Who is to decide that a man is bad? Even if a really bad
person appears before you, think that he is Lord Himself. Even the
villain will become a saint. Then, are we to imagine falsely? But I
say, who can be certain that the man is wicked? Some say, "Good
people, being good themselves, see nothing but goodness around
them." But in fact, this is not true. Should the world then
accept as true only what you see, and nothing else? Are we then to
suppose that it is only the bad people, who can truly understand the
world? Why not say that there is nothing wrong with creation, but it
appears bad to you because of badness in you? Look, creation is but
What you are and what you bring to
this mirror, the image of this you see in the world. It is the eyes
of the beholder that determines the form of the world. Therefore,
approach all creation with the feeling that it is good, that it is
pure. Carry the same bhavana to all your ordinary actions. Then you
will see a miraculous change. This is what the Lord means us to
understand when He says :-
yajjuhoshi dadaasi yat
What you do, such as it is, dedicate it
all to the Lord.
yat tapasyasi kaunteya tat kurushva madarpanam."
Whatever you do, whatever you eat,
whatever rites or austerities you perform, whatever you give, do
it, O son of Kunti, as an offering to me.