dharmāt pracyutaśīlaṃ hi puruṣaṃ pāpaniścayam । tyaktvā sukhamavāpnoti hastādāśīviṣaṃ yathā ॥

śrīmadvālmīkirāmāyaṇe yuddhakāṇḍe  saptāśītitamassargaḥ (22) On hearing harsh and insulting words like “You are a cheater who left his brother and people, and took shelter from an enemy” (and many more such incorrect allegations) from Indrajit, vibhīṣaṇa gives this dharmic reply “Like a person throws away a snake bound to his hand, he should leave a…