It is our enemies
It is our enemies who provide us with the challenge we need to develop the qualities of tolerance, patience, and compassion.
To develop patience, you need someone who willfully hurts you. Such people give us real opportunities to practice tolerance.
“Friends can be enemies and enemies, friends.” -The Good Shepherd
We need to develop patience, but impatience can also be conducive for such activities as cleaning and walking. With a mind of impatience one can become a woman or man of action. However, for bigger problems, patience is crucial.
If the encounter is not possible, work on your anger and develop compassion by yourself.
“Your enemies always get strong on what you leave behind.” -The Godfather Part III (1990)
“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” – Oscar Wilde
I believe that to meet the challenge of the next century all human beings will have to develop a greater sense of universal responsibility.
Great compassion and wisdom are the chief qualities of the Buddha.
“Never hate your enemies, it affects your judgement.” -The Godfather (1972)