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Nothing hurts more than when a dream is crushed, when a hope dies, when the future becomes dark…OSHO

Nothing hurts more than when a dream is crushed, when a hope dies, when the future becomes dark...

 

Nothing hurts more than when a dream is crushed, when a hope dies, when the future becomes dark, when all the great ideas that you have been thinking your life to be made of seem to be impossible because this woman, or this man, is continuously destroying your mood, destroying your peace, destroying your silence. And when these things are destroyed, you cannot be creative.

 

You can only be destructive, you can only be violent.Life has immense treasures, which remain unknown to people because they don't have time. Their whole time is engaged in some kind of fight with someone — the other. The other contains the whole world. And the greatest calamity that happens is that when you are fighting with the other, you slowly slowly forget yourself.

 

Your whole focus becomes the other, and when the focus becomes the other, you are lost. Then when are you going to remember yourself? When are you going to find your innermost source of life? When you are going to search for beauty and truth and poetry and art? You will miss everything, just quarreling with a woman or with a man! Are you together to quarrel? Perhaps… because to be alone and without anybody to fight is very difficult.?

 

When you are utterly frustrated, when you have lost all hope — only then you close your doors and you close your eyes and you go in. Frustration also plays a tremendously valuable part in man's spiritual growth.

 

And remember: anybody who is dependent on somebody hates that person. Nobody likes dependence. Even though it is hidden behind the beautiful garb of love, obedience, belief, respect for the ancient, respect for the old, but behind everything is slavery. Once you are free from the slavery of the other, once you can live alone and joyously, you have entered into the world for the first time. Before it, you were only dreaming; now you will be facing the reality.And the reality is just ecstasy.

 

Now you can love, but love will have a totally different quality. It will be simply sharing because you have too much, an abundance, overflowing, and you would like to share it. And sharing is always unconditional. You are not giving it as a deal, as a business. You are not giving it to get something in return — you are simply giving it because your hands are too full. If you don't give it, it will fall by itself.

 

OSHO



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