Don’t Retaliate

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One man was publicly offending a man, named Paul:

– You’re an atheist! You’re drinker! Almost a thief!

Paul just smiled in response and din’t retaliate.

One dandy dressed in the silk trousers watching that scene asked Paul:

– How can you tolerate such offences? Do you not feel hurt?

Paul smiled again and told:

– Let’s go with me.

Dandy followed him to the dusty lumber-room. Chajam lighted the kin-dling and began rummaging in the trunk, where found completely worthless tattered robe. He threw it to dandy and said:

– Try it, it will match you. Dandy took a robe, looked at it and resented:- What these dirty rags are for? I am well dressed, and you must be crazy! – and threw a robe back.

– You see, – Chajam said, – you did not want to try rags. Similarly, I did not want to try those dirty words that man threw me. To be aggrieved by offences means to try on rags someone throw at us.