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The 5th verse in the dhammapada says:
For never here do hatreds cease by hatred. By freedom from hatred they cease: This is a perennial truth
I understand the meaning, but struggle with how one can not hate someone like Hitler, or if you'd been raped as a 12 year old by a group of adult males.
I do understand that even in those circumstances forgiveness is still an essential thing even if it is very difficult to do.
But if there was no hatred towards Hitler then we would not have fought back and we would not have defeated Nazism.
I feel that verse 5 is right, but struggling to fully rationalise and comprehend it in all situations.