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Evaporate the inner Enemy!

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  • Bhikkhu Samahita
    Friends: Evaporate the Enemy inside by Friendliness! Suppose an enemy has hurt you now, in what is his domain, his house etc... Why try yourself additionally
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      Friends:
      Evaporate the Enemy inside by Friendliness!



      Suppose an enemy has hurt you now, in what is his domain, his house etc...
      Why try yourself additionally to hurt your mind? That is not his domain!
      In tears you have left your family, though they had been both kind & nice.
      So why not leave your 'enemy': The anger that brings you internal harm?
      This anger that we harbour is gnawing at the very roots of all the qualities
      and virtues, that we otherwise try to guard and protect! Anger is foolish!
      Another behaves badly... Then stirred one becomes angry! But how is this?
      Does one really want to copy the bad behaviour, that he just committed?
      Suppose another, to annoy, provokes you with some offensive behaviour:
      Why suffer then by letting anger spring up? One is certainly punished so...
      If anger-blinded enemies plans conflict, getting angry one-self only grows
      even more hostility! Therefore put this bitter anger down, since why should
      one be harassed groundlessly? Since all states last only a moment's time,
      this 'enemy' has already evaporated, when the sweet revenge is planned...
      But why then attack an 'absence', that is only an image maintained inside?
      The 'enemy' never really was there 'outside', but only became interpreted
      so, by an inner mental pollution called hate, anger, aversion, irritation
      etc...

      Source: The Path of Purification: (Visuddhimagga) 301
      http://www.pariyatti.com/book.cgi?prod_id=771100


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      Friendship is the Greatest!
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