The Vedic Perspective on Criticism
Criticism is never easy to take, and most people tend to react negatively towards it. However, as an ancient Vedic tale suggests, bearing and handling criticism is a virtue that speaks volumes about one’s learning, civility, and wisdom. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of criticism, particularly in Vedic texts, where it is considered the hallmark of a wise person. We’ll delve into some of the Shlokas that detail this importance and how it is linked to virtues like humility and forgiveness. We’ll also explore the difficulties in imbibing such virtues in our modern world, where humility is often mistaken for weakness.