Love is the path and the ego is the hindrance

Without love one simply drags oneself’ somehow on the path

Path: Without love one simply drags oneself’ somehow. Life is a burden ‘Without love there is nothing worthwhile’ how can you dance? For what? there is nothing to feel joyous about and nothing to feel grateful for. If you try to dance your dance will be false and phony and it will simply tire you. It will not nourish you, it will not rejuvenate you.

Love is the source of all rejuvenation, the source of nourishment. Just as the body needs food, the soul needs love. One can dance without love but then it will be only technical because the soul will be missing in it; only the body will be going through empty gestures. One can smile without there being any smile in the heart but then that smile will be painted, just on the lips, an exercise of the lips good as an exercise but with no value, with no depth, with no roots in one’s being.

 

Learn the secret of love and you will know all the secrets of life. And the secret is simple: drop the ego and love starts overflooding you. Get rid of the ego, the idea of “I,” and suddenly you are an ocean of love; the doors have been opened. And the moment you feel yourself like an ocean of love, what else can you do than be joyous, celebrating, singing, dancing? When life becomes a dance it is spiritual. When life becomes a dance you have known God because it is God who dances in you. But you have to prepare the way for him. Love is the path and the ego is the hindrance. Remove the ego.

 

The whole work that is going on here is to help you to remove the ego, to help you to see the obstruction that the ego creates. Once you have seen it — and it is a simple insight, it is nothing very complicated, complex, a simple insight — once you have seen it it is so easy to drop it because it is an ugly thing to carry, an unnecessary load, an absolutely pathological baggage. It is neurosis, it is psychosis, it is schizophrenia. Once you have seen the whole ugliness of it you can easily drop it; it is no more a great sacrifice. In face to carry it any longer will be a sacrifice.

 

The secret is simple. The keys are always simple: the locks may be complex, but the keys are always simple. And this is a master key – it can unlock all the doors of the divine.

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