Subject: Love has to be something like a quality of your life… Osho✿ܓ
Become a love prayer. Those so-called religious prayers are verbal. A love prayer is existential. It is not something that you can do in the church, in the temple. It is something that you have to do twenty-four hours, IN LIfe. You have to be loving. That becomes your prayer. And you have to be loving to everybody and all — even sometimes when you don’t like a person. I cannot tell you to like him, because what can you do? If you don’t like him, you don’t like him, but still you can love, and that is a totally different thing.
You don’t like the person, you know that you don’t like the person, but he is God’s creation and God exists in him as much as in you. Your personal opinion does not matter — whether you like him or not. You owe that much, that you have to love him. That is the meaning when Jesus says, ‘Love your enemies’… because they belong to God as much as you do. In this particular situation they function against you and you are against them but that doesn’t matter. The ultimate remains true. Likings, dislikings, come and change; love remains. So be in an existential love prayer.
Ordinary prayer is limited: you do it once a day and then your whole life is against it. For half an hour you are prayerful and for twenty-three and a half hours you are anti-prayer. Now how is your prayer going to have any effect? What you do in half an hour you destroy in twenty-three hours. It is not possible: the palace will never be created.
Love has to be something like a quality of your life — that each moment you are prayerful. You see the rock and you are loving, you see the tree and you are loving, you see people and you are loving. There is no need even to say to them that you love; that is not needed. You may not know the person, you may not even see his face — you have just been looking at him from behind, you have been walking behind him — but you can be loving!
This love is the real prayer and only this prayer is ever fulfilled; all other prayers simply go down the drain.
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