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Our list of 13 Osho quotes below came from the book, Love, Freedom, Aloneness: Learn the art of removing all that hinders love. It is a negative allneness. It is like digging a well: You go on removing many layers of earth, stones, rocks, and then suddenly there is water. The water was always there; it was an undercurrent. Now you have removed all the barriers, the water is available. Love is the undercurrent of your being. It is already flowing, but there are many rocks, many layers of earth to be removed.
The sooner you accept it the better, because immediately you can start creating yourself. And the moment you create yourself great joy arises, and when you have completed yourself, the way you wanted to, there is immense contentment, just as when a painter finishes his painting, the last touch, and a great contentment arises in his heart.
A job well done brings great peace. One feels that one has participated with the whole. In real love there is only love, a flowering, a fragrance, a melting, a merging. Only in egoistic love are there two persons, the lover and the loved. And whenever there is the lover and the loved, love disappears. Whenever there is love, the lover and the beloved both disappear into love.
How can you be certain about the other? But then osbo is no need. Why be worried about it? Enjoy it while it lasts, be together while you can be together! It is a fiction, but you need fiction. Once you have learned how to live alone, once you have learned how to enjoy your simple existence, for no reason at all, then there is a possibility of solving the second, more complicated alonebess of two persons being together.
Only two meditators can live in love — and then love will not be a koan.
But then it will not be a relationship, either, in the sense that you understand it. It will be simply a state of love, not a state of relationship. Your body may become old but I have seen you, the bodiless you.
I have seen your innermost core, the core that is divine. Love penetrates and goes to the very core of the person, touches the very soul of the person. It starts with one person, it ends with the totality.
Love is the beginning, God is the end. To be afraid of love, to be afraid of the growing pains of love, is to remain enclosed in a dark cell. Modern man is living in a dark cell. It is narcissistic — narcissism is the greatest obsession of the modern mind.
And then there are problems, which are meaningless. There are problems that are creative because ffeedom lead you to higher awareness. There are problems that lead you nowhere; they simply keep you tethered, they simply keep you in your old mess.
You can avoid those problems by avoiding love — but those are very essential problems! They have to be faced, encountered; they have to be lived and gone through and gone beyond.
And to go beyond, the way is through. Love is the only real thing worth doing. All else is secondary. If it helps love, it is good.
All else is just a means, love is the end. So whatsover the pain, go into love. The woman thinks she knows the man, the man thinks he knows the woman. It is impossible to know the other, the other remains a mystery. And to take the other for granted is insulting, disrespectful.
To think that you know your wife is very, very ungrateful. How can you know the woman? How can you know the man? They are processes, they are not things. The woman that you knew yesterday is not there today. So much water has gone down the Ganges; she is somebody else, totally different. And the man that you slept with last night, look at his face again in the morning.
He is no more the same person, so much has changed. So much, incalculably much has changed. That is the difference between a thing and a person. The furniture in the room is the same, but the man and the woman, they anc no more the same. Explore again, start again. Go on searching and seeking each other, finding new ways of loving each other, finding new ways of being with each other.
Then love is a constant adventure. Love cannot be jealous, because love cannot possess. It is ugly, the very idea that you possess somebody because you love. Freesom possess somebody — it means you have killed somebody and turned him into a commodity. Only things can be possessed. It is not possible lsho you go on changing partners very often.
It is as if you go on changing a tree from one place to another, then another; then it never grows roots anywhere. To grow roots, a tree needs to remain in one place. Then it goes deeper; then it becomes stronger. Intimacy is good, and to remain in one commitment is beautiful, but the basic necessity is love. If a tree is rooted in a place where there are only rocks and they are killing the tree, then it is better to remove it.
Remain true to life — remove the tree, because now it is going against life. And nobody can odho on order. Love is a spontaneous phenomenon. Nothing can be done about it. Oso you do anything, you will create a pseudo phenomenon, an acting.
Love, Freedom, and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships
Real lovers, intelligent lovers, will make each other alert to the phenomenon: In fact, it is because of your love that you have made it possible for me to be alone.
You will not say that you have been rejected, that your love has lovr been received and welcomed. You will respect her decision to be alone for a few days. In fact, you will be happy!
Love, Freedom, and Aloneness: The Koan of Relationships by Osho
Your love was so much that she is feeling empty; now she needs rest to become full again. What books have brought life changing thoughts into your life? How did they change you? Love can only happen through freedom and in conjunction with a deep respect for ourselves and the other. Is it possible to be alone and not lonely? In Love, Freedom, Aloneness you will find unique, radical, and intelligent perspectives on these and other essential questions. In our post-ideological world, where old moralities are out of date, we have a golden opportunity to redefine and revitalize the very foundations of our lives.
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13 Deep Osho Quotes That’ll Make You Re-Think Love, Freedom, and Aloneness.
These sayings help me get through my hard times when I feel rejected by loved ones, I wish I could live it sooner though. Better late than never and especially in this case… Sending you good vibes, Kristin!
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