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The Essential Scriptures of the Buddha and Patriarchs

Sūtra in Forty-Two Sections

Section 6

The Buddha said: “Should a person, from foolishness, commit malice toward me, I will redeem him through the four immeasurables of loving-kindness, [compassion, empathy, and equanimity]. The more evil he commits, the more I will respond with benevolence. The vital forces of virtue and merit reside always in this; the vital force of harmfulness, together with repeated misfortune, turn back into one another.”