There are teachers whom I love, and some of these are my former students. I have to remind some of them often about this, but on the spiritual path, there is no moralism.
Everybody has personal “rights”, and as a matter of fact, these should be respected, because these are our choices among the ocean of possibilities. Now if we classify the “rights” of others as “wrongs,” just because they differ from ours, we disconnect from the One and the whole.
In order to understand what’s “wrong” for you, you should experience it. A simple metaphor would be the amount of alcohol you can drink. Let’s say that when you drink more than a couple of glasses, it turns into an ordeal instead of giving pleasure, but this limit could be 10 glasses for someone else. What about a person’s inclination toward a different sexual orientation: one person may have a slight curiosity, while another may be almost entirely gay, for example.
Politically, you may be a liberal, but once you become a victim of crime, you may like to see some kind of action taken. This would actually be the topic of a very long essay about the balance between freedom and security.
Yet you need to make sure that your “rights” do not come from the molds provided for you but accurately reflect your personal limits. To be able to do this, you need to experience. The only way to know what is right or wrong for you is to experience them all.
Morals are both local and temporal, and they’re personal as well. They’re the standards in your conscience of the norms taught to you. On the spiritual path, though, you need to get rid of these. This means we shouldn’t be looking at everything locally, periodically, or personally, and we should also push the limits taught to us.
It’s funny to try to normalize someone through therapy, when the person lived in a past life but in that time and space, that life disagrees with the ethical norms of today.
Judging those who make choices you disapprove of is not spiritual, either.
All of it, all of us, are parts of the whole, experiencing life, and all is right, and everything is appropriate. The notion of “wrong” does not exist.
The spiritual path is universal, so do not judge, do not think something odd or refuse people for it. Do not be a moralist. Let them do it. Let them pass rather than try to block them. If you are blocking experiences and imposing your personal morals on others, you should forget about other people and first work on getting rid of your moralism.
Everything, all of us, are actors in the Creator’s great play to get to know Himself. That’s it. We have the right to improvise in this play, but we do not have the right to interfere in the performances of others.
First you experience something and decide whether it suits you or not, and then you live with your choice. You live with your own “rights” that you are now certain of. Do not judge the experiences and choices of others, though, or you will be stuck in the mind and unable to move forward on the spiritual path.
Let us meet and walk together on roads opened by wide consciences…
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