Don't think in terms of friend or foe; or brother or cousin. Don't waste your
energy in enmity or friendship. If you wish soon to realize the Supreme, be of equal mind
with every one.
Friendship and enmity only perpetuate the
impediment of attachment. From attachment flow grief and delusion. One must attain
liberation by gradually reducing and getting rid of attachments. So, in our dealings with
everybody, we should develop equanimity and " to see the Divinity in everyone and
every-where. God must cultivate a sense of impartiality. This will lead to what Sri
Sankara speaks of as Vishnutva. It leads to salvation.