“He reviled me! He struck me!
He defeated me! He robbed me!”
They who do not gird themselves up with this,
For them is enmity quelled.
“He insulted me,
robbed me” —
for those who don’t brood on this,
hostility is stilled.
“He abused me, he struck me, he overpowered me, he robbed me.” Those who do not harbor such thoughts still their hatred.
Ah! Right intention at work again. When confronted with a slew of bees that keep coming out of the chimney, all I want to do is do away with them, the chimney, this rented house, and so on! What is the intention in this moment? How can it be directed in a more wholesome manner?