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Mon May 25, 2020, 09:44 AM

13. I decided long ago not to hate Trump

As a Buddhist, I try to NOT cultivate anger and hatred, both of which are poison and bring no peace, joy, and love to anyone. I decided that the best way for me to view Trump is as a master's class in ethical morality. His actions, words, and thoughts are the exact opposite of the body, speech, and mind of a fully and perfectly enlightened Buddha. Every day in every way, he corrupts the possibility of gaining any merit and virtue through the 10 non-virtues of killing, stealing, lying, sexual misconduct, harsh speech, divisive speech, idle gossip, envy, ill-will, and wrong views.

Trump has cultivated the 10 non-virtues for so long (all his life) that they have become his unmindful and habitual way of being. He is struck in them, stuck in a hateful delusional view.

I can't change him; I can only change myself. To hate him is to be like him. I am better than that.

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