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Watch out for negativity, because it feeds the fault-finding mind.

“Watch out for negativity, because it feeds the fault-finding mind. Fault finding is an attitude that arises and then gets hold of you, just as a snake might, and it poisons your mind. Once the fault finding is well established, there’s no end to the things you can find fault with. In the suttas you find that people found fault even with the Buddha! You may have the most perfect monasteries, the most hard-working of teachers, the best food in the world, and the most comfortable hut, yet you can still find fault with all of it. As a young monk I would sometimes find fault even with Ajahn Chah, and afterward I would feel really stupid. If I could find fault with him, the wisest and most selfless person I had ever met, then it was quite clear that the problem was with me, not with Ajahn Chah.”

~ Ajahn Brahm

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