Osho on God and Love

Osho – Bliss is a by-product of trust, of total trust in existence or in God. God is not a person but the impersonal presence. The very life of existence is God, the living energy is God. And to trust in it means to stop struggling against it. Struggling against it creates misery; it is trying to go upstream. But trust means surrender, going with the stream. And going with the stream is bliss.

All misery is because of the ego and its struggle, its resistance. Trust means that resistance has been dropped. You don’t think of yourself as separate from the whole; you are just an intrinsic part of the great harmony of existence, a small note in this great orchestra. Then bliss is natural.

There is no need for war and there is no need to be a warrior. Relax. Drop those attitudes which have made man a fighter with others or with himself. Drop all those attitudes. There is no need to fight with anything. Accept. Whatsoever is, is good.

Jesus prays on the cross “Thy will be done, thy kingdom come.” That is dropping all fight, that is surrendering to god. In that surrendering, for the first time you will taste what joy is, what truth is, what godliness is. A warrior, worldly or religious, remains in misery. He is fighting a losing battle. We cannot win against the whole, remember it. We can win only with the whole, not against the whole. Hence the stupid one fights and the wise one surrenders.

The most important thing to remember in life is that God loves us, that he has not forsaken us, that he is not indifferent to us, that he is continuously concerned about us, that he cares. The deeper this idea enters your heart, the better, because when you start feeling more and more loved by God you will be able to love others. That’s how we become able to love: if we are loved we can love; if we are not loved we don’t know how to love, we don’t know what love is.

In the world today love is disappearing because God has disappeared. The sky is empty. It used to be full of love. For centuries people prayed looking at the sky. They were uplifted, they felt love pouring, raining, showering on them. They were moved and touched by it, they were transformed by it. And then they were able to love others — because when you have love you can give it to others. If you don’t have it, how can you give it to others? And the only source to get it from is God because he is the only inexhaustible source.

Source – Osho Book “Scriptures in Silence and Sermons in Stones”

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