Posted by: Upāsaka | 04/07/2018

The Blessing of Enemies

6.106 The beggars in this world are many,

Attackers are comparatively few.

For as I do no harm to others,

Those who do me injury are rare.

6.107 So like a treasure found at home,

Enriching me without fatigue,

All enemies are helpers in my bodhisattva work

And therefore they should be a joy to me.

Without the needy how could I practice generosity? Without difficult people how could I practice patience?


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