MIRROR REFLECTS TRUE FACE
“God dwells in everyone, therefore, do not hate or envy anyone. See God in each and every form. There is not an iota of space without Him.” – Shri Sai Samartha Satcharita, Ch. 45, Ovi 55.
A psychologist once asked a group of college students to jot down, in thirty seconds, the initials of the people they disliked. Some of the students taking the test could think of only one person. Others listed as many as fourteen.
But interesting fact that came out of this bit of research was this: those who disliked the largest number were themselves the most widely disliked.
When we find ourselves continually disliking others, we ought to bring ourselves up short and ask ourselves the question: “What is wrong with me?”
Very likely, if we develop an aversion to those around us, it is not because they deserve our antipathy, but because we are lacking in some particular quality we profess to see missing in them. Other people are mirrors, in the sense that what we see in them is a reflection of ourselves.
A man has no enemy worse than himself.