Other translations:

Enemies and Friends

If you know that your enemies can turn into your friends,
When you are angry at them, you will cut through it.
If you know that your friends can turn into your enemies,
You'll cut through your attachment to them at its root.
What you must know about your friends and enemies
Is that they are equal. Understand this.

Translated and arranged by Jim Scott, Jamgon Kongtrul Labrang, Pullahari, Nepal, revised 2012. Translation copyright 2012, Jim Scott