We must put all our flaws and weaknesses to work to make use of them. Some people will say ‘But we must stamp out our faults, destroy them!’ Try and you will see how hard it is – it is you who will be destroyed.
The problem is the same with any fault. Whether it be gluttony, sensuality, greed, or vanity, you must learn to mobilize them so that they work for you, in the direction you have decided on.
If you work alone, you will not succeed. If you drive all your enemies away, if you get rid of everything that opposes you, who will work for you, who will serve you?