Good and Evil coexist; who are we to judge?

In the beginning of Shakespeare's Macbeth, (Act one, Scene one, line 12), the witches say, “Fair is foul and foul is fair.” Good and evil coexist together! Not a novel thought, but enlightening nevertheless. For centuries writers and philosophers have written about good and evil.  The topic is as young today as it was in the Vedic times, during the birth of Christ or Muhammad, in Shakespearean times.

Why should we pass judgement on others based on their own biases, experiences, or beliefs? If we can instead have humility and empathy, and recognize that everyone has their own unique perspective, we would not pass judgement. We often do not know everything. We have limited information upon which we act.  And we ourselves make mistakes.  Everyone makes mistakes and has their own struggles and challenges, and it is important to show compassion and understanding towards others. 

Additionally, judging others can be harmful, not only to the person being judged but also to us when are are judging. It can create feelings of resentment and animosity, and can lead to a lack of empathy and understanding. These feelings can eat our own souls.  

And Guru Nanak says at the end of his sentinal composition, Japji Sahib:
The righteous one judges good and evil
Deeds make some close and others far
Pavan Guru - Shivpreet Singh


Kabir says in his popular couplet -
बुरा जो देखन मैं चला, बुरा न मिलिया कोई।
जो मन खोजा अपना, तो मुझसे बुरा न कोई ।। 
When I tried looking outside, I couldn't find anyone dirty
When I saw my own heart, I found no one dirtier than me

Bible: Mathew 7:3
Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?”

Here is an excerpt from Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a non-fiction work by John Berendt. Published in 1994.
Midway through Jim Williams's second year in jail, Savannah more or less forgot about him. The city turned its attention to other topics. There was a good deal of talk, for example, about the divine intervention allegedly visited upon George Mercer 3d.
George Mercer 3d was a prominent businessman and the half-brother of the late Johnny Mercer. Mr. Mercer was leaving his house in Ardsley Park one evening to go to a dinner party when he suddenly realized he'd forgotten his car keys. He went back inside to get them. In the front hall he heard a voice say loud and clear, "George, you drink too much!"
Mr. Mercer turned around, but the hall was empty. "Who are you?" he asked. "And where are you?"
"I am the Lord," said the voice. "I am everywhere."
"Well, I know I drink more than I should," said Mr. Mercer, "but how do I know you're the Lord? If you really are, show me. Show me now. If you can prove to me you're God I'll never drink again." Suddenly, Mr. Mercer felt himself being lifted high in the air. Up over his house. Up over Ardsley Park. He was lifted so high he could look down and see all of Savannah -- the downtown squares, the river, Tybee Island and Hilton Head. And the voice said, "Have I proved to you that I am real?" Mr. Mercer declared then and there that he did believe, and the Lord put him back down in the front hall. George Mercer 3d never took another drink after that.

Even people who doubted the truth of that story had to admit that on a spiritual level at least something very strange was happening to Savannah's upper crust.

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