No matter where we live and how we live. No matter what kind of life we live in the society, we have to understand one thing: we will not be free from criticisms and blames ! People are generally so quick to judge us like this and like that. Criticisms and blames will fall onto our heads. If we get caught to public criticisms, blames and judgements, it will pull us down emotionally and mentally. Then, our life will be dragged with anger, upset and pain.
For instance, if we live a quiet life, people will criticize us for remaining quiet and for doing nothing. They will say we are no good, we are inactive. If we do too much for the society, community, again people will criticize us for being too much. If we do little, people will criticize us for doing too little as well.
This has been the nature of the society. This is the nature of the society. This will be the nature of the society. So, let us not worry about what others say. Let us just try playing our role to the best of our capacity with an equanimous mind, without giving any emotional reaction to praise and blame.
With many blessings !
The Urban Buddhist Monk