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Chapter 23: Except Love, There Should Be No Law

It is not a question of asking where paradise is. I am saying if you follow your nature, simply, wherever you reach you will find paradise.

What man’s law shall bind you if you break your yoke but upon no man’s prison door?
What law shall you fear if you dance but stumble against no man’s iron chains?

This is especially for you: dance, but don’t stumble on somebody else’s chains. If he has decided to remain in chains, that is his problem.

And who is that shall bring you to judgment if you tear off your garment yet leave it in no man’s path?

Who has the authority to prevent you from throwing your clothes, your conditionings, and becoming an individual in your own right? But don’t throw your clothes and garments in anybody’s path.

People of Orphalese, you can muffle the drum and you can loosen the strings of the lyre, but who shall command the skylark not to sing?