Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu (jonriki) wrote,
Representative Jon Riki Karamatsu
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Compassion: 3. Your Opponents

Opponents are those who are mean, vindictive, heartless, impatient, jealous, self-righteous, and/or selfish.  They like to criticize and attack you in hopes of taking you down personally or your career.  I don't hate them.  I only wish them peace and happiness.

In April 2008, I made an invocation for the Hawaii State House of Representatives.  My prayer:

"This prayer is based on two philosophies, Itoism and Karamatsuism.  Members and guests, I would like us to make a silent prayer to our loved ones and even our opponents in hopes that they achieve peace and happiness.  At this time, can we have a silent prayer.

Thank you."
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