Only those who are ready to become nobodies are able to love. You can love as many people as you want – that does not mean one day you will go bankrupt, and you will have to declare, ‘Now I have no love.’ You cannot go bankrupt as far as love is concerned. It’s not a question of learning much… On the contrary. It’s a question of unlearning much. Friendship is the purest love. It is the highest form of Love where nothing is asked for, no condition, where one simply enjoys giving. How can one become enlightened? One can, because one is enlightened – one just has to recognize the fact. If you can become a mirror you have become a meditator. Meditation is nothing but skill in mirroring. And now, no word moves inside you so there is no distraction. The day you think you know, your death has happened – because now there will be no wonder and no joy and no surprise. Now you will live a dead life. Enlightenment is the understanding that this is all, that this is perfect, that this is it. Enlightenment is not an achievement, it is an understanding that there is nothing to achieve, nowhere to go. Zen is the only religion in the world that teaches sudden enlightenment. It says that enlightenment takes no time, it can happen in a single, split second. Meaning is man-created. And because you constantly look for meaning, you start to feel meaninglessness. When I say that you are gods and goddesses I mean that your possibility is infinite, your potentiality is infinite. Nobody is here to fulfill your dream. Everybody is here to fulfill his own destiny, his own reality. You become that which you think you are. Zen people love Buddha so tremendously that they can even play jokes upon him. It is out of great love; they are not afraid. Happiness is a shadow of harmony; it follows harmony. There is no other way to be happy. Life is not a tragedy, it is a comedy. To be alive means to have a sense of humor. Become more and more innocent, less knowledgeable and more childlike. Take life as fun – because that’s precisely what it is! Be like an alone peak high in the sky. Why should you hanker to belong? You are not a thing! Things belong! Relationship is the need of those who cannot be alone. Seriousness is a disease, the greatest disease of the soul and playfulness the greatest health. Never ask, “Who is my real friend?” Ask, “Am I a real friend to somebody?” That is the right question. It does not matter if you are a rose or a lotus or a marigold. What matters is that you are flowering. If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinion for or against. Discover yourself, otherwise you have to depend on other people’s opinions who don’t know themselves. It is because nobody has been teaching you about hate; hence, hate has remained pure, unadulterated. When a man hatesyou, you can trust that he hates you.
Respect your uniqueness, and drop comparison. Relax into your being. No, I don’t want to give my people sticks. I want to give them eyes. Love is happy when it is able to give something. The ego is happy when it is able to take something. A serious person can never be innocent, and one who is innocent can never be serious. Man is born only as a potential. He can become a thorn for himself and for others, he can also become a flower for himself and for others. Desire disappears as you become more and more aware. When awareness is one hundred percent, there is no desire at all. Hell is our creation, and we create hell by trying to do the impossible. Heaven is our nature, it is our spontaneity. It is where we always are. Real love is not an escape from loneliness, real love is an overflowing aloneness. One is so happy in being alone that one would like to share. Don’t choose. Accept life as it is in its totality. When you are different the whole world is different. It is not a question of creating a different world. It is only a ques of creating a different you. That which makes you miserable is the only sin. That which takes you away from yourself is the only thing to be avoided. Don´t be unnecessarily burdened by the past. Go on closing the chapters that you have read; there is no need to go back again and again. Accept yourself as you are. And that is the most difficult thing in the world, because it goes against your training, education, your culture. Sharing is the most precious religious experience. Sharing is good. You can go on changing the outer for lives and you will never be satisfied. Unless the inner changes, the outer can never be perfect. It is imperfect, and that’s why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead. Growth is possible only if there is imperfection.
Life exists without rules; games cannot exist without rules. Only false religion has rules, because false religion is a game. If you work without love, you are working like a slave. When you work with love, you work like an emperor. Your work is your joy, your work is your dance. Truth is not something outside to be discovered, it is something inside to be realized. When love and hate are both absent everything becomes clear and undisguised. Man is always exploited through fear. Life is a balance between rest and movement. Fools laugh at others. Wisdom laughs at itself. Don’t move the way fear makes you move.Move the way love makes you move.Move the way joy makes you move. There is no need of any competition with anybody. You are yourself, and as you are, you are perfectly good. Accept yourself.
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