Why has Mr. Arvind Kejriwal suddenly stopped abusing PM Modi?

Why has Mr. Arvind Kejriwal suddenly stopped abusing PM Modi? by @DrAwdheshSingh

Answer by Awdhesh Singh:

Your question reminds me the following story from the life of Gautam Buddha

There was a man named Akkosa who found out that one of his clansmen had just become a disciple of the Buddha. He was outraged. He went to the Buddha and started hurling abuses and insults at the Buddha.

The Buddha was unmoved in the slightest by this barrage of insults and just asked a question in return.

“Do you sometimes receive visitors as guests?”

“Yes I do” replied Akkosa.

“And when they come, do you offer them food and drink and courtesies?” asked the Buddha.

“Yes, sometimes I do” Akkosa said.

“So what if your guests don’t accept what you offer to them – where do the food, drink and courtesies return to?”

“They return to me of course!” Akkosa answered.

“Akkosa, you came here today, hurling insults and abuse at me. I do not accept what you have offered. So where do these insults and abuse return?”

Akkosa got the message.[1]

I think that Arvind Kejriwal too has got the right message and learned the same lesson in the very hard way.

He has accumulated so much of abuses and insults thrown at other people that he is finding it very difficult to live with them and impossible to get out of them .

Footnotes

[1] How the Buddha handled insults

Why has Mr. Arvind Kejriwal suddenly stopped abusing PM Modi?

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One thought on “Why has Mr. Arvind Kejriwal suddenly stopped abusing PM Modi?

  1. Thanks for sharing this, Vinod.

    I don’t know anything about Indian politics. However, sometimes, like a Bodhisattva, you have to willingly take the arrows, the hits, the insults, the smear campaigns in order to do something good for the people.

    However, this compassion needs to be combined with wisdom – so it needs to be based on the Truth and the accuracy of that information.

    So beware of doing good based on false information – which can be counterproductive. Hence why the Abhaya Sutta would be another good read:
    https://essenceofbuddhism.wordpress.com/2016/12/25/6071/

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