Yoga Sutras of Patanjali translated by Yogi Kalinath - Chapter 3, Verse 23
Pada 3, Sutra 23
By constraint on friendliness etc…, one acquires the powers of these qualities.
What one focuses on to the exclusivity of everything else, one becomes. If we restrain and focus our minds and awareness on positive qualities such as friendliness, love and compassion, then with regular focus on these qualities we will develop them within ourselves and over time potentially become their living embodiment.
Forget status and drop all ideologies. It is not what you do but who you are that is important.