NEVER ACCEPT ANY CRITERION THAT MAKES YOU MISERABLE. Never accept any morality that makes you feel guilty. Never accept anything that is trying to enforce something upon you against your simple nature.
JUST BE YOURSELF AND YOU ARE PERFECT. Move away from yourself and you are in for great trouble. Everybody is in trouble....
One feels immensely compassionate that PEOPLE WHO COULD HAVE BLOSSOMED INTO BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS ARE SHRUNKEN. They have lost the way to their own home, and everybody is trying to help them to go somewhere else -- "Become a Buddha, become a Jesus, become a Moses." But nobody ever says to you, "Just be yourself...."
YOU ARE A ROSEFLOWER, AND YOU ARE GOING TO BE A ROSEFLOWER. Let the whole world condemn or appreciate -- it does not matter.
Once a man takes this stand that "I am going to assert myself" -- it has nothing to do with ego, it is simply protecting yourself against a criminal world, corrupted for thousands of years. YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO PROTECT YOURSELF, NOT TO BE POISONED.
And there will not be any need in you for any god, for any religion, for any moral code, for any methodology, for any effort to become enlightened. JUST BEING NATURAL IS MORE THAN YOU CAN EVER IMAGINE.
Except man, the whole of existence is enlightened. Nobody is trying for anything else; everybody is at ease, at home with the universe.
Om Mani Padme Hum
Ch #11: The Very Nature of Things
pm in Gautam the Buddha Auditorium