I'm delighted some of you live in a world where there are no evil people, only unwholesome deeds, and where sociopaths do not exist. However, I have a very good friend who works as a physician in a maximum security prison. Today he told me of a prisoner who, as he put it, "preferred" five and six year old children, either sex. His pleasure was to nail their hands to the floor, and remove their skin while they were still alive. He has never exhibited the slightest remorse and, if freed, would return to enjoying his favorite pastime. Theories and doctrines aside, this is evil as I understand it. Some people seem to not possess a conscience or capacity for remorse.
Some of you may think people such as this are capable of enlightenment because you've read the story of Agualama in a book. I envy your optimism. As for me, I'm very glad there are maximum security prisons.
Author of Redneck Buddhism: or Will You Reincarnate as Your Own Cousin?