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To the degree you keep ego out of your reaction to an enemy, to that degree you will be protected from him. His antagonism must be met not only with calmness, indifference, but also with a positive forgiveness and active love. These alone are fitting to a high present stage of understanding. Be sure that if you do so, good will ultimately emerge from it. Even if this good were only the unfoldment of latent power to master negative emotion which you show by such an attitude, it would be enough reward. But it will be more.

-- Notebooks Category 6: Emotions and Ethics > Chapter 5: Spiritual Refinement > # 315

-- Perspectives > Chapter 6: Emotions and Ethics > # 56

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