30 July 2012 - QA 8

What is the difference between ego, arrogance and self-respect?

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:

There is no difference between ego and arrogance. ‘I am’ is ego.

‘Only I am good, no one else is good’, that is arrogance. There are different types of arrogance.

Self respect is something which you can never lose. Once you know about the self there is respect for the self and that is self respect.

If someone is insulting you then you should move away from there. If you keep listening to bad words about yourself and keep taking them in, it hurts the spirit. The spirit inside you gets pained and your energy goes down. So, never listen to anyone insulting you or saying bad words to you.

This is a new thing we learnt today!