--- In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, new.morning <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > Are all criticisms of someone simply the projections of the critic -- > their seeing the criticized quality in themselves? > > And even if all criticism is projection -- a dubious position IMO, > does that invalidate the criticism? Another dubious position IMO. > Great question! Thanks for raising it.
My personal view of this is we are all more a common consciousness, a Oneness, than we are our seperate selves. That being the case, it informs my criticism of another, because though the criticism of them may be a valid perception of mine, the way I criticize another is the same way I treat such qualities within myself. So if I am quick to condemn, slander and insult others, that is the same inner dialogue I have with myself. And either by the mechanism of karma or just self dislike, it is not the most helpful way to get through this life. Additionally, the world we see is the projection of our own consciousness onto our objects of perception. And so, yes, whatever we criticize is, scientifically, us. Which is to say we are much more than this body. And whatever we perceive, we perceive through our machinery and so at the very least it always has our imprint on it, and we wouldn't see it that way if it wasn't us seeing it. To subscribe, send a message to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Or go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ and click 'Join This Group!' Yahoo! Groups Links <*> To visit your group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/ <*> Your email settings: Individual Email | Traditional <*> To change settings online go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FairfieldLife/join (Yahoo! ID required) <*> To change settings via email: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to: [EMAIL PROTECTED] <*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/