Love Your Enemy

From Tricycle magazine’s Daily Dharma:

“If your own best friend wholesale mlb jerseys went mad and came at you with a knife to kill you, what would you do? wholesale NBA jerseys You would seek to disarm your friend, but then you would not proceed to beat the person, would you? You would disarm the attacker in whatever way you could—you might even have to hit the person in wholesale NBA jerseys order to disarm him, but once you have managed to disarm him, you El would not go on to hurt him. Why? Because he is close to you.

If AD-Schema-Erweiterung you felt cheap NBA jerseys that Software everyone in zzp-ers the whole universe was in the same relationship to you as your very best friend, and if you saw anyone who attacked you as your best friend gone mad, you would not respond with hatred. You would respond with behavior that was appropriate, but you would not be seeking to retaliate and harm the person out of hatred. He would be too dear to you.”

– Jeffrey Hopkins, from “Everyone as a Friend,” Tricycle, Summer 2002

Read the full article here.

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