– quoting Jed McKenna –
Being selfless isn’t considered to be a good, holy, or noble activity. It’s simple, when there is no self, selflessness happens. When selfless happens, it overflows with goodness and love without doing any harm. There is no need to discriminate between right and wrong. You are operating by the flow of the Tao, which is a higher order of intelligence. – Adyashanti
Morality and right action
The moral codes of conduct have no relationship whatsoever to awakening. You can either be asleep as a saint or a murder. That has nothing to do with it.
Morality is just a shadow of right action. Right action is the highest degree of morality and it happens when you put yourself out of the way. When you understand and are able to act from right action, morality is no longer necessary -it’s instantly obsolete and discarded. Right action has nothing to do with right or wrong, good or evil, naughty or nice. It is without altruism or compassion. Morality is the set of rules and regulations that you use to navigate through life when you’re still trying to steer your ship rather than let it follow the flow. Right action is not a choice, is what happens when you release the tiller (steer wheel).
A basic premise of NVC is that whenever we imply that someone is wrong or bad, what we are really saying is that he or she is not acting in harmony with our needs. If the person we are judging happens to be ourselves, what we are saying is. “I myself am not behaving in harmony with my own needs.”