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Why do I find fault in others?

Questioner: I tend to see the fault of a person more readily than his virtue. Why is this so?

Dadashri: It is the case with everyone. Their perception is spoilt. They never see the good in others but are quick to find faults in them. They readily find faults in other people but they cannot find their own faults.

Questioner: Does it mean that whatever fault we see in others, we have that fault in us?

Dadashri: There is no such rule, but nevertheless there are such faults. What does the intellect do? It conceals one's own faults while seeing the faults of others. Such is the industry of the average worldly being. The person whose faults are destroyed will not see faults in others. Such a person will not have this bad habit. Such a human being will instinctively see the entire world as innocent. The Nature of Gnan is such that not even the slightest of fault is seen in others.

Questioner: People are always searching the faults of others.

Dadashri: One must not see fault in anyone. It is a grave mistake to do so. Who are you to pass judgment? What do you gain by looking at people's faults? Who do you think you are that you can see faults? If you see faults then you are ignorant. You are deluding yourself. Is there such a thing as a fault? How can you look at other people's faults? To see faults is a fault in itself. When you cannot see your own faults what business do you have seeing faults in others? The only faults you need to look at are your own and no one else's.

And if people continue to look at each other's faults, what would happen? You must not look at anyone's faults. In reality there are no faults. Anyone looking for fault is a worthless human being. If I were to see even the slightest fault in another human being, it would mean that worthlessness exists within me. Such behavior has negative intentions behind it. Where did these faults arise? Each person is acting according to his or her own prakruti, so where is the fault in this? Is this a judicial process of some kind? Everyone acts according to his prakruti. I too act according to mine. Of course the prakruti will always be there.

Questioner: We forget that the other person is not the doer.

Dadashri: Yes, there is no fault as long as you have that awareness that the other is not the doer at all. You create a new world each time each time you look at people's faults. And until you destroy this fault, you get nowhere; you remain confused. Even for an instant I have never seen faults in others, and if I do, I would immediately say it to them. I do not hide it from them, but express it to them directly. I tell them that if they have disregard it.

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