If one is affected by criticism, one has to admit that one
has a lack of confidence in oneself.
If somebody says that we are "no good", it is the
little voice inside us that seems to confirm the statement, and makes us sad,
otherwise we would not bother about it.
I cannot imagine Gautarn Buddha or Mira affected by
Once Gautam Buddha was pelted with stones by those who did
not believe in him. Buddha's disciple, concerned, asked him whether he was hurt.
Buddha answered, I am trying to observe whether It has hurt my emotions and
In the case of Mira she sings:
Log Kahe Meera bhai banwari
Saas Kahe Kul nasi-re.
Which means people say I am crazy, and my mother in-law
claims that I have tainted the family name.
Does she cry at the above?
No! She adds:
I will continue to sing to the tune of the Jingling bells tied to my feet.
Pag ghungroo bandh
Meera nachi - re.
This does not however mean that we must disregard criticism that comes from
our loved ones to Improve ourselves.