Etymology批 (비) – to attack, to insult
判 (판) – to discriminate, to judge
It cannot be denied that as people think selfishly, they critique others. When someone has something better, people want to take it away and make it their own.
To critique is to choose between the good side and the evil side. By criticizing, you draw a line that will determine whether you belong to one side or the other. The person who is criticized and harmed, even though he is innocent, is always a man of good, while the critic and the bully is a man of evil.
Before judging a person, it is necessary to get to know him or her very well, by dedicating at least three years to it.
When we criticize people, we will encounter big problems. The commandment “Judge not” is based on that very logic. We must not hurt others with our words. Do not judge people in your own thoughts.
Before you criticize someone, first find three things in yourself worthy of criticism. Let your criticism of another person be three times weaker than that of yourself.
Before you speak badly of someone, look at yourself and make sure you don’t have that deficiency in yourself. Before you point the finger at someone else, point it at yourself. Only when you yourself have achieved perfection in every way, are you qualified to judge others. This is not the time to judge others or to meddle in other people’s affairs. The problem is not someone else, but ourselves.