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"That one I love who is incapable of ill will, and returns love for hatred."

Bhagavad-Gita 12:18-19



"A superior being does not render evil for evil... One should never harm the wicked or the good or even criminals meriting death. A noble soul will ever exercise compassion even toward those who enjoy injuring others - for who is without fault?"

Ramayana



"The threefold offspring of Prajapati [gods, men, and demons] dwelt with their father Prajapati as students of sacred knowledge. Having lived the life of a student of sacred knowledge, the gods said, Speak to us, sir. To them then he spoke this syllable, Da. Did you understand? We did understand, said they. You said to us, Restrain yourselves (damyata). Yes (Om)! said he. You did understand. So then the men said to him, Speak to us, sir. To them he spoke this syllable, Da. Did you understand? We did understand, said they. You said to us, Give (datta). Yes (Om)! said he. You did understand. So then the demons said to him, Speak to us, sir. To them he spoke this syllable, Da. Did you understand? We did understand, said they. You said to us, Be compassionate (dayadhvam). Yes (Om)! said he. You did understand. The same thing does the divine voice here, thunder, repeat, Da! Da! Da! that is, restrain yourselves, give, be compassionate. One should practice this same triad, self-restraint, giving, compassion."

Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 5.2.2, The Voice of Thunder







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