On a more subtle level, we need to recognize that we express a lack of reverence toward others when we communicate using harsh words, or by displaying offensive gestures and facial expressions. Whenever we make judgments about people — labeling them selfish, ignorant, arrogant, and so forth — we relate to those people as if they were fixed objects and 'kill off' our connection to their individuality and inherently divine nature.
To Practice This Thought:
Guard your words, your gestures, and your facial expressions to make sure they reflect only respect for others.
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