As explained in another chapter, one is always given a choice
in life when
making decisions, regardless of whether it is a big or small
matter, in our life. In "Basis of Decision Making",
the importance of making decisions based on Love is explained as
the consideration of whether the outcome of your decision would help and bring happiness
to others or hurt and harm others.
The meaning of "judgment" as discussed here differs
from "choice" or "decision making" in the
basis of Love. It is rather
like pre-judgment or prejudice. Although it may be good to be a decisive
person, it may be risky to be judgmental.
"Judgment" involves apprehension and anticipating one's future
anticipating based on one's past experience, not giving another a
chance claiming he is known to be incapable of doing it, or
conditioning things to be good or bad.
We as human beings are
constantly making these judgmental behaviors unconsciously. These are
all "judgments" and different from "choice" or
Nothing exists passively in this world. Energy is constantly
being exchanged at all times. Grass, trees as well as human
beings are continuously growing and changing.
For example, when you think "he is inferior to me", in
the next moment, that person could actually be surpassing you.
From this, you should see that it is pointless to make snap judgments
and label anything or anyone, such as "he cannot do more
than I expect" or "your opinion is wrong". With
this understanding, one must realize how important it is to be
humble so that you may learn from everyone and everything.
Should one make no "judgment", one
must accept things as they are. It means to acknowledge the fact
that everything in the universe exists according to the Law of
When you do not accept things as they are just because they do
not go the way you wish, you are struggling against the