Re: are we meditating on defects?
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Melody"
> From Osho:ego to feel good. Everybody is such a sinner; when everybody is
> Do not discuss defects.
> The mind tends to discuss the defects of others. It helps the
such a sinner, comparatively one feels like a saint. When
everybody is doing wrong, it feels good that "At least I am not
doing that much wrong."
>about them, they go on magnifying them. That's why there is so
> Hence people talk about others' defects; not only do they talk
much joy in gossiping. When the gossip passes from one hand
to another hand, it becomes richer. And when it passes back
again, something will be added to it. By the evening, if you come
to know the gossip that you started in the morning, you will be
surprised. In the morning it was just a molehill, now it is a
mountain. People are very creative, really creative and inventive.
>finding fault with others, in looking into others' loopholes and
> Why are people so interested in gossiping about others, in
defects? Why are people continuously trying to look through
others' keyholes? The reason is, this helps to give them a better
feeling about themselves. They become Peeping Toms, just to
have a good feeling, "I am far better." There is a motivation.
>notwithstanding what they say.
> It is not just to help others--it is not, whatsoever they say,
>beautiful." They are following Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.
> The basic reason is, "If others are very ugly, then I am
>business. Don't interfere in others' lives, it is none of your
> Atisha says: Don't ponder over others' defects, it is none of your
>is doing wrong. Their whole life is wasted; they are like police
> But there are great moralists whose whole work is to see who
dogs sniffing here and there. Their whole life's work is to know
who is doing wrong.
>and energy. Not only is it a wastage but it strengthens and
> Atisha says: That is an ugly trait and a sheer wastage of time
gratifies the ego. And an ego more gratified becomes more of a
>others' defects. Don't even be too much concerned about your
> And remember, it is not only a question of not discussing
own defects. Take note, be aware, and let the matter be settled
then and there.
G: good writing....
shanti om ..g..