“Practically speaking, if all of your enemies were well, happy, and peaceful, they would not be your enemies. If they were free from problems, pain, suffering, affliction, neurosis, psychosis, paranoia, fear, tension, anxiety, etc., they would not be your enemies. The practical approach towards your enemies is to help them overcome their problems, so you can live in peace and happiness.”
But is that true?
Is it other people that have the problems, or is it you? How do you know you’re not the enemy that Gunaratana speaks of? What makes you so sure you’re not conflicted, scared, insecure and mean?
What is the supreme faith you have in your own goodness and humanity founded upon?