Morality vs Conscience


“The way morality works is to condition us to be afraid of certain kinds of behavior, and to suffer if we fall into them. We suffer because we’re conditioned to think of them as wrong. This is a false conscience, because it is imposed on us from outside, by people who may not have any objective awareness. That kind of so-called conscience is fixed; it has no freedom to discover the particular requirement of a particular situation. True Conscience is the other way round.”

“Conscience is like a guest, a noble guest who comes to your house and you don’t recognize him. You make him very uncomfortable, because he is a very sensitive guest, and because you don’t recognize him you behave in front of him in a way that’s very painful to him. Then a moment comes when you begin to see that this guest is yourself, and you begin to feel this discomfort, and you feel ashamed because you’ve not treated this guest properly.”

“…….causality is the lowest of all the forces that work in the world. Always try to remember this. In the spiritual world it is the unpredictable, the unexpected that happens. It is the realm of freedom. It is spontaneity. If you try to import into it cause and effect—doing things in order to get some result—you’re keeping yourself away from that world.
Why do you think it’s so constantly said in the Bhagavad Gita, “Act without looking to the fruits of action”? Why is it always taught, “Never look for results, never expect”? Because as soon as you expect, you close the door to the spiritual world, you put yourself under the very laws that you want to escape from. Of course this doesn’t mean that you must do nothing. What it means is that you must do your part, but count and trust that the Work will do its part, and give the result that corresponds to your need, which you can’t know.”

J.G. Bennett https://parabola.org/2015/01/29/conscience/

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