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.

Matthew Flickstein, Swallowing the River Ganges