Become a lover; not of anybody in particular, just become a lover in general. Let love become your quality, not just a relationship with somebody: whenever love becomes a relationship, it includes one, but excludes the whole universe. Choosing one, and excluding the whole universe, is a very dangerous bargain when the whole universe belongs to you and you belong to it. The whole universe goes on showering its love on you and not to respond is very ungrateful.

So love the sun, the moon, the stars, the trees, the rivers, the mountains, the people, the animals- simply be love and let the whole be your beloved. That’s exactly what makes a person religious. When your love spreads all over space, when it knows no boundary, when nothing confines it, when it is unlimited, when it is not focused on any object but is just a state of being, then love is prayer, then love is meditation. And then love liberates.