Igeres HaRamban #12

If he is poor and you are wealthier or wiser than he,think in your heart that you are more resposible than him and he has fulfilled more Mitzvos than you.

The Talmud gives the following story to illustrate why we must view everyone and everything in a positive way.It once happened that Rabbi Shimon ben Elazar met Eliyohu HaNavi who was disguised as a lowly pauper.Not knowing his true identity Rabbi Shimon said to him "How lowly you are.Are all the people of your city as lowly as you? Eliyohu HaNavi responded "I don't know but tell the craftsman who designed me how useless his vessel is." At once Rabbi Shimon realised his sin and asked for forgiveness.(Taanis 20a)

To find a flaw in the creation is to find a flaw in the creator(Maharsha)So look for the good in everyone and the perfection of the creator,but in yourself see where you have sinned so you can improve.
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