Nobody is interested in praising anybody, in finding those qualities which everybody has. Nobody is ready to help those qualities grow. Everybody is afraid: if all are growing, what about him? His whole concern is that his ego should go on becoming bigger, and the easier way is to criticize everybody, to complain against everything: be negative, make negativity your very approach. And for this you don’t need intelligence; any idiot can do it. But to be really critical, one has to be very compassionate, very loving. And one has to be ready to devote time and energy and intelligence. Then it is not criticism, then it is not inimical, it is not antagonistic; it is a friendly suggestion, a sympathetic approach.
Everyone here should learn to be sympathetic. Your meditation should help you not to criticize but to appreciate. And if you are intelligent enough, you can appreciate in such a way that whatever you wanted to criticize will be understood without being said.
The buddha in me condemns the zorba, and the zorba envies the buddha. How can these two beloveds within me become friends?
Just let them fight one day more. Tomorrow we will settle it!