and the moment destructive emotions arise,
I will confront them strongly and avert them,
since they will hurt both me and others.
Whenever I see ill-natured beings,
or those overwhelmed by heavy misdeeds or suffering,
I will cherish them as something rare,
as though I’d found a priceless treasure.
―Langri Tangpa, 8 Verses on Training the Mind, v. 3-4