If our neighbour has a fault or weakness which irritates us, what should we do?

Every circumstance or situation man finds himself in has a lesson to teach man or a reason for being. Nothing is by accident!

During each person’s earth life, he or she is drawn or attracted to such places, peoples, events and circumstances which are meant for his beneficial experiencing. Beneficial experiencing, mentioned here, does not necessarily mean that such experiences would be joyful and exciting. They may well be painful, challenging, and even sorrowful; but nevertheless to the spirit, they are meant to bring ultimate beneficial experiencing.

This is the reason one may sometimes be blessed to have a neighbour who irritates one or whose faults and weaknesses so sharply get on one’s nerves. Bearing in mind the assertion that nothing is by accident, one should first seek inwards for the cause of such fortuitous neighbourliness. The first thing that will strike one during such moment of objective introspection is that one carries the same fault as irritates him or her in the neighbour; and often to even higher proportion.

A lesson in this was given through the words of The Lord Jesus Christ, to the effect that ‘you seek to remove the mote in your neighbours eyes, while ignoring the beam in your own eyes’. This would be better understood if one recalls that there is a Natural Law in Creation called The Law of Attraction of Homogeneous Species. This Law helps to determine who comes close into our personal space; and usually it is our own nature that is the primary determinant.

Sometimes, the point of attraction may be a latent weakness in us; or something which may help us learn to be more patient, more understanding; or even to help us sharpen our fighting drive—assuming it is such a situation that will require us to take some sensible severe measures. In all, it comes as a help, and through handling it wisely, we can also bring lasting help to such a neighbour.be blessed to have a neighbour who irritates one or whose faults and weaknesses so sharply get on one’s nerves. Bearing in mind the assertion that nothing is by accident, one should first seek inwards for the cause of such fortuitous neighbourliness. The first thing that will strike one during such moment of objective introspection is that one carries the same fault as irritates him or her in the neighbour; and often to even higher proportion.

The explanation given in this article is based on the author’s understanding of the Work “In The Light of Truth”, The Grail Message by Abd-ru-shin.
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