Lao Tsu can be understood only if you become pregrant with him. Allow him. Open the doors. He will not try to agure because he does not believe in argument. He is not a mind being at all, he is absolutely a heart-being. He is simple, his analogies are that of a villager – but alive, radiant, vital. If you allow him, suddenly you will be transformed – just an understanding, a heart-understanding, and you will be transformed by him.
A religious man is not ambitious at all. Ambition is the first thing that drops from a religious man, becasue ambition means to be in the future and religious man is always here and now. He exisits in the present, he has no future to bother about. An he is not in any way afraid. He lives so totally, how can he be afraid? The fear comes becasue you live fragmentarily. You have not lived at all, that’s why the fear.