Excerpted from: From Mysery to Enlightenment, #13
"What is important is that if you hate, hate with awareness. If you love, love with awareness.
"If I was going to teach you I would not tell you whom to love, how to love. That is all nonsense. Love is your intrinsic quality. You are born with it, just as hate is also there. I will teach you, be aware.
"Before anything happens to you love or hate, anger, passion, compassion, anything be aware.
"Let everything arise out of your awareness.
"And the miracle of awareness is that without your saying anything, without your doing anything, it simply dissolves all that is ugly in you into all that is beautiful.
"Awareness is a transforming force.
"For example, if you are aware of anger, it will disappear. If you are aware of love it will become stronger. If there is hate and you become aware of it, it will disappear, dissipate. Soon you will find that that cloud of hatred has disappeared and instead a totally opposite quality a mixture of compassion, kindness, lovingness has been left behind like an aroma.
"To me this is the criterion:
"Whatsoever deepens with your awareness is virtue.
"Whatsoever disappears with your awareness is sin.
"To me this is the definition.
"I don't label any act as sin, virtue, right, wrong acts don't have that quality. It is your awareness.
"Just try it and you will be simply amazed that there are things in you which cannot stand in front of awareness, they simply disappear.
"Awareness functions almost like magic.
"And what I am saying you can experiment with. I am not telling you to believe in it, because belief will not help. You will have to experiment with it. You will have to see, with the different things in you, what remains and what disappears." Osho