Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 05 Apr 2024


What if a person suffering from mental insanity wastes food and hurts others?

[Shri Abhiram Kudala asked: Padanamaskaram Swamy. Swamy, can we apply the quote "Knowingly or unknowingly if we touch fire it hurts" during the below situation as well? What if a person is suffering with mental insanity (Manasika Pichi in Telugu who generally gets treated at mental Hospitals) do the food wastage, hurt others? As he is suffering with mental insanity, does he accumulate bad Karma? Regards, Abhiram Kudala]

Swami replied:- Since such actions are done due to madness, those actions will not yield any fruit further. But, a rich man is also having the madness of pride and does the same action and in his case, the same action will yield bad fruit because he is basically aware of the bad action, which is neglected by him due to pride.