Every Day with Shri Mataji

NO PITY


There should be no pity. There should be compassion and that will take you out of this nonsensical idea of pitying yourself, pitying others and feeling all the time sorry for nothing at all because if you ask for such pity then you will be pitied too. I mean you will in be a pitiable condition yourself. But if you have compassion, then you do not put down that person, you do not sort of make him feel inferior, but you encourage him and he feels power. Like a finger is hurt within you, you just try to soothe it and be compassionate towards it, you do not try to put him down that "you're no good" because he is part and parcel of your being. (18 1986)