14. Don’t ponder others; Don’t talk about injured limbs; Don’t malign others.
This trio of “naked truth” slogans baldly states how we so often spend our time thinking about and talking about other people and their shortcomings. When I constantly think and gossip about what I see others doing that I don’t like, or compare myself to others, I’m probably doing this to feel better about myself and my own imperfections. This is the opposite of cultivating bodhicitta and compassion for all beings.