Love is the polar star….OSHO
' Love is the polar star ’
Everything moves, only love never moves. Everything changes, only love remains permanent. In this changing world only love is the unchanging substance. Everything else is a flux, momentary. Only love is eternal.
So these two things you have to remember. One is love, because that is the only thing that non-illusory. That is the only reality; everything else is a dream. So if one can become loving, one becomes real. If one attains to total love, one has become himself, the truth, because love is the only truth.
And the second thing, Dhruva. When you are walking, remember that something in you never walks. That’s your soul, your polar star. You eat, but something in you never eats. You become angry, but something in you never becomes angry. You do a thousand and one things, but something in you remains absolutely beyond doing. That is your polar star. So walking, remember that which never walks. Moving, remember the immobile. Talking, remember silence. Doing things, remember being.
Always remember that which is absolutely permanent, which never flickers, never wavers, which knows no change. That unchanging one within you is the real. And love is the way to find it. That’s why I call love the most real thing. So love is going to be the path. And that polar star within you – call it God, kingdom of the within, atma, soul, or whatsoever – but that polar star, that permanent substance in you, your very essence, that is the goal. Love is the way.
The more loving you become, the closer you come to your polar star. The more unloving you are, the farther you are from your polar star. So love really is nothing but closeness to one’s being. That’s why everybody is hankering for love so much because when love is there, you are. When love is not there, you are not. When love is not there, then you are just a dream. When love is there, then you are really tremendously real. Only in a few moments of love, one touches the substratum of life, the ground, the very ground. Love gives you a grounding…one feels rooted.
So love, and when somebody else loves you, allow it; never creat any barriers. People do two wrong things. First, they make themselves so hard that they cannot love. And then when somebody comes and knocks at their door, they refuse, because by refusing love the ego feels very very good. The ego always feels good whenever love is refused because it feels powerful. Whenever love is accepted, the ego feels powerless.
If you love, the ego disappears. If you don’t love, the ego becomes more and more concrete. So people don’t love, and even if somebody wants to share his being with them, or her being with them, they refuse. They go on becoming more and more hard and farther away from reality.
So remember two things: love is the way and the unmoving within you is the goal. That is the real self, the supreme self. The quality of that superme self is witnessing. It only witnesses, it is not a doer. You walk; it witness walking. You eat; it witnesses eating. You become angry; it witnesses anger. It simply witnesses. It is just consciousness, that’s all…pure consciousness.
So love and go on falling into that consciousness. And nothing else is needed. This is all religion is about. In these two words the whole religion can be summarised.