2034Hindrances to meditation and cultivation of goodwill - criticism
- Sep 1, 2005
Hindrances to meditation and cultivation of goodwill - criticism
"It isn't difficult for us to notice other people's faults as these
so frequently annoy us, and in this negative state we are convinced
that what we think is right, and that we are entitled to pass
judgment. This makes us quick to criticize, and in doing so we forget
that our thinking is based on our own opinions, which cannot be
completely objective. In a sense, all our opinions are wrong, because
they are rooted in our ego-illusion: 'I have, I want I will; I
believe, I know, I think.' . . .
"By the time repeated criticism becomes a habit, we have cared ruts
of negativity within ourselves . . . every time we criticize we are
gradually forming a habit."
~ Ayya Khema, "Come and See For Yourself: The Buddhist Path to
Happiness," Windhorse Publications, 2002
May this be of benefit.
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