a further more detailed example (i am not talking to myself, i just keep thinking of something more to add to clarify my question better)
'Judgements' are egoically based. We 'judge' that of which we have no vision beyond our noses.
a teacher publicly in class humiliates a child with less ability to perform a specific lets say math question sufficiently, and you happen to be walking by and witness it.
Perhaps it is that belittling, that frustration, that embarassment that impells that child to works of genius in the future? There is no growth without pain.
you find her to actually be the "freaking idiot".
Not necessarily, it depends on Perspective.
you want to punish her, for whats she's done.
Shall I assume that when you say 'you" that you are referring to yourself?
That surely is not 'me'.
for what you find to be her grand stupidity
I can surely understand the sentiment, though.
but would punishing her for her grand stupidity be the same thing as her punishing the child for the inability to understand math?
At foundational levels there is no difference. Both are born from ignorance and emotion, a 'painful' combination!Growth
is painful, as are blessings
. Which would you remove to remove the 'pain'? 'Pain' isn't a 'bad' thing, it just hurts. And passes, leaving us with the fruit of the 'growth' and the 'blessings'.
"Compassion means that we recognize their need for their present condition, and give them our love and understanding."
Catch me at the right moment displaying my ignorance, and you might well see me stoping the pain, as I have done before.
'The growth of the soul in man is as that of a pearl in an oyster, both being caused by irritation (pain! -n)." - Plato