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  1. Don't make a mistake by pointing out mistakes!

    Do not tell a person a mistake he knows. What's the use of pointing out a mistake that he knows he has committed? By doing this, you will only make them feel more guilty, defensive or resentful and this will only create more distance. You should only ...
  2. When a mistake is not a mistake

    Blessed are those who don't see a mistake as a mistake....!!! But it is hard not to see your own mistake. Outwardly you may justify yourself or prove your innocence to someone else, but a mistake pricks a conscience. Do not justify yourself. Instead, ...
  3. Two Anecdotes

    Once somebody made a mistake and Guruji asked him, "What punishment can I give you?" The person replied, "Don't punish me, Guruji, I won't make the mistake again." After some time Guruji asked another person, "And what p ...
  4. Feel The Pinch

    A devotee asked Guruji: Please forgive me if I have committed a mistake. Sri Sri: Why should you be forgiven? You are asking for forgiveness because you feel a pinch and you want to be free from it, isn't it? Let the pinch be there. The pinch will no ...
  5. Mistakes

    Mistakes keep happening all the time. Often you get irritated by them and want to correct them. How much can you correct? There are two situations when you correct other’s mistakes: You correct someone’s mistake because it bothers you. But even if you cor ...
  6. To Say Sorry Is A Good Mistake?

    Often, in establishing your righteousness, you are insensitive to othersÔ feelings. When someone is hurt, arguing with them and establishing your righteousness will be in vain. By saying a simple "Sorry", you can uplift the other and take away t ...
  7. Do Not Correct Your Mistakes!

    Wanting to correct a mistake brings doership and doership is the foundation for mistakes. Often, those who are trying to correct mistakes get caught up in more mistakes. Those who recognize their are mistakes are freed from them. Often, when one acknowled ...
  8. We must not hold anyone guilty

    One day, one Swamiji who has a very big dental college came to our Ashram. He said he urgently needed fifteen lakh rupees and he would return it within two weeks. I felt that since he needed it urgently for some work, maybe for some temple or something, w ...
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