The Torah (Vayikra 19:17) explicitly states, "Do not hate your
brother in your heart." Even the simplest person is
commanded not to have envy, hatred, and feelings of
revenge and a grudge. This is such an important and basic
obligation that the Jewish people's failure in this regard led
directly to the destruction of the Second Temple.
Is there anyone you hate without a valid reason? Mentally
visualize that hate melting away. In its place, visualize
compassion, empathy. Now mentally bless that person. Bless
him/her that they should treat you so wonderfully that you are
filled with love for that person
(see Talmud - Yoma 9b; Rabbi Yeruchem Levovitz - Daas
Chochmah Umussar, vol.1, p.78)
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