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"From the most clear, profound and subtle mind, do not point out other's faults and mistakes" How is it possible for a father to not point out his son´s faults and mistakes? and purify his own mind? Same for a teacher and her student, or for a citizen and the nuclear´s energy faults. How not to talk about the faults and mistakes of others and instead to purify his own mind?


This precept is about not talking badly about others. But here the point is not the talking badly about someone. It is the basic line which can be found in all of the ten precepts: If you see the other person as separate from yourself, it is always a mistake. So here is the question: when we say something to someone, do we say it for ourselves or for the other person? If we are attached to our point of view, then it can only be a mistake. This is where we have to throw ourselves away totally, or we will never be able to see and say what is best for the other person.


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