But it is the most difficult thing in the world, because once you are in love, you are in god. Love is the way to god, the bridge.
All kinds of love are good. Love as such is good, so all kinds of love — from the lowest to the highest, from the sexual to the ecstatic — all kinds of love are good.
Maybe in the lowest god is in a very small quantity, but he is! And even his small quantity is big enough for us; even a single atom of his being is enough power to explode and to transform us.
So all kinds of love have to be accepted and rejoiced in. And all kinds of love have to be thought of as prayer. And then a great insight opens up. Then nothing is denied and all is accepted — not only accepted but welcomed with joy.
The whole existence is a ladder, from the lowest rung to the highest.
Never deny the lower; if you deny the lower you will never reach the higher.
That has been the dilemma down the centuries: the so-called saints denied the lower and hence they never reached the higher. And the more you deny the lower, the more the lower asserts itself. You cannot simply repress energies; energies have to be transformed, transfigured. No energy can be destroyed.
To become a sannyasin means that now you are entering into an alchemic school. It is no ordinary religion — it is entering into a certain process of transforming your inner energies.
And this is my message to you — that love has to be the key.