Morality always instills fear. In our lives, morality is nothing but a poor substitute for intelligence. When you act out of your own intelligence, you can be confident of yourself. But when you act out of rules and regulations, you can never be sure of yourself, because you are not yourself to start with! You are not centered in yourself; you are centered on the rules. People who preach morality are so deeply in fear. That is why they preach about it. They are afraid either because they are unsure of themselves or because they know to be moral only with fear. Moralists can become neurotic with their concept of morality and discipline.
Once there was a moralist who normally walked on the streets with carefully measured steps.
One day it suddenly began raining very heavily.
The moralist just followed the crowd and ran along.
After running for a while, he realized that he was careless about his manner. He said to himself, “What am I doing! Running is undignified. A gentleman must correct his mistakes regretfully if he has made any”.
So he returned in the rain to the place where he had begun running, and walked again, with measured steps.
When I tell you this, I am not telling you that this is a free world and you can do anything you like. I am telling you that you have to develop your own intelligence and live so that rules will only be a confirmation of what you already know and feel. This is real intelligence. Any proper rule will only be a confirmation of what the rightly flowered intelligence feels. So drop your fears and try to find your inner intelligence, your inner master.