Osho

Compassion, Love and Sex

Although Osho responds to a question related to compassion the main issue he addresses in this talk is 'love' and he expands his response to elaborate a deeper understanding of sex, love and compassion. “Only compassion is therapeutic — because all that is ill in man is because of lack of love. All that is wrong with man is somewhere associated with love. He has not been able to love, or he has not been able to receive love. He has not been able to share his being. That’s the misery. That creates all sorts of complexes inside.”
36 printed pages
Original publication
2012

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roxanne mitrihas quoted14 days ago
That’s why I say compassion is therapeutic. What is compassion? Compassion is the purest form of love. Sex is the lowest form of love, compassion the highest form of love. In sex the contact is basically physical; in compassion the contact is basically spiritual. In love, compassion and sex are both mixed; the physical and the spiritual are both mixed. Love is midway between sex and compassion.
Yanna Dabulahas quoted3 months ago
When you have a sexual relationship with somebody, you have reduced that somebody to a thing. And in reducing him you have reduced yourself also to a thing because it is a mutual compromise: “I allow you to reduce me to a thing, you allow me to reduce you to a thing. I allow you to use me, you allow me to use you. We use each other. We both have become things.”
That’s why… Watch two lovers, when they have not yet settled the romance is still alive, the honeymoon has not ended, and you will see two persons throbbing with life, ready to explode – ready to explore the unknown. And then watch a married couple, the husband and the wife, and you will see two dead things, two graveyards, side by side – helping each other to remain dead, forcing each other to remain dead. That is the constant conflict of the marriage. Nobody wants to be reduced to a thing.
May Trinandahas quotedlast year
more you are a person, the more free; the more you are a thing, the less free.

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