MESSAGES FROM SHREE VASANT
FROM INTUITIVE GUIDANCE
From Judgment to Unconditional Love.
In Spanish, we have the expression “He has no mouth to speak.” Which means that he does not have moral authority to judge others on an issue where he fails”.
2) Even if we have moral authority, we must think about of the wellbeing of the offender. We can show love and kindness and give him/her the opportunity to rectify. (First in private –
Matthew 18: 15-17)
Common sense tells us that
if there is a need to judge:
– We can do it with the aim of helping, guiding and motivating positively and not to attack or belittle anyone.
– What we do to others, sooner or later comes back to us. Perhaps in the future you will be wrong and it would be good that when that happens, they can treat you with mercy, right?
– Do you give a hand or a kick to a fallen person?
– Forgiving others makes us great. And recognizing our mistakes and asking for forgiveness gives us the opportunity to reduce our ego.
– You can only help someone who asks and requires it. That can happen more easily when we respond with compassion and humility.
As far as possible:
a) Let’s not do to others what we don’t want to be done to us.
b) Let’s do to others what we want to be done to us.
The Practice of the Fivefold Path (Yajnya, Daan, Tapa, Karma and Swadhyaya) helps us to love ourselves, to put ourselves in the shoes of the other and to love our neighbor unconditionally.
OM FIVEFOLD PATH OM
OM SHREE OM
More Swadhyaya for our Self-knowledge.
Every day, when we wake up, we begin to make decisions related to our activities and goals that we have in mind.
This almost inevitably includes thinking and analyzing emergent situations at every moment and this often includes the people around us unless one lives alone, physically and mentally disconnected from the rest.
Thus, the mind is very busy passing judgment almost always.
In the Bible, it says "Do not judge so that you will not be judged."
So how do you live without judgment??
To answer this question, we will use other quotes in the Bible and some common sense.
1) Perhaps this does not mean that we do not use our discernment because later in
Matthew 7:6, we are told:
“Do not give what is holy to dogs, nor cast your pearls before pigs.”
To clarify this better, in another portion, John 7:24
states: “Judge not according to appearances, but judge with just judgment.”
How many times have we been mistaken by severe superficial judgments or prejudices?
Matthew 7:2 “For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
For most people, it is very easy to see the mistakes in others and to judge quickly, but few people perceive their faults or mistakes and recognize them as such.
Matthew 7:3-5 “Why do you look at the straw that is in your brother’s eye and do not see the beam that is in your own eye? … Hypocrite! First get the beam out of your own eye…”