So, another thread in this forum got me thinking about how we judge others. There are so many really fruitful words of wisdom on the subject- in nearly every tradition- that I'm wondering why it seems to escape us so frequently.
Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment that you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, "Let me take the speck out of your eye," when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye. Matthew 7:1-5
The vile are ever prone to detect the faults of others, though they be as small as mustard seeds, and persistently shut their eyes against their own, though they be as large as Vilva fruit.- Garuda Purana 112
Easily seen are others' faults, hard indeed to see are one's own. Like chaff one winnows others' faults, but one's own one hides, as a crafty fowler conceals himself by camouflage.
He who sees others' faults is ever irritable--his corruptions grow. He is far from the destruction of the corruptions.Dhammapada 252-53
So, your thoughts? Why do we all continue to pass judgement on others?
The liberal person shall be enriched, and he who waters shall himself be watered. Proverbs 11:25