Common Impediments: Self-pity

                                                                  Q. I would just like to ask if a bad person can love himself (is it allowed to)? Can this help him to become a better person?

                                                                  Each one of us is part and parcel of Krishna. Thus originally we are all pure; the soul itself is neither bad or good.

                                                                  Q. What is the cause of self pity? How can we overcome it?

                                                                  Self pity stems from improper understanding of the self. The self, or spirit soul, is fully satisfied and secure by virtue of his relationship with Krishna. The pure soul is decorated with all auspicious qualities and is unfettered by any material limitation.