Evil is not against you, you just don't know how to use it. Poison is not your enemy, you just don't know how to make medicine out of it...It all depends on you, on your artfulness.
Jesus says again and again "You have been told that if some one throws a brick at you, throw a stone or a rock at him. But I say unto you, if somebody hits you on one cheek, give him the other also." This is alien, strange, to Jewish thinking. But this is not alien to Buddhist thinking, this is pure Buddhism. Do not resist evil: that is the first thing if you want to absorb evil in your heart and transform it. If you resist it, how can you transform it? Accept it.
Light can exist only if darkness exists. Then why hate darkness? ...Life cannot exist without death. Then why hate death? The saint is possible only because of the sinner...One accepts both as part and parcel of life. In that acceptance you can transform things. Only through that transformation is acceptance possible.
You are just a mirror; it has nothing to do with you. Happiness comes and goes, unhappiness comes and goes, it is a passing show: you are just there, a mirror reflecting it.
From The Book of Wisdom : Discourses on Atisha`s Seven Points of Mind Training, by Osho
Used by kind permission of Osho Foundation International
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