“The man of knowledge must not only love his enemies, he must be able to hate his friends.”
For a long time, I never quite knew how to interpret this passage. My understanding made use of unclear concepts. Maybe some hybrid of soul, individual, or person.
But the treatment I had made of an apple (See 23.05.15, Reflection on the Visual Field) can likewise be made to any friend, colleague, or lover. The entity sight of T shares no experiential properties with the entity voice or laugh of T. She is neither sight nor sound, nor a composition of all of these
Think of the following entities which go by the name T: When speaking to T, “I forgive you” (an objective entity). Or, the image of T walking down the hall (a sensual entity). Or when speaking to another, “T is the cause of this” (an explanatory entity which directs future actions). In each case I have a different entity. Despite this, a thematic entity or a sensual entity may answer ownedness to the objective entity T. So, with such an entity, taken up in several ways, I might as well dissolve the entity T.
And in recognizing the dissolution of any friend, colleague, or lover, I no longer have need to resolve any feeling of love, intellectual euphoria, disrespect, disgust of humor, or sexual stimulation toward any particular soul, individual, or person.