Fault Finding

. . . magnify not the faults of others that thine own faults may not appear great . . .

Bahá’u’lláh, The Persian Hidden Words 44

Breathe not the sins of others so long as thou art thyself a sinner. Shouldst thou transgress this command, accursed wouldst thou be, and to this I bear witness.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Hidden Words, Arabic 27

How couldst thou forget thine own faults and busy thyself with the faults of others? Whoso doeth this is accursed of Me.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Arabic Hidden Words 26

If the fire of self overcome you, remember your own faults and not the faults of My creatures, inasmuch as every one of you knoweth his own self better than he knoweth others.

Bahá’u’lláh, The Persian Hidden Words 66

All religions teach that we should love one another; that we should seek out our own shortcomings before we presume to condemn the faults of others, that we must not consider ourselves superior to our neighbours! We must be careful not to exalt ourselves lest we be humiliated.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 147

Heedless souls are always seeking faults in others. What can the hypocrite know of others' faults when he is blind to his own? . . . As long as a man does not find his own faults, he can never become perfect. Nothing is more fruitful for man than the knowledge of his own shortcomings. The Blessed Perfection says, "I wonder at the man who does not find his own imperfections."

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 244