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  • OSHO International Foundation presents

  • Being in Love & Sharing The Treasures

  • I am teaching you

  • to be selfish.

  • Let me repeat it, because the word

  • "selfishness"

  • has been condemned so much

  • that there is every possibility

  • you will misunderstand me.

  • But

  • the word

  • is really beautiful.

  • To be selfish simply means

  • to be yourself.

  • I say to you:

  • don't consider anybody else in the world,

  • just consider yourself;

  • and in that very consideration

  • you will have considered the whole world.

  • In being selfish

  • you will find

  • all the altruism

  • that you have been seeking and seeking

  • and not finding,

  • because

  • the whole thing

  • was upside down.

  • You are told

  • to love your neighbor --

  • but you have never loved yourself.

  • And a person

  • who has not loved himself,

  • how can he love the neighbor?

  • From where

  • can he get

  • love?

  • First you have to

  • have it.

  • You are loving the neighbor --

  • you who knows nothing of love

  • because you have never loved yourself.

  • The neighbor is loving you --

  • he has never loved himself.

  • Such insanity is happening in the world:

  • people are loving each other who know nothing of love.

  • It is like beggars

  • begging from each other,

  • thinking

  • as if the other is the emperor.

  • Both are thinking in the same way:

  • the other is the emperor.

  • Both are beggars.

  • Sooner or later

  • the reality

  • manifests itself;

  • then there is

  • misery,

  • suffering.

  • Then you think you have been cheated,

  • this beggar has been

  • trying to prove himself an emperor.

  • Now this is absolutely absurd --

  • you were thinking of him

  • as an emperor.

  • The same is the situation from the other side:

  • the other person thinks you

  • have been cheating him,

  • pretending to be an emperor

  • and you are just a beggar.

  • When both beggars find

  • that they are beggars,

  • what else can they do

  • other than

  • be angry,

  • enraged,

  • violent to each other,

  • hating

  • each other as deeply as possible.

  • And the love ...?

  • It was nothing;

  • they don't know what love is.

  • To know anything,

  • you have to begin with yourself.

  • You have been told

  • to sacrifice yourself

  • for some

  • idiotic ideal.

  • I want you to be

  • simply selfish.

  • And you will be surprised

  • that if you are selfish

  • you discover so many

  • treasures within yourself

  • that soon you start

  • sharing them --

  • because finding a treasure is a lesser joy

  • than sharing it.

  • And the treasures that are within you

  • don't follow the ordinary economics

  • and its laws.

  • They are just

  • the very opposite,

  • diametrically opposite

  • to the ordinary economic

  • structure.

  • In the ordinary economics

  • if you give something,

  • you will have less.

  • If you go on giving,

  • soon you will be a beggar.

  • In the ordinary economic world

  • you have to snatch as much

  • from everybody as possible

  • then you have

  • more

  • and more and more.

  • The treasures I am talking about to you,

  • follow

  • a different law:

  • if you cling to them

  • they shrink,

  • if you cling too much

  • you can even kill them.

  • If you

  • want to destroy them

  • then close all the windows and doors,

  • become a grave

  • so nothing can escape

  • outside you --

  • but you will be a dead man,

  • with all your treasures also dead with you;

  • your truth, your freedom,

  • your love,your joy.

  • Everything will be dead with you --

  • securely dead,

  • well-insured.

  • But if you want

  • to grow your treasures,

  • share them,

  • share to all and sundry --

  • don't bother

  • whether this is a friend or a foe.

  • When you are sharing,

  • the question is of sharing,

  • it is not with whom.

  • Whomever it may concern,

  • you simply give.

  • Don't be concerned about the address,

  • you simply go on sending love letters.

  • Somebody will receive them somewhere.

  • And

  • the more you go on sharing,

  • the more

  • goes on

  • entering you from unknown sources.

  • A man is just like a well ....

  • Source: 'From Darkness to Light # 22' Copyright © Osho International Foundation, Switzerland. OSHO is a registered TM.

  • For more information, visit: www.osho.com

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