"At one point or another, throughout all of your infinite past lives, every single being has been your mother, your father, your friend, or your enemy. What, therefore, is the point of discriminating between the friends you happen to like and the enemies you want to get rid of just now, within the narrow confines of this present life? These rigid and limited concepts of friend and enemy feed a torrent of attachments and hatreds that obscure the mind.
"By sticking to notions of 'I' and 'mine' and blindly following the feelings of attraction and repulsion to which these notions give rise, we accumulate negative karma. Let us stop doing that!"