Bodhidharma ... far transcends moralists, puritans, so-called good
people, do-gooders. He has touched the very rock bottom of the
problem. Unless awareness arises in you, all your morality is bogus,
all your culture is simply a thin layer which can be destroyed by
anybody. But once your morality has come out of your awareness, not
out of a certain discipline, then it is a totally different matter.
Then you will respond in every situation out of your awareness. And
whatever you do will be good.
Awareness cannot do anything that is bad. That is the ultimate beauty
of awareness, that anything that comes out of it is simply beautiful,
is simply right, and without any effort and without any practice. So
rather than cutting the leaves and the branches, cut the root. And to
cut the root there is no other method than a single method: the method
of being alert, of being aware, of being conscious.
Osho Bodhidharma, The Greatest Zen Master Chapter 15