Tears of Delight

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Osho on Tears: “Tears have nothing to do with suffering or happiness.”


People have almost lost the dimension of tears. They allow tears only when they are very much in deep pain or suffering. They have forgotten that tears can also be of happiness, tremendous delight, of celebration.

Tears have nothing to do with suffering or happiness. Tears have something to do with anything that is too much inside and wants to overflow. It may be happiness, it may be unhappiness. Anything that is too intensely there, unbearably there, overflows; the cup is too full. The tears come out of too muchness. So enjoy them.

The whole world has to learn again the beauty of crying and weeping and tears, because if you cannot celebrate through tears it means you never overflow with happiness. It means you only overflow when you suffer, when you are in deep pain. The logic is simple. It means that you have lost the dimension of happiness — being so happy that you come to a point where the cup is overflowing.

Osho, Above All Don’t Wobble, Ch 21

A quote published in The Book: An Introduction to the Teachings of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

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