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The Ultimate Flowering of Love
In this tenth volume of the popular Insights for a New Way of Living series, Osho examines the nature of compassion from a radically different perspective. He points out that "passion" lies at the root of the word, and then proceeds to challenge assumptions about what compassion really is. Many so-called acts of compassion, he says, are tainted by a subtle sense of self-importance and desire for recognition. Others are based in the desire not really to help others but to force them to change.
Using stories from the lives of Jesus and Buddha and the world of Zen, Osho shows how the path to authentic compassion arises from within, beginning with a deep acceptance and love of oneself. Only then, says Osho, does compassion flower into a healing force, rooted in the unconditional acceptance of the other as he or she is.
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    #Part One: Compassion, Energy and Desire
    Compassion Is Love Come of Age
    Meditation the Flower and Compassion the Fragrance
    A Desire Is a Desire Is a Desire – Responses to Questions
    #Part Two: Sheeps Clothing – What Compassion Is Not
    Loving Kindness and Other Delusions of Grandeur
    The Zen Master and the Thief – a Parable of Forgiveness
    Hearts and Minds – Responses to Questions
    #Part Three: Compassion in Action
    Dont Be a Lawyer, Be a Lover
    Crime and Punishment
    Matters of Life and Death – Responses to Questions
    #Part Four: The Healing Power of Love
    Only Compassion Is Therapeutic
    Unconditionally Value-free; the Compassion of Zen
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Excerpt from: Compassion, Chapter 1
"When passion becomes alert and aware, the whole energy of love comes to a refinement; it becomes compassion. Love is always addressed to one person, and its deepest desire is to possess that person. The same is the case from the other side – and it creates hell for both people.

"Compassion is not addressed to anybody. It is not a relationship, it is simply your very being. You enjoy being compassionate to the trees, to the birds, to the animals, to human beings, to everybody – unconditionally, not asking for anything in return. Compassion is freedom from blind biology.

"Before you become enlightened, you should keep alert that your love energy is not repressed.That’s what old religions have been doing: they teach you to condemn the biological expressions of your love. So you repress your love energy…and that is the energy that can be transformed into compassion!

"With condemnation, there is no possibility of transformation." Osho

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