He said, “I told that man, but he is telling me that ‘You have been exploiting the money of the poor. Where will they get money? Except by stealing there seems to be no way!’ So he calls me a primary criminal, and the thief only a by-product.”
“I warn you, if I go to jail, it will not be long before you will be coming to jail too, because you have been committing murders, you have been raping women, you have been collecting all the beautiful women of the country into your palace. This man has to be immediately removed from his post.”
The emperor understood. He said, “He was saying himself that he would not last more than one day. Even the full day is not ended, this is just the first case!”
Lao Tzu was given his freedom and told, “You are right. You go on your buffalo wherever you want to go.” He was a man of tremendous consideration, of in-depth exploration of everything.
Don’t judge anybody superficially. You don’t have the means to enter into anybody’s act, because the action comes from his unconscious. You have not explored your own unconscious, how can you enter into somebody else’s unconscious? And who are you to judge anybody?
But Christianity’s statement is different. It is saying to you that if you want not to be judged by God on the day of judgment, then don’t judge anybody else. This is simple bargaining, business.
Truth is not a business.
The morality that Christianity preaches is always motivated, and wherever there is motivation, there is no morality.
The church says that a righteous man can judge others because he is without sin. Who is the righteous man? If you look you will not find a single person who is without sin, because everything that is joyful and that is pleasant, that you love, is called sin.
The righteous person is one who has never committed any sin, who has never looked at a woman with loving eyes, who has never lied – and the whole church is lying. Even the pope is lying. Who is righteous? You will not find anyone.
According to the Christian ideology, you are all sinners. You are carrying the same sin that Adam and Eve committed. That is their dogma, I am not talking on my own. It is their dogma that Adam and Eve committed the original sin by disobeying God, and because the same blood is flowing in all humanity around the world, you partake of, and you have to be responsible for, the original sin of Adam and Eve.
You are their sons and daughters, and you are born out of sin. Except Jesus, nobody is born without sin. But I don’t consider that Jesus was born without sin. In fact, in the birth of Jesus even God has become a sinner.