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What kind of esteem do we give? About the Selfless Self

Selfless Self Ramakant MaharajWe can ask ourselves if we give esteem with a certain purpose.  Do we have ulterior motives when we give esteem to somebody?

We might hope that our acknowledgement of somebody yields an benefit of some kind for us.  In this case it isn’t esteem we give, instead it’s a calculating act.

Another intention to give esteem could be that we expect being acknowledged ourselves.

We are, in effect, making clear that we are the ones deserving esteem.

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