Mind Your Own Business

In Buddhism, we are taught something similar to minding our own business: don’t pay too much attention to other people’s karma. We can so easily get caught up in judgment about whether others are living the way we think they should or practicing the way we think they should. This is a waste of time. Of course, the phrase mind your own business can be misused to rationalize away situations where others need our help or understanding, but it does remind us to avoid getting lost in our judgments. Others have the right to do things their own way. They have the right to make their own mistakes. When appropriate, (and it is appropriate far less often than we think), we can offer a gentle hint

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