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The Path Of Love

Niederlindhart
Photo above taken with the cellphone on a morning walk on 2014-05-10 in Niederlindhart/Germany.

On the path of Love,
We are neither masters
Nor the owners of our lives.
We are only a brush
In the hand of the Master Painter.

~ Rumi

Love

Pfaffenberg
Photo above taken with the cellphone on 2014-05-01 in Pfaffenberg/Germany.

Love is what we are;
we don’t get it from somebody,
we can’t give it to anybody,
we can’t fall in it or fall out of it.
Love is our true Being.

~ Krishna Das

Doing Things From Your Soul

Morning Walk on April 1st, 2012
Photo above taken on 2012-04-01 on a morning walk near Pfaffenberg/Germany.

When you do things from your soul,
you feel a river moving in you, a joy.
When action comes from another section,
the feeling disappears.

~ Rumi

A person who is full of love and free is the most beautiful phenomenon in the world

Alps/Austria

Love can be sacrificed for freedom, but freedom cannot be sacrificed for love.

Love should be an absolute act of freedom.

For a lighter life, for a more playful life, you heed to be flexible. You have to remember that freedom is the highest value and if love is not giving you freedom then it is not love.

Love allows freedom; not only allows, but strengthens freedom…both are essential needs.

It as if we are trying to fly in the sky with one wing. A few people have the wing of love and a few people have the wing of freedom, but both are incapable of flying. Both the wings are needed.

If you love there is no need to destroy your freedom. They both can exist together; there is no antagonism between them.

Love the person, but give the person total freedom. Love the person, but from the very beginning make it clear that you are not selling your freedom.

Love is a basic need, as basic as freedom, so both have to be fulfilled. And a person who is full of love and free is the most beautiful phenomenon in the world. And when two persons of such beauty meet, their relationship is not a relationship at all. It is a relating. It is a constant, riverlike flow. It is continuously growing towards greater heights.

If love cannot give freedom, then it is not love. Love as much as you can. Never think of the next moment; and if your lover goes somewhere else, you are also free. Keep freedom as a higher value than love itself. And if it is possible — and it is possible because it is natural — your life will not be a misery. Love each other totally, and occasionally allow each other freedom. But it has to be on both sides. Don’t have any secret, be absolutely open, and allow the other person also to be absolutely open, and respect openness. Never, even by your gestures, make the other person feel guilty.

When you fell in love with the woman, she was free; you fell in love with freedom. When you bring her home you destroy all possibilities of being free, but in that very destruction you are destroying the beauty.

Love means to give all that is beautiful to the beloved.

Freedom is the most beautiful, the most cherished goal of human consciousness; how can you take it away? If you love a woman really, or a man, the first present, the first gift, will be the gift of freedom.

Osho

Attain to a purity of aloneness where love can become a state and not a relationship

Dachstein / Austria

Asanga means alone.

So alone, like a Himalayan peak. So absolutely alone that the other is not needed. That doesn’t mean that you will not love. In fact only a person who does not need the other can be loving. When the need disappears then love arises. If you need the other, you use him. Then all your love is a sort of manipulation, a deep exploitation, because you are using the other as a means. Because you cannot be alone and you need somebody to fill your loneliness, you talk about love, but it is not really love. You are using the other, and love can never use the other. For love, the other is the end and can never be reduced to a means. This is the highest morality there is: when the other is the end and not a means.

Only a person who is absolutely alone, who is capable of aloneness, can be capable of love – because it is not a need. On the contrary, love is an overflow. It is not a relationship; it becomes a state of being. You may be sitting alone in a room but love goes on flowing. There may be nobody to share it, but it goes on flowing. It is just like a flower that blooms on a path where nobody passes, but still it goes on sending its fragrance to the air, to the winds. Or a star at night – nobody is looking at it but it goes on shining. Whether you are with somebody or alone makes no difference then. It is a state of being.

I have given you the name Asanga for all these reasons. You have to learn to be alone. I am not saying that you have to escape from the other, no. I am saying that you have to realize yourself. Don’t escape from yourself to the other. That is going to be your life work: to attain to a purity of aloneness where love can become a state and not a relationship.

That is freedom – what we in India have been calling moksha, nirvana, the last word in freedom – where you don’t need the other; where love is not a need but has become an overflowing of energies. So keep it in mind.

Good….

OSHO

Pure Love

Roses

“I love, because my love is not dependent on the object of love. My love is dependent on my state of being. So whether the other person changes, becomes different, friend turns into a foe, does not matter, because my love was never dependent on the other person. My love is my state of being. I simply love.” – Osho

Self-Realization – “Love-Realization”

Spring 2010

“Love and the Self are one, and the discovery of either is the realization of both.”

Leo Buscaglia

Walking Meditation

Take my hand.
We will walk.
We will only walk.
We will enjoy our walk
without thinking of arriving anywhere.
Walk peacefully.
Walk happily.
Our walk is a peace walk.
Our walk is a happiness walk.

Then we learn
that there is no peace walk;
that peace is the walk;
that there is no happiness walk;
that happiness is the walk.
We walk for ourselves.
We walk for everyone
always hand in hand.

Walk and touch peace every moment.
Walk and touch happiness every moment.
Each step brings a fresh breeze.
Each step makes a flower bloom under our feet.
Kiss the Earth with your feet.
Print on Earth your love and happiness.

Earth will be safe
when we feel in us enough safety.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Love, Peace And Happiness…

“Human relationships could be truly joyous; they could create a great and complete happiness, if two human beings really understood and accepted each other, and learned to follow the spiritual path together. All the great religions repeat one message; that God is the principal of equality, love, peace and happiness, within and without, which is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent. If that is true, then who are you and from where did you come? You live in that love and peace; you have come from that. So that love, peace and happiness are within you too.”

Swami Rama

The Great Gathering

One Voice One People One Earth

We are in a unique time on the planet; humanity is now facing a crossroad. The choices we make today will affect our children for generations to come.

By coming together in our hearts, we can and will create the change we want to see in the world. Every day more people are awakening to understand that we must act responsibly and act now to create this change.

How do we begin to make this change with our world facing crisis on so many fronts: financial woes, famine, homelessness, perpetual wars, food shortages, exploitation and disease (to name only a few)? We do have a choice.

We are in the time of choice and human beings around the world are feeling a call to unite and make our voices heard and our actions count. People from the indigenous world to the political are beginning to step forward and speak of this change through action and choice.

There are many indigenous groups, as well as different faiths and beliefs, now sharing prophecies regarding information about this special time on the planet. Within all beliefs there is a similar thread that gives us the same message: we must unite in our hearts in order to overcome the challenges we are now facing on the earth.

What is The Great Gathering? It is the same message of many beliefs from around the world. The message is simple: now is the time for humanity to unite to create the one voice for the people of Earth.

This Great Gathering will be in every country around the world; we will stand together and join our hands, our hearts and our voices. This will create the spark that brings light to the rest of the world and to humanity.

All groups from all directions will join in this celebration of life, of nature, of humanity and all that is.

Neighborhood groups, churches, friends, coworkers, families, corporations that are trying to be responsible, politicians trying to create change, religious leaders, eco-villages, farm associations, truckers, health care workers, humanitarian organizations, educators, laborers, dishwashers, peacekeepers, all races, religions and economic backgrounds (the list is endless) will come together as one in our hearts. Together we will be one voice and change will happen.

In order to begin The Great Gathering we must lay the foundation for this event through our networks of friends and associates. Change starts with the individual taking responsibility. Please send this message to your friends and networks around the world so that once The Great Gathering becomes known around the globe we can then act and call on humanity to join us.

Change and true unity comes from the heart and being humble in our service to the earth and others. We are all connected; this gathering is to remind us that our lives on this earth are a gift to be honored.

We are all equal and we deserve to be heard. The Great Gathering gives us all a voice to say we want change and support change for our children. Through our hearts and unity we can make a difference. Let’s work on making this a reality in 2010—the year of change—by sharing this one idea. Together we will decide when The Great Gathering takes place.

This is how it begins… with you…

For more information please contact:

www.thegreatgathering.org