The World is an Echoing Place

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AN ECHOING PLACE
The world is an echoing place. If we throw anger, anger comes back; if we
give love, love comes back.

Love should not be demanding; otherwise it loses wings, it cannot fly.
It becomes rooted in the earth becomes very earthly; then it is lust and
it brings great misery and great suffering. Love should not be
conditional, one should not expect anything out of it. It should be for
its own sake-not for any reward, not for any result. If there is some
motive in it, again, your love cannot become the sky. It is confined to
the motive; the motive becomes its definition, its boundary.
Unmotivated love has no boundary: It is pure elation, exuberance, it
is the fragrance of the heart.
And just because there is no desire for any result, it does not mean
that results do not happen; they do, they happen a thousand fold,
because whatever we give to the world comes back, it rebounds. The
world is an echoing place. If we throw anger, anger comes back; if we
give love, love comes back. But that is a natural phenomenon; one
need not think about it. One can trust: It happens on its own. This is
the law of karma: Whatever you sow, you reap; whatever you give,
you receive. So there is no need to think about it, it is automatic.
Hate, and you will be hated. Love, and you will be loved.
***
~ Osho, Meditation 4 in Everyday Osho: 365 Meditations for the Here and Now
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About Casey

“the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes ‘Awww!’ ~ Jack Kerouac, On The Road Again
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