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Start loving, and don’t ask for love. Love will be coming as a natural consequence…

 

Start loving, and don't ask for love. Love will be coming as a natural consequence

 

A person becomes religious only when he starts longing for the impossible — that which never seems possible but still happens. With intense passion it becomes Possible. So when you are close to me, you start becoming aflame. You become very ambitious for the unknown, for love, for prayer, for meditation, for God, and then suddenly all your limitations…. You feel all your boundaries. You feel, for the first time, imprisoned — hence the confusion. It is as if somebody has lived in a prison and has completely forgotten what freedom is. Then somebody sings a song about freedom, and his fast asleep desire, almost oblivious, again surges up, surfaces, comes to the conscious mind, and he realises that he is a prisoner.

 

Up to now he was completely oblivious of the fact. He was thinking that this prison was his home. He had been decorating it. He had made a beautiful thing out of it. He had learned to live in it. He was thinking the guard is his protector and the gaoler is his friend. He had started feeling that this gaol was a security and that he was absolutely protected against the enemy world… or something like this. And he was at ease.

 

Now suddenly someone comes — a bard who can sing about freedom, who can dance freedom… whose eyes have a glow of freedom, whose every movement brings a taste of the open sky. His very breath is fragrant with freedom. He has brought the contrast — and the confusion. Now this prisoner can never be at ease again. But good! — because that is the only way for him to get out of the prison.

 

So something has become very very clear to you. Now do something about it. If you don’t do anything, the confusion will remain and it will become a chaotic mess. By doing something you will be able to absorb whatsoever you have felt here and whatsoever you have heard here. So the three things…

 

One — start loving, and don’t ask for love. Love will be coming as a natural consequence; one can forget all about it. Don’t think in terms of first being worthy. Nobody is. If love has to be earned, nobody is worthy. It is a grace. It is a gift. It comes to you because the whole existence is full of love. It is not because you are capable of it, not because you have some worth that it has come to you. No, it comes to you because the whole existence is full of it.

 

The whole existence is full of love. Existence is made of the stuff we call love. It is just like air surrounding you. You just breathe in and it goes on. So forget about worthiness. Start loving, and you will see that love is coming, flowing. It comes one thousand fold. Just share, and continue to meditate. Whatsoever you have heard and felt with me will soon come to a fusion. The confusion will disappear….

 

Osho



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