“…something will start happening. I may be thousands of miles away, that doesn’t matter.”
How do you fall in love?
Can it be answered?
How do you know?
You pass a woman, a stranger,
you have never seen her before,
she has never seen you before.
For a single moment
you look into each other’s eyes
and something has become aflame.
How do you know about it?
It happens exactly the same way
when you look into the eyes of a Master –
and it can happen even with a photograph.
You can ask Aneeta.
She has been in love with me,
without seeing me, for months –
just by looking into the eyes of my photograph.
That’s why I go on sending
as many photographs as possible
to the far comers of the world.
I’m not going anywhere
but my eyes can travel,
and wherever somebody has the capacity
to listen to his heart or her heart,
looking into my eyes
something will start happening.
I may be thousands of miles away,
that doesn’t matter.
Osho, Sufis: The People of the Path, Vol 1, Ch 14, Q 3 (excerpt)