Not by enmity are enmities quelled,
Whatever the occasion here.
By the absence of enmity are they quelled.
This is an ancient truth.
Hostilities aren’t stilled
Hostilities are stilled
this, an unending truth.
Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal.
“Whatever the occasion here,” “regardless,” and “Hatred is never appeased by hatred”. Not – hatred doesn’t appease hatred sometimes. Not – hostility doesn’t still hostility when it comes to dealing with others and not oneself. In every occasion, whatever it is, whenever it arises, does enmity fail to quell enmity. May our practice help us awaken to the ceaseless flow of situations so that we may realize this ancient truth!