Freedom of Love, To be in love is to be surrounded by dangers.
Love & Freedom: The greater the love, the greater the danger, because the society is not for love. The society does not want people to be loving. Love seems to be dangerous for all the establishments ‘the church, the state’ because whenever people are in deep love they become individuals.
Love brings freedom, and the society is not for freedom. The society needs slaves: it needs people who are efficient mechanically, but who are not conscious at all; people who can be manipulated easily, can be directed, and who will follow blindly.
Love gives you such insight, such tremendous understanding, that you cannot follow blindly, that you start asserting yourself, that you start becoming yourself. The society wants you just to be a cog in the wheel. It does not want you to have a soul; the cog having a soul will be dangerous to the wheel. A part of the machine becoming conscious will not remain a part of the machine much longer, it will go on its own way. It will start searching for the meaning of life, for the truth of life. It will start trying to know “Who am I? Its whole journey will be different. It may become a beautiful lotus flower â€“ Shankara, Nanaka, Buddha, Jesus, Socrates’ but it will not be of any use to the establishment. In fact its presence will create trouble.
The man of love has always been troublesome to the society, because his love is infectious, his freedom is contagious, his joy starts spreading. People start turning towards him, listening to him, people start becoming like him. The society wants you to be absolutely asleep, and the man of love starts waking up. He himself wakes up and he starts waking others because now he feels it as a tremendous compassion, that all those who are lost in slumber have to be woken up.
The more awake people are, the less is the possibility for the politician to succeed in dominating them. The more awake people are, the less is the possibility of the priest even existing. The politicians and the priests â€“ these are the two enemies of human freedom. They have been in deep conspiracy, hence love has to fight many wars. One should be able to be a masterful warrior â€“ but fight for love’s sake, for no other reason, for no other motive.