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 point out the mistake of a person who does not know, but who wants to know. Do not point out the mistake of a person who knows but doesn't want you to know. Often people know the mistakes that they have committed, but they do not want you to tell them. Think of the usefulness of your comments. Before pointing out the mistake of a person, see whether your comments in any way will help to improve the situation, foster love or bring harmony. A magnanimous person would not pick on the mistakes of others and make them feel guilty. However, they would correct them with compassion and care, not through words but through attitudes.

Washington DC had big Satsangs and a lovely boat ride with Guruji. The DC Mayor's office honored Guruji by proclaiming that henceforth August 26th would be celebrated as His Holiness Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Day. Senator Paul Strauss presented this Honor to Guruji at the Elegant Ball Room of the Hilton Capitol in the presence of 1500 people.