one is affected by criticism, one has to admit that one has a
lack of confidence in oneself.
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.
cannot imagine Gautarn Buddha or Mira affected by criticism.
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 equilibrium."
the case of Mira she sings:
Kahe Meera bhai banwari
Saas Kahe Kul nasi-re.
means people say I am crazy, and my mother in-law claims that
I have tainted the family name.
she cry at the above?
Meera nachi - re.
will continue to sing to the tune of the Jingling bells tied
to my feet.
does not however mean that we must disregard criticism that
comes from our loved ones to Improve ourselves.