Hare Krishna to all.
In a number of verses in the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Sri Krishna declares that one should not be affected by honor and dishonor ... (and should treat friends and foes alike).
In verse 34 of Chapter 2, in urging Arjuna to fight, Krishna tells him that "people will always speak of your infamy, and for one who has been honored, dishonor is worse than death."
In my less-than-spiritual thinking, there seems to be a contradiction as to how we should handle honor and dishonor. I have filed a suit against another - a foe, I may call - for some defamatory statements he made against my honor. So, I am a little perplexed about how I should proceed based on the Gita.
I do not have the benefit of a spiritual master to seek guidance on how I should handle honor and dishonor. So, Prabhujis and Matajis, please help me with you learned views.
Thank you. Hare Krishna!