Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 7 - Chapter 1 - Verse 24


हिंसा तदभिमानेन दण्डपारुष्ययोर्यथा ।वैषम्यमिह भूतानां ममाहमिति पार्थिव ॥ २४ ॥


hiṁsā tad-abhimānenadaṇḍa-pāruṣyayor yathāvaiṣamyam iha bhūtānāṁmamāham iti pārthiva


My dear King, the conditioned soul, being in the bodily conception of life, considers his body to be his self and considers everything in relationship with the body to be his. Because he has this wrong conception of life, he is subjected to dualities like praise and chastisement.


Only when a conditioned soul accepts the body as himself does he feel the effects of chastisement or praise. Then he determines one person to be his enemy and another his friend and wants to chastise the enemy and welcome the friend. This creation of friends and enemies is a result of one’s bodily conception of life.