LOVE AND MEDITATION.....................

The arranged marriage will be lasting and stable, knowing neither great happiness nor great unhappiness.

Neither is it born out of love, nor will it collapse through the disappearance of love.

Because it is not created out of love, the question of love disappearing does not arise at all. It is a social institution, based on the experience of thousands of years, and this experience gives the heart no chance; the whole matter is decided by the intellect.

Marriage is a decision of the intellect. Love is an entirely different matter. It has no relation whatsoever to the intellect; it is quite unconnected to thought.

Just as meditation is thoughtlessness, so is love.

And just as meditation cannot be managed by the intellect, so it is with love.

In fact, meditation and love are two names of almost the same experience. When meditation happens through contact with another person, we call it love; and when love happens in a person without any contact with anybody else, we call it meditation.

Love and meditation are two sides of the same coin. Meditation and love are names of the same door seen from two different places.

Seen from the outside, the door is called love. Seen from the inside it is called meditation.

It is just like a door labeled entrance on one side and exit on the other; the same door serves both purposes.

So if you arrive at the door from the outside, the label is love, if you arrive from the inside, the label is meditation.


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