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How to avoid becoming jealous and hateful of others?

Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How can I avoid becoming jealous and hateful of others? How can I be more soft-spoken?”


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Someone asked Master Cheng Yen, “How can I avoid becoming jealous and hateful of others? How can I be more soft-spoken?”

The Master answers:

We will not make enemy if we are compassionate. The fact is no one is absolutely kind nor absolutely evil. Although human nature is inherently good, humans are easily influenced by their surroundings. Ordinary folks may exhibit certain bad behaviours under certain circumstances and environment. When the external condition changes, they might become someone entirely different. Our surrounding is therefore very important.

The song titled “The Spirit of Great Love” has a good lyric that inspires people to love everyone in the world, singing the song frequently can be a reminder for us to stay compassionate when dealing with people we do not like