On Not Finding Fault

"I tell you one thing -- if you want peace, do not find fault with others. Rather, see your own faults. Learn to make the world your own. No one is a stranger, my child; the whole world is your own."

"To err is human. One must not take that into account. It is harmful for oneself. One gets into the habit of finding fault..."

"Do not look for faults in others, or your own eyes will become faulty."

"One finds faults in others after bringing one's own mind down to that level. Does anything ever happen to another if you enumerate his faults? It only injures you.
This has been my attitude. Hence I cannot see anyone's faults. If someone does even a small kindness for me, I try to remember this instead."

From The Teachings of Sri Sarada Devi, the Holy Mother, published by Sri Ramakrishna Math, Madras, 1983.

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