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 What is LOVE?

Love is a luxury. It comes out of being alone.

When you are alone, detached and at the same time happy and joyous and celebrating, and great energy goes on storing within you. You do not need anybody.

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In that moment energy within you is so much, that you would like it to be shared. Then you give, you give because you have so much, you give without asking anything in return – that is unconditional and true love.

Very few people attain true love, and those who really do are the people who have conquered loneliness.

When you are alone, meditation is a natural, simple and spontaneous by-product. Then just sitting silently, doing nothing, you are in meditation. You need not repeat a mantra, you need not chant any sound. You simply sit, or you walk, or you do your things, and meditation is there like a climate surrounding you; like a white cloud surrounding you – you are suffused with the light. You are immersed in it, bathed in it, and that freshness goes on welling up in you. Now you start sharing.

What else can you do?

When a song is born in your heart you have to sing it. And when love is born in your heart – love is a by-product of being alone – you have to shower it.

When the cloud is full of rain, it showers rain, and when the flower is full of fragrance, it releases its fragrance to the winds. Unaddressed, the fragrance is released. And the flower does not wait to ask:

”What is coming back to me in return?”

The flower is happy that the winds have been kind enough to relieve him of a burden.

This is real love; then there is no possessiveness. The love is unconditional and this is real meditation; then there is no effort.”

~Osho

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