Sin and Virtue
Sadhguru: If you remove the idea of what is right and wrong from your life, you will see that everyone is handling their life the way they know it. Everyone is doing whatever they think is best at that moment. Even a criminal killing someone does it because he thinks that is the best thing to do at that moment. It is not a question of right and wrong, it is only a question of whether certain actions are necessary or unnecessary for our life. That is all we have to look at.
Guilt and Suspicion, Sin and Virtue
Unfortunately in every society, since childhood, people have constantly fed you with concepts of what is sin and virtue, good and bad.
If you look at all the things that are supposed to be a sin, the whole of humanity is always sinning. In such a situation, people naturally become a little deceitful while doing simple activities in their life.
The one who is performing some activity is going through guilt and the one who is looking at it is suspicious and judgmental because if you are in this state of mind, you can’t help being suspicious.
If you take away your judgments about life, life is happening in so many ways – crazy ways. You take what you want from it and leave what you don’t want. That’s all you can actually do with life. But if you label this action as good and that action as bad, you invariably become suspicious. And there is a lot of room and scope for suspicion because so many people are doing what you think is bad, including yourself.
You have created virtue and sin and then you wonder why guilt, why suspicion? They are byproducts, you cannot help it. If you don’t want guilt and suspicion in this world, you must take away sin and virtue, right and wrong, and see life the way it is. But we are not willing to take away virtue and sin. The whole world is playing a huge game based on this. We are neither conducting our lives with our intelligence and awareness, nor with our humanity. Unfortunately, we are trying to conduct our life through morality.
If your humanity was in full bloom, would someone have to teach you as to what’s right, what’s wrong, what to do and what not to do? It would happen naturally.
It is only because there is no peace and joy within us that we need teaching.
You are conducting your life by your morality, so guilt and suspicion are natural outcomes of that. If you conduct your life on the basis of the quality and exuberance of your humanity, there will be neither guilt nor suspicion.
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