Friday, October 26, 2012

practice patience


Patience is a mind that is able to accept, fully and happily, whatever occurs. It is much more than just gritting our teeth and putting up with things. Being patient means welcoming wholeheartedly whatever arises, having given up the idea that things should be other than what they are. It is always possible to be patient. There is not situation so bad that it cannot be accepted patiently, with an open, accommodating, and peaceful heart. - How to Solve Our Human Problems, The Four Noble Truths by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


If we practice the patience of voluntarily accepting suffering, we can maintain a peaceful mind even when experiencing suffering and pain. If we maintain this peaceful and positive state of mind through the force of mindfulness, unhappy minds will have no opportunity to arise. On the other hand, if we allow ourself to dwell on unhappy thoughts there will be no way for us to prevent anger from arising. - How to Solve Our Human Problems, The Four Noble Truths by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso


There are many examples of people who have managed to practice patience even in the most extreme circumstances, such as under torture or in the final ravages of cancer. Although their body waasa ruined beyond repair, deep down their mind remained at peace. By learning to accept the small difficulties and hardships that arise every day in the course of our lives, gradually our capacity for patient acceptance will increase and eventually we will know for ourself the freedom and joy that true patience brings. - How to Solve Our Human Problems, The Four Noble Truths by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

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