The capacity to be alone is the capacity to love. It may look paradoxical to you, but it is not. It is an existential truth: only those persons who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other
person - without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.
Then why do they want to be together? It is no longer a need; it is a luxury. Try to understand it. Real persons love each other as a luxury; it is not a need. They enjoy sharing: they have so much joy; they would like to pour it into somebody. And they know how to play their life as a solo instrument. The solo flute player knows how to enjoy his flute alone. And if he comes and finds a tabla player or a solo tabla player, they will enjoy being together and creating a harmony between the flute and the tabla. Both will enjoy it. They will both pour their richness into each other.

Osho

  • chicheerz (1) July 2, 2015

    Thus selfishness for the love of luxury.hatred through means

  • chicheerz (1) July 2, 2015

    Thus selfishness for the love of luxury,hatred through means and cold hearted deception. Justifies war in every which way. When war and peace both are derived from love for itself, death seems more luxurious than love or life. There is no other but self and its manifestations of all that is here. Joy sees no justification.is it joy?