Subduing Hatred (Aghatapativinaya Sutta)
SPIRITUALITY, 4 Jul 2022
Buddha Sutra – TRANSCEND Media Service
“These are five ways of subduing hatred by which, when hatred arises in a monk, he should wipe it out completely. Which five?
“When one gives birth to hatred for an individual, one should develop good will for that individual. Thus the hatred for that individual should be subdued.
“When one gives birth to hatred for an individual, one should develop compassion for that individual… equanimity toward that individual… one should pay him no mind and pay him no attention… When one gives birth to hatred for an individual, one should direct one’s thoughts to the fact of his being the product of his karma: ‘This venerable one is the doer of his karma, heir of his karma, born of his karma, related by his karma, and is dependent on his karma. Whatever karma he does, for good or for evil, to that will he fall heir.’ Thus the hatred for that individual should be subdued.
“These are five ways of subduing hatred by which, when hatred arises in a monk, he should wipe it out completely.”
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