Do not compare yourself with somebody,
usually it leads you up to two opposite feelings:
Degrading low or arrogant perfect.
If there is a little love in your heart for someone,
let it grow.
A little Story:
A Samurai, a very proud warrior, came to see a Zen Master one day. The samurai was very famous, but looking at the Master, looking at the beauty of the Master and the grace of the moment, he suddenly felt inferior. He said to the Master, "Why am i feeling inferior? Just a moment ago everything was okay. But as i entered your court, suddenly i felt inferior. I have never felt like that before. I have faced death many times, and i have never felt any fear- why am I now feeling frightened?" The Master said, "Wait. When everybody else has gone, I will answer." People continued the whole day to come and see the Master, and the samurai was more and more getting tired waiting. By evening the room was empty, and the samurai said, "Now, can you answer me?" The Master said, "Come outside." It was a full moon night, the moon was just rising on the horizon. And he said, "Look at the trees- this tree high in the sky and this small one beside it. They both have existed beside my window for years, and there has never been any problem. The smaller tree has never said to the big tree, 'Why do I feel inferior before you?' This tree is small, and that tree is big-why have I never heard any whisper of it?" The samurai said, "Because they can't compare." The Master replied, "Then you need not ask me. You know the answer."
When you don't compare, all inferiority, all superiority, disappear. Then you are- you are simply there. A small bush or a big high tree- it doesn't matter, you are yourself. A grass leaf is needed as much as the biggest star. This sound of the cuckoo is needed as much as any Buddha- the world will be less rich if this cuckoo disappears. Just look around. All is needed, and everything fits together. It is an organic unity; nobody is higher and nobody is lower, nobody superior and nobody inferior. EVERYBODY IS INCOMPARABLY UNIQUE.
YOU ARE NEEDED. If you cannot feel this in my presence, where are you going to feel it? Everyday I bow down to you just to remind you that you are perfect, just the way you are.