Love and freedom are not separate things, you cannot choose. ….OSHO
Love and freedom are not separate things, you cannot choose. Either you will have to have both, or you will have to drop both.But you cannot choose, you cannot have one.
Love is the circumference, freedom is the center.
One has to grow in such delicate balance, to where love and freedom can bloom together.
And they can, because in a few rare individuals it has happened.
And if it has happened to only a single individual in the whole history,it can happen to every human being. It is your potential, your birthright.
Meditation is the balance.
Meditation is the bird with two wings: freedom and love.
My effort here in this buddhafield is to give you both the wings together: be loving and be free, be loving and be nonpossessive. Be free but don't become cold; remain warm, warm with love.
Your freedom and your love have to grow hand in hand, in deep embrace, in a kind of dance, helping each other. And then the total man is born, who lives in the world and is not of the world at all.
Then the man is born in whom extremes meet and merge and become complementaries; then the man is rich. Just to love without freedom is to be impoverished, or just to be free without love is to live in loneliness, sadness, darkness. Freedom is needed for love to grow, love is needed so that freedom can be nourished.
My sannyasin has to remember constantly not to choose between these two. Both have to be absorbed together, digested together. Love has to become your circumference, your action, and freedom has to become your being, your center, your soul.