The habit of criticism

The habit of criticizing our fellow-beings is a bad one, at the back of it often lies self-righteousness, conceit and a false sense of superiority. Sometimes it indicates envy or a desire for retaliation. Those who criticize should first look to themselves. They will find greater faults within themselves than in others. (Awakener,  XVI/2/52)

Those who criticize should first look to themselves. They will find greater faults within themselves than in others. (Awakener, 10/2/36)

Honesty begets humility that refuses to criticize others. It ungrudgingly works its own way, leaving the results to my divine will. (Glimpses of the God-Man vol 1, p44)

Innocent and fair criticism does not hurt and is good, but it is quite rare. What I mean by talking ill of others is when you criticize excitedly, out of anger. When you criticize with love and kindness, how can it hurt? (Mehera Meher, vol 2, p73)

(source: The Alphabet Board, Chris Maier, p30, p50)

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