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tastefullyoffensive:

Foiled again. [clbuk]

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In fact a mature person does not fall in love, he rises in love. The word ’fall’ is not right. Only immature people fall; they stumble and fall down in love. Somehow they were managing and standing. They cannot manage and they cannot stand – they find a woman and they are gone, they find a man and they are gone. They were always ready to fall on the ground and to creep. They don’t have the backbone, the spine; they don’t have that integrity to stand alone.
A mature person has the integrity to be alone. And when a mature person gives love, he gives without any strings attached to it: he simply gives. And when a mature person gives love, he feels grateful that you have accepted his love, not vice versa. He does not expect you to be thankful for it – no, not at all, he does not even need your thanks. He thanks you for accepting his love. And when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena: they are together and yet tremendously alone; they are together so much so that they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality, in fact, it enhances it: they become more individual.


Two mature persons in love help each other to become more free. There is no politics involved, no diplomacy, no effort to dominate. How can you dominate the person you love? Just think over it. Domination is a sort of hatred, anger, enmity. How can you think of dominating a person you love? You would love to see the person totally free, independent; you will give him more individuality. That’s why I call it the greatest paradox: they are together so much so that they are almost one, but still in that oneness they are individuals. Their individualities are not effaced – they have become more enhanced. The other has enriched them as far as their freedom is concerned.


Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.

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— Osho (via thatkindofwoman)

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"Bring happiness to others. If you really want to be selfish, be selfish in the idea of retaining your peace. There is no harm in that selfishness because by that you are not going to harm anybody. Instead, you will bring the same peace to others also."

 Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda (via yeshecholwa)

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outofprintclothing:

Happy Birthday, Annie Proulx!

outofprintclothing:

Happy Birthday, Annie Proulx!

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"The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before."

Albert Einstein  (via thatkindofwoman)

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culturejolt:

There is tons of information on this websites, offering education on various traditions of Buddhism. Whether you’re someone know is looking into the Buddhism for the first time or an experienced practitioner, this website is full of free information, including eBooks for kindle, worksheets and study guides. If you are looking into Buddhism and don’t know where to start, I highly recommend this website. It has personally served me well. There is even a page dedicated to finding a temple near you, in any part of the world.

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itsawasplife:

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams

itsawasplife:

Rest in Peace, Robin Williams

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"Emptiness can be such a heavy burden….Until you discover that it’s in the void where you can create something new, something special - that to paint a masterpiece, you first need a blank canvas."

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