Arrow SIgns - Not My Fault Shifting Blame

A good Dharma friend reminds us that our perception of the mistakes committed by us and others tends to assign blame to them and exculpate ourselves.

If a driver violates the rules of the highway, he is negligent; if we do it, it’s because we’re in a rush. If someone hurls insults at us, she is disrespectful; if we do it, it’s because we are angry, or because they she asked for it. If a friend does not keep a commitment, he is disloyal; if we do it, it could not be helped…

We excuse our faults, claiming that there are circumstances beyond our control, while demanding that others accept full responsibility for theirs, and often even impute “malice aforethought”.

Isn’t it time to recognize our hypocrisy?

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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2 Responses to Hypocrisy

  1. Robbie. says:

    We spend our time Judging others rather than judging ourselves . We must look within and work on our own faults .

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