Is this statement true in your real life experience????
3 Dec 07
hey,my lovely friend! frankly speaking,i cannot do that. but supose that my enemy need help when he is helping others,i think maybe i will do my best to help him ,because no matter how he is not good for me, only if what he is doing is a knightly thing, i'd like to help him. in the same way,if my friend is doing something wrong,even he is my friend,i will not help him,what i will do is stop him making more mistakes. wish you best,my friend!
28 Nov 07
It may also mean that regardless of whether you have to choose between your enemy and friend, compassion could also mean lending your two hands to your enemy. :) I think I have done that. I had this college rival. I never liked her because she seemed to want what I ever I had then, like my set of friends and even close friends, and she's such an attention-deficit person, which I found irritating. After college, I was able to talk to her cause one of my best buds was with her, and she mentioned that she wanted to work in a non-government organization, and I suggested to her to apply for this particular office, and she got accepted. Years later, I have heard from my aunt who was working there that that rival revealed to their organization that we were never best of friends in college, but she was thankful that I sort of led her to that organization. :) So i think i can still do it again.
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4 Dec 07
I think that I would do this if the person was in real need- not just having desires. For example, if both my friend and enemy were drowning I would save both of them. I would also bring food to each of them if they were starving. I cannot bear to see someone who is in real need if I know that I can help them. I would definitely turn my back, though, if the person just thought they needed something that would simply make their life better. I have a great example. My husbands ex-wife lost rights to her son who I raised for 2.5 years after that. When she was ready to get some rights back she lived 100 miles away from us. In order to get to court she needed a ride. I drove down and picked her up for court, then drove her back home. Trust me, I would never have considered this person a friend. I did see, however, that she was in a place that she could not help herself but I had the resources to do it. It wasn't easy, but I will never regret not turning my back.
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4 Dec 07
To be completely honest I'm not sure I can. I would hope I could offer compassion to my enemy in a great time of need but to promise total equality? I'm not sure if there are many that could make that promise. And, of course, it would depend on the "enemy" - why this person is an enemy, if he or she had done something truly hurtful to me or my loved ones, if that makes any sense. Annie