutes which are not love. Sometimes you call your possessiveness your love; sometimes you call your attachment your love; sometimes you call your domination your love these are ego games. Love has nothing to do with them. In fact, because of these games, love is not possible.

Between life and death, between the two banks of life and death, flows the river of love. And that is possible only for a person who does not take life for granted, who moves deep into the quality of being alive and becomes existential, authentic. Love is for the person who accepts death here and now and does not postpone it. Then between these two a beautiful phenomenon arises: the river of love. Life and death are like two banks. The possibility is there for the river of love to flow, but it is only a possibility. You will have to materialize it. Life and death are there, but love has to be materialized that is the goal of being a human. Unless love materializes, you have missed you have missed the whole point of being.

~ Osho – Ancient Music in the Pines Talk #8

Meditation and Love !

If you love a man, meditation will be the best present that you can give to him. If you love a woman, then the Kohinoor is nothing; meditation will be a far more precious gift — and it will make your life sheer joy.

With meditation the other becomes your heaven.
And to me, just as man and woman are halves of one whole, so are love and meditation.

Meditation is man; love is woman.

In the meeting of meditation and love is the meeting of man and woman. And in that meeting, we create the transcendental human being — which is neither man nor woman.

~ OSHO – Beyond Enlightenment Chapter #16