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14244The "best armor"...by The Dalai Lama

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  • medit8ionsociety
    Jul 27, 2005
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      The antidote to hatred in the heart, the source of
      violence, is tolerance. Tolerance is an important
      virtue of bodhisattvas [enlightened heroes and heroines]
      -- it enables you to refrain from reacting angrily to
      the harm inflicted on you by others. You could call this
      practice "inner disarmament," in that a well-developed
      tolerance makes you free from the compulsion to counterattack.
      For the same reason, we also call tolerance the "best armor,"
      since it protects you from being conquered by hatred itself.