Sunday, October 3, 2010

Rethinking Love ... Part I

From the Book of Mirdad:
... Man made prisoner by the love of a woman, and woman made prisoner by the love of a man, are equally unfit for freedom's precious crown... but man and woman made as one by love, inseparable, indistinguishable, are verily entitled to the prize.

What have we done, in our society, in our culture, in our religions, to destroy the very nature of love...?

From Osho:
Why do you cling to something? Because you are afraid you will lose it.. Perhaps someone may steal it. Your fear is that what is available t you today may not be available to you tomorrow... you may become closer, you may become distant. You may become again strangers or you may become so one with each other that even to say that you are two will not be right; of course there are two bodies, but the heart is one, and the song of the heart is one, and the ecstasy surrounds you both like a cloud. You disappear in that ecstasy: You are not you, I am not I. Love becomes so total, love is so great and overwhelming, that you cannot remain yourself; you have to drown yourself and disappear.

In that disappearance who is going to be attached, and to whom?

Everything is. When love blossoms in its totality, everything simply is. The fear of tomorrow does not arise; hence there is no question of attachment, clinging, marriage, of any kind of contract, bondage.

What are your marriages except business contracts? "We commit to each other before a magistrate" -- you are insulting love! You are following law, which is the lowest thing in existence, and the ugliest.

Law is for those who do not know how to love.

The moment love becomes attachment, love becomes a relationship. The moment love becomes demanding, it is a prison. In fact, you may have become so much accustomed to the prison that you cannot leave the prison. It is a kind of safety; it is cozy, although miserable.

Love has to be of the quality that gives freedom, not new chains for you; a love that gives you wings and supports you to fly as high as possible.

If you can conceive love as your real being, and loving another person as a deep friendship, as a dance of two hearts together with great synchronicity that they become almost one, you don't need any other spirituality. You have found it.

No comments from me at this point ... I want to just sit in this .. digest this ... ruminate on this ...

Shalom & Namaste ~

1 comment:

MysticBrit said...

'Re-thinking' Love? Love is what we are, not what we think.


Just sayin':)