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When we arrive at such a state of impersonal understanding, we begin to see friends in our enemies and sometimes even enemies in our friends. For we begin to seek without emotion the causes in ourself which arouse antagonism in others. Thus we learn more about our weaknesses, our incapacities, and our faults, even though we have to sift many falsehoods, many exaggerations, distortions, and even wickednesses to get at this knowledge.

-- Notebooks Category 24: The Peace within You > Chapter 3: Practise Detachment > # 67

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