Take blame and burn away negative karma – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

When someone blames you, what do you usually do? You blame them back or you set up some resistance in yourself.

How do you feel when someone blames you? Hurt, unhappy, sad, heavy? This is all because you are resisting. What you resist, persists. You get hurt because you resist the blame.

Know that when someone blames you, they take away some negative karma from you. If you understand this, you will only feel happy about it.

If you resist when someone blames you, you are not allowing them to take away the negative karma. Even if you don’t reach outwardly, you may still be resisting inside. Actually it is fine to resist outside, but inside don’t resist. You will feel immediately lighter. You can feel happy: Oh, good, somebody is blaming me and taking some of my negative karma.
 – Sri Sri Ravi Shankar