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Love Surpasses the Duality of the Ego

Only when we can let go our ego will the doors of love open “The greatest poverty of all is the absence of love. The man who has not developed the capacity to love lives in a private hell of his own. A man who is filled with love is...

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Taking Responsibility

The words “taking responsibility for yourself” can be confusing. How do I know that doing what feels good to support myself is it not a way of feeding my ego? And where is the limit between taking responsibility for oneself and feeding the ego by fulfilling its tendencies? “There is...

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Without love life is meaningless, but without dropping all our ideas about ourselves, without dropping the ego, love cannot blossom in our lives. "A greater fear than death grips you whenever you are in love. That's why love has disappeared from the world. Rarely, very rarely does the phenomenon happen...

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With discussions underway for a possible meeting between the leaders of North Korea and the United States, here’s what Osho has about inferiority and the political mind. “The political mind suffers from a wound of inferiority, and the politician goes on scratching the wound. Intellectually, he is not an...

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“Self-love Is Utterly Selfless” is locked Self-love Is Utterly Selfless

Sixty years ago, Erich Fromm proposed a re-evaluation of self-love, arguing that in order to be able to truly love someone else, we first need to love ourselves, as in respecting and knowing ourselves. Not surprisingly, the Internet is awash with advice on how to be more self-loving, but...

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“Misery loves company” is a centuries-old proverb, and isn’t it true that when we have a sad story to tell we can always find an audience? But why do we have such an investment in being miserable, when we could just as easily choose to be happy? “Misery has many...

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With Awareness Comes Freedom

“Even the first type of freedom at least pretends that there is some goal. Even the politician says, ‘We are fighting to be free – from this kind of society, this kind of structure, this kind of politics. We are fighting to be free from this society just to...

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It’s not about sticking your foot behind your ears. It’s about what’s between your ears. “Yoga has been defined in many ways; there are many definitions. Some say Yoga is the meeting of the mind with the divine, hence it is called Yoga – Yoga means meeting, joining together. Some...