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