Insulting someone invariably means hurting somebody’s ego. In politics, as per Chanakya Niti, a person never forgets three types of insults. The first two are attacking someone with character assassination or financial irregularities.

In politics, we have seen that whenever a person is charged with immorality or financial corruption, he/she had to step down from the political post. Similarly, successful movies show the hero in the role of an angry man. An honest police officer is charged with either immorality or financial corruption so that he can be made to step down. In politics, the opponents always look to manipulate these two charges against any person so as to gain sometime and immediate benefits.

As a spiritual man, if you want to be healthy and happy, you should never talk loose against someone, which may amount to character assassination or corruption charges. Ego in mythology is symbolized with snake (Naag) and it is said that if a Naag is killed, the Naagin captures the photo of the person who has killed the Naag and will take revenge in future. The mythological meaning is that if you hurt someone’s ego, that person’s Shakti (ego) will keep it in her mind till she takes action against the person, who has hurt the ego.

The third type of insult is insulting somebody’s caste or religion. We have seen chaos, massacre and public outrage whenever anyone has tried to insult somebody’s race, religion or caste.

All other insults are easily forgotten by the people and are short lasting e.g. ignoring somebody, abusing somebody, shouting or hitting at somebody.

By definition, an insult is expression or statement or behavior which is considered degrading offending. Insults may be intentional or accidental. For example, accidentally ignoring somebody or not answering somebody’s phone calls or emails.

(Disclaimer: The views expressed in this write up are my own).

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