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.

Original Presentation || Commentary References

Point VI | Slogan 26 || CTR 93 | PC 63, 110

Point VI | Slogan 25 || CTR 92 | PC 9, 110

Point VI | Slogan 31 || CTR 96 | PC 111