We are so much accustomed to find a fault that we forget to see the facts,
“once there was a nice, benevolent King who always cared for his people like his own children. He was also famous for giving charity to Brahmanas, he fed them food everyday noon. Once it’s so happened that when his servants were carrying big pots of food to the place where Brahmanas were sitting, one eagle was flying over their heads, carrying snake into it’s teeth who was on the verge of dying, snake out of fear vomited poison and that dropped incidentally into one of the pot. When this particular poisoned food was served to Brahmanas those who eat that were died on the spot. Now other Brahmanas started investigating who is real culprit, King? his servants? eagle or snake? Or God? but no one could understand, even yamadutas were confused whom to be held responsible for such heinous act of killing few Brahmanas. Yamraj said,”don’t worry, just wait and watch, you will soon find who is real culprit…”. Many days passed, once 2 ladies were passing from that kingdom, they saw the King is serving food to the Brahmanas, they also desired to have food but suddenly one of them said,”hey, wait!! we can’t eat food from the hands of this King, who is known for killing noble Brahmanas”…immediately Yamraj sent his dutas to bring this lady to him as a real culprit. The lesson we learn here is that fault finder is real culprit and sinner.
Actually it has become our nature to see only the faults although ocean of good qualities lying in person, some of us take so much pleasure in fault finding as if reward is awaiting for us. Sometimes it’s so happens that although faults are absent in person we make them present by our habit. Most of the times because of not knowing the facts we just judge on the external behaviour of person.
One of the leading aachrya Srila Sarswati Thakur says,”the cause is one’s own heart being honeycombed by the very same faults which we find in others!”. Best way to deal will this bad practice is trying to see good in others and finding faults with ourselves, as Jesus says,”Why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but fail to notice the beam in your own eye?”. God has not made us bad, He has given everyone of us some good, special and distinguishable qualities. To find a fault is very easy but to find remedy is a bit difficult job.
Lord Krishna in Gita(16.1-3)enlists the qualities of godly souls, He mentions there about ‘aversion to fault finding’ as one of the quality. In fact Lord’s one of the name is Adosh-darsi(one who doesn’t see the faults). The God who has created us, who knows everything about us, who always watches over us, He neglects to see faults within us although plenty of them present within the heart…then who are we insignificant souls to judge his children? As bible says,”Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven”. So let’s become dear to lord by developing quality of fact finder and not fault finder!!! 🙂