The honeybee flies from one flower to the next drinking only the sweetness of the nectar without disturbing the flower in the slightest, and then going to next flower and drinking the nectar. Similarly, a saintly person has much to learn from the honeybee. We should never look for the faults in others. We should only look for the good in others.
However bad, however evil, however crooked a man or woman may be in this world, a saintly person can always find something good in them. He or she magnifies that good quality hundreds and thousands of times, and simply flies over, like the honeybee, anything that does not provide it nectar.
But then the saintly person described that he also learned something from the fly. You see, in this world we can learn our lessons from both the good and the bad. The fly is not interested in the flower.
It’s simply looking for the pus. As you know variety is the spice of life — sometimes pus, sometimes stool, sometimes urine, sometimes decomposed corpses. This is the life of the fly. So is the mentality of one always quick to find faults, to criticise, to condemn, to discuss obnoxious rumours.
The author is a spiritual guide. www.radhanathswami.com.