True kindness must cover all sentient beings; in particular, our enemy.
If you feel anger and cannot think about kindness towards the enemy,
then this attitude must change. How to change it? Through practice. How
to practice? Roughly speaking, in order to practice kindness you must
have a strong tolerance. We cannot practice kindness properly without
tolerance and patience. In order to develop this, we need an enemy. We
cannot practice tolerance towards Lord Buddha, since Buddha does not
disturb us. There is no opportunity to develop tolerance with our
parents since there is great love with our parents. There is only the
enemy who we have bitter feelings towards, a bad person is the only
object or opportunity to develop tolerance and patience. The enemy is
our best teacher, because of the enemy's attitude and ruthlessness, we
can develop a true kindness of two types: tolerance and patience. This
is the right approach to develop infinite kindness and altruism towards
all sentient beings.
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