๐‰๐š๐ ๐š๐๐ ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐’๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข ๐“๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐š ๐Œ๐š๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฃ๐ข ๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ก๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐š

A man of virtue is a friend indeed. He is wedded to other's happiness. He never thinks of harm to others The second quality is that he appreciates the good, the virtues of the other man. In every person, in everything, there is both good and bad. The difference is only in the degree, or in magnitude.

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๐‰๐š๐ ๐š๐๐ ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ ๐’๐ก๐š๐ง๐ค๐š๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐’๐ซ๐ข ๐๐ก๐š๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข ๐“๐ข๐ซ๐ญ๐ก๐š ๐Œ๐š๐ก๐š๐ฌ๐ฐ๐š๐ฆ๐ข๐ฃ๐ข ๐จ๐ง ๐ˆ๐ฌ๐ก๐ฐ๐š๐ซ๐š:

A man of virtue is a friend indeed. He is wedded to other's happiness. He never thinks of harm to others The second quality is that he appreciates the good, the virtues of the other man. In every person, in everything, there is both good and bad. The difference is only in the degree, or in magnitude. There is a saying:

เคฆเฅƒเคทเฅเคŸเค‚ เค•เคฟเคฎเคชเคฟ เคฒเฅ‹เค•เฅ‡เคฝเคธเฅเคฎเคฟเคจเฅ เคจ เคจเคฟเคฐเฅเคฆเฅ‹เคทเค‚ เคจ เคจเคฟเคฐเฅเค—เฅเคฃเคฎเฅเฅค

เคตเฅเคฏเคพเคตเฅƒเคฃเฅเคงเฅเคตเคฎเคคเฅ‹ เคฆเฅ‹เคทเคพเคจเฅ เคตเคฟเคตเฅƒเคฃเคงเฅเคตเค‚ เค—เฅเคฃเคพเคจเฅ เคฌเฅเคงเคพเคƒเฅคเฅค

(The world is full of things that are neither perfect nor completely bad. Wise people look for the positive and avoid dwelling on the negative.)

We have to look at the good in others and appreciate their good qualities and not magnify negatives. In the story of the เคธเคฎเฅเคฆเฅเคฐ เคฎเค‚เคฅเคจ (Churning of the ocean) Bhagawan Ishwara accepted both the Deadly Poison (เคนเคพเคฒเคพเคนเคฒเคฎเฅ) and the Moon which came out of the ocean. He suppressed the poison in his neck and put the Moon on his head. What is the interpretation of this? There is a beautiful verse on this

เค—เฅเคฃเคฆเฅ‹เคทเฅŒ เคฌเฅเคงเฅ‹ เค—เฅเคนเฅเคฃเคจเฅ เค‡เคจเฅเคฆเฅเค•เฅเคทเฅเคตเฅ‡เคกเคพเคตเคฟเคตเฅ‡เคถเฅเคตเคฐเฅŒ เฅค

เคถเคฟเคฐเคธเคพ เคถเฅเคฒเคพเค˜เคคเฅ‡ เคชเฅ‚เคฐเฅเคตเค‚ เคชเคฐเค‚ เค•เคฃเฅเค เฅ‡ เคจเคฟเคฏเคšเฅเค›เคคเคฟ เฅฅ

(A wise person, like Mahadeva, embraces both the good and the bad. They acknowledge the good with a silent appreciation, and keep the bad in check, just as Mahadeva wore the moon on his head and suppressed the poison within.)

The concept emphasizes the elevation of 'Virtue' and the disregard or suppression of 'Evil'. The moon serves as an illuminating and comforting presence in the world. Who doesn't delight in a brightly lit full moon night? Thus, the moon is positioned atop the head to radiate its light across the entire world. Conversely, deadly poison should be avoided due to its harmful nature, hence it's contained in the neck. Therefore when observing others, we should refrain from scrutinizing them with a fault-finding gaze. Just as a person wearing coloured glasses perceives everything with a tint, it's essential to recognize that the colouring exists within and not in the external world. - Jagadguru Vani IV

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