No matter what world you walk in - office, school, temple, prison, or the
streets - there is an underworld populated with demons. These are people who are
avaricious, aggressive, sadistic, and cynical. They not only take advantage of
others without compunction, they delight in it. They find pleasure in seeing
The why of it cannot be answered. There is only the fact, with no metaphysical
meaning or other ramifications. It is not karma, it is not fate. If these people
decide to attack you, it is circumstance. You must fight or be mowed down.
Deng Ming-Dao, "365 Tao - Daily Meditations", #33