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BOOKS
Enchiridion_text
Faust
Full_Circle
Letters_On_Yoga
Letters_On_Yoga_II
Life_without_Death
Meditation__The_First_and_Last_Freedom
Modern_Man_in_Search_of_a_Soul
My_Burning_Heart
On_Thoughts_And_Aphorisms
Process_and_Reality
Questions_And_Answers_1950-1951
The_Divine_Companion
The_Divine_Milieu
The_Essential_Songs_of_Milarepa
The_Imitation_of_Christ
The_Integral_Yoga
The_Lotus_Sutra
The_Republic
The_Seals_of_Wisdom
The_Use_and_Abuse_of_History
The_Way_of_Perfection
Toward_the_Future
Words_Of_Long_Ago

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1.2.11_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
1951-02-10_-_Liberty_and_license_-_surrender_makes_you_free_-_Men_in_authority_as_representatives_of_the_divine_Truth_-_Work_as_offering_-_total_surrender_needs_time_-_Effort_and_inspiration_-_will_and_patience
1.jr_-_If_You_Show_Patience
1.rt_-_Patience
7.05_-_Patience_and_Perseverance

IN CHAPTERS CLASSNAME

IN CHAPTERS TEXT
0_0.01_-_Introduction
0.02_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0.03_-_Letters_to_My_little_smile
0.05_-_Letters_to_a_Child
0.05_-_The_Synthesis_of_the_Systems
0.06_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Sadhak
01.04_-_The_Secret_Knowledge
01.08_-_Walter_Hilton:_The_Scale_of_Perfection
0.10_-_Letters_to_a_Young_Captain
0.12_-_Letters_to_a_Student
0.14_-_Letters_to_a_Sadhak
0_1957-12-21
0_1958-01-01
0_1960-08-20
0_1960-10-11
0_1960-11-12
0_1960-11-15
0_1961-02-25
0_1961-04-12
0_1961-10-15
0_1962-01-09
0_1962-03-06
0_1962-03-13
0_1962-04-13
0_1962-06-06
0_1962-06-16
0_1962-06-20
0_1962-07-11
0_1962-07-18
0_1963-01-30
0_1963-06-22
0_1963-07-10
0_1963-07-20
0_1963-08-07
0_1963-09-18
0_1963-09-25
0_1963-11-04
0_1964-02-26
0_1964-09-16
0_1964-09-23
0_1964-10-07
0_1965-08-14
0_1965-08-18
0_1965-11-27
0_1965-12-31
0_1966-03-09
0_1966-06-25
0_1966-06-29
0_1967-01-11
0_1967-01-14
0_1967-01-18
0_1967-04-19
0_1967-05-20
0_1967-11-15
0_1967-12-08
0_1968-02-03
0_1968-06-15
0_1968-08-28
0_1968-11-13
0_1968-12-04
0_1968-12-11
0_1969-02-15
0_1969-04-16
0_1969-05-24
0_1969-07-19
0_1969-08-27
0_1969-10-18
0_1970-03-14
0_1970-04-22
0_1970-06-20
0_1972-01-12
0_1972-04-05
0_1972-04-26
0_1972-05-27
0_1972-06-10
0_1972-06-17
0_1972-07-01
0_1972-07-26
0_1972-07-29
0_1973-04-07
02.10_-_Independence_and_its_Sanction
03.02_-_Yogic_Initiation_and_Aptitude
03.07_-_Some_Thoughts_on_the_Unthinkable
05.01_-_Man_and_the_Gods
05.02_-_Gods_Labour
05.10_-_Children_and_Child_Mentality
08.05_-_Will_and_Desire
09.13_-_On_Teachers_and_Teaching
1.00_-_Main
1.01_-_How_is_Knowledge_Of_The_Higher_Worlds_Attained?
1.01_-_On_knowledge_of_the_soul,_and_how_knowledge_of_the_soul_is_the_key_to_the_knowledge_of_God.
1.01_-_The_Castle
1.01_-_The_First_Steps
1.01_-_The_Four_Aids
1.01_-_The_Science_of_Living
1.01_-_Who_is_Tara
10.23_-_Prayers_and_Meditations_of_the_Mother
1.02_-_Education
1.02_-_Meditating_on_Tara
1.02_-_On_detachment
1.02_-_SADHANA_PADA
1.02_-_The_7_Habits__An_Overview
1.02_-_The_Age_of_Individualism_and_Reason
1.02_-_The_Stages_of_Initiation
1.02_-_The_Virtues
1.03_-_Questions_and_Answers
1.03_-_Some_Practical_Aspects
1.03_-_Tara,_Liberator_from_the_Eight_Dangers
1.03_-_The_Desert
1.03_-_The_House_Of_The_Lord
1.03_-_The_Human_Disciple
1.03_-_The_Phenomenon_of_Man
1.03_-_To_Layman_Ishii
1.04_-_ADVICE_TO_HOUSEHOLDERS
1.04_-_A_Leader
1.04_-_BOOK_THE_FOURTH
1.04_-_Homage_to_the_Twenty-one_Taras
1.04_-_On_blessed_and_ever-memorable_obedience
1.04_-_The_Divine_Mother_-_This_Is_She
1.04_-_The_Praise
1.04_-_The_Self
1.04_-_THE_STUDY_(The_Compact)
1.05_-_BOOK_THE_FIFTH
1.05_-_CHARITY
1.05_-_Of_the_imperfections_into_which_beginners_fall_with_respect_to_the_sin_of_wrath
1.05_-_On_painstaking_and_true_repentance_which_constitute_the_life_of_the_holy_convicts;_and_about_the_prison.
1.05_-_Ritam
1.05_-_Some_Results_of_Initiation
1.05_-_The_Destiny_of_the_Individual
1.05_-_THE_HOSTILE_BROTHERS_-_ARCHETYPES_OF_RESPONSE_TO_THE_UNKNOWN
1.05_-_The_Magical_Control_of_the_Weather
1.05_-_THE_MASTER_AND_KESHAB
1.05_-_The_New_Consciousness
1.05_-_Vishnu_as_Brahma_creates_the_world
1.06_-_BOOK_THE_SIXTH
1.06_-_LIFE_AND_THE_PLANETS
1.06_-_MORTIFICATION,_NON-ATTACHMENT,_RIGHT_LIVELIHOOD
1.06_-_Of_imperfections_with_respect_to_spiritual_gluttony.
1.06_-_Psychic_Education
1.06_-_Psycho_therapy_and_a_Philosophy_of_Life
1.06_-_Raja_Yoga
1.06_-_The_Four_Powers_of_the_Mother
1.06_-_WITCHES_KITCHEN
1.07_-_Incarnate_Human_Gods
1.07_-_On_mourning_which_causes_joy.
1.07_-_Production_of_the_mind-born_sons_of_Brahma
1.07_-_The_Continuity_of_Consciousness
1.07_-_The_Process_of_Evolution
1.07_-_The_Psychic_Center
1.08_-_Adhyatma_Yoga
1.08_-_BOOK_THE_EIGHTH
1.08_-_On_freedom_from_anger_and_on_meekness.
1.08_-_Psycho_therapy_Today
1.08_-_RELIGION_AND_TEMPERAMENT
1.08_-_The_Four_Austerities_and_the_Four_Liberations
1.08_-_The_Splitting_of_the_Human_Personality_during_Spiritual_Training
1.08_-_The_Supreme_Discovery
1.08_-_THINGS_THE_GERMANS_LACK
1.09_-_BOOK_THE_NINTH
1.09_-_SKIRMISHES_IN_A_WAY_WITH_THE_AGE
1.09_-_Talks
1.09_-_Taras_Ultimate_Nature
1.10_-_Concentration_-_Its_Practice
1.10_-_Laughter_Of_The_Gods
1.10_-_The_Secret_of_the_Veda
1.1.1.07_-_Aspiration,_Opening,_Recognition
1.11_-_The_Master_of_the_Work
1.12_-_God_Departs
1.13_-_BOOK_THE_THIRTEENTH
1.1.3_-_Mental_Difficulties_and_the_Need_of_Quietude
1.13_-_Reason_and_Religion
1.14_-_IMMORTALITY_AND_SURVIVAL
1.1.4_-_The_Physical_Mind_and_Sadhana
1.14_-_The_Secret
1.15_-_Index
1.15_-_Prayers
1.17_-_Religion_as_the_Law_of_Life
1.17_-_SUFFERING
1.17_-_The_Transformation
1.18_-_On_insensibility,_that_is,_deadening_of_the_soul_and_the_death_of_the_mind_before_the_death_of_the_body.
1.19_-_GOD_IS_NOT_MOCKED
1.19_-_THE_MASTER_AND_HIS_INJURED_ARM
1.2.01_-_The_Call_and_the_Capacity
1.2.03_-_Purity
1.2.05_-_Aspiration
1.2.07_-_Surrender
1.2.10_-_Opening
1.2.11_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
1.21_-_ON_FREE_DEATH
1.22_-_Tabooed_Words
1.22_-_The_Necessity_of_the_Spiritual_Transformation
1.23_-_On_mad_price,_and,_in_the_same_Step,_on_unclean_and_blasphemous_thoughts.
1.24_-_Describes_how_vocal_prayer_may_be_practised_with_perfection_and_how_closely_allied_it_is_to_mental_prayer
1.24_-_Matter
1.24_-_On_meekness,_simplicity,_guilelessness_which_come_not_from_nature_but_from_habit,_and_about_malice.
1.2.4_-_Speech_and_Yoga
1.25_-_SPIRITUAL_EXERCISES
1.27_-_CONTEMPLATION,_ACTION_AND_SOCIAL_UTILITY
1.27_-_On_holy_solitude_of_body_and_soul.
1.28_-_On_holy_and_blessed_prayer,_mother_of_virtues,_and_on_the_attitude_of_mind_and_body_in_prayer.
1.29_-_Concerning_heaven_on_earth,_or_godlike_dispassion_and_perfection,_and_the_resurrection_of_the_soul_before_the_general_resurrection.
1.2_-_Katha_Upanishads
1.3.03_-_Quiet_and_Calm
1.30_-_Concerning_the_linking_together_of_the_supreme_trinity_among_the_virtues.
1.33_-_Treats_of_our_great_need_that_the_Lord_should_give_us_what_we_ask_in_these_words_of_the_Paternoster__Panem_nostrum_quotidianum_da_nobis_hodie.
1.34_-_The_Tao_1
1.38_-_Treats_of_the_great_need_which_we_have_to_beseech_the_Eternal_Father_to_grant_us_what_we_ask_in_these_words:_Et_ne_nos_inducas_in_tentationem,_sed_libera_nos_a_malo._Explains_certain_temptations._This_chapter_is_noteworthy.
1.4.01_-_The_Divine_Grace_and_Guidance
1.4.02_-_The_Divine_Force
1.51_-_How_to_Recognise_Masters,_Angels,_etc.,_and_how_they_Work
1.52_-_Killing_the_Divine_Animal
1.55_-_Money
1.56_-_The_Public_Expulsion_of_Evils
1.63_-_Fear,_a_Bad_Astral_Vision
1.68_-_The_God-Letters
1.79_-_Progress
1912_12_07p
1913_06_27p
1913_07_21p
1914_04_19p
1914_05_19p
1914_05_31p
1914_07_13p
1914_08_31p
1914_09_09p
1914_11_17p
1914_12_04p
19.14_-_The_Awakened
1917_10_15p
1951-01-08_-_True_vision_and_understanding_of_the_world._Progress,_equilibrium._Inner_reality_-_the_psychic._Animals_and_the_psychic.
1951-01-15_-_Sincerity_-_inner_discernment_-_inner_light._Evil_and_imbalance._Consciousness_and_instruments.
1951-01-25_-_Needs_and_desires._Collaboration_of_the_vital,_mind_an_accomplice._Progress_and_sincerity_-_recognising_faults._Organising_the_body_-_illness_-_new_harmony_-_physical_beauty.
1951-01-27_-_Sleep_-_desires_-_repression_-_the_subconscient._Dreams_-_the_super-conscient_-_solving_problems._Ladder_of_being_-_samadhi._Phases_of_sleep_-_silence,_true_rest._Vital_body_and_illness.
1951-02-08_-_Unifying_the_being_-_ideas_of_good_and_bad_-_Miracles_-_determinism_-_Supreme_Will_-_Distinguishing_the_voice_of_the_Divine
1951-02-10_-_Liberty_and_license_-_surrender_makes_you_free_-_Men_in_authority_as_representatives_of_the_divine_Truth_-_Work_as_offering_-_total_surrender_needs_time_-_Effort_and_inspiration_-_will_and_patience
1951-02-17_-_False_visions_-_Offering_ones_will_-_Equilibrium_-_progress_-_maturity_-_Ardent_self-giving-_perfecting_the_instrument_-_Difficulties,_a_help_in_total_realisation_-_paradoxes_-_Sincerity_-_spontaneous_meditation
1951-02-19_-_Exteriorisation-_clairvoyance,_fainting,_etc_-_Somnambulism_-_Tartini_-_childrens_dreams_-_Nightmares_-_gurus_protection_-_Mind_and_vital_roam_during_sleep
1951-03-05_-_Disasters-_the_forces_of_Nature_-_Story_of_the_charity_Bazar_-_Liberation_and_law_-_Dealing_with_the_mind_and_vital-_methods
1951-03-10_-_Fairy_Tales-_serpent_guarding_treasure_-_Vital_beings-_their_incarnations_-_The_vital_being_after_death_-_Nightmares-_vital_and_mental_-_Mind_and_vital_after_death_-_The_spirit_of_the_form-_Egyptian_mummies
1951-03-26_-_Losing_all_to_gain_all_-_psychic_being_-_Transforming_the_vital_-_physical_habits_-_the_subconscient_-_Overcoming_difficulties_-_weakness,_an_insincerity_-_to_change_the_world_-_Psychic_source,_flash_of_experience_-_preparation_for_yoga
1951-04-19_-_Demands_and_needs_-_human_nature_-_Abolishing_the_ego_-_Food-_tamas,_consecration_-_Changing_the_nature-_the_vital_and_the_mind_-_The_yoga_of_the_body__-_cellular_consciousness
1951-05-03_-_Money_and_its_use_for_the_divine_work_-_problems_-_Mastery_over_desire-_individual_and_collective_change
1951-05-12_-_Mahalakshmi_and_beauty_in_life_-_Mahasaraswati_-_conscious_hand_-_Riches_and_poverty
1953-05-06
1953-05-20
1953-08-26
1954-04-14_-_Love_-_Can_a_person_love_another_truly?_-_Parental_love
1954-06-02_-_Learning_how_to_live_-_Work,_studies_and_sadhana_-_Waste_of_the_Energy_and_Consciousness
1954-06-30_-_Occultism_-_Religion_and_vital_beings_-_Mothers_knowledge_of_what_happens_in_the_Ashram_-_Asking_questions_to_Mother_-_Drawing_on_Mother
1954-11-24_-_Aspiration_mixed_with_desire_-_Willing_and_desiring_-_Children_and_desires_-_Supermind_and_the_higher_ranges_of_mind_-_Stages_in_the_supramental_manifestation
1954-12-08_-_Cosmic_consciousness_-_Clutching_-_The_central_will_of_the_being_-_Knowledge_by_identity
1954-12-22_-_Possession_by_hostile_forces_-_Purity_and_morality_-_Faith_in_the_final_success_-Drawing_back_from_the_path
1955-03-09_-_Psychic_directly_contacted_through_the_physical_-_Transforming_egoistic_movements_-_Work_of_the_psychic_being_-_Contacting_the_psychic_and_the_Divine_-_Experiences_of_different_kinds_-_Attacks_of_adverse_forces
1955-10-19_-_The_rhythms_of_time_-_The_lotus_of_knowledge_and_perfection_-_Potential_knowledge_-_The_teguments_of_the_soul_-_Shastra_and_the_Gurus_direct_teaching_-_He_who_chooses_the_Infinite...
1956-06-27_-_Birth,_entry_of_soul_into_body_-_Formation_of_the_supramental_world_-_Aspiration_for_progress_-_Bad_thoughts_-_Cerebral_filter_-_Progress_and_resistance
1956-08-29_-_To_live_spontaneously_-_Mental_formations_Absolute_sincerity_-_Balance_is_indispensable,_the_middle_path_-_When_in_difficulty,_widen_the_consciousness_-_Easiest_way_of_forgetting_oneself
1956-09-05_-_Material_life,_seeing_in_the_right_way_-_Effect_of_the_Supermind_on_the_earth_-_Emergence_of_the_Supermind_-_Falling_back_into_the_same_mistaken_ways
1956-11-14_-_Conquering_the_desire_to_appear_good_-_Self-control_and_control_of_the_life_around_-_Power_of_mastery_-_Be_a_great_yogi_to_be_a_good_teacher_-_Organisation_of_the_Ashram_school_-_Elementary_discipline_of_regularity
1956-12-12_-_paradoxes_-_Nothing_impossible_-_unfolding_universe,_the_Eternal_-_Attention,_concentration,_effort_-_growth_capacity_almost_unlimited_-_Why_things_are_not_the_same_-_will_and_willings_-_Suggestions,_formations_-_vital_world
1957-03-27_-_If_only_humanity_consented_to_be_spiritualised
1957-04-10_-_Sports_and_yoga_-_Organising_ones_life
1957-11-27_-_Sri_Aurobindos_method_in_The_Life_Divine_-_Individual_and_cosmic_evolution
1958-01-01_-_The_collaboration_of_material_Nature_-_Miracles_visible_to_a_deep_vision_of_things_-_Explanation_of_New_Year_Message
1958-01-08_-_Sri_Aurobindos_method_of_exposition_-_The_mind_as_a_public_place_-_Mental_control_-_Sri_Aurobindos_subtle_hand
1958-06-25_-_Sadhana_in_the_body
1962_02_27
1963_11_04
1964_09_16
1965_12_26?
1969_09_01_-_142
1970_01_29
1970_01_30
1970_02_01
1.asak_-_Nothing_but_burning_sobs_and_tears_tonight
1f.lovecraft_-_Beyond_the_Wall_of_Sleep
1f.lovecraft_-_Herbert_West-Reanimator
1f.lovecraft_-_In_the_Walls_of_Eryx
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Case_of_Charles_Dexter_Ward
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Dream-Quest_of_Unknown_Kadath
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Last_Test
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Moon-Bog
1f.lovecraft_-_The_Tomb
1f.lovecraft_-_Through_the_Gates_of_the_Silver_Key
1f.lovecraft_-_Till_A_the_Seas
1.fs_-_Greekism
1.fs_-_The_Ideals
1.fs_-_The_Proverbs_Of_Confucius
1.fs_-_The_Two_Paths_Of_Virtue
1.fs_-_The_Veiled_Statue_At_Sais
1.gnk_-_Japji_38_-_Discipline_is_the_workshop
1.hs_-_The_Bird_Of_Gardens
1.hs_-_The_Wild_Rose_of_Praise
1.hs_-_Where_Is_My_Ruined_Life?
1.ia_-_Wild_Is_She,_None_Can_Make_Her_His_Friend
1.jk_-_Acrostic__-_Georgiana_Augusta_Keats
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_I
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_III
1.jk_-_Endymion_-_Book_IV
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_II
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_IV
1.jk_-_Otho_The_Great_-_Act_V
1.jk_-_The_Eve_Of_St._Agnes
1.jr_-_Because_I_Cannot_Sleep
1.jr_-_If_You_Show_Patience
1.jr_-_Last_Night_My_Soul_Cried_O_Exalted_Sphere_Of_Heaven
1.jwvg_-_The_Sea-Voyage
1.pbs_-_Charles_The_First
1.pbs_-_HERE_I_sit_with_my_paper
1.pbs_-_Julian_and_Maddalo_-_A_Conversation
1.pbs_-_Letter_To_Maria_Gisborne
1.pbs_-_Oedipus_Tyrannus_or_Swellfoot_The_Tyrant
1.pbs_-_Peter_Bell_The_Third
1.pbs_-_The_Cenci_-_A_Tragedy_In_Five_Acts
1.pbs_-_The_Mask_Of_Anarchy
1.pbs_-_The_Sunset
1.poe_-_Eureka_-_A_Prose_Poem
1.rb_-_After
1.rb_-_A_Grammarian's_Funeral_Shortly_After_The_Revival_Of_Learning
1.rb_-_A_Light_Woman
1.rb_-_Fra_Lippo_Lippi
1.rb_-_Paracelsus_-_Part_III_-_Paracelsus
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fifth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Fourth
1.rb_-_Sordello_-_Book_the_Third
1.rmpsd_-_Come,_let_us_go_for_a_walk,_O_mind
1.rmr_-_Elegy_X
1.rmr_-_Little_Tear-Vase
1.rt_-_Freedom
1.rt_-_Gitanjali
1.rt_-_Hard_Times
1.rt_-_Patience
1.rt_-_Stray_Birds_61_-_70
1.rt_-_The_Homecoming
1.rwe_-_In_Memoriam
1.sfa_-_How_Virtue_Drives_Out_Vice
1.sfa_-_The_Praises_of_God
1.srm_-_The_Marital_Garland_of_Letters
1.wby_-_On_A_Political_Prisoner
1.wby_-_The_Folly_Of_Being_Comforted
1.wby_-_The_Wanderings_Of_Oisin_-_Book_III
1.whitman_-_As_I_Sat_Alone_By_Blue_Ontarios_Shores
1.whitman_-_Song_Of_The_Broad-Axe
1.whitman_-_Washingtons_Monument,_February,_1885
1.ww_-_0-_The_White_Doe_Of_Rylstone,_Or,_The_Fate_Of_The_Nortons_-_Dedication
1.ww_-_An_Evening_Walk
1.ww_-_Animal_Tranquility_And_Decay
1.ww_-_A_Sketch
1.ww_-_Avaunt_All_Specious_Pliancy_Of_Mind
1.ww_-_Book_Fifth-Books
1.ww_-_Book_Seventh_[Residence_in_London]
1.ww_-_Guilt_And_Sorrow,_Or,_Incidents_Upon_Salisbury_Plain
1.ww_-_Inscriptions_Written_with_a_Slate_Pencil_upon_a_Stone
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_II-_Book_First-_The_Wanderer
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_IX-_Book_Eighth-_The_Parsonage
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_V-_Book_Fouth-_Despondency_Corrected
1.ww_-_The_Excursion-_VII-_Book_Sixth-_The_Churchyard_Among_the_Mountains
1.ww_-_The_Force_Of_Prayer,_Or,_The_Founding_Of_Bolton,_A_Tradition
1.ww_-_The_Morning_Of_The_Day_Appointed_For_A_General_Thanksgiving._January_18,_1816
1.ww_-_The_Mother's_Return
1.ww_-_The_Recluse_-_Book_First
1.ww_-_The_Waggoner_-_Canto_Fourth
1.ww_-_To_Sir_George_Howland_Beaumont,_Bart_From_the_South-West_Coast_Or_Cumberland_1811
1.ww_-_To_Toussaint_LOuverture
2.01_-_THE_CHILD_WITH_THE_MIRROR
2.02_-_Habit_2__Begin_with_the_End_in_Mind
2.02_-_On_Letters
2.02_-_The_Ishavasyopanishad_with_a_commentary_in_English
2.03_-_Karmayogin__A_Commentary_on_the_Isha_Upanishad
2.03_-_The_Mother-Complex
2.04_-_The_Forms_of_Love-Manifestation
2.05_-_Habit_3__Put_First_Things_First
2.09_-_The_Pantacle
2.0_-_THE_ANTICHRIST
2.1.01_-_The_Central_Process_of_the_Sadhana
2.1.2_-_The_Vital_and_Other_Levels_of_Being
2.1.3.1_-_Students
2.1.3.2_-_Study
2.1.3.4_-_Conduct
2.1.3_-_Wrong_Movements_of_the_Vital
2.1.4_-_The_Lower_Vital_Being
2.16_-_The_15th_of_August
2.16_-_The_Integral_Knowledge_and_the_Aim_of_Life;_Four_Theories_of_Existence
2.17_-_December_1938
2.18_-_January_1939
2.2.01_-_Work_and_Yoga
2.2.03_-_The_Divine_Force_in_Work
2.2.04_-_Practical_Concerns_in_Work
2.22_-_Rebirth_and_Other_Worlds;_Karma,_the_Soul_and_Immortality
2.2.3_-_Depression_and_Despondency
2.25_-_The_Triple_Transformation
2.2.7.01_-_Some_General_Remarks
2.28_-_The_Divine_Life
2.3.01_-_Aspiration_and_Surrender_to_the_Mother
2.3.01_-_Concentration_and_Meditation
2.3.02_-_Opening,_Sincerity_and_the_Mother's_Grace
2.3.04_-_The_Mother's_Force
2.3.05_-_Sadhana_through_Work_for_the_Mother
2.3.08_-_The_Mother's_Help_in_Difficulties
2.3.3_-_Anger_and_Violence
2.4.01_-_Divine_Love,_Psychic_Love_and_Human_Love
2.4.2_-_Interactions_with_Others_and_the_Practice_of_Yoga
3.00.2_-_Introduction
3.01_-_THE_BIRTH_OF_THOUGHT
3.02_-_The_Psychology_of_Rebirth
3.04_-_The_Way_of_Devotion
3.05_-_The_Conjunction
3.07_-_The_Ascent_of_the_Soul
3.08_-_Purification
3.09_-_The_Return_of_the_Soul
31.01_-_The_Heart_of_Bengal
3.1.01_-_The_Problem_of_Suffering_and_Evil
3.10_-_Of_the_Gestures
3.10_-_ON_THE_THREE_EVILS
31.10_-_East_and_West
3.1.1_-_The_Transformation_of_the_Physical
3.1.24_-_In_the_Moonlight
3.1.2_-_Levels_of_the_Physical_Being
3.1.3_-_Difficulties_of_the_Physical_Being
3.2.02_-_The_Veda_and_the_Upanishads
3.2.02_-_Yoga_and_Skill_in_Works
3.2.08_-_Bhakti_Yoga_and_Vaishnavism
32.09_-_On_Karmayoga_(A_Letter)
3.3.01_-_The_Superman
3.3.02_-_All-Will_and_Free-Will
33.17_-_Two_Great_Wars
3.4.03_-_Materialism
3.5.02_-_Thoughts_and_Glimpses
3-5_Full_Circle
37.04_-_The_Story_Of_Rishi_Yajnavalkya
3.7.1.06_-_The_Ascending_Unity
4.01_-_Prayers_and_Meditations
4.01_-_THE_HONEY_SACRIFICE
4.04_-_In_the_Total_Christ
4.04_-_Weaknesses
4.0_-_NOTES_TO_ZARATHUSTRA
4.0_-_The_Path_of_Knowledge
4.1.1_-_The_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.1.2_-_The_Difficulties_of_Human_Nature
4.1.3_-_Imperfections_and_Periods_of_Arrest
4.13_-_The_Action_of_Equality
4.1.4_-_Resistances,_Sufferings_and_Falls
4.14_-_The_Power_of_the_Instruments
4.15_-_Soul-Force_and_the_Fourfold_Personality
4.1_-_Jnana
4.2.3.05_-_Obstacles_to_the_Psychic's_Emergence
4.2.4.03_-_The_Psychic_Fire
4.2.4.10_-_Psychic_Yearning
4.2.4_-_Time_and_CHange_of_the_Nature
4.2.5_-_Dealing_with_Depression_and_Despondency
4.2_-_Karma
4.3.1_-_The_Hostile_Forces_and_the_Difficulties_of_Yoga
4.3.2_-_Attacks_by_the_Hostile_Forces
4.3.4_-_Accidents,_Possession,_Madness
4.4.4.05_-_The_Descent_of_Force_or_Power
5.01_-_The_Dakini,_Salgye_Du_Dalma
5.04_-_Three_Dreams
5.05_-_The_War
5.1.01.2_-_The_Book_of_the_Statesman
5.1.01.3_-_The_Book_of_the_Assembly
5.1.01.6_-_The_Book_of_the_Chieftains
5.1.02_-_Ahana
5_-_The_Phenomenology_of_the_Spirit_in_Fairytales
6.08_-_THE_CONTENT_AND_MEANING_OF_THE_FIRST_TWO_STAGES
6.09_-_THE_THIRD_STAGE_-_THE_UNUS_MUNDUS
7.01_-_The_Soul_(the_Psychic)
7.04_-_The_Vital
7.05_-_Patience_and_Perseverance
7.09_-_Right_Judgement
7.10_-_Order
7_-_Yoga_of_Sri_Aurobindo
Aeneid
Big_Mind_(ten_perfections)
Blazing_P1_-_Preconventional_consciousness
BOOK_I._-_Augustine_censures_the_pagans,_who_attri_buted_the_calamities_of_the_world,_and_especially_the_sack_of_Rome_by_the_Goths,_to_the_Christian_religion_and_its_prohibition_of_the_worship_of_the_gods
BOOK_II._--_PART_I._ANTHROPOGENESIS.
BOOK_II._--_PART_III._ADDENDA._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
BOOK_II._--_PART_II._THE_ARCHAIC_SYMBOLISM_OF_THE_WORLD-RELIGIONS
BOOK_I._--_PART_I._COSMIC_EVOLUTION
BOOK_I._--_PART_III._SCIENCE_AND_THE_SECRET_DOCTRINE_CONTRASTED
Book_of_Proverbs
BOOK_VII._-_Of_the_select_gods_of_the_civil_theology,_and_that_eternal_life_is_not_obtained_by_worshipping_them
BOOK_XIII._-_That_death_is_penal,_and_had_its_origin_in_Adam's_sin
BOOK_XIV._-_Of_the_punishment_and_results_of_mans_first_sin,_and_of_the_propagation_of_man_without_lust
BOOK_XIX._-_A_review_of_the_philosophical_opinions_regarding_the_Supreme_Good,_and_a_comparison_of_these_opinions_with_the_Christian_belief_regarding_happiness
BOOK_X._-_Porphyrys_doctrine_of_redemption
BOOK_XVIII._-_A_parallel_history_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_from_the_time_of_Abraham_to_the_end_of_the_world
BOOK_XVII._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_the_times_of_the_prophets_to_Christ
BOOK_XVI._-_The_history_of_the_city_of_God_from_Noah_to_the_time_of_the_kings_of_Israel
BOOK_XV._-_The_progress_of_the_earthly_and_heavenly_cities_traced_by_the_sacred_history
Chapter_II_-_WHICH_TREATS_OF_THE_FIRST_SALLY_THE_INGENIOUS_DON_QUIXOTE_MADE_FROM_HOME
COSA_-_BOOK_IV
COSA_-_BOOK_IX
COSA_-_BOOK_XI
Emma_Zunz
Epistle_to_the_Romans
First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_the_Thessalonians
Guru_Granth_Sahib_first_part
Liber_111_-_The_Book_of_Wisdom_-_LIBER_ALEPH_VEL_CXI
Liber_46_-_The_Key_of_the_Mysteries
Liber_71_-_The_Voice_of_the_Silence_-_The_Two_Paths_-_The_Seven_Portals
Phaedo
Prayers_and_Meditations_by_Baha_u_llah_text
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r1913_11_13
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r1914_10_03
r1915_01_11
r1915_01_12
r1915_01_14
r1915_05_19
r1919_07_20
r1920_06_19
Sayings_of_Sri_Ramakrishna_(text)
Sophist
Tablets_of_Baha_u_llah_text
Talks_225-239
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_1
Talks_With_Sri_Aurobindo_2
The_Act_of_Creation_text
Theaetetus
The_Anapanasati_Sutta__A_Practical_Guide_to_Mindfullness_of_Breathing_and_Tranquil_Wisdom_Meditation
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P1
The_Book_of_Certitude_-_P2
The_Dwellings_of_the_Philosophers
The_Epistle_of_James
the_Eternal_Wisdom
The_First_Epistle_of_Paul_to_Timothy
The_First_Epistle_of_Peter
The_Gold_Bug
The_Golden_Verses_of_Pythagoras
The_Gospel_According_to_Luke
The_Gospel_According_to_Matthew
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The_Pilgrims_Progress
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The_Riddle_of_this_World
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The_Second_Epistle_of_Peter
Verses_of_Vemana

PRIMARY CLASS

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power
SIMILAR TITLES
Patience

DEFINITIONS

[36] ANGEL: MARRIAGE / PATIENCE

3. patience/forbearance (S. ksānti; T. bzod pa; C. renru/chanti 忍辱/羼提)

3. perfection of patience/forbearance (S. ksāntipāramitā; T. bzod pa'i pha rol tu phyin pa; C. ren[ru] 忍[辱])

abuse ::: v. t. --> To put to a wrong use; to misapply; to misuse; to put to a bad use; to use for a wrong purpose or end; to pervert; as, to abuse inherited gold; to make an excessive use of; as, to abuse one&

Angel of Patience—Achaiah (q.v.), who is also

Another cause of these alternations, when one is receiving, is the nature's need of closing *up to assimilate. It can take per- haps a great deal, but while the experience is going on it cannot absorb properly what h brings, so it closes do^vn for assimila- tion. A third cause comes in the period of transformation, — one part of the nature changes and one feels for a time as if there had been a complete and permanent change. But one is disappointed to find it cease and a period of barrenness or lowered consciousness follow. This is because another part of the cons- ciousness comes up for change and a period of preparation and veiled working follows which seems to he one of uoeolightenment or worse. These things alarm, disappoint or perplex the eager- ness and impatience of the sadhaka ; but if one takes them quietly and knows how to use them or adopt the right attitude, one can make these unenlightened periods also a part of the conscious sadhana.

ASPIRATION. ::: The call in the being for the Divine or for the higher things that belong to the Divine Consciousness.
A call to the Divine; aspiration for the discovery and embodiment of the Divine Truth and to nothing else whatever.
An aspiration vigilant, constant, unceasing- the mind’s will, the heart’s seeking, the assent of the vital being, the will to open and make plastic the physical consciousness and nature.
There is no need of words in aspiration. It can be expressed or unexpressed in words.
Aspiration need not be in the form of thought; it can be a feeling within that remains even when the mind is attending to the work.
Aspiration is to call the forces. When the forces have answered, there is a natural state of quiet receptivity concentrated but spontaneous.
In aspiration there is a self-giving for the higher consciousness to descend and take possession ; the more intense the call, the greater the self-giving.
Aspiration keeps the consciousness open, prevents an inert state of acquiescence in all that comes and exercises a sort of pull on the sources of the higher consciousness.
The intensity of aspiration brings the intensity of the experience and by repeated intensity of the experience, the change. It is the psychic that gives the true aspiration; if the vital is purified and subjected to the psychic, then the vital gives intensity.
Aspiration in the physical consciousness ::: the physical consciousness is always in everybody in its own nature a little inert and in it a constant strong aspiration is not natural, it has to be created. But first there must be the opening, a purification, a fixed quietude, otherwise the physical vital will turn the strong aspiration into over-eagerness and impatience or rather it will try to give it that turn.


assimilation ::: a quiet settling in of what has come down. [Dictionary] ::: "Assimilation is very important and periods necessary for it should not be regarded with impatience as stoppages of the yoga." [S24:1186]

augment ::: v. t. --> To enlarge or increase in size, amount, or degree; to swell; to make bigger; as, to augment an army by reeforcements; rain augments a stream; impatience augments an evil.
To add an augment to. ::: v. i. --> To increase; to grow larger, stronger, or more intense;


bear ::: 1. To carry. Also fig. 2. To hold up, support. Also fig. 3. To have a tolerance for; endure something with tolerance and patience. 5. To possess, as a quality or characteristic; have in or on. 6. To tend in a course or direction; move; go. 7. To render; afford; give. 8. To produce by natural growth. bears, bore, borne bearing.

Blo sbyong tshig brgyad ma. (Lojong Tsikgyema). In Tibetan, "Eight Verses on Mind Training"; a text composed by the BKA' GDAMS scholar Glang ri thang pa (Langri Thangpa, 1054-1123), based upon the instructions for generating BODHICITTA transmitted to Tibet by the Bengali master ATIsA DĪPAMKARAsRĪJNANA. The work became famous in Tibet for its penetrating advice for the practice of compassion (KARUnA). It formed the basis for future influential works, including the often-quoted BLO SBYONG DON BDUN MA ("Seven Points of Mind Training"), by the Bka' gdams scholar 'CHAD KA BA YE SHES RDO RJE, written several decades later. The first seven verses teach the practice of conventional (SAMVṚTI) bodhicitta, and the last verse ultimate (PARAMARTHA) bodhicitta. The first training is to view sentient beings as wish-granting gems because it is only by feeling compassion for beings that bodhisattvas reach enlightenment; the second is to cultivate an attitude similar to a person of low status whose natural place is serving others; and the third is to immediately confront and counteract afflictions (KLEsA) (here understood specifically as selfishness, attachment to one's own interests, and hatred for those who oppose them). The fourth training is to treat people who are actually cruel as extremely rare and precious because they present an opportunity to practice patience and compassion, without which enlightenment is impossible; the fifth is the famous advice to "give all victory to others; take all defeat for yourself;" the sixth is to treat ungrateful persons as special gurus, and the seventh is to practice GTONG LEN (giving and taking), a practice of breathing out love and compassion and breathing in the sufferings of others. The eighth training is in a mind free from all conceptions.

BodhicaryAvatAra. (T. Byang chub sems dpa'i spyod pa la 'jug pa; C. Putixing jing; J. Bodaigyokyo; K. Porihaeng kyong 菩提行經). In Sanskrit, lit. "Introduction to the Practice of Enlightenment," a.k.a. BodhisattvacaryAvatAra, "Introduction to the Bodhisattva Practice"; a poem about the BODHISATTVA path, in ten chapters, written by the Indian poet sANTIDEVA (fl. c. 685-763). The verse is regarded as one of the masterpieces of late Indian MAHAYANA Buddhism, eliciting substantial commentary in both India and Tibet. The most influential of the Indian commentaries is the BodhicaryAvatArapaNjikA by PRAJNAKARAMATI. The text is especially important in Tibetan Buddhism, where it has long been memorized by monks and where stanzas from the text are often cited in both written and oral religious discourse. The poem is an extended reverie on the implications of the "aspiration for enlightenment" (BODHICITTA) that renders a person a bodhisattva, and on the deeds of the bodhisattva, the six perfections (PARAMITA). In the first chapter, sAntideva distinguishes between two forms of bodhicitta, the intentional (PRAnIDHICITTOTPADA) and the practical (PRASTHANACITTOTPADA), comparing them to the decision to undertake a journey and then actually setting out on that journey. In the fifth chapter he provides a famous argument for patience (KsANTI), stating that in order to walk uninjured across a surface of sharp stones, one can either cover the entire world with leather or one can cover the sole of one's foot with leather; in the same way, in order to survive the anger of enemies, one can either kill them all or practice patience. In the eighth chapter, he sets forth the technique for the equalizing and exhange of self and other, regarded in Tibet as one of the two chief means of cultivating bodhicitta. The lengthiest chapter is the ninth, devoted to wisdom (PRAJNA). Here sAntideva refutes a range of both non-Buddhist and Buddhist positions. On the basis of this chapter, sAntideva is counted as a PRASAnGIKA in the Tibetan doxographical system. According to legend, when sAntideva recited this chapter to the monks of NALANDA monastery, he began to rise into the air, leaving some questions as to precisely how the chapter ends. The final chapter is a prayer, often recited independently.

bodhisaMbhAra. (T. byang chub kyi tshogs; C. puti ju/puti ziliang; J. bodaigu/bodaishiryo; K. pori ku/pori charyang 菩提具/菩提資糧). In Sanskrit, "collection" of, or "equipment" (SAMBHARA) for, "enlightenment" (BODHI); the term refers to specific sets of spiritual requisites (also called "accumulations") necessary for the attainment of awakening. The BODHISATTVA becomes equipped with these factors during his progress along the path (MARGA) leading to the attainment of buddhahood. In a buddha, the amount of this "enlightenment-collection" is understood to be infinite. These factors are often divided into two major groups: the collection of merit (PUnYASAMBHARA) and the collection of knowledge (JNANASAMBHARA). The collection of merit (PUnYA) entails the strengthening of four perfections (PARAMITA): generosity (DANA), morality (sĪLA), patience (KsANTI), and energy (VĪRYA). The collection of knowledge entails the cultivation of meditative states leading to the realization that emptiness (suNYATA) is the ultimate nature of all things. The bodhisaMbhAra were expounded in the *BodhisaMbhAraka, attributed to the MADHYAMAKA exegete NAGARJUNA, which is now extant only in Dharmagupta's 609 CE Chinese translation, titled the Puti ziliang lun. In this treatise, NAgArjuna explains that the acquisition, development, and fruition of these factors is an essentially interminable process: enlightenment will be achieved when these factors have been developed for as many eons as there are grains of sand in the Ganges River (see GAnGANADĪVALUKA). The text also emphasizes the importance of compassion (KARUnA), calling it the mother of perfect wisdom (PRAJNAPARAMITA). The perfection of wisdom sutras stress that PARInAMANA (turning over [merit]) and ANUMODANA (rejoicing [in the good deeds of others]) are necessary to amass the collection necessary to reach the final goal.

Patience ::: In a more deep and spiritual sense a concrete realisation is that which makes the thing realised more real, dynamic, intimately present to the consciousness than any physical thing can be. Such a realisation of the personal Divine or of the impersonal Brahman or of the Self does not usually come at the beginning of a sadhana or in the first years or for many years. It comes so to a very few. Most would say that a slow development is the best one can hope for in the first years and only when the nature is ready and fully concentrated towards the Divine can the definitive experience come. To some rapid preparatory experiences can come at a comparatively early stage, but even they cannot escape the labour of the consciousness which will make these experiences culminate in the realisation that is enduring and complete. It is a matter of fact and truth and experience, not of liking or disliking.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 35, Page: 240-41


"Patience is our first great necessary lesson, but not the dull slowness to move of the timid, the sceptical, the weary, the slothful, the unambitious or the weakling; a patience full of a calm and gathering strength which watches and prepares itself for the hour of swift great strokes, few but enough to change destiny.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

Patience is our first great necessary lesson, but not the dull slowness to move of the timid, the sceptical, the weary, the slothful, the unambitious or the weakling; a patience full of a calm and gathering strength which watches and prepares itself for the hour of swift great strokes, few but enough to change destiny.” Essays in Philosophy and Yoga

"But our more difficult problem is to liberate the true Person and attain to a divine manhood which shall be the pure vessel of a divine force and the perfect instrument of a divine action. Step after step has to be firmly taken; difficulty after difficulty has to be entirely experienced and entirely mastered. Only the Divine Wisdom and Power can do this for us and it will do all if we yield to it in an entire faith and follow and assent to its workings with a constant courage and patience.” The Synthesis of Yoga

“But our more difficult problem is to liberate the true Person and attain to a divine manhood which shall be the pure vessel of a divine force and the perfect instrument of a divine action. Step after step has to be firmly taken; difficulty after difficulty has to be entirely experienced and entirely mastered. Only the Divine Wisdom and Power can do this for us and it will do all if we yield to it in an entire faith and follow and assent to its workings with a constant courage and patience.” The Synthesis of Yoga

By having patience under all kinds of pressure you Jay the foundations of peace.

cakravartin. (P. cakkavattin; T. 'khor lo sgyur ba'i rgyal po; C. zhuanlun wang; J. tenrin'o; K. chollyun wang 轉輪王). In Sanskrit, lit. "wheel-turning emperor" or "universal monarch"; a monarch who rules over the entire universe (CAKRAVAdA), commonly considered in Buddhism to be an ideal monarch who rules his subjects in accordance with the DHARMA. Just as with a buddha, only one cakravartin king can appear in a world system at any one time. Also like a buddha, a cakravartin is endowed with all the thirty-two major marks of a great man (MAHAPURUsALAKsAnA). Hence, when the future buddha GAUTAMA was born with these marks, seers predicted that he had two possible destinies: to become a cakravartin if he remained in the world, or a buddha if he renounced it. A cakravartin's power derives from a wheel or disc of divine attributes (CAKRA) that rolls across different realms of the earth, bringing them under his dominion. The ABHIDHARMAKOsABHAsYA lists four classes of cakravartin, depending on the basic element from which his disc is forged: (1) a suvarnacakravartin (referred to in some texts as a caturdvīpakacakravartin, or "cakravartin of four continents"), whose wheel is gold, who reigns over all the four continents of a world system (see CAKRAVAdA), and who conquers the world through the spontaneous surrender of all rival kings whose lands his wheel enters; (2) a rupyacakravartin, whose wheel is silver, who reigns over three continents (all except UTTARAKURU), and who conquers territory by merely threatening to move against his rivals; (3) a tAmracakravartin, whose wheel is copper, who reigns over two continents (JAMBUDVĪPA and VIDEHA), and who conquers territory after initiating battle with his rivals; (4) an ayascakravartin, whose wheel is iron, who reigns over one continent (Jambudvīpa only), and who conquers territory only after extended warfare with his rivals. Some texts refer to a balacakravartin or "armed cakravartin," who corresponds to the fourth category. The cakravartins discussed in the sutras typically refers to a suvarnacakravartin, who conquers the world through the sheer power of his righteousness and charisma. He possesses the ten royal qualities (rAjadharma) of charity, good conduct, nonattachment, straightforwardness, gentleness, austerity, nonanger, noninjury, patience, and tolerance. A cakravartin is also said to possess seven precious things (RATNA): a wheel (cakra), an elephant (HASTINAGA), a horse (asva), a wish-granting gem (MAnI), a woman (strī), a financial steward or treasurer (GṚHAPATI), and a counselor (parinAyaka). Various kings over the course of Asian history have been declared, or have declared themselves to be, cakravartins. The most famous is the Mauryan emperor AsOKA, whose extensive territorial conquests, coupled with his presumed support for the dharma and the SAMGHA, rendered him the ideal paradigm of Buddhist kingship.

CariyApitaka. In PAli, "The Basket of Conduct"; fifteenth book of the KHUDDAKANIKAYA of the PAli SUTTAPItAKA. According to traditional accounts, the text was preached by Gotama (S. GAUTAMA) Buddha immediately after the BUDDHAVAMSA at the request of SAriputta (S. sARIPUTRA). Centuries later, the missionary MAHINDA is said to have converted thousands of Sri Lankans to Buddhism when he recited it in ANURADHAPURA. Divided into three chapters (vagga), the book contains thirty-five stories in verse of previous lives of the Buddha. These stories recount and extol the ten perfections (P. pAramī, S. PARAMITA) that Gotama developed while striving for enlightenment through many lives as a bodhisatta (S. BODHISATTVA). The stories in this collection are called cariyA ("conduct," or "act"), whence the name of the text, and in content they parallel corresponding prose narratives found in the JATAKA. The PAli tradition recognizes ten perfections as requisite for attaining buddhahood: generosity (DANA), morality (sīla, S. sĪLA), renunciation (nekkhamma, S. NAIsKRAMYA), wisdom (paNNA, S. PRAJNA), energy (viriya, S. VĪRYA), patience (khanti, S. KsANTI), truthfulness (sacca, S. SATYA), resolution (adhitthAna, S. ADHIstHANA), loving-kindness (mettA, S. MAITRĪ) and equanimity (upekkhA, S. UPEKsA). Of these ten, only seven are enumerated in this text. The first vagga is comprised of ten stories concerning the perfection of generosity. The second vagga has ten stories concerning morality. The third vagga contains fifteen stories, five of which are devoted to renunciation, six to truthfulness, two to loving-kindness, and one each to the perfections of resolution and equanimity. A commentary to the text, attributed to DHARMAPALA, is included in the PARAMATTHADĪPANĪ.

Conditions essfntitd for meditation ::: There are no essential external conditions, but solitude and seclusion at the time of meditation as as stillness of the body arc helpful, sometimes almost necessary to the beginner. Bui one should not bound b' external conditions. Once the habit of meditation is formed, it should be mads possible to do it in all circumstances, l.ving. sitting, walking, alone, in company, in silettce or in the midst of noise etc. The first imeroal condition necessary is concentration of the will against the obstacles to meditation. i.e. wandermg of the mind, forgetfulness, sfeep, phjsieal and nervous impatience and restlessness etc. The second is an increasing purity and calm of the inner consciousness (citia) out of which thought and emotion arise, i.e. a freedom frona all disturb i ng reactions, such as anger, grief, depression, anxiet>' about w-orldly happenings etc. Mental perfection and moral are always closely allied to each other.

Dasa-bhumi: Sanskrit for ten stages. In Buddhist terminology, the ten stages of the spiritual development of a Bodhisattva (q.v.) toward Buddhahood. Each school of Buddhism has its own dasa-bhumi, but the most widely accepted set in Mahayana Buddhism is that set forth in the Dasa-bhumi Sastra, viz.: (1) The Stage of Joy, in which the Bodhisattva develops his holy nature and discards wrong views; (2) the Stage of Purity, in which he attains the Perfection of Morality; (3) the Stage of Illumination, in which he attains the Perfection of Patience or Humility, and also the deepest introspective insight; (4) the Stage of Flaming Wisdom, in which he achieves the Perfection of Meditation and realizes the harmony of the Worldly Truth and the Supreme Truth; (5) the Stage of Presence, in which he achieves the Perfection of Wisdom; (7) the Stage of Far-going, in which he attains the Perfection of Expediency by going afar and to save all beings; (8) the Stage of Immovability, in which he attains the Perfection of Vow and realizes the principle that all specific characters of elements (dharmas) are unreal; (9) the Stage of Good Wisdom, in which he achieves the Perfection of Effort, attains the Ten Holy Powers, and preaches both to the redeemable and the unredeemable; (10) the Stage of the Cloud of the Law, in which he attains mastery of Perfect Knowledge and preaches the Law to save all creatures, “like the cloud drops rain over all.”

dasabhumi. (T. sa bcu; C. shidi; J. juji; K. sipchi 十地). In Sanskrit, lit., "ten grounds," "ten stages"; the ten highest reaches of the bodhisattva path (MARGA) leading to buddhahood. The most systematic and methodical presentation of the ten BHuMIs appears in the DAsABHuMIKASuTRA ("Ten Bhumis Sutra"), where each of the ten stages is correlated with seminal doctrines of mainstream Buddhism-such as the four means of conversion (SAMGRAHAVASTU) on the first four bhumis, the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS (CATVARY ARYASATYANI) on the fifth bhumi, and the chain of dependent origination (PRATĪTYASAMUTPADA) on the sixth bhumi, etc.-as well as with mastery of one of a list of ten perfections (PARAMITA) completed in the course of training as a bodhisattva. The list of the ten bhumis of the Dasabhumikasutra, which becomes standard in most MahAyAna traditions, is as follows: (1) PRAMUDITA (joyful) corresponds to the path of vision (DARsANAMARGA) and the bodhisattva's first direct realization of emptiness (suNYATA). The bodhisattva masters on this bhumi the perfection of giving (DANAPARAMITA), learning to give away those things most precious to him, including his wealth, his wife and family, and even his body (see DEHADANA); (2) VIMALA (immaculate, stainless) marks the inception of the path of cultivation (BHAVANAMARGA), where the bodhisattva develops all the superlative traits of character incumbent on a buddha through mastering the perfection of morality (sĪLAPARAMITA); (3) PRABHAKARĪ (luminous, splendrous), where the bodhisattva masters all the various types of meditative experiences, such as DHYANA, SAMAPATTI, and the BRAHMAVIHARA; despite the emphasis on meditation in this bhumi, it comes to be identified instead with the perfection of patience (KsANTIPARAMITA), ostensibly because the bodhisattva is willing to endure any and all suffering in order to master his practices; (4) ARCIsMATĪ (radiance, effulgence), where the flaming radiance of the thirty-seven factors pertaining to enlightenment (BODHIPAKsIKADHARMA) becomes so intense that it incinerates obstructions (AVARAnA) and afflictions (KLEsA), giving the bodhisattva inexhaustible energy in his quest for enlightenment and thus mastering the perfection of vigor or energy (VĪRYAPARAMITA); (5) SUDURJAYA (invincibility, hard-to-conquer), where the bodhisattva comprehends the various permutations of truth (SATYA), including the four noble truths, the two truths (SATYADVAYA) of provisional (NEYARTHA) and absolute (NĪTARTHA), and masters the perfection of meditative absorption (DHYANAPARAMITA); (6) ABHIMUKHĪ (immediacy, face-to-face), where, as the name implies, the bodhisattva stands at the intersection between SAMSARA and NIRVAnA, turning away from the compounded dharmas of saMsAra and turning to face the profound wisdom of the buddhas, thus placing him "face-to-face" with both the compounded (SAMSKṚTA) and uncompounded (ASAMSKṚTA) realms; this bhumi is correlated with mastery of the perfection of wisdom (PRAJNAPARAMITA); (7) DuRAnGAMA (far-reaching, transcendent), which marks the bodhisattva's freedom from the four perverted views (VIPARYASA) and his mastery of the perfection of expedients (UPAYAPARAMITA), which he uses to help infinite numbers of sentient beings; (8) ACALA (immovable, steadfast), which is marked by the bodhisattva's acquiescence or receptivity to the nonproduction of dharmas (ANUTPATTIKADHARMAKsANTI); because he is now able to project transformation bodies (NIRMAnAKAYA) anywhere in the universe to help sentient beings, this bhumi is correlated with mastery of the perfection of aspiration or resolve (PRAnIDHANAPARAMITA); (9) SADHUMATĪ (eminence, auspicious intellect), where the bodhisattva acquires the four analytical knowledges (PRATISAMVID), removing any remaining delusions regarding the use of the supernatural knowledges or powers (ABHIJNA), and giving the bodhisattva complete autonomy in manipulating all dharmas through the perfection of power (BALAPARAMITA); and (10) DHARMAMEGHA (cloud of dharma), the final bhumi, where the bodhisattva becomes autonomous in interacting with all material and mental factors, and gains all-pervasive knowledge that is like a cloud producing a rain of dharma that nurtures the entire world; this stage is also described as being pervaded by meditative absorption (DHYANA) and mastery of the use of codes (DHARAnĪ), just as the sky is filled by clouds; here the bodhisattva achieves the perfection of knowledge (JNANAPARAMITA). As the bodhisattva ascends through the ten bhumis, he acquires extraordinary powers, which CANDRAKĪRTI describes in the eleventh chapter of his MADHYAMAKAVATARA. On the first bhumi, the bodhisattva can, in a single instant (1) see one hundred buddhas, (2) be blessed by one hundred buddhas and understand their blessings, (3) live for one hundred eons, (4) see the past and future in those one hundred eons, (5) enter into and rise from one hundred SAMADHIs, (6) vibrate one hundred worlds, (7) illuminate one hundred worlds, (8) bring one hundred beings to spiritual maturity using emanations, (9) go to one hundred BUDDHAKsETRA, (10), open one hundred doors of the doctrine (DHARMAPARYAYA), (11) display one hundred versions of his body, and (12) surround each of those bodies with one hundred bodhisattvas. The number one hundred increases exponentially as the bodhisattva proceeds; on the second bhumi it becomes one thousand, on the third one hundred thousand, and so on; on the tenth, it is a number equal to the particles of an inexpressible number of buddhaksetra. As the bodhisattva moves from stage to stage, he is reborn as the king of greater and greater realms, ascending through the Buddhist cosmos. Thus, on the first bhumi he is born as king of JAMBUDVĪPA, on the second of the four continents, on the third as the king of TRAYATRIMsA, and so on, such that on the tenth he is born as the lord of AKANIstHA. ¶ According to the rather more elaborate account in chapter eleven of the CHENG WEISHI LUN (*VijNaptimAtratAsiddhi), each of the ten bhumis is correlated with the attainment of one of the ten types of suchness (TATHATA); these are accomplished by discarding one of the ten kinds of obstructions (Avarana) by mastering one of the ten perfections (pAramitA). The suchnesses achieved on each of the ten bhumis are, respectively: (1) universal suchness (sarvatragatathatA; C. bianxing zhenru), (2) supreme suchness (paramatathatA; C. zuisheng zhenru), (3) ubiquitous, or "supreme outflow" suchness (paramanisyandatathatA; C. shengliu zhenru), (4) unappropriated suchness (aparigrahatathatA; C. wusheshou zhenru), (5) undifferentiated suchness (abhinnajAtīyatathatA; C. wubie zhenru), (6) the suchness that is devoid of maculations and contaminants (asaMklistAvyavadAtatathatA; C. wuranjing zhenru), (7) the suchness of the undifferentiated dharma (abhinnatathatA; C. fawubie zhenru), (8) the suchness that neither increases nor decreases (anupacayApacayatathatA; C. buzengjian), (9) the suchness that serves as the support of the mastery of wisdom (jNAnavasitAsaMnisrayatathatA; C. zhizizai suoyi zhenru), and (10) the suchness that serves as the support for mastery over actions (kriyAdivasitAsaMnisrayatathatA; C. yezizai dengsuoyi). These ten suchnessses are obtained by discarding, respectively: (1) the obstruction of the common illusions of the unenlightened (pṛthagjanatvAvarana; C. yishengxing zhang), (2) the obstruction of the deluded (mithyApratipattyAvarana; C. xiexing zhang), (3) the obstruction of dullness (dhandhatvAvarana; C. andun zhang), (4) the obstruction of the manifestation of subtle afflictions (suksmaklesasamudAcArAvarana; C. xihuo xianxing zhang), (5) the obstruction of the lesser HĪNAYANA ideal of parinirvAna (hīnayAnaparinirvAnAvarana; C. xiasheng niepan zhang), (6) the obstruction of the manifestation of coarse characteristics (sthulanimittasamudAcArAvarana; C. cuxiang xianxing zhang), (7) the obstruction of the manifestation of subtle characteristics (suksmanimittasamudAcArAvarana; C. xixiang xianxing zhang), (8) the obstruction of the continuance of activity even in the immaterial realm that is free from characteristics (nirnimittAbhisaMskArAvarana; C. wuxiang jiaxing zhang), (9) the obstruction of not desiring to act on behalf of others' salvation (parahitacaryAkAmanAvarana; C. buyuxing zhang), and (10) the obstruction of not yet acquiring mastery over all things (fa weizizai zhang). These ten obstructions are overcome by practicing, respectively: (1) the perfection of giving (dAnapAramitA), (2) the perfection of morality (sīlapAramitA), (3) the perfection of forbearance (ksAntipAramitA), (4) the perfection of energetic effort (vīryapAramitA), (5) the perfection of meditation (dhyAnapAramitA), (6) the perfection of wisdom (prajNApAramitA), (7) the perfection of expedient means (upAyapAramitA), (8) the perfection of the vow (to attain enlightenment) (pranidhAnapAramitA), (9) the perfection of power (balapAramitA), and (10) the perfection of knowledge (jNAnapAramitA). ¶ The eighth, ninth, and tenth bhumis are sometimes called "pure bhumis," because, according to some commentators, upon reaching the eighth bhumi, the bodhisattva has abandoned all of the afflictive obstructions (KLEsAVARAnA) and is thus liberated from any further rebirth. It appears that there were originally only seven bhumis, as is found in the BODHISATTVABHuMI, where the seven bhumis overlap with an elaborate system of thirteen abidings or stations (vihAra), some of the names of which (such as pramuditA) appear also in the standard bhumi schema of the Dasabhumikasutra. Similarly, though a listing of ten bhumis appears in the MAHAVASTU, a text associated with the LOKOTTARAVADA subsect of the MAHASAMGHIKA school, only seven are actually discussed there, and the names given to the stages are completely different from those found in the later Dasabhumikasutra; the stages there are also a retrospective account of how past buddhas have achieved enlightenment, rather than a prescription for future practice. ¶ The dasabhumi schema is sometimes correlated with other systems of classifying the bodhisattva path. In the five levels of the YogAcAra school's outline of the bodhisattva path (PANCAMARGA; C. wuwei), the first bhumi (pramuditA) is presumed to be equivalent to the level of proficiency (*prativedhAvasthA; C. tongdawei), the third of the five levels; while the second bhumi onward corresponds to the level of cultivation (C. xiuxiwei), the fourth of the five levels. The first bhumi is also correlated with the path of vision (DARsANAMARGA), while the second and higher bhumis correlate with the path of cultivation (BHAVANAMARGA). In terms of the doctrine of the five acquiescences (C. ren; S. ksAnti) listed in the RENWANG JING, the first through the third bhumis are equivalent to the second acquiescence, the acquiescence of belief (C. xinren; J. shinnin; K. sinin); the fourth through the sixth stages to the third, the acquiescence of obedience (C. shunren; J. junnin; K. sunin); the seventh through the ninth stages to the fourth, the acquiescence to the nonproduction of dharmas (anutpattikadharmaksAnti; C. wushengren; J. mushonin; K. musaengin); the tenth stage to the fifth and final acquiescence, to extinction (jimieren; J. jakumetsunin; K. chongmyorin). FAZANG's HUAYANJING TANXUAN JI ("Notes Plumbing the Profundities of the AVATAMSAKASuTRA") classifies the ten bhumis in terms of practice by correlating the first bhumi to the practice of faith (sRADDHA), the second bhumi to the practice of morality (sĪLA), the third bhumi to the practice of concentration (SAMADHI), and the fourth bhumi and higher to the practice of wisdom (PRAJNA). In the same text, Fazang also classifies the bhumis in terms of vehicle (YANA) by correlating the first through third bhumis with the vehicle of humans and gods (rentiansheng), the fourth through the seventh stage to the three vehicles (TRIYANA), and the eighth through tenth bhumis to the one vehicle (EKAYANA). ¶ Besides the list of the dasabhumi outlined in the Dasabhumikasutra, the MAHAPRAJNAPARAMITASuTRA and the DAZHIDU LUN (*MahAprajNApAramitAsAstra) list a set of ten bhumis, called the "bhumis in common" (gongdi), which are shared between all the three vehicles of sRAVAKAs, PRATYEKABUDDHAs, and bodhisattvas. These are the bhumis of: (1) dry wisdom (suklavidarsanAbhumi; C. ganhuidi), which corresponds to the level of three worthies (sanxianwei, viz., ten abidings, ten practices, ten transferences) in the srAvaka vehicle and the initial arousal of the thought of enlightenment (prathamacittotpAda) in the bodhisattva vehicle; (2) lineage (gotrabhumi; C. xingdi, zhongxingdi), which corresponds to the stage of the "aids to penetration" (NIRVEDHABHAGĪYA) in the srAvaka vehicle, and the final stage of the ten transferences in the fifty-two bodhisattva stages; (3) eight acquiescences (astamakabhumi; C. barendi), the causal incipiency of stream-enterer (SROTAAPANNA) in the case of the srAvaka vehicle and the acquiescence to the nonproduction of dharmas (anutpattikadharmaksAnti) in the bodhisattva path (usually corresponding to the first or the seventh through ninth bhumis of the bodhisattva path); (4) vision (darsanabhumi; C. jiandi), corresponding to the fruition or fulfillment (PHALA) level of the stream-enterer in the srAvaka vehicle and the stage of nonretrogression (AVAIVARTIKA), in the bodhisattva path (usually corresponding to the completion of the first or the eighth bhumi); (5) diminishment (tanubhumi; C. baodi), corresponding to the fulfillment level (phala) of stream-enterer or the causal incipiency of the once-returner (sakṛdAgAmin) in the srAvaka vehicle, or to the stage following nonretrogression before the attainment of buddhahood in the bodhisattva path; (6) freedom from desire (vītarAgabhumi; C. liyudi), equivalent to the fulfillment level of the nonreturner in the srAvaka vehicle, or to the stage where a bodhisattva attains the five supernatural powers (ABHIJNA); (7) complete discrimination (kṛtAvibhumi), equivalent to the fulfillment level of the ARHAT in the srAvaka vehicle, or to the stage of buddhahood (buddhabhumi) in the bodhisattva path (buddhabhumi) here refers not to the fruition of buddhahood but merely to the state in which a bodhisattva has the ability to exhibit the eighteen qualities distinctive to the buddhas (AVEnIKA[BUDDHA]DHARMA); (8) pratyekabuddha (pratyekabuddhabhumi); (9) bodhisattva (bodhisattvabhumi), the whole bodhisattva career prior to the fruition of buddhahood; (10) buddhahood (buddhabhumi), the stage of the fruition of buddhahood, when the buddha is completely equipped with all the buddhadharmas, such as omniscience (SARVAKARAJNATĀ). As is obvious in this schema, despite being called the bhumis "common" to all three vehicles, the shared stages continue only up to the seventh stage; the eighth through tenth stages are exclusive to the bodhisattva vehicle. This anomaly suggests that the last three bhumis of the bodhisattvayāna were added to an earlier srāvakayāna seven-bhumi scheme. ¶ The presentation of the bhumis in the PRAJNĀPĀRAMITĀ commentarial tradition following the ABHISAMAYĀLAMKĀRA uses the names found in the Dasabhumikasutra for the bhumis and understands them all as bodhisattva levels; it introduces the names of the ten bhumis found in the Dazhidu lun as levels that bodhisattvas have to pass beyond (S. atikrama) on the tenth bodhisattva level, which it calls the buddhabhumi. This tenth bodhisattva level is not the level of an actual buddha, but the level on which a bodhisattva has to transcend attachment (abhinivesa) to not only the levels reached by the four sets of noble persons (ĀRYAPUDGALA) but to the bodhisattvabhumis as well. See also BHuMI.

dhairya (dhairya; dhairyam) ::: steadiness, calmness, patience; the temperament of the thinker (dhira); an attribute of the brahman.a.

dhrita. ::: steadfastness; constancy; sustained effort; firmness; patience; endurance

Dhriti: (Spiritual) patience and firmness.

dhriti. ::: steadfast; constant; overcoming non-perseverance, fear, and indecision; seeing each task through to completion; sustaining effort; firmness; patience; endurance

DISQUALIFICATIONS. ::: One who fears monotony and wants something new would not be able to do yoga or at least this yoga which needs an inexhaustible perseverance and patience.

Divine, rejecting what has to be rejected, opening oneself to the true Light and true Force, calling it down quietly, steadfastly, without tiring, without depression or impatience, until one feels the Divine Force at work and the obstacle beginning to give way.

Divine’s work first and oneself last, harmony, patience, forbear- ance etc.

dysphoria ::: n. --> Impatience under affliction; morbid restlessness; dissatisfaction; the fidgets.

endurance ::: n. --> A state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance.
The act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience.


endure ::: 1. To undergo (hardship, strain, privation, etc.) without yielding; bear. 2. To bear without resistance or with patience; tolerate. 3. To admit of; allow; bear. 4. To continue to exist; last. endures, endured.

equanimity ::: n. --> Evenness of mind; that calm temper or firmness of mind which is not easily elated or depressed; patience; calmness; composure; as, to bear misfortunes with equanimity.

er ren. (J. ninin; K. i in 二忍). In Chinese, "the two kinds of forbearances (KsĀNTI)": The first is the endurance, patience, and forbearance a BODHISATTVA has toward sentient beings, referring to the ability to withstand insults and obstacles posed by them and to undertake altruistic deeds (sheng ren). The second is ANUTPATTIKADHARMAKsĀNTI, the receptivity to the fact that dharmas are unproduced (fa ren).

forbearance ::: n. --> The act of forbearing or waiting; the exercise of patience.
The quality of being forbearing; indulgence toward offenders or enemies; long-suffering.


fret ::: n. --> See 1st Frith.
The agitation of the surface of a fluid by fermentation or other cause; a rippling on the surface of water.
Agitation of mind marked by complaint and impatience; disturbance of temper; irritation; as, he keeps his mind in a continual fret.
Herpes; tetter.
The worn sides of river banks, where ores, or stones


impatience ::: n. --> The quality of being impatient; want of endurance of pain, suffering, opposition, or delay; eagerness for change, or for something expected; restlessness; chafing of spirit; fretfulness; passion; as, the impatience of a child or an invalid.

impatiency ::: n. --> Impatience.

impatient ::: 1. Unable to endure irritation or opposition; intolerant; not patient. 2. Eagerly desirous; restless in desire or expectation. 3. Lacking patience; easily irritated at delay, opposition.

impatient ::: a. --> Not patient; not bearing with composure; intolerant; uneasy; fretful; restless, because of pain, delay, or opposition; eager for change, or for something expected; hasty; passionate; -- often followed by at, for, of, and under.
Not to be borne; unendurable.
Prompted by, or exhibiting, impatience; as, impatient speeches or replies.


INTEGRAL YOGA ::: This yoga accepts the value of cosmic existence and holds it to be a reality; its object is to enter into a higher Truth-Consciousness or Divine Supramental Consciousness in which action and creation are the expression not of ignorance and imperfection, but of the Truth, the Light, the Divine Ānanda. But for that, the surrender of the mortal mind, life and body to the Higher Consciousnessis indispensable, since it is too difficult for the mortal human being to pass by its own effort beyond mind to a Supramental Consciousness in which the dynamism is no longer mental but of quite another power. Only those who can accept the call to such a change should enter into this yoga.

Aim of the Integral Yoga ::: It is not merely to rise out of the ordinary ignorant world-consciousness into the divine consciousness, but to bring the supramental power of that divine consciousness down into the ignorance of mind, life and body, to transform them, to manifest the Divine here and create a divine life in Matter.

Conditions of the Integral Yoga ::: This yoga can only be done to the end by those who are in total earnest about it and ready to abolish their little human ego and its demands in order to find themselves in the Divine. It cannot be done in a spirit of levity or laxity; the work is too high and difficult, the adverse powers in the lower Nature too ready to take advantage of the least sanction or the smallest opening, the aspiration and tapasyā needed too constant and intense.

Method in the Integral Yoga ::: To concentrate, preferably in the heart and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness. One can concentrate also in the head or between the eye-brows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is the beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest one must not depend on one’s own efforts only, but succeed in establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the Mother’s Power and Presence.

Integral method ::: The method we have to pursue is to put our whole conscious being into relation and contact with the Divine and to call Him in to transform Our entire being into His, so that in a sense God Himself, the real Person in us, becomes the sādhaka of the sādhana* as well as the Master of the Yoga by whom the lower personality is used as the centre of a divine transfiguration and the instrument of its own perfection. In effect, the pressure of the Tapas, the force of consciousness in us dwelling in the Idea of the divine Nature upon that which we are in our entirety, produces its own realisation. The divine and all-knowing and all-effecting descends upon the limited and obscure, progressively illumines and energises the whole lower nature and substitutes its own action for all the terms of the inferior human light and mortal activity.

In psychological fact this method translates itself into the progressive surrender of the ego with its whole field and all its apparatus to the Beyond-ego with its vast and incalculable but always inevitable workings. Certainly, this is no short cut or easy sādhana. It requires a colossal faith, an absolute courage and above all an unflinching patience. For it implies three stages of which only the last can be wholly blissful or rapid, - the attempt of the ego to enter into contact with the Divine, the wide, full and therefore laborious preparation of the whole lower Nature by the divine working to receive and become the higher Nature, and the eventual transformation. In fact, however, the divine strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for the weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, courage and patience. It” makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills.” The intellect becomes aware of a Law that beneficently insists and a Succour that upholds; the heart speaks of a Master of all things and Friend of man or a universal Mother who upholds through all stumblings. Therefore this path is at once the most difficult imaginable and yet in comparison with the magnitude of its effort and object, the most easy and sure of all.

There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works integrally on the lower nature. In the first place, it does not act according to a fixed system and succession as in the specialised methods of Yoga, but with a sort of free, scattered and yet gradually intensive and purposeful working determined by the temperament of the individual in whom it operates, the helpful materials which his nature offers and the obstacles which it presents to purification and perfection. In a sense, therefore, each man in this path has his own method of Yoga. Yet are there certain broad lines of working common to all which enable us to construct not indeed a routine system, but yet some kind of Shastra or scientific method of the synthetic Yoga.

Secondly, the process, being integral, accepts our nature such as it stands organised by our past evolution and without rejecting anything essential compels all to undergo a divine change. Everything in us is seized by the hands of a mighty Artificer and transformed into a clear image of that which it now seeks confusedly to present. In that ever-progressive experience we begin to perceive how this lower manifestation is constituted and that everything in it, however seemingly deformed or petty or vile, is the more or less distorted or imperfect figure of some elements or action in the harmony of the divine Nature. We begin to understand what the Vedic Rishis meant when they spoke of the human forefathers fashioning the gods as a smith forges the crude material in his smithy.

Thirdly, the divine Power in us uses all life as the means of this integral Yoga. Every experience and outer contact with our world-environment, however trifling or however disastrous, is used for the work, and every inner experience, even to the most repellent suffering or the most humiliating fall, becomes a step on the path to perfection. And we recognise in ourselves with opened eyes the method of God in the world, His purpose of light in the obscure, of might in the weak and fallen, of delight in what is grievous and miserable. We see the divine method to be the same in the lower and in the higher working; only in the one it is pursued tardily and obscurely through the subconscious in Nature, in the other it becomes swift and selfconscious and the instrument confesses the hand of the Master. All life is a Yoga of Nature seeking to manifest God within itself. Yoga marks the stage at which this effort becomes capable of self-awareness and therefore of right completion in the individual. It is a gathering up and concentration of the movements dispersed and loosely combined in the lower evolution.

Key-methods ::: The way to devotion and surrender. It is the psychic movement that brings the constant and pure devotion and the removal of the ego that makes it possible to surrender.

The way to knowledge. Meditation in the head by which there comes the opening above, the quietude or silence of the mind and the descent of peace etc. of the higher consciousness generally till it envelops the being and fills the body and begins to take up all the movements.
Yoga by works ::: Separation of the Purusha from the Prakriti, the inner silent being from the outer active one, so that one has two consciousnesses or a double consciousness, one behind watching and observing and finally controlling and changing the other which is active in front. The other way of beginning the yoga of works is by doing them for the Divine, for the Mother, and not for oneself, consecrating and dedicating them till one concretely feels the Divine Force taking up the activities and doing them for one.

Object of the Integral Yoga is to enter into and be possessed by the Divine Presence and Consciousness, to love the Divine for the Divine’s sake alone, to be tuned in our nature into the nature of the Divine, and in our will and works and life to be the instrument of the Divine.

Principle of the Integral Yoga ::: The whole principle of Integral Yoga is to give oneself entirely to the Divine alone and to nobody else, and to bring down into ourselves by union with the Divine Mother all the transcendent light, power, wideness, peace, purity, truth-consciousness and Ānanda of the Supramental Divine.

Central purpose of the Integral Yoga ::: Transformation of our superficial, narrow and fragmentary human way of thinking, seeing, feeling and being into a deep and wide spiritual consciousness and an integrated inner and outer existence and of our ordinary human living into the divine way of life.

Fundamental realisations of the Integral Yoga ::: The psychic change so that a complete devotion can be the main motive of the heart and the ruler of thought, life and action in constant union with the Mother and in her Presence. The descent of the Peace, Power, Light etc. of the Higher Consciousness through the head and heart into the whole being, occupying the very cells of the body. The perception of the One and Divine infinitely everywhere, the Mother everywhere and living in that infinite consciousness.

Results ::: First, an integral realisation of Divine Being; not only a realisation of the One in its indistinguishable unity, but also in its multitude of aspects which are also necessary to the complete knowledge of it by the relative consciousness; not only realisation of unity in the Self, but of unity in the infinite diversity of activities, worlds and creatures.

Therefore, also, an integral liberation. Not only the freedom born of unbroken contact of the individual being in all its parts with the Divine, sāyujya mukti, by which it becomes free even in its separation, even in the duality; not only the sālokya mukti by which the whole conscious existence dwells in the same status of being as the Divine, in the state of Sachchidananda ; but also the acquisition of the divine nature by the transformation of this lower being into the human image of the divine, sādharmya mukti, and the complete and final release of all, the liberation of the consciousness from the transitory mould of the ego and its unification with the One Being, universal both in the world and the individual and transcendentally one both in the world and beyond all universe.

By this integral realisation and liberation, the perfect harmony of the results of Knowledge, Love and Works. For there is attained the complete release from ego and identification in being with the One in all and beyond all. But since the attaining consciousness is not limited by its attainment, we win also the unity in Beatitude and the harmonised diversity in Love, so that all relations of the play remain possible to us even while we retain on the heights of our being the eternal oneness with the Beloved. And by a similar wideness, being capable of a freedom in spirit that embraces life and does not depend upon withdrawal from life, we are able to become without egoism, bondage or reaction the channel in our mind and body for a divine action poured out freely upon the world.

The divine existence is of the nature not only of freedom, but of purity, beatitude and perfection. In integral purity which shall enable on the one hand the perfect reflection of the divine Being in ourselves and on the other the perfect outpouring of its Truth and Law in us in the terms of life and through the right functioning of the complex instrument we are in our outer parts, is the condition of an integral liberty. Its result is an integral beatitude, in which there becomes possible at once the Ānanda of all that is in the world seen as symbols of the Divine and the Ānanda of that which is not-world. And it prepares the integral perfection of our humanity as a type of the Divine in the conditions of the human manifestation, a perfection founded on a certain free universality of being, of love and joy, of play of knowledge and of play of will in power and will in unegoistic action. This integrality also can be attained by the integral Yoga.

Sādhanā of the Integral Yoga does not proceed through any set mental teaching or prescribed forms of meditation, mantras or others, but by aspiration, by a self-concentration inwards or upwards, by a self-opening to an Influence, to the Divine Power above us and its workings, to the Divine Presence in the heart and by the rejection of all that is foreign to these things. It is only by faith, aspiration and surrender that this self-opening can come.

The yoga does not proceed by upadeśa but by inner influence.

Integral Yoga and Gita ::: The Gita’s Yoga consists in the offering of one’s work as a sacrifice to the Divine, the conquest of desire, egoless and desireless action, bhakti for the Divine, an entering into the cosmic consciousness, the sense of unity with all creatures, oneness with the Divine. This yoga adds the bringing down of the supramental Light and Force (its ultimate aim) and the transformation of the nature.

Our yoga is not identical with the yoga of the Gita although it contains all that is essential in the Gita’s yoga. In our yoga we begin with the idea, the will, the aspiration of the complete surrender; but at the same time we have to reject the lower nature, deliver our consciousness from it, deliver the self involved in the lower nature by the self rising to freedom in the higher nature. If we do not do this double movement, we are in danger of making a tamasic and therefore unreal surrender, making no effort, no tapas and therefore no progress ; or else we make a rajasic surrender not to the Divine but to some self-made false idea or image of the Divine which masks our rajasic ego or something still worse.

Integral Yoga, Gita and Tantra ::: The Gita follows the Vedantic tradition which leans entirely on the Ishvara aspect of the Divine and speaks little of the Divine Mother because its object is to draw back from world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation beyond it.

The Tantric tradition leans on the Shakti or Ishvari aspect and makes all depend on the Divine Mother because its object is to possess and dominate the world-nature and arrive at the supreme realisation through it.

This yoga insists on both the aspects; the surrender to the Divine Mother is essential, for without it there is no fulfilment of the object of the yoga.

Integral Yoga and Hatha-Raja Yogas ::: For an integral yoga the special methods of Rajayoga and Hathayoga may be useful at times in certain stages of the progress, but are not indispensable. Their principal aims must be included in the integrality of the yoga; but they can be brought about by other means. For the methods of the integral yoga must be mainly spiritual, and dependence on physical methods or fixed psychic or psychophysical processes on a large scale would be the substitution of a lower for a higher action. Integral Yoga and Kundalini Yoga: There is a feeling of waves surging up, mounting to the head, which brings an outer unconsciousness and an inner waking. It is the ascending of the lower consciousness in the ādhāra to meet the greater consciousness above. It is a movement analogous to that on which so much stress is laid in the Tantric process, the awakening of the Kundalini, the Energy coiled up and latent in the body and its mounting through the spinal cord and the centres (cakras) and the Brahmarandhra to meet the Divine above. In our yoga it is not a specialised process, but a spontaneous upnish of the whole lower consciousness sometimes in currents or waves, sometimes in a less concrete motion, and on the other side a descent of the Divine Consciousness and its Force into the body.

Integral Yoga and other Yogas ::: The old yogas reach Sachchidananda through the spiritualised mind and depart into the eternally static oneness of Sachchidananda or rather pure Sat (Existence), absolute and eternal or else a pure Non-exist- ence, absolute and eternal. Ours having realised Sachchidananda in the spiritualised mind plane proceeds to realise it in the Supramcntal plane.

The suprcfhe supra-cosmic Sachchidananda is above all. Supermind may be described as its power of self-awareness and W’orld- awareness, the world being known as within itself and not out- side. So to live consciously in the supreme Sachchidananda one must pass through the Supermind.

Distinction ::: The realisation of Self and of the Cosmic being (without which the realisation of the Self is incomplete) are essential steps in our yoga ; it is the end of other yogas, but it is, as it were, the beginning of outs, that is to say, the point where its own characteristic realisation can commence.

It is new as compared with the old yogas (1) Because it aims not at a departure out of world and life into Heaven and Nir- vana, but at a change of life and existence, not as something subordinate or incidental, but as a distinct and central object.

If there is a descent in other yogas, yet it is only an incident on the way or resulting from the ascent — the ascent is the real thing. Here the ascent is the first step, but it is a means for the descent. It is the descent of the new coosdousness attain- ed by the ascent that is the stamp and seal of the sadhana. Even the Tantra and Vaishnavism end in the release from life ; here the object is the divine fulfilment of life.

(2) Because the object sought after is not an individual achievement of divine realisation for the sake of the individual, but something to be gained for the earth-consciousness here, a cosmic, not solely a supra-cosmic acbievement. The thing to be gained also is the bringing of a Power of consciousness (the Supramental) not yet organised or active directly in earth-nature, even in the spiritual life, but yet to be organised and made directly active.

(3) Because a method has been preconized for achieving this purpose which is as total and integral as the aim set before it, viz., the total and integral change of the consciousness and nature, taking up old methods, but only as a part action and present aid to others that are distinctive.

Integral Yoga and Patanjali Yoga ::: Cilia is the stuff of mixed mental-vital-physical consciousness out of which arise the movements of thought, emotion, sensation, impulse etc.

It is these that in the Patanjali system have to be stilled altogether so that the consciousness may be immobile and go into Samadhi.

Our yoga has a different function. The movements of the ordinary consciousness have to be quieted and into the quietude there has to be brought down a higher consciousness and its powers which will transform the nature.


intolerance ::: n. --> Want of capacity to endure; as, intolerance of light.
The quality of being intolerant; refusal to allow to others the enjoyment of their opinions, chosen modes of worship, and the like; want of patience and forbearance; illiberality; bigotry; as, intolerance shown toward a religious sect.


It is possible by strenuous medilation or by certain methods of tense endeavour -to open doors on to the inner being or even break down some of the walls between the inner and outer self before finishing or even undertaking ■ this preliminary self- discipline (of building up the inner meditative quietude), but it is not always wise to do it as that, may lead to conditions of sadhana which may be very turbid, chaotic, beset with unneces- sary dangers. It is necessary to keep the saltvic quietude, patience, vigilance, — to hurry nothing, to force nothing.

Kakacupamasutta. (C. Moulipoqunna jing; J. Murihagunnakyo; K. Morip'agunna kyong 牟犁破群那經). In Pāli, "Simile of the Saw Discourse"; the twenty-first sutta of the MAJJHIMANIKĀYA (a separate SARVĀSTIVĀDA recension appears as the 193rd SuTRA in the Chinese translation of the MADHYAMĀGAMA). According to the Pāli recension, the Buddha preached this sutta at Sāvatthi (sRĀVASTĪ), in conjunction with the admonishment of the monk Moliya Phagguna, who was overly friendly with nuns and angry at others' criticism of his behavior. Moliya Phagguna remained recalcitrant even after being admonished; in response, the Buddha spoke to his disciples of the harmfulness of anger and of the need for patience even in the most heinous of circumstances, such as if someone were sawing off one's limbs. Instead of giving in to hatred, such an event would offer an opportunity to develop loving-kindness by radiating loving thoughts even to one's attackers.

ksāntipāramitā. (P. khantipāramī; T. bzod pa'i pha rol tu phyin pa; C. renru boluomi; J. ninnikuharamitsu; K. inyok paramil 忍辱波羅蜜). In Sanskrit, "perfection of patience." See KsĀNTI.

ksānti. (P. khanti; T. bzod pa; C. renru; J. ninniku; K. inyok 忍辱). In Sanskrit, "patience," "steadfastness," or "endurance"; alt. "forbearance," "acceptance," or "receptivity." Ksānti is the third of the six (or ten) perfections (PĀRAMITĀ) mastered on the BODHISATTVA path; it also constitutes the third of the "aids to penetration" (NIRVEDHABHĀGĪYA), which are developed during the "path of preparation" (PRAYOGAMĀRGA) and mark the transition from the mundane sphere of cultivation (LAUKIKA-BHĀVANĀMĀRGA) to the supramundane vision (DARsANA) of the FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS (catvāry āryasatyāni). The term has several discrete denotations in Buddhist literature. The term often refers to various aspects of the patience and endurance displayed by the bodhisattva in the course of his career: for example, his ability to bear all manner of abuse from sentient beings; to bear all manner of hardship over the course of the path to buddhahood without ever losing his commitment to liberate all beings from SAMSĀRA; and not to be overwhelmed by the profound nature of reality but instead to be receptive or acquiescent to it. This last denotation of ksānti is also found, for example, in the "receptivity to the fact of suffering" (duḥkhe dharmajNānaksānti; see DHARMAKsĀNTI), the first of the sixteen moments of realization of the four noble truths, in which the adept realizes the reality of impermanence, suffering, emptiness, and nonself and thus overcomes all doubts about the truth of suffering; this acceptance marks the inception of the DARsANAMĀRGA and the entrance into sanctity (ĀRYA). Ksānti as the third of the aids to penetration (nirvedhabhagīya) is distinguished from the fourth, highest worldly dharmas (LAUKIKĀGRADHARMA), only by the degree to which the validity of the four noble truths is understood: this understanding is still somewhat cursory at the stage of ksānti but is fully formed with laukikāgradharma.

Ksāntivādin. (P. Khantivādī; T. Bzod pa smra ba; C. Renru xianren/Chanti xianren; J. Ninniku sennin/Sandai sennin; K. Inyok sonin/Sanje sonin 忍辱仙人/羼提仙人). Lit. "Teacher of Patience"; one of the more famous previous lives of the Buddha as recounted in the Sanskrit and Pāli JĀTAKA collections. Over the course of millions of lifetimes, the BODHISATTVA is said to accrue vast stores of merit (PUnYA) through the practice of the six or ten perfections (PĀRAMITĀ). The story of Ksāntivādin is the most famous story about the bodhisattva's practice of patience (KsĀNTI). In the story, the bodhisattva is a brāhmana who renounces the world and lives in a forest near Benaras. One day, the king comes into the forest accompanied by his female attendants, who entertain him. Exhausted by his indulgence in pleasure and drink, the king falls asleep. The women wander off, eventually coming upon Ksāntivādin seated beneath a tree. They gather around him and he preaches to them. The king awakes to find the women gone and becomes enraged. When he finally locates them, he presumes that Ksāntivādin has stolen them away. When he asks the ascetic what he teaches, Ksāntivādin replies "patience." Seeking to test the ascetic's ability to remain free from anger when injured and abused, he tortures him, cutting off his limbs, his nose, and his ears in turn, at each point asking the ascetic whether he still teaches patience; the various versions differ as to the order in which the limbs are severed and whether they are severed by the king himself or by his executioner. Leaving the ascetic to die of his wounds, the king walks away, only to be swallowed by the earth and transported to the AVĪCI hell. It is said that the king was DEVADATTA in a former life and that his fate prefigured Devadatta's own demise.

kshama. ::: forgiveness; patience; forbearance; functioning in the now

Kshanti (Sanskrit) Kṣānti [from the verbal root kṣam to be patient] Patience; one of the six Buddhist paramitas.

longanimity ::: n. --> Disposition to bear injuries patiently; forbearance; patience.

long-suffering ::: n. --> Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient; not easily provoked.
Long patience of offense.


Mangalasutta. In Pāli, "Discourse on the Auspicious"; one of the best-loved and most frequently recited texts in the Southeast Asian Buddhist world. The Mangalasutta appears in an early scriptural anthology, the SUTTANIPĀTA; a later collection, the KHUDDAKAPĀtHA; and in a postcanonical anthology of "protection texts," the PARITTA. The text itself is a mere twelve verses in length and is accompanied by a brief preface inquiring about what is true auspiciousness. The Buddha's response provides a straightforward recital of auspicious things, beginning with various social virtues and ending with the achievement of nibbāna (S. NIRVĀnA). The Mangalasutta's great renown derives from its inclusion in the Paritta, a late anthology of texts that are chanted as part of the protective rituals performed by Buddhist monks to ward off misfortunes; indeed, it is this apotropaic quality of the scripture that accounts for its enduring popularity. Paritta suttas refer to specific discourses delivered by the Buddha that are believed to offer protection to those who either recite the sutta or listen to its recitation. Other such auspicious apotropaic suttas are the RATANASUTTA ("Discourse on the Precious") and the METTĀSUTTA ("Discourse on Loving-Kindness"). These paritta texts are commonly believed in Southeast Asia to bring happiness and good fortune when chanted by the SAMGHA. The Mangalasutta has been the subject of many Pāli commentaries, one of the largest of which, the Mangalatthadīpanī, composed in northern Thailand in the sixteenth century, is over five hundred pages in length and continues to serve as the core of the monastic curriculum in contemporary Thailand. The Mangalasutta's twelve verses are: "Many divinities and humans, desiring well-being, have thought about auspiciousness; tell us what is the highest auspiciousness./ Not to associate with fools, to associate with the wise, to worship those worthy of worship-that is the highest auspiciousness./ To live in a suitable place and to have done good deeds before, having a proper goal for oneself-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Learning, craftsmanship, and being well-trained in discipline, being well-spoken-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Care for mother and father, supporting wife and children, and types of work that bring no conflict-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Generosity, morality, helping relatives and performing actions that are blameless-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Ceasing and refraining from evil, abstaining from intoxicants, diligence in morality-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Respect, humility, contentment, gratitude, listening to the dhamma at the proper time-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Patience, obedience, seeing ascetics and timely discussions of the dhamma-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Ascetic practice, the religious life, seeing the four noble truths, and the realization of nibbāna-that is the highest auspiciousness./ If someone's mind is sorrowless, stainless, secure, and does not shake when touched by the things of the world-that is the highest auspiciousness./ Having acted in this wise, unconquered everywhere they go to well-being everywhere-for them, this is the highest auspiciousness."

meek ::: superl. --> Mild of temper; not easily provoked or orritated; patient under injuries; not vain, or haughty, or resentful; forbearing; submissive.
Evincing mildness of temper, or patience; characterized by mildness or patience; as, a meek answer; a meek face. ::: v. t.


Mercury and “brings the gift of patience.” In

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pāramitā. (P. pāramī; T. pha rol tu phyin pa; C. boluomi; J. haramitsu; K. paramil 波羅蜜). In Sanskrit, "perfection," a virtue or quality developed and practiced by a BODHISATTVA on the path to becoming a buddha. The term is paranomastically glossed by some traditional commentators as "gone beyond" or "gone to the other side" (see PARA), although it seems in fact to derive from Skt. parama, meaning "highest" or "supreme." The best-known enumeration of the perfections is a group of six: giving (DĀNA), morality (sĪLA), patience or forbearance (KsĀNTI), effort (VĪRYA), concentration (DHYĀNA), and wisdom (PRAJNĀ). There are also lists of ten perfections. In the MAHĀYĀNA (specifically in the DAsABHuMIKASuTRA), the list of ten includes the preceding six, to which are added method (UPĀYA), vow (PRAnIDHĀNA), power (BALA), and knowledge (JNĀNA), with the explanation that the bodhisattva practices the perfections in this order on each of the ten bodhisattva stages or grounds (BHuMI). Thus, giving is perfected on the first bhumi, morality on the second, and so on. In Pāli sources, where the perfections are called pāramī, the ten perfections are giving (dāna), morality (sīla), renunciation (nekkhamma; S. NAIsKRAMYA), wisdom (paNNā), effort (viriya), patience (khanti), truthfulness (sacca; S. SATYA), determination (adhitthāna; S. ADHIstHĀNA), loving-kindness (mettā; S. MAITRĪ), and equanimity (upekkhā; S. UPEKsĀ). The practice of these perfections over the course of the many lifetimes of the bodhisattva's path eventually fructifies in the achievement of buddhahood. The precise meaning of the perfections is discussed at length, as is the question of how the six (or ten) are to be divided between the categories of merit (PUnYA) and wisdom (JNĀNA). For example, according to one interpretation of the six perfections, giving, morality, and patience contribute to the collection of merit (PUnYASAMBHĀRA); concentration and wisdom contribute to the collection of wisdom (JNĀNASAMBHĀRA), and effort contributes to both. Commentators also consider what distinguishes the practice of these six from other instances of the practice of giving, etc. Some MADHYAMAKA exegetes, for example, argue that these virtues only become perfections when the bodhisattva engages in them with an understanding of emptiness (suNYATĀ); for example, giving a gift without clinging to any conception of giver, gift, or recipient.

Paramita (Sanskrit) Pāramitā [from pāram beyond + ita gone from the verbal root i to go] Gone or crossed to the other shore; derivatively, virtue or perfection. The paramitas vary in number according to the Buddhist school: some quoting six, others seven or ten; but they are the glorious or transcendental virtues — the keys to the portals of jnana (wisdom). Blavatsky gives these seven keys as (VS 47-8): 1) dana “the key of charity and love immortal”; 2) sila (good character), “the key of Harmony in word and act, the key that counterbalances the cause and the effect, and leaves no further room for Karmic action”; 3) kshanti, “patience sweet, that nought can ruffle”; 4) viraga, “indifference to pleasure and to pain, illusion conquered, truth alone perceived”; 5) virya (strength, power), “the dauntless energy that fights its way to the supernal TRUTH, out of the mire of lies terrestrial”; 6) dhyana (profound spiritual-intellectual contemplation, with utter detachment from all objects of sense and of a lower mental character), human consciousness in the higher reaches of this state becomes purely buddhic, with the summit of the manas acting as vehicle for the retention of what the percipient consciousness experiences; once the golden gate of dhyana is opened, the pathway stretching thence leads towards the realm of “Sat eternal”; and 7) prajna (understanding, wisdom), that part of the mind that functions when active as the vehicle of the higher self; “the key to which makes of man a god, creating him a Bodhisattva, son of the Dhyanis.”

patience ::: “ In all Yoga the first requisites are faith and patience. The ardours of the heart and the violences of the eager will that seek to take the kingdom of heaven by storm can have miserable reactions if they disdain to support their vehemence on these humbler and quieter auxiliaries. And in the long and difficult integral Yoga there must be an integral faith and an unshakable patience.” The Synthesis of Yoga

patience ::: n. The quality of being able calmly to endure suffering, toil, delay, vexation, or any similar condition.

patience ::: n. --> The state or quality of being patient; the power of suffering with fortitude; uncomplaining endurance of evils or wrongs, as toil, pain, poverty, insult, oppression, calamity, etc.
The act or power of calmly or contentedly waiting for something due or hoped for; forbearance.
Constancy in labor or application; perseverance.
Sufferance; permission.
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PATIENCE. ::: The capacity to wait steadily for the realisa- tion to come.

patience to develop. For instance, the neutral quiet so dissatis- fying to five vital eagerness of the sadhaka is the first step towards the peace that passeth all understanding, the small current or thrill of inner delight the first trickling of the ocean of Ananda, the play of tights or colours the key of the doors of the inner vision and experience, the descent that stifTens the body into a concentrated stillness that first touch of something at the end of which is the presence of the Divine.

persevered ::: The Mother: “Perseverance is patience in action.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol.

prabhākarībhumi. (T. 'od byed pa; C. faguang di; J. hokkoji; K. palgwang chi 發光地). In Sanskrit, "illuminating," the name of the third of the ten BODHISATTVA BHuMI, as found in a list of ten stages (DAsABHuMI) enumerated in the DAsABHuMIKASuTRA ("Sutra on the Ten Stages"), a sutra that is later subsumed into the massive scriptural compilation, the AVATAMSAKASuTRA. The first bhumi coincides with the attainment of the path of vision (DARsANAMĀRGA), the remaining nine to the path of cultivation (BHĀVANĀMĀRGA). Prabhākarībhumi is so called because the light of the bodhisattva's wisdom burns brightly through the attainment of the four meditative absorptions (DHYĀNA) and the five superknowledges (ABHIJNĀ). When the practice of the six (or ten) perfections (PĀRAMITĀ) is aligned with the ten bhumi, the prabhākarībhumi is especially an occasion for the practice of the perfection of patience (KsĀNTIPĀRAMITĀ), where the bodhisattva's patience becomes so great that even if someone were to mutilate his body, he would not respond in anger. The bodhisattva remains on this bhumi until he is able to abide consistently in the limbs of enlightenment (BODHIPĀKsIKADHARMA).

punyajNānasaMbhāra. (T. bsod nams dang ye shes kyi tshogs; C. fuzhi ziliang; J. fukuchi shiryo; K. pokchi charyang 福智資糧). In Sanskrit, "equipment" or "collection of merit and knowledge," a term that encompasses all the practices and deeds that a BODHISATTVA perfects along the path to buddhahood. It is said that a bodhisattva must amass both a collection of merit (PUnYA) and a collection of knowledge (JNĀNA) in order to achieve buddhahood; this is because merit will help to overcome the afflictions (KLEsA), while knowledge will help to counter ignorance (AVIDYĀ). MAHĀYĀNA exegetes explain that the collection of merit fructifies as the material body (RuPAKĀYA) of a buddha (which includes both the SAMBHOGAKĀYA and the NIRMĀnAKĀYA) and the collection of knowledge fructifies as the DHARMAKĀYA. As such, the collection of merit is associated with UPĀYA, or method, and the collection of knowledge is associated with PRAJNĀ, or wisdom. Mahāyāna scholiasts have also explored the question of the relationship between the accumulation of these two collections and the practice of the six perfections (PĀRAMITĀ). Among various opinions set forth, a common one states that practice of the first three perfections-of giving (DĀNA), morality (sĪLA), patience (KsĀNTI)-contributes to the collection of merit; the practice of the last two perfections-concentration (DHYĀNA) and wisdom (prajNā)-contributes to the collection of knowledge; and the perfection of effort (VĪRYA) contributes to both.

punyasaMbhāra. (T. bsod nams kyi tshogs; C. fude ziliang; J. fukutoku shiryo; K. poktok charyang 福德資糧). In Sanskrit, "equipment" or "collection" "of merit," one of the two accumulations (along with the JNĀNASAMBHĀRA) amassed over the course of the BODHISATTVA path and required for the attainment of buddhahood. This type of collection refers to the myriad meritorious deeds performed by a bodhisattva over millions of lifetimes, deeds that are dedicated to the achievement of buddhahood for the welfare of all sentient beings. Between the two poles of skill in means (UPĀYA) and wisdom (PRAJNĀ), the collection of merit is associated with upāya. Among the six perfections (PĀRAMITĀ), the first three perfections, of giving (DĀNA), morality (sĪLA), and patience (KsĀNTI), are traditionally associated with the collection of merit. The collection of merit, resulting from the performance of limitless meritorious deeds, is said to fructify as the RuPAKĀYA of a buddha. See also PUnYAJNĀNASAMBHĀRA.

puzzle ::: something perplexing, baffling or bewildering; a problem or enigma to be solved by exercising one"s ingenuity and patience.

Rāhula. (T. Sgra gcan 'dzin; C. Luohouluo; J. Ragora; K. Rahura 羅睺羅). In Sanskrit and Pāli, "Fetter"; proper name of the ARHAT who was the Buddha's only child, born on the day his father renounced the world. According to the Pāli account, as soon as Prince SIDDHARTHA learned of the birth of his son, he immediately chose to become a mendicant, for he saw his son as a "fetter" binding him ever more tightly to the household life. In a famous scene, the prince looks at his sleeping wife and infant son before departing from the palace to seek enlightenment. He wishes to hold his son one last time but fears that he will awaken his wife and lose his resolve. In the MuLASARVĀSTIVĀDA VINAYA version of the story, Rāhula was conceived on the night of his father's departure from the palace and remained in gestation for a full six years, being born on the night that his father achieved buddhahood. After his enlightenment, when the Buddha accepted an invitation to visit his father's palace, Rāhula's mother (RĀHULAMĀTĀ) YAsODHARĀ sent her son to her former husband to ask for his inheritance, whereupon the Buddha ordered sĀRIPUTRA to ordain the boy. Rāhula thus became the first novice (sRĀMAnERA) to enter the order. Knowing Yasodharā's grief at the loss of her son, the Buddha's father, King sUDDHODANA, requested that in the future no child should be ordained without the consent of his parents; the Buddha accepted his request and a question about parental consent was incorporated into the ordination procedure. Rāhula is described as dutiful and always in search of instruction. In one sermon to the young boy, the Buddha warns him never to lie, even in jest. Rāhula often accompanied the Buddha or sāriputra on their alms rounds (PIndAPĀTA). The meditation topic the Buddha assigned to Rāhula was intended to counter the novice's strong carnal nature. When his mind was ready, the Buddha taught him the Cula-Rāhulovādasutta, at the end of which Rāhula attained arhatship. Rāhula was meticulous in his observation of the monastic regulations, and the Buddha declared him foremost among his disciples in his eagerness for training. According to Chinese sources, Rāhula was also renowned for his patience. One day in sRĀVASTĪ, he was harshly beaten and was bleeding badly from a head wound, but he bore his injury with composure and equanimity, which led the Buddha to praise him. Rāhula was also foremost in "practicing with discretion" (C. mixing diyi), meaning that he applied himself at all times in religious practice but without making a display of it. Rāhula passed away before both sāriputra and the Buddha during a sojourn in TRĀYASTRIMsA heaven. In previous lives, Rāhula had many times been the son of the bodhisattva. He was called "lucky Rāhula" by his friends and Rāhula himself acknowledged his good fortune both for being the Buddha's son and for attaining arhatship. In the MAHĀYĀNA, Rāhula appears in a number of sutras, such as the SADDHARMAPUndARĪKASuTRA, where his father predicts that he will become a buddha. Rāhula is also traditionally listed as eleventh of the sixteen ARHAT elders (sOdAsASTHAVIRA), who were charged by the Buddha with protecting his dispensation until the advent of the next buddha, MAITREYA. He is said to reside in Biliyangqu zhou (a Sanskrit transcription that supposedly means "land of chestnuts and grains") with 1,100 disciples. In CHANYUE GUANXIU's standard Chinese depiction, Rāhula is portrayed sitting on a rock in wide-eyed meditation, with his right finger held above his chest, pointing outward, and his left hand resting on his left knee.

Ramayana: A great epic poem of India, ascribed to Valmiki, describing the doings of Rama and his wife Sita, in about 24,000 verses divided into seven books; the first and the last are believed to be comparatively modern additions, but the date of the original books is probably the third or fourth century B.C.; Rama’s character is described as that of a perfect man, who bears suffering and self-denial with superhuman patience.

Rwa lo tsā ba Rdo rje grags. (Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa) (1016-1128?). A prominent translator and YOGIN of the "later dissemination" (PHYI DAR) of Buddhism to Tibet. While still in his teens, he went to Nepal, where he received instructions and transmissions of a number of tantric cycles; he received the VAJRABHAIRAVA and VAJRAVĀRĀHĪ transmissions from the Nepalese master Bharo. Upon his return to Tibet, he attracted many students and received generous offerings from patrons, which he used for the support of the dharma; among his many projects was the rebuilding of BSAM YAS after it was destroyed by fire. He translated many tantric texts and is known especially for his translations of texts connected with YAMĀNTAKA. He also translated the KĀLACAKRATANTRA into Tibetan; the tradition deriving from his translation is known as the Rwa lugs. He was also a controversial figure, known to have little patience with those who opposed him; he is said to have used his tantric powers to "liberate" (i.e., kill) thirteen rivals, including according to some accounts, MAR PA's son DAR MA SDO SDE.

sabr :::   patience

sadpāramitā. (T. phar phyin drug; C. liu boluomi; J. ropparamitsu; K. yuk paramil 六波羅蜜). In Sanskrit, the "six perfections," the six bodhisattva perfections (PĀRAMITĀ) of giving (DĀNA), morality (sĪLA), patience (KsĀNTI), effort (VĪRYA), meditative absorption (DHYĀNA), and wisdom (PRAJNĀ). In the DAsABHuMIKASuTRA, four additional perfections are added, such that one perfection is associated with each of the ten bodhisattva stages (BHuMI). These additional four perfections are understood as additional elements of the sixth perfection, prajNāpāramitā. They are the perfection of expedient means (UPĀYAPĀRAMITĀ), the perfection of the vow (to attain buddhahood) (PRAnIDHĀNAPĀRAMITĀ), the perfection of powers (BALAPĀRAMITĀ) and the perfection of knowledge (JNĀNAPĀRAMITĀ). In Pāli materials, there is a different set of ten perfections (PĀRAMĪ) that are practiced by the bodhisattva. See PĀRAMITĀ and the specific types of perfections.

Sama, Saman (Sanskrit) Śama, Śāman [from the verbal root śam to be quiet, calm, resigned] Tranquility, calmness, equanimity, absence of passion, emancipation from all the illusions of existence; the fifth of the eight bhava-pushpas (flowers of being) of Buddhism: charity, self-restraint, impersonal affection, patience, resignation, selfless devotion, meditation, and veracity. Through the practice of the eight flowers, sama secures the conquest and final delivery from all kinds of mental and psychological agitation.

seraphim; he is the angel of patience and the dis¬

Sri Aurobindo: " In all Yoga the first requisites are faith and patience. The ardours of the heart and the violences of the eager will that seek to take the kingdom of heaven by storm can have miserable reactions if they disdain to support their vehemence on these humbler and quieter auxiliaries. And in the long and difficult integral Yoga there must be an integral faith and an unshakable patience.” *The Synthesis of Yoga

Sufism: A system of Mohammedan mysticism, arising chiefly in Persia. It offers steps toward union with God, as repentance, abstinence, renunciation, poverty, patience, trust. Love is the keynote to the Sufi ethics.

temperance ::: v. t. --> Habitual moderation in regard to the indulgence of the natural appetites and passions; restrained or moderate indulgence; moderation; as, temperance in eating and drinking; temperance in the indulgence of joy or mirth; specifically, moderation, and sometimes abstinence, in respect to using intoxicating liquors.
Moderation of passion; patience; calmness; sedateness.
State with regard to heat or cold; temperature.


the cabala, the angel of patience is one of 3, and

The difficulties in the nature alwas-s rise again and again till sou osetcome them ; they most be faced with both strength and patience.

The ideal attitude of the sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfilment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever- increasing mastery and pressure of rapidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneousness of the supreme divine Transforma- tion.

The more intense the experiences that come, the higher the forces that descend, the greater become the possibilities of deviation and error. For the very intensity and the very height of the force excites and aggrandises the movements of the lower nature and raises up in it all opposing elements in their full force, but often in the dbguisc of truth, wearing a mask of plausible justification. There is needed a great patience, calm, sobriety, balance, an impersonal dciachmcnx and sincerity free from all taint of ego or personal human desire. There must be no attachment to any idea of one’s owm, to any experience, to any kind of imagination, mental building or vital demand ::: the light of discrimination must alx^i'ays play to detect those

The Mother: "Perseverance is patience in action.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 14.

The Mother: "The certitude of the Victory gives an infinite patience with the maximum of energy.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.*

The Mother: “The certitude of the Victory gives an infinite patience with the maximum of energy.” Words of the Mother, MCW Vol. 15.

"They [peace and patience] go together. By having patience under all kinds of pressure you lay the foundations of peace.” Letters on Yoga*

Those feeling do not really help, on the contrary, they are an immense obstacle and hamper the progress. They belong to the reli^ous, not to the yopc mentality. The yo^ should look on all the defects of the nature calmly, firmly and persistently with full confidence in the Divine Power — without weakness or dep- ression or negligence and without excitement, impatience or violence.

Time ::: Time presents itself to human effort as an enemy or a friend, as a resistance, a medium or an instrument. But always it is really the instrument of the soul. Time is a field of circumstances and forces meeting and working out a resultant progression whose course it measures. To the ego it is a tyrant or a resistance, to the Divine an instrument. Th
   refore, while our effort is personal, Time appears as a resistance, for it presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the personal are combined in our consciousness, it appears as a medium and a condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument. The ideal attitude of the sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfilment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever-increasing mastery and pressure of rapidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneousness of the supreme divine Transformation.
   Ref: CWSA Vol. 23-24, Page: 68


Titiksha (Sanskrit) Titikṣā [from the verbal root tij to urge, incite to action, be active in endurance or patience] Patience, resignation, endurance; not mere passive resignation, but an active attitude of patience in supporting the events of life. Mystically, the fifth state of raja yoga — “one of supreme indifference; submission, if necessary, to what is called ‘pleasures and pains for all,’ but deriving neither pleasure nor pain from such submission — in short, the becoming physically, mentally, and morally indifferent and insensible to either pleasure or pain” (VS 93). The meaning however is not of a cold, heartless, impassive attitude towards the sufferings of others, but an active positive attitude, so far as one’s individual pleasures or pains are considered, but likewise involving an active attitude of compassion for the tribulations and sufferings of others. The same thought is involved in the title Diamond-heart, given to adepts: as hard and indifferent to one’s own sorrows as the diamond is hard and enduring, yet like the diamond reflecting in its facets as in mirrors the sufferings and sorrows of all around.

To arrive at this condition the important thing is a persistent aspiration, call and self-offering and a will to reject all in oneself or around that stands in the way. Difficulties there will always be at the beginning and for as long a time as is necessary for the change ; but they are bound to disappear if they are met by a settled faith, will and patience.

trespass ::: v. i. --> To pass beyond a limit or boundary; hence, to depart; to go.
To commit a trespass; esp., to enter unlawfully upon the land of another.
To go too far; to put any one to inconvenience by demand or importunity; to intrude; as, to trespass upon the time or patience of another.
To commit any offense, or to do any act that injures


trial ::: n. --> The act of trying or testing in any manner.
Any effort or exertion of strength for the purpose of ascertaining what can be done or effected.
The act of testing by experience; proof; test.
Examination by a test; experiment, as in chemistry, metallurgy, etc.
The state of being tried or tempted; exposure to suffering that tests strength, patience, faith, or the like; affliction or


type A personality: a set of personality characteristics, including a sense of competitiveness, hostility, a constant sense of time pressure and impatience, which result in an increased risk of coronary heart disease.

Type A Personality ::: A theory used to describe a person with a significant number of traits focused on urgency, impatience, success, and excessive competition.

unpatience ::: n. --> Impatience.

Upeksha (Sanskrit) Upekṣā [from upekṣ to overlook, disregard from upa + the verbal root īkṣ to look at] Indifference, disdain, disregarding, abandonment; also endurance, patience. Enumerated as one of the ten paramitas, similar in meaning to viraga (cf VS 48), although viraga is not commonly enumerated when the paramitas are counted as six.

Vali ::: same as Bali2, representing a form of energy (tejas) lacking in ardour but full of patience (dhairya) and obstinacy (hat.ha).

Vimarsha: Dissatisfaction, displeasure; impatience.

wait ::: v. i. --> To watch; to observe; to take notice.
To stay or rest in expectation; to stop or remain stationary till the arrival of some person or event; to rest in patience; to stay; not to depart.
The act of waiting; a delay; a halt.
Ambush.
One who watches; a watchman.
Hautboys, or oboes, played by town musicians; not used in


weary ::: superl. --> Having the strength exhausted by toil or exertion; worn out in respect to strength, endurance, etc.; tired; fatigued.
Causing weariness; tiresome.
Having one&


winch ::: v. i. --> To wince; to shrink; to kick with impatience or uneasiness. ::: n. --> A kick, as of a beast, from impatience or uneasiness.
A crank with a handle, for giving motion to a machine, a grindstone, etc.


zero ::: n. --> A cipher; nothing; naught.
The point from which the graduation of a scale, as of a thermometer, commences.
Fig.: The lowest point; the point of exhaustion; as, his patience had nearly reached zero.




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1:Patience smooths away lots of difficulties." ~ Saint John Bosco,
2:The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
   ~ Leo Tolstoy,
3:Think of patience as an act of being open to whatever comes your way." ~ Lodro Rinzler,
4:Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. ~ Saadi,
5:Possess your souls in patience. ~ St. Paul, the Eternal Wisdom
6:Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting." ~ Joyce Meyer,
7:Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? ~ Tao Te Ching, ch.15,
8:Genius is patience.
   ~ Anonymous Proverb, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919),
9:Patience is the companion of Wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
10:Presence is designed to be forever; great patience is required to crystallize this state. ~ Robert Burton,
11:With patience any difficulty can be overcome.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
12:You said: 'If you are patient all will improve!' Heart, for patience one is having! There isn't!" ~ Baba Tahir,
13:Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear?" ~ Lao Tzu,
14:Little by little, through patience and repeated effort, the mind will become stilled in the Self. ~ Bhagavad Gita,
15:Your peace shall be in a great patience. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
16:Of female powers I am Fame, Fortune, Speech,
Memory, Wisdom, Steadfastness, Patience.
~ Bhagavad Gita, 10, 34
17:Patience is an invincible breast-plate. ~ Chinese Buddhist Scriptures, the Eternal Wisdom
18:Patience from a Buddhist perspective is not a "wait and see" attitude, but rather one of 'just be there.' " ~ Lodro Rinzler,
19:Patience is the calm acceptance that things can happen in a different order than the one you have in mind." ~ David G. Allen,
20:With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes satin. ~ Persian Proverb, the Eternal Wisdom
21:How shall thy patience be crowned, if it is never tried? ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
22:With patience one arrives always.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Will and Perserverance, Patience,
23:It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time - the greater our capacity for waiting." ~ Elizabeth Taylor,
24:Desire makes slaves out of kings, while patience makes kings out of slaves. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
25:Doubt is the mind's persistent assailant. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
26:Patience is called the root and safeguard of all the virtues ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (ST 2-2.136.2ad3).,
27:With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
   ~ Chinese Proverb,
28:and everywhere you must have patience if you would have peace within and merit an eternal crown. ~ Thomas A Kempis, The Imitation of Christ,
29:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. ~ Swami Vivekananda, (C.W. VI. 425),
30:Perseverance: the decision to go to the very end ... [and] is patience in action
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
31:As the darkness disappears, the inner doors too will open. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
32:He who remembers the consequence of sins, surely patience will become easy for him. ~ Ibn Qayyim], @Sufi_Path
33:The root cause of the lower realms is anger, therefore practice patience, even at the cost of your life. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
34:Everything will come in its time; keep a confident patience and all will be all right.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T5],
35:Fight all error, but do it with good humor, patience, kindness, and love. Harshness will damage your own soul and spoil the best cause. ~ Saint John of Kanty,
36:One must persist however long it takes, so only one can achieve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
37:Accomplishment is without any doubt the fruit of patience.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Will and Perserverance, PATIENCE [165],
38:What is needed is care; a great deal of patience; and the laying aside of many preconceived opinions, wishful dreams, and the blind sway of demands. ~ Jean Gebser,
39:If one wants to do a divine work upon earth, one must come with tons of patience and endurance.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954, [T5],
40:Is it asked, who is the most excellent of the strong? I reply, it is he who possesses patience. ~ Sutra in 42 articles, the Eternal Wisdom
41:I have written these things unto you, on the day before the ninth of the Kalends of September. Fare well to the end, in the patience of Jesus Christ. Amen. ~ Saint Ignatius,
42:By having patience under all kinds of pressure you lay the foundations of peace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
43:Let us lay aside every weight and run with patience the race that is set before us. ~ Anonymous, The Bible, Hebrews, XII. I, the Eternal Wisdom
44:Patience is sweeter than very honey, by this understand how useful it is to the soul that possesses it. ~ Shepherd of Hermas, the Eternal Wisdom
45:See everything in the true light. Whom to fear? God is our most loving Mother. Can that Mother do any harm to Her child? Be true, practice purity and patience. ~ SWAMI PARAMANANDA,
46:With sincerity, make an effort for progress, and with patience, know how to await the result of your effort.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Patience,
47:Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
48:To have a restful or peaceful life in God is good; to bear a life of pain in patience is better; but to have peace in the midst of pain is the best of all. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
49:Count it all joy when ye fall into diverse temptations, knowing this that the trying of your faith work-eth patience. ~ James 1. 2, 3, the Eternal Wisdom
50:If you do not cover yourself on every side with the shield of patience, you will not remain long without wounds. ~ Imitation of Christ, the Eternal Wisdom
51:In the long and difficult integral Yoga there must be an integral faith and an unshakable patience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Master of the Work,
52:If the soul would know the merit which one acquires in temptations suffered in patience and conquered, it would be tempted to say: "Lord, send me temptations." ~ Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina,
53:Tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope.-Only by hope can one attain to unhoped-for things. ~ Romans V. 3, 4, the Eternal Wisdom
54:No man has a right to constrain another to think like himself. Each must bear with patience and indulgence the beliefs of others. ~ Giordano Bruno, the Eternal Wisdom
55:One has to go on till the struggle is over and there is the straight and open and thornless way before us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
56:You must have faith and patience. You have persistently up and doing. What will you gain by dejection and moaning just because you cannot achieve anything with a little effort? ~ Manapurush Swami Shivananda,
57:There is still time for endurance, time for patience, time for healing, time for change. Have you slipped? Rise up. Have you sinned? Cease. Do not stand among sinners, but leap aside." ~ Saint Basil the Great,
58:Small beginnings are of the greatest importance and have to be cherished and allowed with great patience to develop. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III, The Value of Experiences,
59:There is no malady that can prevent the doing of thy duty. If thou canst not serve men by thy works, serve them by thy example of love and patience. ~ Tolstoy, the Eternal Wisdom
60:The spiritual path is full of hurdles. If you conquer one obstacle, another obstacle is ready to manifest. Great patience, perseverance, vigilance, and undaunted strength are needed. ~ Swami Sivananda Saraswati,
61:Go on practicing Japa and meditation with great devotion, perseverance, and patience. Gradually the mind will become tranquil and meditation will deepen. You will find a craving for your meditation. ~ Swami Virajananda,
62:We do not preach only one coming of Christ, but a second as well, much more glorious than the first. The first coming was marked by patience; the second will bring the crown of a divine kingdom. ~ Saint Cyril of Jerusalem,
63:Ten high virtues: benevolence; spiritual life; intelligence; renunciation; perseverance; energy; patience; truthfulness; love for others; equality of soul. ~ Sangiti Sutta, the Eternal Wisdom
64:The very first lesson in this Yoga is to face life and its trials with a quiet mind, a firm courage and an entire reliance on the Divine Shakti. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
65:Although in God there can be no suffering, and patience has its name ~ patiendo), from suffering, yet a patient God we not only faithfully believe, but also wholesomely confess. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
66:Holding in my hand the rein of courage, Clad in the armor of patience, And the helmet of endurance on my head, I started on my journey to the land of love." ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan, (1882 - 1927) founder of the Sufi Order in the West in 1914, Wikipedia.,
67:The anvil of the blacksmith remains unshaken under numberless blows of the hammer; so should a man endure with unshaken patience all the ordeals and persecutions which may come upon him. ~ Ramakrishna, the Eternal Wisdom
68:Some suffer a very burdensome amount of sorrow from adversity, but they are not led astray by it because of the good disposition of their reason. This is due to patience ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Job, ch. 4).,
69:Patience is not sitting and waiting, it is foreseeing. It is looking at the thorn and seeing the rose, looking at the night and seeing the day. Lovers are patient and know that the moon needs time to become full. ~ Jalaluddin Rumi,
70:One who has not the courage to face patiently and firmly life and its difficulties will never be able to go through the still greater inner difficulties of the sadhana. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
71:Just as light destroys darkness,
Generosity destroys miserliness,
Discipline destroys harmfulness.
Patience destroys intolerance,
Perseverance destroys laziness,
Concentration destroys distraction,
Wisdom destroys ignorance. ~ Chamtrul Rinpoche,
72:There's a rhythm
Will shatter hardest stone; each thing in nature
Has its own point where it has done with patience
And starts in pieces; below that point play on it,
Nor overpitch the music. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Collected Plays and Stories, Act III,
73:We need to strengthen such inner values as contentment, patience and tolerance, as well as compassion for others. Keeping in mind that it is expressions of affection rather than money and power that attract real friends, compassion is the key to ensuring our own well-being. ~ Dalai Lama,
74:patience or resoluteness? :::
The power needed in yoga is the power to go through effort, difficulty or trouble without getting fatigued, depressed, discouraged or impatient and without breaking off the effort or giving up one's aim or resolution. ~ ?, Collaboration Journal, Vol 41 No 2,
75:Almighty God, give me wisdom to perceive You, intelligence to understand You, diligence to seek You, patience to wait for You, eyes to behold You, a heart to meditate upon You and life to proclaim You, through the power of the Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. ~ Saint Benedict of Nursia,
76:That virtue of the soul, which is called Patience, is so great a gift of God, that even in Him who bestows the same upon us, whereby He waits for evil men that they may amend, is set forth by the name of Patience ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo, On Patience 1).,
77:The seeker ought to avoid any preference of himself to another; he should efface pride and arrogance from his heart, arm himself with patience and endurance and follow the law of silence so that he may keep himself from vain words. ~ Baha-ul Iah: Kitab-el-ikon, the Eternal Wisdom
78:It is a great gift to suffer for Christ, as it says in James ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (1:2): "Count it all joy, my brethren, when you meet various trials, for you know that the testing of your faith produces patience" ~ Saint Thomas Aquinas, (Commentary on Mt. 10, lect.2 ).,
79:In fact, however, the divine Strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for our weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, courage and patience. It makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Conditions of the Synthesis, The Synthesis of the Systems, 46,
80:One of the gnostics was hungry and wept. Someone who had no tasting (dhawq) in that area censured him for that. The gnostic said, "But Allah makes me hungry so that I might weep.
He tests me by affliction so that I might ask Him to remove it from me. This does not lessen my being patient." We know that patience is holding the self back from complaint to other-than-Allah. ~ Ibn Arabi,
81:In the growth into a divine life the spirit must be our first preoccupation; until we have revealed and evolved it in our self out of its mental, vital, physical wrappings and disguises, extricated it with patience from our own body, as the Upanishad puts it, until we have built up in ourselves an inner life of the spirit, it is obvious that no outer divine living can become possible. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Life Divine, 2.28 - The Divine Life,
82:Freedom from pride and arrogance, harmlessness, patience, sincerity, purity, constancy, self-control, indifference to the objects of sense, absence of egoism,...freedom from attachment to son and wife and house, constant equality of heart towards desirable or undesirable events, love of solitude and withdrawal from the crowd, perpetual knowledge of the Supreme and study of the principles of things, this is knowledge; what is contrary in nature to this, is ignorance. ~ Bhagavad Gita, the Eternal Wisdom
83:The ego cannot see where it is being led; it revolts against the leading, loses confidence, loses courage. These failings would not matter; for the divine Guide within is not offended by our revolt, not discouraged by our want of faith or repelled by our weakness; he has the entire love of the mother and the entire patience of the teacher. But by withdrawing our assent from the guidance we lose the consciousness, though not all the actuality-not, in any case, the eventuality -of its benefit. And we withdraw our assent because we fail to distinguish our higher Self from the lower through which he is preparing his self-revelation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids, 64,
84:This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body. ~ Walt Whitman,
85:10 You, however, know all about my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, faith, patience, love, endurance,
11 persecutions, sufferings—what kinds of things happened to me in Antioch, Iconium and Lystra, the persecutions I endured. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them.
12 In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
13 while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it,
15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3
86:Do not be over-eager for experience, - for experiences you can always get, having once broken the barrier between the physical mind and the subtle planes. What you have to aspire for most is the improved quality of the recipient consciousness in you - discrimination in the mind, the unattached impersonal Witness look on all that goes on in you and around you, purity in the vital, calm equanimity, enduring patience, absence of pride and the sense of greatness - and more especially, the development of the psychic being in you - surrender, self-giving, psychic humility, devotion. It is a consciousness made up of these things, cast in this mould that can bear without breaking, stumbling or deviation into error the rush of lights, powers and experiences from the supraphysical planes. An entire perfection in these respects is hardly possible until the whole nature from the highest mind to the subconscient physical is made one in the light that is greater than Mind; but a sufficient foundation and a consciousness always self-observant, vigilant and growing in these things is indispensable
   - for perfect purification is the basis of the perfect siddhi. ~ ?,
87:the fourth aid, time, kala :::
   The sadhaka who has all these aids is sure of his goal. Even a fall will be for him only a means of rising and death a passage towards fulfilment. For once on this path, birth and death become only processes in the development of his being and the stages of his journey.
   Time is the remaining aid needed for the effectivity of the process. Time presents itself to human effort as an enemy or a friend, as a resistance, a medium or an instrument. But always it is really the instrument of the soul.
   Time is a field of circumstances and forces meeting and working out a resultant progression whose course it measures. To the ego it is a tyrant or a resistance, to the Divine an instrument. Therefore, while our effort is personal, Time appears as a resistance, for it presents to us all the obstruction of the forces that conflict with our own. When the divine working and the personal are combined in our consciousness, it appears as a medium and a condition. When the two become one, it appears as a servant and instrument.
   The ideal attitude of the sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfilment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever-increasing mastery and pressure of rapidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneousness of the supreme divine Transformation.
   ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Four Aids,
88:At first, needing the companionship of the human voice, he had listened to classical plays especially the works of Shaw, Ibsen, and Shakespeare - or poetry readings from Discovery's enormous library of recorded sounds. The problems they dealt with, however, seemed so remote, or so easily resolved with a little common sense, that after a while he lost patience with them.

So he switched to opera - usually in Italian or German, so that he was not distracted even by the minimal intellectual content that most operas contained. This phase lasted for two weeks before he realized that the sound of all these superbly trained voices was only exacerbating his loneliness. But what finally ended this cycle was Verdi's Requiem Mass, which he had never heard performed on Earth. The "Dies Irae," roaring with ominous appropriateness through the empty ship, left him completely shattered; and when the trumpets of Doomsday echoed from the heavens, he could endure no more.

Thereafter, he played only instrumental music. He started with the romantic composers, but shed them one by one as their emotional outpourings became too oppressive. Sibelius, Tchaikovsky, Berlioz, lasted a few weeks, Beethoven rather longer. He finally found peace, as so many others had done, in the abstract architecture of Bach, occasionally ornamented with Mozart. And so Discovery drove on toward Saturn, as often as not pulsating with the cool music of the harpsichord, the frozen thoughts of a brain that had been dust for twice a hundred years. ~ Arthur C Clarke, 2001: A Space Odyssey,
89:The most outward psychological form of these things is the mould or trend of the nature towards certain dominant tendencies, capacities, characteristics, form of active power, quality of the mind and inner life, cultural personality or type. The turn is often towards the predominance of the intellectual element and the capacities which make for the seeking and finding of knowledge and an intellectual creation or formativeness and a preoccupation with ideas and the study of ideas or of life and the information and development of the reflective intelligence. According to the grade of the development there is produced successively the make and character of the man of active, open, inquiring intelligence, then the intellectual and, last, the thinker, sage, great mind of knowledge. The soul-powers which make their appearance by a considerable development of this temperament, personality, soul-type, are a mind of light more and more open to all ideas and knowledge and incomings of Truth; a hunger and passion for knowledge, for its growth in ourselves, for its communication to others, for its reign in the world, the reign of reason and right and truth and justice and, on a higher level of the harmony of our greater being, the reign of the spirit and its universal unity and light and love; a power of this light in the mind and will which makes all the life subject to reason and its right and truth or to the spirit and spiritual right and truth and subdues the lower members to their greater law; a poise in the temperament turned from the first to patience, steady musing and calm, to reflection, to meditation, which dominates and quiets the turmoil of the will and passions and makes for high thinking and pure living, founds the self-governed sattwic mind, grows into a more and more mild, lofty, impersonalised and universalised personality. This is the ideal character and soul-power of the Brahmana, the priest of knowledge. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, 4:15 - Soul-Force and the Fourfold Personality
90:Satya Sattva - "Sri Yukteswar's intuition was penetrating; heedless of remarks, he often replied to one's unexpressed thoughts. The words a person uses, and the actual thoughts behind them, may be poles apart. 'By calmness,' my guru said, 'try to feel the thoughts behind the confusion of men's verbiage.' [...]

Many teachers talked of miracles but could manifest nothing. Sri Yukteswar seldom mentioned the subtle laws but secretly operated them at will. 'A man of realization doesn't perform any miracle until he receives an inward sanction', master explained. 'God does not wish the secrets of His creation revealed promiscuously. Also, every individual in the world has an inalienable right to his free will. A saint will not encroach on that independence.'

The silence habitual to Sri Yukteswar was caused by his deep perceptions of the Infinite. [...] Because of my guru's unspectacular guise, only a few of his contemporaries recognized him as a superman. The adage: 'He is a fool that cannot conceal his wisdom,' could never be applied to my profound and quiet master. Though born a mortal like all others, Sri Yukteswar achieved identity with the Ruler of time and space. Master found no insuperable obstacles to the mergence of human and Divine. No such barrier exists, I came to understand. [...]

Though my guru's undissembling speech prevented a large following during his years on Earth, nevertheless, through an ever-growing number of sincere students of his teachings, his spirit lives on in the world today. [...]

The disclosures of the Divine insight are often painful to worldly ears. Master was not popular with superficial students. The wise, always few in number, deeply revered him. I daresay Sri Yukteswar would have been the most sought-after guru in India had his speech not been so candid and so censorious. [...]

He added, 'You will go to foreign lands, where blunt assaults on the ego are not appreciated. A teacher could not spread India's message in the West without an ample fund of accommodative patience and forbearance.' [...]

I am immeasurably grateful for the humbling blows he dealt my vanity. I sometimes felt that, metaphorically, he was discovering and uprooting every diseased tooth in my jaw. The hard core of egotism is difficult to dislodge except rudely. With its departure, the Divine finds at last un unobstructed channel. In vain It seeks to percolate through flinty hearts of selfishness. ~ Paramahansa Yogananda, Autobiography of a Yogi,
91:the process of unification, the perfecting our one's instrumental being, the help one needs to reach the goal :::
If we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavor.
   As you pursue this labor of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection. ... It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us [the psychic being], to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it.
   In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perfection and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realize. This discovery and realization should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think.
   ~ The Mother, On Education, [T1],
92:Education

THE EDUCATION of a human being should begin at birth and continue throughout his life.

   Indeed, if we want this education to have its maximum result, it should begin even before birth; in this case it is the mother herself who proceeds with this education by means of a twofold action: first, upon herself for her own improvement, and secondly, upon the child whom she is forming physically. For it is certain that the nature of the child to be born depends very much upon the mother who forms it, upon her aspiration and will as well as upon the material surroundings in which she lives. To see that her thoughts are always beautiful and pure, her feelings always noble and fine, her material surroundings as harmonious as possible and full of a great simplicity - this is the part of education which should apply to the mother herself. And if she has in addition a conscious and definite will to form the child according to the highest ideal she can conceive, then the very best conditions will be realised so that the child can come into the world with his utmost potentialities. How many difficult efforts and useless complications would be avoided in this way!

   Education to be complete must have five principal aspects corresponding to the five principal activities of the human being: the physical, the vital, the mental, the psychic and the spiritual. Usually, these phases of education follow chronologically the growth of the individual; this, however, does not mean that one of them should replace another, but that all must continue, completing one another until the end of his life.

   We propose to study these five aspects of education one by one and also their interrelationships. But before we enter into the details of the subject, I wish to make a recommendation to parents. Most parents, for various reasons, give very little thought to the true education which should be imparted to children. When they have brought a child into the world, provided him with food, satisfied his various material needs and looked after his health more or less carefully, they think they have fully discharged their duty. Later on, they will send him to school and hand over to the teachers the responsibility for his education.

   There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to one's child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.

   With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the child's mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations.

   Another pitfall to avoid: do not scold your child without good reason and only when it is quite indispensable. A child who is too often scolded gets hardened to rebuke and no longer attaches much importance to words or severity of tone. And above all, take good care never to scold him for a fault which you yourself commit. Children are very keen and clear-sighted observers; they soon find out your weaknesses and note them without pity.

   When a child has done something wrong, see that he confesses it to you spontaneously and frankly; and when he has confessed, with kindness and affection make him understand what was wrong in his movement so that he will not repeat it, but never scold him; a fault confessed must always be forgiven. You should not allow any fear to come between you and your child; fear is a pernicious means of education: it invariably gives birth to deceit and lying. Only a discerning affection that is firm yet gentle and an adequate practical knowledge will create the bonds of trust that are indispensable for you to be able to educate your child effectively. And do not forget that you have to control yourself constantly in order to be equal to your task and truly fulfil the duty which you owe your child by the mere fact of having brought him into the world.

   Bulletin, February 1951

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
93:Depression, unless one has a strong will, suggests, "This is not worth while, one may have to wait a lifetime." As for enthusiasm, it expects to see the vital transformed overnight: "I am not going to have any difficulty henceforth, I am going to advance rapidly on the path of yoga, I am going to gain the divine consciousness without any difficulty." There are some other difficulties.... One needs a little time, much perseverance. So the vital, after a few hours - perhaps a few days, perhaps a few months - says to itself: "We haven't gone very far with our enthusiasm, has anything been really done? Doesn't this movement leave us just where we were, perhaps worse than we were, a little troubled, a little disturbed? Things are no longer what they were, they are not yet what they ought to be. It is very tiresome, what I am doing." And then, if one pushes a little more, here's this gentleman saying, "Ah, no! I have had enough of it, leave me alone. I don't want to move, I shall stay in my corner, I won't trouble you, but don't bother me!" And so one has not gone very much farther than before.
   This is one of the big obstacles which must be carefully avoided. As soon as there is the least sign of discontentment, of annoyance, the vital must be spoken to in this way, "My friend, you are going to keep calm, you are going to do what you are asked to do, otherwise you will have to deal with me." And to the other, the enthusiast who says, "Everything must be done now, immediately", your reply is, "Calm yourself a little, your energy is excellent, but it must not be spent in five minutes. We shall need it for a long time, keep it carefully and, as it is wanted, I shall call upon your goodwill. You will show that you are full of goodwill, you will obey, you won't grumble, you will not protest, you will not revolt, you will say 'yes, yes', you will make a little sacrifice when asked, you will say 'yes' wholeheartedly."
   So we get started on the path. But the road is very long. Many things happen on the way. Suddenly one thinks one has overcome an obstacle; I say "thinks", because though one has overcome it, it is not totally overcome. I am going to take a very obvious instance, of a very simple observation. Someone has found that his vital is uncontrollable and uncontrolled, that it gets furious for nothing and about nothing. He starts working to teach it not to get carried away, not to flare up, to remain calm and bear the shocks of life without reacting violently. If one does this cheerfully, it goes quite quickly. (Note this well, it is very important: when you have to deal with your vital take care to remain cheerful, otherwise you will get into trouble.) One remains cheerful, that is, when one sees the fury rise, one begins to laugh. Instead of being depressed and saying, "Ah! In spite of all my effort it is beginning all over again", one begins to laugh and says, "Well, well! One hasn't yet seen the end of it. Look now, aren't you ridiculous, you know quite well that you are being ridiculous! Is it worthwhile getting angry?" One gives it this lesson cheerfully. And really, after a while it doesn't get angry again, it is quiet - and one relaxes one's attention. One thinks the difficulty has been overcome, one thinks a result has at last been reached: "My vital does not trouble me any longer, it does not get angry now, everything is going fine." And the next day, one loses one's temper. It is then one must be careful, it is then one must not say, "Here we are, it's no use, I shall never achieve anything, all my efforts are futile; all this is an illusion, it is impossible." On the contrary, one must say, "I wasn't vigilant enough." One must wait long, very long, before one can say, "Ah! It is done and finished." Sometimes one must wait for years, many years....
   I am not saying this to discourage you, but to give you patience and perseverance - for there is a moment when you do arrive. And note that the vital is a small part of your being - a very important part, we have said that it is the dynamism, the realising energy, it is very important; but it is only a small part. And the mind!... which goes wandering, which must be pulled back by all the strings to be kept quiet! You think this can be done overnight? And your body?... You have a weakness, a difficulty, sometimes a small chronic illness, nothing much, but still it is a nuisance, isn't it? You want to get rid of it. You make efforts, you concentrate; you work upon it, establish harmony, and you think it is finished, and then.... Take, for instance, people who have the habit of coughing; they can't control themselves or almost can't. It is not serious but it is bothersome, and there seems to be no reason why it should ever stop. Well, one tells oneself, "I am going to control this." One makes an effort - a yogic effort, not a material one - one brings down consciousness, force, and stops the cough. And one thinks, "The body has forgotten how to cough." And it is a great thing when the body has forgotten, truly one can say, "I am cured." But unfortunately it is not always true, for this goes down into the subconscient and, one day, when the balance of forces is not so well established, when the strength is not the same, it begins again. And one laments, "I believed that it was over! I had succeeded and told myself, 'It is true that spiritual power has an action upon the body, it is true that something can be done', and there! it is not true. And yet it was a small thing, and I who want to conquer immortality! How will I succeed?... For years I have been free from this small thing and here it is beginning anew!" It is then that you must be careful. You must arm yourself with an endless patience and endurance. You do a thing once, ten times, a hundred times, a thousand times if necessary, but you do it till it gets done. And not done only here and there, but everywhere and everywhere at the same time. This is the great problem one sets oneself. That is why, to those who come to tell me very light-heartedly, "I want to do yoga", I reply, "Think it over, one may do the yoga for a number of years without noticing the least result. But if you want to do it, you must persist and persist with such a will that you should be ready to do it for ten lifetimes, a hundred lifetimes if necessary, in order to succeed." I do not say it will be like that, but the attitude must be like that. Nothing must discourage you; for there are all the difficulties of ignorance of the different states of being, to which are added the endless malice and the unbounded cunning of the hostile forces in the world.... They are there, do you know why? They have been.... ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1950-1951,
94:
   Why do we forget our dreams?


Because you do not dream always at the same place. It is not always the same part of your being that dreams and it is not at the same place that you dream. If you were in conscious, direct, continuous communication with all the parts of your being, you would remember all your dreams. But very few parts of the being are in communication.

   For example, you have a dream in the subtle physical, that is to say, quite close to the physical. Generally, these dreams occur in the early hours of the morning, that is between four and five o'clock, at the end of the sleep. If you do not make a sudden movement when you wake up, if you remain very quiet, very still and a little attentive - quietly attentive - and concentrated, you will remember them, for the communication between the subtle physical and the physical is established - very rarely is there no communication.

   Now, dreams are mostly forgotten because you have a dream while in a certain state and then pass into another. For instance, when you sleep, your body is asleep, your vital is asleep, but your mind is still active. So your mind begins to have dreams, that is, its activity is more or less coordinated, the imagination is very active and you see all kinds of things, take part in extraordinary happenings.... After some time, all that calms down and the mind also begins to doze. The vital that was resting wakes up; it comes out of the body, walks about, goes here and there, does all kinds of things, reacts, sometimes fights, and finally eats. It does all kinds of things. The vital is very adventurous. It watches. When it is heroic it rushes to save people who are in prison or to destroy enemies or it makes wonderful discoveries. But this pushes back the whole mental dream very far behind. It is rubbed off, forgotten: naturally you cannot remember it because the vital dream takes its place. But if you wake up suddenly at that moment, you remember it. There are people who have made the experiment, who have got up at certain fixed hours of the night and when they wake up suddenly, they do remember. You must not move brusquely, but awake in the natural course, then you remember.

   After a time, the vital having taken a good stroll, needs to rest also, and so it goes into repose and quietness, quite tired at the end of all kinds of adventures. Then something else wakes up. Let us suppose that it is the subtle physical that goes for a walk. It starts moving and begins wandering, seeing the rooms and... why, this thing that was there, but it has come here and that other thing which was in that room is now in this one, and so on. If you wake up without stirring, you remembeR But this has pushed away far to the back of the consciousness all the stories of the vital. They are forgotten and so you cannot recollect your dreams. But if at the time of waking up you are not in a hurry, you are not obliged to leave your bed, on the contrary you can remain there as long as you wish, you need not even open your eyes; you keep your head exactly where it was and you make yourself like a tranquil mirror within and concentrate there. You catch just a tiny end of the tail of your dream. You catch it and start pulling gently, without stirring in the least. You begin pulling quite gently, and then first one part comes, a little later another. You go backward; the last comes up first. Everything goes backward, slowly, and suddenly the whole dream reappears: "Ah, there! it was like that." Above all, do not jump up, do not stir; you repeat the dream to yourself several times - once, twice - until it becomes clear in all its details. Once that dream is settled, you continue not to stir, you try to go further in, and suddenly you catch the tail of something else. It is more distant, more vague, but you can still seize it. And here also you hang on, get hold of it and pull, and you see that everything changes and you enter another world; all of a sudden you have an extraordinary adventure - it is another dream. You follow the same process. You repeat the dream to yourself once, twice, until you are sure of it. You remain very quiet all the time. Then you begin to penetrate still more deeply into yourself, as though you were going in very far, very far; and again suddenly you see a vague form, you have a feeling, a sensation... like a current of air, a slight breeze, a little breath; and you say, "Well, well...." It takes a form, it becomes clear - and the third category comes. You must have a lot of time, a lot of patience, you must be very quiet in your mind and body, very quiet, and you can tell the story of your whole night from the end right up to the beginning.

   Even without doing this exercise which is very long and difficult, in order to recollect a dream, whether it be the last one or the one in the middle that has made a violent impression on your being, you must do what I have said when you wake up: take particular care not even to move your head on the pillow, remain absolutely still and let the dream return.

   Some people do not have a passage between one state and another, there is a little gap and so they leap from one to the other; there is no highway passing through all the states of being with no break of the consciousness. A small dark hole, and you do not remember. It is like a precipice across which one has to extend the consciousness. To build a bridge takes a very long time; it takes much longer than building a physical bridge.... Very few people want to and know how to do it. They may have had magnificent activities, they do not remember them or sometimes only the last, the nearest, the most physical activity, with an uncoordinated movement - dreams having no sense.

   But there are as many different kinds of nights and sleep as there are different days and activities. There are not many days that are alike, each day is different. The days are not the same, the nights are not the same. You and your friends are doing apparently the same thing, but for each one it is very different. And each one must have his own procedure.

   Why are two dreams never alike?

Because all things are different. No two minutes are alike in the universe and it will be so till the end of the universe, no two minutes will ever be alike. And men obstinately want to make rules! One must do this and not that.... Well! we must let people please themselves.

   You could have put to me a very interesting question: "Why am I fourteen years old today?" Intelligent people will say: "It is because it is the fourteenth year since you were born." That is the answer of someone who believes himself to be very intelligent. But there is another reason. I shall tell this to you alone.... I have drowned you all sufficiently well! Now you must begin to learn swimming!

   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1953, 36?,
95:The Science of Living

To know oneself and to control oneself

AN AIMLESS life is always a miserable life.

Every one of you should have an aim. But do not forget that on the quality of your aim will depend the quality of your life.

   Your aim should be high and wide, generous and disinterested; this will make your life precious to yourself and to others.

   But whatever your ideal, it cannot be perfectly realised unless you have realised perfection in yourself.

   To work for your perfection, the first step is to become conscious of yourself, of the different parts of your being and their respective activities. You must learn to distinguish these different parts one from another, so that you may become clearly aware of the origin of the movements that occur in you, the many impulses, reactions and conflicting wills that drive you to action. It is an assiduous study which demands much perseverance and sincerity. For man's nature, especially his mental nature, has a spontaneous tendency to give a favourable explanation for everything he thinks, feels, says and does. It is only by observing these movements with great care, by bringing them, as it were, before the tribunal of our highest ideal, with a sincere will to submit to its judgment, that we can hope to form in ourselves a discernment that never errs. For if we truly want to progress and acquire the capacity of knowing the truth of our being, that is to say, what we are truly created for, what we can call our mission upon earth, then we must, in a very regular and constant manner, reject from us or eliminate in us whatever contradicts the truth of our existence, whatever is opposed to it. In this way, little by little, all the parts, all the elements of our being can be organised into a homogeneous whole around our psychic centre. This work of unification requires much time to be brought to some degree of perfection. Therefore, in order to accomplish it, we must arm ourselves with patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for the success of our endeavour.

   As you pursue this labour of purification and unification, you must at the same time take great care to perfect the external and instrumental part of your being. When the higher truth manifests, it must find in you a mind that is supple and rich enough to be able to give the idea that seeks to express itself a form of thought which preserves its force and clarity. This thought, again, when it seeks to clothe itself in words, must find in you a sufficient power of expression so that the words reveal the thought and do not deform it. And the formula in which you embody the truth should be manifested in all your feelings, all your acts of will, all your actions, in all the movements of your being. Finally, these movements themselves should, by constant effort, attain their highest perfection.

   All this can be realised by means of a fourfold discipline, the general outline of which is given here. The four aspects of the discipline do not exclude each other, and can be followed at the same time; indeed, this is preferable. The starting-point is what can be called the psychic discipline. We give the name "psychic" to the psychological centre of our being, the seat within us of the highest truth of our existence, that which can know this truth and set it in movement. It is therefore of capital importance to become conscious of its presence in us, to concentrate on this presence until it becomes a living fact for us and we can identify ourselves with it.

   In various times and places many methods have been prescribed for attaining this perception and ultimately achieving this identification. Some methods are psychological, some religious, some even mechanical. In reality, everyone has to find the one which suits him best, and if one has an ardent and steadfast aspiration, a persistent and dynamic will, one is sure to meet, in one way or another - outwardly through reading and study, inwardly through concentration, meditation, revelation and experience - the help one needs to reach the goal. Only one thing is absolutely indispensable: the will to discover and to realise. This discovery and realisation should be the primary preoccupation of our being, the pearl of great price which we must acquire at any cost. Whatever you do, whatever your occupations and activities, the will to find the truth of your being and to unite with it must be always living and present behind all that you do, all that you feel, all that you think.

   To complement this movement of inner discovery, it would be good not to neglect the development of the mind. For the mental instrument can equally be a great help or a great hindrance. In its natural state the human mind is always limited in its vision, narrow in its understanding, rigid in its conceptions, and a constant effort is therefore needed to widen it, to make it more supple and profound. So it is very necessary to consider everything from as many points of view as possible. Towards this end, there is an exercise which gives great suppleness and elevation to the thought. It is as follows: a clearly formulated thesis is set; against it is opposed its antithesis, formulated with the same precision. Then by careful reflection the problem must be widened or transcended until a synthesis is found which unites the two contraries in a larger, higher and more comprehensive idea.

   Many other exercises of the same kind can be undertaken; some have a beneficial effect on the character and so possess a double advantage: that of educating the mind and that of establishing control over the feelings and their consequences. For example, you must never allow your mind to judge things and people, for the mind is not an instrument of knowledge; it is incapable of finding knowledge, but it must be moved by knowledge. Knowledge belongs to a much higher domain than that of the human mind, far above the region of pure ideas. The mind has to be silent and attentive to receive knowledge from above and manifest it. For it is an instrument of formation, of organisation and action, and it is in these functions that it attains its full value and real usefulness.

   There is another practice which can be very helpful to the progress of the consciousness. Whenever there is a disagreement on any matter, such as a decision to be taken, or an action to be carried out, one must never remain closed up in one's own conception or point of view. On the contrary, one must make an effort to understand the other's point of view, to put oneself in his place and, instead of quarrelling or even fighting, find the solution which can reasonably satisfy both parties; there always is one for men of goodwill.

   Here we must mention the discipline of the vital. The vital being in us is the seat of impulses and desires, of enthusiasm and violence, of dynamic energy and desperate depressions, of passions and revolts. It can set everything in motion, build and realise; but it can also destroy and mar everything. Thus it may be the most difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great patience and perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for progress will be in vain. With the collaboration of the vital no realisation seems impossible, no transformation impracticable. But the difficulty lies in securing this constant collaboration. The vital is a good worker, but most often it seeks its own satisfaction. If that is refused, totally or even partially, the vital gets vexed, sulks and goes on strike. Its energy disappears more or less completely and in its place leaves disgust for people and things, discouragement or revolt, depression and dissatisfaction. At such moments it is good to remain quiet and refuse to act; for these are the times when one does stupid things and in a few moments one can destroy or spoil the progress that has been made during months of regular effort. These crises are shorter and less dangerous for those who have established a contact with their psychic being which is sufficient to keep alive in them the flame of aspiration and the consciousness of the ideal to be realised. They can, with the help of this consciousness, deal with their vital as one deals with a rebellious child, with patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention each crisis can be turned into a new progress, into one more step towards the goal. Progress may be slow, relapses may be frequent, but if a courageous will is maintained, one is sure to triumph one day and see all difficulties melt and vanish before the radiance of the truth-consciousness.

   Lastly, by means of a rational and discerning physical education, we must make our body strong and supple enough to become a fit instrument in the material world for the truth-force which wants to manifest through us.

   In fact, the body must not rule, it must obey. By its very nature it is a docile and faithful servant. Unfortunately, it rarely has the capacity of discernment it ought to have with regard to its masters, the mind and the vital. It obeys them blindly, at the cost of its own well-being. The mind with its dogmas, its rigid and arbitrary principles, the vital with its passions, its excesses and dissipations soon destroy the natural balance of the body and create in it fatigue, exhaustion and disease. It must be freed from this tyranny and this can be done only through a constant union with the psychic centre of the being. The body has a wonderful capacity of adaptation and endurance. It is able to do so many more things than one usually imagines. If, instead of the ignorant and despotic masters that now govern it, it is ruled by the central truth of the being, you will be amazed at what it is capable of doing. Calm and quiet, strong and poised, at every minute it will be able to put forth the effort that is demanded of it, for it will have learnt to find rest in action and to recuperate, through contact with the universal forces, the energies it expends consciously and usefully. In this sound and balanced life a new harmony will manifest in the body, reflecting the harmony of the higher regions, which will give it perfect proportions and ideal beauty of form. And this harmony will be progressive, for the truth of the being is never static; it is a perpetual unfolding of a growing perfection that is more and more total and comprehensive. As soon as the body has learnt to follow this movement of progressive harmony, it will be possible for it to escape, through a continuous process of transformation, from the necessity of disintegration and destruction. Thus the irrevocable law of death will no longer have any reason to exist.

   When we reach this degree of perfection which is our goal, we shall perceive that the truth we seek is made up of four major aspects: Love, Knowledge, Power and Beauty. These four attributes of the Truth will express themselves spontaneously in our being. The psychic will be the vehicle of true and pure love, the mind will be the vehicle of infallible knowledge, the vital will manifest an invincible power and strength and the body will be the expression of a perfect beauty and harmony.

   Bulletin, November 1950

   ~ The Mother, On Education,
96:One little picture in this book, the Magic Locket, was drawn by 'Miss Alice Havers.' I did not state this on the title-page, since it seemed only due, to the artist of all these (to my mind) wonderful pictures, that his name should stand there alone.
The descriptions, of Sunday as spent by children of the last generation, are quoted verbatim from a speech made to me by a child-friend and a letter written to me by a lady-friend.
The Chapters, headed 'Fairy Sylvie' and 'Bruno's Revenge,' are a reprint, with a few alterations, of a little fairy-tale which I wrote in the year 1867, at the request of the late Mrs. Gatty, for 'Aunt Judy's Magazine,' which she was then editing.
It was in 1874, I believe, that the idea first occurred to me of making it the nucleus of a longer story.
As the years went on, I jotted down, at odd moments, all sorts of odd ideas, and fragments of dialogue, that occurred to me--who knows how?--with a transitory suddenness that left me no choice but either to record them then and there, or to abandon them to oblivion. Sometimes one could trace to their source these random flashes of thought--as being suggested by the book one was reading, or struck out from the 'flint' of one's own mind by the 'steel' of a friend's chance remark but they had also a way of their own, of occurring, a propos of nothing --specimens of that hopelessly illogical phenomenon, 'an effect without a cause.' Such, for example, was the last line of 'The Hunting of the Snark,' which came into my head (as I have already related in 'The Theatre' for April, 1887) quite suddenly, during a solitary walk: and such, again, have been passages which occurred in dreams, and which I cannot trace to any antecedent cause whatever. There are at least two instances of such dream-suggestions in this book--one, my Lady's remark, 'it often runs in families, just as a love for pastry does', the other, Eric Lindon's badinage about having been in domestic service.

And thus it came to pass that I found myself at last in possession of a huge unwieldy mass of litterature--if the reader will kindly excuse the spelling --which only needed stringing together, upon the thread of a consecutive story, to constitute the book I hoped to write. Only! The task, at first, seemed absolutely hopeless, and gave me a far clearer idea, than I ever had before, of the meaning of the word 'chaos': and I think it must have been ten years, or more, before I had succeeded in classifying these odds-and-ends sufficiently to see what sort of a story they indicated: for the story had to grow out of the incidents, not the incidents out of the story I am telling all this, in no spirit of egoism, but because I really believe that some of my readers will be interested in these details of the 'genesis' of a book, which looks so simple and straight-forward a matter, when completed, that they might suppose it to have been written straight off, page by page, as one would write a letter, beginning at the beginning; and ending at the end.

It is, no doubt, possible to write a story in that way: and, if it be not vanity to say so, I believe that I could, myself,--if I were in the unfortunate position (for I do hold it to be a real misfortune) of being obliged to produce a given amount of fiction in a given time,--that I could 'fulfil my task,' and produce my 'tale of bricks,' as other slaves have done. One thing, at any rate, I could guarantee as to the story so produced--that it should be utterly commonplace, should contain no new ideas whatever, and should be very very weary reading!
This species of literature has received the very appropriate name of 'padding' which might fitly be defined as 'that which all can write and none can read.' That the present volume contains no such writing I dare not avow: sometimes, in order to bring a picture into its proper place, it has been necessary to eke out a page with two or three extra lines : but I can honestly say I have put in no more than I was absolutely compelled to do.
My readers may perhaps like to amuse themselves by trying to detect, in a given passage, the one piece of 'padding' it contains. While arranging the 'slips' into pages, I found that the passage was 3 lines too short. I supplied the deficiency, not by interpolating a word here and a word there, but by writing in 3 consecutive lines. Now can my readers guess which they are?

A harder puzzle if a harder be desired would be to determine, as to the Gardener's Song, in which cases (if any) the stanza was adapted to the surrounding text, and in which (if any) the text was adapted to the stanza.
Perhaps the hardest thing in all literature--at least I have found it so: by no voluntary effort can I accomplish it: I have to take it as it come's is to write anything original. And perhaps the easiest is, when once an original line has been struck out, to follow it up, and to write any amount more to the same tune. I do not know if 'Alice in Wonderland' was an original story--I was, at least, no conscious imitator in writing it--but I do know that, since it came out, something like a dozen storybooks have appeared, on identically the same pattern. The path I timidly explored believing myself to be 'the first that ever burst into that silent sea'--is now a beaten high-road: all the way-side flowers have long ago been trampled into the dust: and it would be courting disaster for me to attempt that style again.

Hence it is that, in 'Sylvie and Bruno,' I have striven with I know not what success to strike out yet another new path: be it bad or good, it is the best I can do. It is written, not for money, and not for fame, but in the hope of supplying, for the children whom I love, some thoughts that may suit those hours of innocent merriment which are the very life of Childhood; and also in the hope of suggesting, to them and to others, some thoughts that may prove, I would fain hope, not wholly out of harmony with the graver cadences of Life.
If I have not already exhausted the patience of my readers, I would like to seize this opportunity perhaps the last I shall have of addressing so many friends at once of putting on record some ideas that have occurred to me, as to books desirable to be written--which I should much like to attempt, but may not ever have the time or power to carry through--in the hope that, if I should fail (and the years are gliding away very fast) to finish the task I have set myself, other hands may take it up.
First, a Child's Bible. The only real essentials of this would be, carefully selected passages, suitable for a child's reading, and pictures. One principle of selection, which I would adopt, would be that Religion should be put before a child as a revelation of love--no need to pain and puzzle the young mind with the history of crime and punishment. (On such a principle I should, for example, omit the history of the Flood.) The supplying of the pictures would involve no great difficulty: no new ones would be needed : hundreds of excellent pictures already exist, the copyright of which has long ago expired, and which simply need photo-zincography, or some similar process, for their successful reproduction. The book should be handy in size with a pretty attractive looking cover--in a clear legible type--and, above all, with abundance of pictures, pictures, pictures!
Secondly, a book of pieces selected from the Bible--not single texts, but passages of from 10 to 20 verses each--to be committed to memory. Such passages would be found useful, to repeat to one's self and to ponder over, on many occasions when reading is difficult, if not impossible: for instance, when lying awake at night--on a railway-journey --when taking a solitary walk-in old age, when eyesight is failing or wholly lost--and, best of all, when illness, while incapacitating us for reading or any other occupation, condemns us to lie awake through many weary silent hours: at such a time how keenly one may realise the truth of David's rapturous cry "O how sweet are thy words unto my throat: yea, sweeter than honey unto my mouth!"
I have said 'passages,' rather than single texts, because we have no means of recalling single texts: memory needs links, and here are none: one may have a hundred texts stored in the memory, and not be able to recall, at will, more than half-a-dozen--and those by mere chance: whereas, once get hold of any portion of a chapter that has been committed to memory, and the whole can be recovered: all hangs together.
Thirdly, a collection of passages, both prose and verse, from books other than the Bible. There is not perhaps much, in what is called 'un-inspired' literature (a misnomer, I hold: if Shakespeare was not inspired, one may well doubt if any man ever was), that will bear the process of being pondered over, a hundred times: still there are such passages--enough, I think, to make a goodly store for the memory.
These two books of sacred, and secular, passages for memory--will serve other good purposes besides merely occupying vacant hours: they will help to keep at bay many anxious thoughts, worrying thoughts, uncharitable thoughts, unholy thoughts. Let me say this, in better words than my own, by copying a passage from that most interesting book, Robertson's Lectures on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Lecture XLIX. "If a man finds himself haunted by evil desires and unholy images, which will generally be at periodical hours, let him commit to memory passages of Scripture, or passages from the best writers in verse or prose. Let him store his mind with these, as safeguards to repeat when he lies awake in some restless night, or when despairing imaginations, or gloomy, suicidal thoughts, beset him. Let these be to him the sword, turning everywhere to keep the way of the Garden of Life from the intrusion of profaner footsteps."
Fourthly, a "Shakespeare" for girls: that is, an edition in which everything, not suitable for the perusal of girls of (say) from 10 to 17, should be omitted. Few children under 10 would be likely to understand or enjoy the greatest of poets: and those, who have passed out of girlhood, may safely be left to read Shakespeare, in any edition, 'expurgated' or not, that they may prefer: but it seems a pity that so many children, in the intermediate stage, should be debarred from a great pleasure for want of an edition suitable to them. Neither Bowdler's, Chambers's, Brandram's, nor Cundell's 'Boudoir' Shakespeare, seems to me to meet the want: they are not sufficiently 'expurgated.' Bowdler's is the most extraordinary of all: looking through it, I am filled with a deep sense of wonder, considering what he has left in, that he should have cut anything out! Besides relentlessly erasing all that is unsuitable on the score of reverence or decency, I should be inclined to omit also all that seems too difficult, or not likely to interest young readers. The resulting book might be slightly fragmentary: but it would be a real treasure to all British maidens who have any taste for poetry.
If it be needful to apologize to any one for the new departure I have taken in this story--by introducing, along with what will, I hope, prove to be acceptable nonsense for children, some of the graver thoughts of human life--it must be to one who has learned the Art of keeping such thoughts wholly at a distance in hours of mirth and careless ease. To him such a mixture will seem, no doubt, ill-judged and repulsive. And that such an Art exists I do not dispute: with youth, good health, and sufficient money, it seems quite possible to lead, for years together, a life of unmixed gaiety--with the exception of one solemn fact, with which we are liable to be confronted at any moment, even in the midst of the most brilliant company or the most sparkling entertainment. A man may fix his own times for admitting serious thought, for attending public worship, for prayer, for reading the Bible: all such matters he can defer to that 'convenient season', which is so apt never to occur at all: but he cannot defer, for one single moment, the necessity of attending to a message, which may come before he has finished reading this page,' this night shalt thy soul be required of thee.'
The ever-present sense of this grim possibility has been, in all ages, 1 an incubus that men have striven to shake off. Few more interesting subjects of enquiry could be found, by a student of history, than the various weapons that have been used against this shadowy foe. Saddest of all must have been the thoughts of those who saw indeed an existence beyond the grave, but an existence far more terrible than annihilation--an existence as filmy, impalpable, all but invisible spectres, drifting about, through endless ages, in a world of shadows, with nothing to do, nothing to hope for, nothing to love! In the midst of the gay verses of that genial 'bon vivant' Horace, there stands one dreary word whose utter sadness goes to one's heart. It is the word 'exilium' in the well-known passage

Omnes eodem cogimur, omnium
Versatur urna serius ocius
Sors exitura et nos in aeternum
Exilium impositura cymbae.

Yes, to him this present life--spite of all its weariness and all its sorrow--was the only life worth having: all else was 'exile'! Does it not seem almost incredible that one, holding such a creed, should ever have smiled?
And many in this day, I fear, even though believing in an existence beyond the grave far more real than Horace ever dreamed of, yet regard it as a sort of 'exile' from all the joys of life, and so adopt Horace's theory, and say 'let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die.'
We go to entertainments, such as the theatre--I say 'we', for I also go to the play, whenever I get a chance of seeing a really good one and keep at arm's length, if possible, the thought that we may not return alive. Yet how do you know--dear friend, whose patience has carried you through this garrulous preface that it may not be your lot, when mirth is fastest and most furious, to feel the sharp pang, or the deadly faintness, which heralds the final crisis--to see, with vague wonder, anxious friends bending over you to hear their troubled whispers perhaps yourself to shape the question, with trembling lips, "Is it serious?", and to be told "Yes: the end is near" (and oh, how different all Life will look when those words are said!)--how do you know, I say, that all this may not happen to you, this night?
And dare you, knowing this, say to yourself "Well, perhaps it is an immoral play: perhaps the situations are a little too 'risky', the dialogue a little too strong, the 'business' a little too suggestive.
I don't say that conscience is quite easy: but the piece is so clever, I must see it this once! I'll begin a stricter life to-morrow." To-morrow, and to-morrow, and tomorrow!

"Who sins in hope, who, sinning, says,
'Sorrow for sin God's judgement stays!'
Against God's Spirit he lies; quite stops Mercy with insult; dares, and drops,
Like a scorch'd fly, that spins in vain
Upon the axis of its pain,
Then takes its doom, to limp and crawl,
Blind and forgot, from fall to fall."

Let me pause for a moment to say that I believe this thought, of the possibility of death--if calmly realised, and steadily faced would be one of the best possible tests as to our going to any scene of amusement being right or wrong. If the thought of sudden death acquires, for you, a special horror when imagined as happening in a theatre, then be very sure the theatre is harmful for you, however harmless it may be for others; and that you are incurring a deadly peril in going. Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die.
But, once realise what the true object is in life--that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, 'that last infirmity of noble minds'--but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man--and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning!
One other matter may perhaps seem to call for apology--that I should have treated with such entire want of sympathy the British passion for 'Sport', which no doubt has been in by-gone days, and is still, in some forms of it, an excellent school for hardihood and for coolness in moments of danger.
But I am not entirely without sympathy for genuine 'Sport': I can heartily admire the courage of the man who, with severe bodily toil, and at the risk of his life, hunts down some 'man-eating' tiger: and I can heartily sympathize with him when he exults in the glorious excitement of the chase and the hand-to-hand struggle with the monster brought to bay. But I can but look with deep wonder and sorrow on the hunter who, at his ease and in safety, can find pleasure in what involves, for some defenceless creature, wild terror and a death of agony: deeper, if the hunter be one who has pledged himself to preach to men the Religion of universal Love: deepest of all, if it be one of those 'tender and delicate' beings, whose very name serves as a symbol of Love--'thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women'--whose mission here is surely to help and comfort all that are in pain or sorrow!

'Farewell, farewell! but this I tell
To thee, thou Wedding-Guest!
He prayeth well, who loveth well
Both man and bird and beast.
He prayeth best, who loveth best
All things both great and small;
For the dear God who loveth us,
He made and loveth all.' ~ Lewis Carroll, Sylvie and Bruno,

*** WISDOM TROVE ***

1:The greatest prayer is patience. ~ buddha, @wisdomtrove
2:Science demands patience. ~ arthur-c-carke, @wisdomtrove
3:Patience, increasing patience ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
4:Possess your soul with patience. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
5:This flour of wifly patience. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
6:Patience is a conquering virtue. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
7:Endurance is patience concentrated. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
8:Patience and shuffle the cards. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
9:Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
10:Patience lightens the burthen we cannot avert. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
11:Without patience, there can be no genius ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
12:Lack of pep is often mistaken for patience. ~ kin-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
13:Time, that aged nurse, Rocked me to patience. ~ john-keats, @wisdomtrove
14:Acquire a firm will and the utmost patience. ~ anandamayi-ma, @wisdomtrove
15:In your patience ye are strong. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
16:Whatever you're doing, you must have patience. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
17:Our patience will achieve more than our force. ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
18:What may not be altered is made lighter by patience. ~ horace, @wisdomtrove
19:You need to learn patience, you grasshopper ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
20:Patience is a fruit that only grows under trials. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
21:Patience is being at peace with the process of life ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
22:Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. ~ benjamin-disraeli, @wisdomtrove
23:Patience is the art of finding something else to do. ~ groucho-marx, @wisdomtrove
24:The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
25:Manhood is patience. Mastery is nine time patience ~ ursula-k-le-guin, @wisdomtrove
26:Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. ~ ralph-waldo-emerson, @wisdomtrove
27:Patience is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
28:To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
29:It is an easy thing to talk of patience to the afflicted. ~ william-blake, @wisdomtrove
30:I work with patience, which is almost power. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
31:Practice the art of patience for nature never acts in haste. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
32:All things pass... Patience attains all it strives for. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
33:Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience. ~ benjamin-franklin, @wisdomtrove
34:In a contest between patience and power, bet on patience. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
35:Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit. ~ charles-r-swindoll, @wisdomtrove
36:First thing about being a patient-you have to learn patience. ~ oliver-sacks, @wisdomtrove
37:The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience.   ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
38:Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
39:I worked with patience which means almost power. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
40:Patience, n. A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
41:The strongest of all warriors are these two; Time and Patience. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
42:Why can't we have patience and expect good things to take time? ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
43:Know full well that patience is the best means of succeeds. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
44:Patience is always rewarded, and romance is always round the corner! ~ ayn-rand, @wisdomtrove
45:Patience! patience! You are always in a hurry, but God is not. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
46:Use whatever has come to awaken patience, understanding, and love. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
47:No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
48:Patience and foresight are the two most important qualities in business ~ henry-ford, @wisdomtrove
49:Patience, then, believer, eternity will right the wrongs of time. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
50:Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
51:Meekness: Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
52:. . . Wait, my child, wait and work on. Patience, patience. . . . . ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
53:Nothing else is necessary but these - love, sincerity, and patience. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
54:Patience means knowing it will happen . . . and giving it time to happen. ~ susan-jeffers, @wisdomtrove
55:I have no patience whatever with these gorilla damnifications of humanity. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
56:When hope makes friends With patience, Hope will be able To live indefinitely. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
57:Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
58:Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
59:Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. ~ soren-kierkegaard, @wisdomtrove
60:The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast. ~ thomas-edison, @wisdomtrove
61:Digo, paciencia y barajar. What I say is, patience, and shuffle the cards. ~ miguel-de-cervantes, @wisdomtrove
62:If you have patience, then you'll also have love. Patience leads to love. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
63:A lack of patience in trifling matters might lead to the disruption of great project. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
64:He who was living is now dead We who were living are now dying With a little patience. ~ t-s-eliot, @wisdomtrove
65:Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
66:Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ~ napoleon-hill, @wisdomtrove
67:Fear both the heat and the cold of your heart, and strive for patience, if you can. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
68:Unselfishness is more paying, only people have not the patience to practice it. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
69:With patience bear what pains you have deserved, Grieve, if you will, over what's unmerited. ~ ovid, @wisdomtrove
70:He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
71:My patience has dreadful chilblains from standing so long on a monument. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
72:It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
73:Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
74:Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
75:How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
76:Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
77:Patience is a noble virtue, and, when rightly exercised, does not fail of its reward. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
78:That which in mean men we entitle patience is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts. ~ william-shakespeare, @wisdomtrove
79:May you find in yourself enough patience to endure and enough simplicity to have faith. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
80:Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
81:I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
82:Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
83:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
84:I learn it every day of my life, learn it with pain I am grateful for: patience is everything! ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
85:Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
86:I'll tell you what leadership is. It's persuasion and conciliation, and education, and patience. ~ dwight-eisenhower, @wisdomtrove
87:Woman has suffered for eons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
88:To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship. ~ samuel-johnson, @wisdomtrove
89:Lecturer, n. One with his hand in your pocket, his tongue in your ear and his faith in your patience. ~ ambrose-bierce, @wisdomtrove
90:Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
91:Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
92:Progress can be slow and gradual. Continue putting in effort with patience, enthusiasm and faith. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
93:I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures.   ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
94:Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
95:In between your failure-tree And your triumph-tree, The tree that is growing Is known as your patience-tree. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
96:Patience is not just about waiting for something... it's about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
97:Success needs vision to see, passion to transcend, patience to withstand and the character to overcome failures. ~ amit-ray, @wisdomtrove
98:Brilliant results don't just show up by chance. The finest things in life take patience, focus and sacrifice. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
99:Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. ~ billy-graham, @wisdomtrove
100:Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
101:The wicked exist in this world either to be converted or that through them the good may exercise patience. ~ saint-augustine, @wisdomtrove
102:I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. ~ louise-hay, @wisdomtrove
103:One should feel inside oneself for right and wrong, and should have the patience to gradually realise one's God. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
104:Those who do not hope cannot wait; but if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
105:Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
106:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
107:The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.   ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
108:Patience is a grace as difficult as it is necessary, and as hard to come by as it is precious when it is gained. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
109:I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient. ~ gertrude-stein, @wisdomtrove
110:Man doesnt have the patience or the power to wait. But God does. He has all eternity to accomplish His purposes. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
111:She will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, and a subjection of the fancy to the understanding. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
112:Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk. ~ thomas-carlyle, @wisdomtrove
113:In the Bible, the race of life is never considered from the viewpoint of speed... We are to run it with patience. ~ aiden-wilson-tozer, @wisdomtrove
114:Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. ~ immanuel-kant, @wisdomtrove
115:Love conquers in the long run. It won't do to become impatient - wait, wait - patience is bound to give success. . . . ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
116:Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. ~ maya-angelou, @wisdomtrove
117:In any situation you can think of, impatience is a source of weakness and fear, while patience represents substance and strength. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
118:When you mature in your relationship with God you realize how suffering and patience are like eating your spiritual vegetables. ~ criss-jami, @wisdomtrove
119:Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
120:Patience and perserverance will accomplish more in this world than a brilliant dash. Remember that when something goes wrong. ~ dale-carnegie, @wisdomtrove
121:A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. ~ moliere, @wisdomtrove
122:I admire and respect the tenacity, courage, and patience of the unenlightened in the face of so much overwhelming evidence ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
123:How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
124:The spiritual path is very, very easy for a man of determination, patience, endurance, self-sacrifice, dispassion and a strong will. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
125:Patience! Patience! The world is a vast and ghastly intricacy of mechanism, and one has to be very wary, not to get mangled by it. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
126:There is not a person we employ who does not, like ourselves, desire recognition, praise, gentleness, forbearance, patience. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
127:Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
128:If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. ~ mahatma-gandhi, @wisdomtrove
129:In Buddha we had the great, universal heart and infinite patience, making religion practical and bringing it to everyone's door. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
130:At no time am I a quick thinker or writer: whatever I have done in science has solely been by long pondering, patience and industry. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
131:And I must bear What is ordained with patience, being aware Necessity doth front the universe With an invincible gesture. ~ elizabeth-barrett-browning, @wisdomtrove
132:Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. There is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
133:Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
134:No one becomes pure and selfless overnight; it involves time and concentrated effort, coupled with tremendous patience and love. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
135:All is love... All is love. With love comes understanding. With understanding comes patience. And then time stops. And everything is now. ~ brian-l-weiss, @wisdomtrove
136:Keep a constant awareness and a conscious effort to say good words, perform good actions, and to practice patience and compassion. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
137:Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
138:The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
139:End of Construction. Thank you &
140:Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
141:The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
142:Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving till the right action arises by itself?     ~ lao-tzu, @wisdomtrove
143:Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less. ~ mother-teresa, @wisdomtrove
144:A new philosophy, a new way of life, is not given for nothing. It has to be paid dearly for and only acquired with much patience and great effort ~ fyodor-dostoevsky, @wisdomtrove
145:If there was no other proof of the infinite patience of God, a very good one could be found in His toleration of the pictures that are painted of Him. ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
146:The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
147:Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all. ~ henry-wadsworth-longfellow, @wisdomtrove
148:Don't look back—forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience—then alone can great deeds be accomplished. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
149:Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
150:Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~ victor-hugo, @wisdomtrove
151:Somewhere, there, is an analogy, in a small way, if you have the patience for it. But I guess it isn't a very good anecdote. I'm better at animal stories. ~ dorothy-parker, @wisdomtrove
152:The best weapons against the infamies of life are courage, wilfulness and patience. Courage strenthens, wilfulness is fun and patience provides tranquility. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
153:Life is learning how to deal with traffic. It requires patience, a good sense of timing, and sometimes not giving in to the traffic but reshaping your life. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
154:Let nothing disturb thee, let nothing affright thee. All things are passing. Patience obtains all things. He who has God has everything - God alone suffices. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
155:Treat everyone with the same level of respect you would give to your grandfather and the same level of patience you would have with your baby brother. ~ marc-and-angel-chernoff, @wisdomtrove
156:What does it say about a society that it devotes more care and patience to the selection of those who handle its money than of those who handle its children? ~ malcolm-gladwell, @wisdomtrove
157:The bane of sects, especially in Bengal, is that if any one happens to have a different opinion, he immediately starts a new sect, he has no patience to wait. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
158:The challenge of statesmanship is to have the vision to dream of a better, safer world and the courage, persistence, and patience to turn that dream into reality. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
159:Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield,But to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,But for the patience to win my freedom. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
160:Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another. ~ erma-bombeck, @wisdomtrove
161:Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. You must have strict morality. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
162:Reverence is an attitude of honoring life. Reverence automatically brings forth patience. Reverence permits non-judgemental justice. Reverence is a perception of the soul. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
163:The fortitude of a Christian consists in patience, not in enterprises which the poets call heroic, and which are commonly the effects of interest, pride and worldly honor. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
164:By perfecting the practices of zazen and mindfulness, by learning patience and love and by realizing the essential emptiness of all phenomena, you will discover nirvana. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
165:I believe that when Paul plants and Apollos waters, God gives the increase; and I have no patience with those who throw the blame on God when it belongs to themselves. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
166:To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
167:To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
168:There is a patience that cackles. There are a great many virtues that are hen-like. They are virtue, to be sure; but everybody in the neighborhood has to know about them. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
169:I have begun everything with the idea that I could succeed, and I never had much patience with the multitudes of people who are always ready to explain why one cannot succeed. ~ booker-t-washington, @wisdomtrove
170:Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. Do not despair if the answers don't come immediately. Some answers are only revealed with the passage of time. ~ rainer-maria-rilke, @wisdomtrove
171:We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is good, because it is good; if bad, because it works in us patience, humility, contempt of this world and the hope of our eternal country. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
172:Integrate these principles and habits deep within your nature; into your basic character: integrity, humility, fidelity, temperance, courage, justice, patience, simplicity, modesty. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
173:Our experience is coloured through and through by books and plays and the cinema, and it takes patience and skill to disentangle the things we have really learned from life for ourselves. ~ c-s-lewis, @wisdomtrove
174:Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting. That is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow - that is patience. The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
175:Let nothing Disturb you, Let nothing frighten you, Though all things pass, God does not change. Patience wins all things. But he lacks nothing who possesses God; For God alone suffices. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
176:Mutual caring relationships require kindness and patience, tolerance, optimism, joy in the other's achievements, confidence in oneself, and the ability to give without undue thought of gain. ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
177:The loving parts of your personality have no trouble loving. That is all they do. You experience the loving parts of as gratitude, appreciation, caring, patience, contentment and awe of Life. ~ gary-zukav, @wisdomtrove
178:Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.   ~ buddha, @wisdomtrove
179:Patience is a fruit of the spirit that grows only under trial. It is useless to pray for patience. Well, actually I encourage you to pray for patience, but I'll tell you what you'll get TRIALS! ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
180:May nothing wind you up, nothing affright you; everything comes and goes. God, still, just there; through patience all will be achieved. If you have God, you lack nothing: God alone will do. ~ teresa-of-avila, @wisdomtrove
181:But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Galatians 5:22 ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
182:The farmer has patience and trusts the process. He just has the faith and deep understanding that through his daily efforts, the harvest will come.And then one day, almost out of nowhere, it does. ~ robin-sharma, @wisdomtrove
183:Have fire and spread all over. Work, work. Be the servant while leading, be unselfish, and never listen to one friend in private accusing another. Have infinite patience, and success is yours. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
184:Religion is indeed a convention which a man must be bred in to endure with any patience; and yet religion, for all its poetic motley, comes closer than work-a-day opinion to the heart of things. ~ george-santayana, @wisdomtrove
185:Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant. ~ warren-buffet, @wisdomtrove
186:The chemist who can extract from his heart's elements compassion, respect, longing, patience, regret, surprise, and forgiveness and compound them into one can create that atom which is called love. ~ kahlil-gibran, @wisdomtrove
187:The Army, as usual, are without pay; and a great part of the soldiery without shirts; and though the patience of them is equally threadbare, the States seem perfectly indifferent to their cries. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
188:Time changes everything, but with patience we can keep our desires relatively constant. If we can just hang on long enough, time will eventually create for us the conditions in which we can succeed. ~ denis-waitley, @wisdomtrove
189:Grace is the wonderful spirit that imbues every fiber of our being when we practice the fruits of the spirit: kindness, patience, understanding, forgiveness, love, gentleness, fellowship and endurance. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
190:I worry that business leaders are more interested in material gain than they are in having the patience to build up a strong organization, and a strong organization starts with caring for their people. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
191:A waiting person is a patient person. The word patience means the willingness to stay where we are and live the situation out to the full in the belief that something hidden there will manifest itself to us. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
192:Clearly older women and especially older women who have led an active life or elder women who successfully maneuver through their own family life have so much to teach us about sharing, patience, and wisdom. ~ alice-walker, @wisdomtrove
193:Leaders must have patience for those under your supervision. Don't expect too much too soon. Maybe it was easy for you, but that doesn't mean it's going to be easy for somebody else. Be sure you have patience. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
194:Wait with patience and love and strength. If helpers are not ready now, they will come in time. Why should we be in a hurry? The real working force of all great work is in its almost unperceived beginnings. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
195:Many people are born crying, live complaining, and die disappointed; they chew the bitter pill which they would not even know to be bitter if they had the sense to swallow it whole in a cup of patience and water. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
196:Reverence the highest, have patience with the lowest. Let this day's performance of the meanest duty be thy religion. Are the stars too distant, pick up the pebble that lies at thy feet, and from it learn the all. ~ margaret-fuller, @wisdomtrove
197:We have no alternative but to protest. For many years we have shown an amazing patience... But we come here tonight to be saved from that patience that makes us patient with anything less than freedom and justice. ~ martin-luther-king, @wisdomtrove
198:Taxing is an easy business. Any projector can contrive new impositions; any bungler can add to the old; but is it altogether wise to have no other bounds to your impositions than the patience of those who are to bear them? ~ edmund-burke, @wisdomtrove
199:I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. If it does need additional interpretation by someone other than the creator, then I question whether it has fulfilled its purpose. ~ charlie-chaplan, @wisdomtrove
200:If failure has the strength to turn your life into bitterness itself, then patience has the strength to turn your life into the sweetest joy. Do not surrender to fate after a single failure. Failure, at most, precedes success. ~ sri-chinmoy, @wisdomtrove
201:Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work - this is the only way. Go on; remember - patience and purity and courage and steady work. . . . So long as you are pure, and true to your principles, you will never fail. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
202:But remember that the pain of parting from friends will be felt by everybody at times, whatever be their education or state. Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience; or give it a more fascinating name: call it hope. ~ jane-austen, @wisdomtrove
203:The fruit falls from the tree when it gets ripe. So wait for the time to come. Do not hurry. Moreover, no one has the right to make others miserable by his foolish acts. Wait, have patience, everything will come right in time. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
204:Buddhism is a practice in which we learn to avoid injuring others, and ourselves. It's a practice in which we learn to respond to beauty, and to respond to difficult circumstances with patience, with a sense of calm, with clarity. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
205:Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
206:They dispute not in order to find or even to seek Truth, but for victory, and to appear the more learned and strenuous upholders of a contrary opinion. Such persons should be avoided by all who have not a good breastplate of patience. ~ giordano-bruno, @wisdomtrove
207:. . . Have patience and be faithful unto death. Do not fight among yourselves. Be perfectly pure in money dealings. . . . We will do great things yet. . . . So long as you have faith and honesty and devotion, everything will prosper. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
208:Process transforms any journey into a series of small steps, taken one by one, to reach any goal. Process transcends time, teaches patience, rests on a solid foundation of careful preparation, and embodies trust in our unfolding potential. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
209:Before success comes patience... when we add to our accomplishments the element of hard work over a long period of time, we'll place a far greater value on the outcome. When we are patient, we'll have a greater appreciation of our success. ~ john-wooden, @wisdomtrove
210:We can't have it both ways. We can't expect God to protect us in a crisis and just leave Him over there on the shelf in our day-to-day living. I wonder if sometimes He isn't waiting for us to wake up, He isn't maybe running out of patience. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
211:Peaceful warriors have the patience to wait until the mud settles and the water clears. They remain unmoving until the right time, so the right action arises by itself. They do not seek fulfillment, but wait with open arms to welcome all things. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
212:I wish for you a life of wealth, health and happiness; a life in which you give to yourself the gift of patience, the virtue of reason, the value of knowledge, and the influence of faith in your own ability to dream about and achieve worthy rewards. ~ jim-rohn, @wisdomtrove
213:Perfect health, sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. ~ sri-aurobindo, @wisdomtrove
214:I have seen many storms in my life. Most storms have caught me by surprise, so I had to learn very quickly to look further and understand that I am not capable of controlling the weather, to exercise the art of patience and to respect the fury of nature. ~ paulo-coelho, @wisdomtrove
215:Patience is a conquering virtue. The learned say that, if it not desert you, It vanquishes what force can never reach; Why answer back at every angry speech? No, learn forbearance or, I'll tell you what, You will be taught it, whether you will or not. ~ geoffrey-chaucer, @wisdomtrove
216:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. If I succeed, I will give thanks. If I fail, I will seek his grace. And then, when this day is done, I will place my head on my pillow and rest. ~ max-lucado, @wisdomtrove
217:So be gentle with yourself; show yourself the same kindness and patience you might show a young child - the child you once were. If you won’t be your own friend, who will be? If, when playing an opponent, you are also opposing yourself, you will be outnumbered. ~ dan-millman, @wisdomtrove
218:What are the conditions that make for the superiority of an army? Its internal organization, military habits in officers and men, the confidence of each in themselves; that is to say, bravery, patience, and all that is contained in the idea of moral means. ~ napoleon-bonaparte, @wisdomtrove
219:Since karma is meeting self, we acquire karma as we meet self in our many attitudes and emotions; when we serve in loving kindness and patience or hold resentful malicious thoughts What we do to our fellow man we do to our Maker our karma or problem is within self. ~ edgar-cayce, @wisdomtrove
220:Adhere To - Faith, Unity, Sacrifice. Avoid - Back-biting, Falsehood and Crookedness. Admire - Frankness, Honesty, and Large-heartedness. Control - Tongue, Temper, and Tossing of the mind. Cultivate - Cosmic Love, Forgiveness and Patience. Hate - Lust, Anger, and Pride. ~ sivananda, @wisdomtrove
221:Understand that the enemy always fights the hardest when he knows you are closest to your breakthrough. He'd leave you alone if he thought you were going to live in mediocrity. If you keep pressing on toward your promise, through faith and patience, you will get there. ~ joel-osteen, @wisdomtrove
222:Meditation increases your vitality and strengthens your intelligence... your mental clarity and health improve. You acquire the patience and fortitude to face any problem in life. So, meditate! Only through meditation will you find the treasure you are seeking. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
223:Great suffering brings with it the power of great endurance. When sorrow is deepest all the forces of patience and courage are banded together to do their duty. So while we are cowards before petty troubles, great sorrows make us brave by rousing our truer manhood. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
224:You cannot make your life move faster than it's moving. No matter how urgent your situation may seem to be, things are going to happen when they happen, not a minute sooner. Be patient with yourself. Be patient with others. Be patient with life. Patience always pays off. ~ lyania-vanzant, @wisdomtrove
225:Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.   ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
226:I wonder if we might pledge ourselves to remember what life is really all about—not to be afraid that we're less flashy than the next, not to worry that our influence is not that of a tornado, but rather that of a grain of sand in an oyster! Do we have that kind of patience? ~ fred-rogers, @wisdomtrove
227:I think you're intelligent and charming, and that you're a person with a kind heart. I know that when you want to, you can look more beautiful than anyone I've ever met. You're independent, you've got a good sense of humor, and you show surprising patience with children." -Alex ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
228:It is hard to have patience with people who say &
229:If you have patience, then you'll also have love. Patience leads to love. If you forcefully open the petals of a bud, you won't be able to enjoy its beauty and fragrance. Only when it blossoms by following its natural course, will the beauty and fragrance of a flower unfold. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
230:Meditation increases our vitality and strengthens our intelligence. Our beauty is enhanced and our mental accuracy and health are improved. We gain the mental fortitude and patience to face life's problems. Meditate! Only through meditation can we find the treasure we're looking for. ~ mata-amritanandamayi, @wisdomtrove
231:Refuse all thoughts except one: the thought &
232:I am personally convinced that one person can be a change catalyst, a "transformer" in any situation, any organization. Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf. It requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, courage, and faith to be a transforming leader. ~ stephen-r-covey, @wisdomtrove
233:There is no such thing as preaching patience into people, unless the sermon is so long that they have to practice it while they hear. No man can learn patience except by going out into the hurlyburly world, and taking life just as it blows. Patience is but lying to, and riding out the gale. ~ henry-ward-beecher, @wisdomtrove
234:Ours is a kind of struggle designed, I dare say, by Providence to try the patience, fortitude, and virtue of men. None, therefore, who is engaged in it, will suffer himself, I trust, to sink under difficulties, or be discouraged by hardships. If he cannot do as he wishes, he must do what he can. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
235:For all his understanding of worldly concerns, when it came to fathoming the deeper meaning of his own furious activity, Sir Bob displayed the sort of laziness for which he himself had no patience in others. He appeared to have only a passing interest in the overall purpose of his financial accumulation. ~ alain-de-botton, @wisdomtrove
236:The balance and patience factors are much more critical in surfing than they are in snowboarding ... if you're out surfing serious waves and you wipe out, you don't land on soft snow. It's usually either very sharp coral, or you get raked across the beach gravel and sand while you're tumbling underwater. ~ frederick-lenz, @wisdomtrove
237:Everyone should be his own physician. We ought to assist and not force nature. Eat with moderation what agrees with your constitution. Nothing is good for the body but what we can digest. What medicine can produce digestion? Exercise. What will recruit strength? Sleep. What will alleviate incurable ills? Patience. ~ voltaire, @wisdomtrove
238:A little more patience, a little more charity for all, a little more devotion, a little more love; with less bowing down to the past, and a silent ignoring of pretended authority; brave looking forward to the future with more faith in our fellows, and the race will be ripe for a great burst of light and life. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
239:In our relationship with children and young people, we are not dealing with mechanical devices that can be quickly repaired, but with living beings who are impressionable, volatile, sensitive, afraid, affectionate; and to deal with them we have to have great understanding, the strength of patience and love. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
240:I believe that a trusting attitude and a patient attitude go hand in hand. You see, when you let go and learn to trust God, it releases joy in your life. And when you trust God, you're able to be more patient. Patience is not just about waiting for something... it's about how you wait, or your attitude while waiting. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
241:Religion was fading into the background. He had shovelled away all the beliefs that would hamper him, had cleared the ground, and come more or less to the bedrock of belief that one should feel inside oneself for right or wrong, and should have the patience to gradually realise one's God. Now life interested him more. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
242:I'm one of those people who go through the world giving other people thrills, but getting few myself except those I read into men on such nights as these. I have the social courage to go on the stage, but not the energy; I haven't the patience to write books; and I never met a man I'd marry. However, I'm only eighteen. ~ f-scott-fitzgerald, @wisdomtrove
243:Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. True education combines intellect, beauty, goodness, and the greatest of these is goodness. When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another. ~ hellen-keller, @wisdomtrove
244:Want is a bitter and a hateful good, Because its virtues are not understood; Yet many things, impossible to thought, Have been by need to full perfection brought. The daring of the soul proceeds from thence, Sharpness of wit, and active diligence; Prudence at once, and fortitude it gives; And, if in patience taken, mends our lives. ~ john-dryden, @wisdomtrove
245:The traveler may feel assured, he will meet with no difficulties or dangers, excepting in rare cases, nearly so bad as he beforehand anticipates. In a moral point of view, the effect ought to be, to teach him good-humored patience, freedom from selfishness, the habit of acting for himself, and of making the best of every occurrence. ~ charles-darwin, @wisdomtrove
246:God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Grant me the patience with changes that take time, appreciation of all that I have, tolerance of those with different struggles, and the strength to get up and try again, one day at a time. ~ reinhold-niebuhr, @wisdomtrove
247:Meditation takes discipline, just like learning how to play piano. If you want to learn how to play the piano, it takes more than a few minutes a day, once a while, here and there. If you really want to learn any important skill, whether it is playing piano or meditation, it grows with perseverance, patience, and systematic training. ~ jack-kornfield, @wisdomtrove
248:Consequently, the truth of God lives in our souls more by the power of superior moral courage than by the light of an eminent intelligence. Indeed, spiritual intelligence itself depends on the fortitude and patience with which we sacrifice ourselves for the truth, as it is communicated to our lives concretely in the providential will of God ~ thomas-merton, @wisdomtrove
249:We like everything instantaneous. We have the fruit of patience inside, but it is being worked to the outside. Sometimes God takes His time about bringing us our full deliverance. He uses the difficult period of waiting to stretch our faith and to let patience have her perfect work (see James 1:4 KJV). God’s timing is perfect. He is never late. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
250:I have not much patience with a certain class of Christians nowadays who will hear anybody preach so long as they can say, &
251:The line between failure and success is so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. How many a person has thrown up his or her hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience, would have achieved success.  A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success. ~ elbert-hubbard, @wisdomtrove
252:Now I know that patience and time can do more than even strength and passion. The years of frustration are ready to be harvested. All that I have managed to accomplish, and all that I hope to accomplish, has been and will be by that plodding, patient, persevering process which builds the ant heap, particle by particle, thought by thought, step by step. ~ og-mandino, @wisdomtrove
253:I am not permitted to let my love be so merciful as to tolerate and endure false doctrine. When faith and doctrine are concerned and endangered, neither love nor patience are in order... .when these are concerned, neither toleration nor mercy are in order, but only anger, dispute, and destruction - to be sure, only with the Word of God as our weapon. ~ martin-luther, @wisdomtrove
254:To hold our tongues when everyone is gossiping, to smile without hostility at people and institutions, to compensate for the shortage of love in the world with more love in small, private matters; to be more faithful in our work, to show greater patience, to forgo the cheap revenge obtainable from mockery and criticism: all these are things we can do. ~ hermann-hesse, @wisdomtrove
255:Justice is not Healing. Healing cometh only by suffering and patience, and maketh no demand, not even for Justice. Justice worketh only within the bonds of things as they are... and therefore though Justice is itself good and desireth no further evil, it can but perpetuate the evil that was, and doth not prevent it from the bearing of fruit in sorrow. ~ j-r-r-tolkien, @wisdomtrove
256:When the pangs shoot through our body, and ghastly death appears in view, people see the patience of the dying Christian. Our infirmities become the black velvet on which the diamond of God's love glitters all the more brightly. Thank God I can suffer ! Thank God I can be made the object of shame and contempt, for in this way God shall be glorified. ~ charles-spurgeon, @wisdomtrove
257:It was as if thousands and thousands of little roots and threads of consciousness in him and her had grown together into a tangled mass, till they could crowd no more, and the plant was dying. Now quietly, subtly, she was unravelling the tangle of his consciousness and hers, breaking the threads gently, one by one, with patience and impatience to get clear. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
258:The world gives us PLENTY of opportunities to strengthen our patience. While this truth can definitely be challenging, this is a good thing. Patience is a key that unlocks the door to a more fulfilling life. It is through a cultivation of patience that we become better parents, powerful teachers, great businessmen, good friends, and a live a happier life. ~ steve-maraboli, @wisdomtrove
259:To understand oneself requires patience, tolerant awareness; the self is a book of many volumes which you cannot read in a day, but when once you begin to read, you must read every word, every sentence, every paragraph for in them are the intimations of the whole. The beginning of it is the ending of it. If you know how to read, supreme wisdom is to be found. ~ jiddu-krishnamurti, @wisdomtrove
260:The life of God - the life which the mind apprehends and enjoys as it rises to the absolute unity of all things - may be described as a play of love with itself; but this idea sinks to an edifying truism, or even to a platitude, when it does not embrace in it the earnestness, the pain, the patience, and labor, involved in the negative aspect of things. ~ georg-wilhelm-friedrich-hegel, @wisdomtrove
261:Whatever he says, let his inner resolution be not to bear whatever comes to him, but to bear it &
262:Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won't. it's whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere. ~ barack-obama, @wisdomtrove
263:Real greatness is often humble, simple, and unobtrusive. It is not easy to trust ourselves and our actions without public affirmation. Some of the greatest works of art and the most important works of peace were created by people who had no need for the limelight. They knew that what they were doing was their call, and they did it with great patience, perseverance, and love. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
264:Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. When we are impatient we try to get away from where we are. We behave as if the real thing will happen tomorrow, later, and somewhere else. Let's be patient and trust that the treasure we look for is hidden in the ground on which we stand. ~ henri-nouwen, @wisdomtrove
265:I was never capable of being an average pupil. I would either seem refractory to any teaching and give the impression of being completely dumb or I would fling myself on my work with a frenzy, a patience, and a willingness to learn that astonished everybody. But to awaken my zeal, it was necessary to offer me something I liked. Once my appetite had been whetted, I became ravenously hungry. ~ salvador-dali, @wisdomtrove
266:One difference between those who make it and those who don't&
267:If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
268:If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
269:He who perceives in the spiritual world must know that at times Imaginations are assigned to him which at first he must forego understanding; he must receive them as Imaginations and let them ripen in his soul as such. In spiritual experience, much depends on a man having the patience to make observations, at first to simply accept them, and to wait with understanding them until the right moment arrives. ~ rudolf-steiner, @wisdomtrove
270:Now there are many, many people in the world, but relatively few with whom we interact, and even fewer who cause us problems. So when you come across such a chance for practicing patience and tolerance, you should treat it with gratitude. It is rare. Just as having unexpectedly found a treasure in your own house, you should be happy and grateful toward your enemy for providing you that precious opportunity.    ~ dalai-lama, @wisdomtrove
271:One of George Washington's main concerns was to make sure that his soldiers had adequate supplies of meat: A part of the army has been a week without any kind of flesh, and the rest three or four days. Naked and starving as they are, we cannot enough admire the incomparable patience and fidelity of the soldiery, that they have not been ere this excited by their suffering to a general mutiny and dispersion. ~ george-washington, @wisdomtrove
272:I tried to reassure him with every line about how the world is hard and unfair sometimes, but that it's all OK because he is so loved. He is surrounded by souls who would do anything to help him. And not only that&
273:The beauty of the earth is the first beauty. Millions of years before us the earth lived in wild elegance. Landscape is the first-born of creation. Sculpted with huge patience over millenia, landscape has enormous diversity of shape, presence and memory. There is a poignancy in beholding the beauty of landscape: it often feels as though it has been waiting for centuries for the recognition and witness of the human eye. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
274:We have not faith, we have not patience to see this. We trust the man in the street; but there is one being in the universe we never trust and that is God. We trust Him when He works just our way. But the time will come when, getting blow after blow, the self - sufficient mind will die. In everything we do, the serpent ego is rising up. We are glad that there are so many thorns on the path. They strike the hood of the cobra. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
275:If you do not know how to take care of yourself, and the violence in you, then you will not be able to take care of others. You must have love and patience before you can truly listen to your partner or child. If you are irritated you cannot listen. You have to know how to breath mindfully, embrace your irritation and transform it. Offer ONLY understand and compassion to your partner or child - This is the true practice of love. ~ thich-nhat-hanh, @wisdomtrove
276:Novelists have, on the average, about the same IQs as the cosmetic consultants at Bloomingdale’s department store. Our power is patience. We have discovered that writing allows even a stupid person to seem halfway intelligent, if only that person will write the same thought over and over again, improving it just a little bit each time. It is a lot like inflating a blimp with a bicycle pump. Anybody can do it. All it takes is time. ~ kurt-vonnegut, @wisdomtrove
277:How can we not believe in the greatness of America? How can we not do what is right and needed to preserve this last best hope of man on Earth? After all our struggles to restore America, to revive confidence in our country, hope for our future - after all our hard-won victories earned through the patience and courage of every citizen - we cannot, must not, and will not turn. We will finish our job. How could we do less? We're Americans. ~ ronald-reagan, @wisdomtrove
278:Money alone is only a mean; it presupposes a man to use it. The rich man can go where he pleases, but perhaps please himself nowhere. He can buy a library or visit the whole world, but perhaps has neither patience to read nor intelligence to see... . The purse may be full and the heart empty. He may have gained the world and lost himself; and with all his wealth around him ... he may live as blank a life as any tattered ditcher. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
279:If thou speakest not I will fill my heart with thy silence and endure it. I will keep still and wait like the night with starry vigil and its head bent low with patience. The morning will surely come, the darkness will vanish, and thy voice pour down in golden streams breaking through the sky. Then thy words will take wing in songs from every one of my birds' nests, and thy melodies will break forth in flowers in all my forest groves. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
280:The best recipe for happiness and contentment I've seen is this: dig a big hole in the garden of your thoughts and put into it all your disillusions, disappointments, regrets, worries, troubles, doubts, and fears. Cover well with the earth of fruitfulness. Water it from the well of contentment. Sow on top the seeds of hope, courage, strength, patience, and love. Then when the time for gathering comes, may your harvest be a rich and fruitful one. ~ zig-ziglar, @wisdomtrove
281:Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it. Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield but to my own strength.  Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved but hope for the patience to win my freedom.  Grant me that I may not be a coward, feeling your mercy in my success alone; but let me find the grasp of your  hand in my failure. ~ rabindranath-tagore, @wisdomtrove
282:If an American, because his skin is dark, cannot eat lunch in a restaurant open to the public, if he cannot send his children to the best public school available, if he cannot vote for the public officials who represent him, if, in short, he cannot enjoy the full and free life which all of us want, then who among us would be content to have the color of his skin changed and stand in his place? Who among us would then be content with the counsels of patience and delay? ~ john-f-kennedy, @wisdomtrove
283:Here is an example of Confucius sayings: "It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop." In a few words, Confucius teaches us about patience, perseverance, discipline, and hard work. But if you probe further, you will see more layers. Confucius' philosophies have significantly influenced spiritual and social thought. His views bear insight and depth of wisdom. You can apply his teachings in every sphere of life. Confucius' profound teachings are based on humanism. ~ confucius, @wisdomtrove
284:I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections. and it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill. I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self, and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help and patience, and a certain difficult repentance long difficult repentance, realization of life’s mistake, and the freeing oneself from the endless repetition of the mistake which mankind at large has chosen to sanctify. ~ d-h-lawrence, @wisdomtrove
285:It is in virtue of his own desires and curiosities that any man continues to exist with even patience, that he is charmed by the look of things and people, and that he wakens every morning with a renewed appetite for work and pleasure. Desire and curiosity are the two eyes through which he sees the world in the most enchanted colours... and the man may squander his estate and come to beggary, but if he keeps these two amulets he is still rich in the possibilities of pleasure. ~ robert-louis-stevenson, @wisdomtrove
286:It is due to neither impotence nor ignorance on God’s part that evils occur in the world, but it is owing to the order of his wisdom and to the greatness of his goodness, whence come the many and divers grades of goodness in things, many of which would be lacking were he to allow no evil to exist. Thus there would be no good of patience without the evil of persecution, nor the good of the preservation of its life in a lion, without the evil of the destruction of the animals on which it lives. ~ denis-diderot, @wisdomtrove
287:It is due to neither impotence nor ignorance on God’s part that evils occur in the world, but it is owing to the order of his wisdom and to the greatness of his goodness, whence come the many and divers grades of goodness in things, many of which would be lacking were he to allow no evil to exist. Thus there would be no good of patience without the evil of persecution, nor the good of the preservation of its life in a lion, without the evil of the destruction of the animals on which it lives. ~ thomas-aquinas, @wisdomtrove
288:If He put tribulation before you and said He will give you patience by giving you a little trouble along the way, wouldn't you take a little trouble? You say, &
289:Beware of compromises. I do not mean that you are to get into antagonism with anybody, but you have to hold on to your own principles in weal or woe and never adjust them to others' "fads" through the greed of getting supporters. Your Âtman is the support of the universe - whose support do you stand in need of? Wait with patience and love and strength; if helpers are not ready now, they will come in time. Why should we be in a hurry? The real working force of all great work is in its almost unperceived beginnings. ~ swami-vivekananda, @wisdomtrove
290:Jamie was more than just the woman I loved. In the year Jamie helped me become the man I am today. With her steady hand she showed how important it was to help others; with her patience and kindness she showed me what life really is all about. Her cheerfulness and optimism, even in times of sickness, was the most amazing thing I have ever witnessed . . . Jamie also thought me the value of forgiveness and the transforming power it offers . . . Jamie was not only the angel who saved Tom Thornton, she was the angel who saved us all. ~ nicholas-sparks, @wisdomtrove
291:The best generals I have known were... stupid or absent-minded men. Not only does a good army commander not need any special qualities, on the contrary he needs the absence of the highest and best human attributes - love, poetry, tenderness, and philosophic inquiring doubt. He should be limited, firmly convinced that what he is doing is very important (otherwise he will not have sufficient patience), and only then will he be a brave leader. God forbid that he should be humane, should love, or pity, or think of what is just and unjust. ~ leo-tolstoy, @wisdomtrove
292:What you encounter, recognize or discover depends to a large degree on the quality of your approach. Many of the ancient cultures practiced careful rituals of approach. An encounter of depth and spirit was preceded by careful preparation. When we approach with reverence, great things decide to approach us. Our real life comes to the surface and its light awakens the concealed beauty in things. When we walk on the earth with reverence, beauty will decide to trust us. The rushed heart and arrogant mind lack the gentleness and patience to enter that embrace. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
293:We need to have greater patience with our sense of inner contradiction in order to allow its different dimensions to come into conversation within us. There is a secret light and vital energy in contradiction. Where is energy, there is life and growth. Your contemplative solitude will allow your contradictions to emerge with clarity and force. If you remain faithful to this energy, you will gradually come to participate in a harmony that lies deeper than any contradiction. This will give you new courage to engage the depth, danger, and darkness of your life. ~ john-odonohue, @wisdomtrove
294:Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self- observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self- acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation-to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe. ~ jon-kabat-zinn, @wisdomtrove
295:I can easily believe it. Women of that class have great opportunities, and if they are intelligent may be well worth listening to. Such varieites of human nature as they are in the habit of witnessing! And it is not merely in its follies, that they are read; for they see it occasionally under every circumstance that can be most interesting or affecting. What instances must pass before them of ardent, disinterested, self-denying attachment, of heroism, fortitude, patience, resignation&
296:At one time I thought the most important thing was talent. I think now that the young man must possess or teach himself, training himself, in infinite patience, which is to try and to try until it comes right. He must train himself in ruthless intolerance-that is to throw away anything that is false no matter how much he might love that page or that paragraph. The most important thing is insight, that is to be-curiosity-to wonder, to mull, and to muse why it is that man does what he does, and if you have that, then I don't think the talent makes much difference, whether you've got it or not. ~ william-faulkner, @wisdomtrove
297:Finally, if you resolve that the trouble you're enduring now is indeed significant and will matter in a year, then consider what the experience can teach you. Focusing on the lessons you can learn from a stress, irritant, or ordeal will help soften its blow. The lessons that those realities impart could be patience, perseverance, loyalty, or courage. Or perhaps you're learning open-mindedness, forgiveness, generosity, or self-control. Psychologists call this posttraumatic growth, and it's one of the vital tools used by happy, resilient people in facing the inevitable perils and hardships of life. ~ sonja-lyubomirsky, @wisdomtrove
298:I know that if I said today, "How many of you would like to have me pray for you to have self control?" I could stay here and pray for people to have self control until midnight tonight. How many of you would stay if I would just lay hands on you and pray for you to have self control? Well, you know what, it would be a waste of time! Because, you are not going to have self control because somebody prays for you to have self control. You already have self control. It is in you as a fruit of the spirit, but it's a little teeny tiny little seed. And, nobody else can develop your fruit of the spirit. Nobody can develop your peace but you. Nobody can develop your joy but you. Nobody can develop your patience but you. Nobody can develop your discipline and self control but you. ~ joyce-meyer, @wisdomtrove
299:You can give so much in this life, and that offers you many opportunities to release the self. For example, you can give time, helpfulness, donations, restraint, patience, noncontention, and forgiveness. Any path of service—including raising a family, caring for others, and many kinds of work—incorporates generosity. Envy—and its close cousin, jealousy—is a major impediment to generosity. So notice the suffering in envy, how it is an affliction upon you. Envy actually activates some of the same neural networks involved with physical pain (Takahashi et al. 2009). In a compassionate and kind way, remind yourself that you will be all right even if other people have fame, money, or a great partner—and you don’t. To free yourself from the clutches of envy, send compassion and loving-kindness to people you envy. ~ rick-hanson, @wisdomtrove
300:This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labour to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown or to any man or number of men, go freely with powerful uneducated persons and with the young and with the mothers of families, read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life, re-examine all you have been told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest fluency not only in its words but in the silent lines of its lips and face and between the lashes of your eyes and in every motion and joint of your body. ~ walt-whitman, @wisdomtrove
301:If your temper is aroused and you tell 'em a thing or two, you will have a fine time unloading your feelings. But what about the other fellow? Will he share your pleasure? Will your belligerent tones, your hostile attitude, make it easy for him to agree with you? "If you come at me with your fists doubled," said Wood row Wilson, "I think I can promise you that mine will double as fast as yours; but if you come to me and say, &

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1:Patience, grasshoper ~ John Green,
2:Patience, grasshopper ~ John Green,
3:Patience is the key to joy. ~ Rumi,
4:Strategy was patience. ~ E J Swift,
5:Patience is all. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
6:Patience is God's nature. ~ Tertullian,
7:God always has patience. ~ Pope Francis,
8:I have no patience at all. ~ Alan Sugar,
9:Patience takes Patience! ~ Kevin McLeod,
10:Be the patience you seek ~ Bryant McGill,
11:Coaching takes patience. ~ Kevin Garnett,
12:Patience wins the race. ~ Bernard Barton,
13:Patience is eternal genius ~ Michelangelo,
14:Patience to the spider ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
15:Simplicity, patience, compassion. ~ Laozi,
16:Genius is eternal patience. ~ Michelangelo,
17:Possess your souls in patience. ~ St. Paul,
18:Patience, increasing patience ~ Sri Chinmoy,
19:Patience is indeed a virtue. ~ Rolf Dobelli,
20:Science demands patience. ~ Arthur C Clarke,
21:Talent is long patience. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
22:God grant us patience! ~ William Shakespeare,
23:Greatness comes with patience. ~ Suzy Kassem,
24:Patience is the best medicine. ~ John Florio,
25:Some have patience. I do not. ~ Karina Halle,
26:Humility is attentive patience. ~ Simone Weil,
27:I'm terrible with patience. ~ Katherine Heigl,
28:Talent is a long patience. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
29:Abused patience turns to fury. ~ Thomas Fuller,
30:Patience and gentleness is power. ~ Leigh Hunt,
31:Possess your soul with patience. ~ John Dryden,
32:Have patience, and endure ~ William Shakespeare,
33:Patience is sorrow's salve. ~ Winston Churchill,
34:Patience is the key to solutions. ~ Jean Sasson,
35:Patience is the mother of will. ~ G I Gurdjieff,
36:Patience means self-suffering. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
37:Skill is the child of patience. ~ Charles Soule,
38:You’d test the patience of a saint. ~ Ken Bruen,
39:He needs both patience and speed. ~ Paulo Coelho,
40:Hope is patience with the lamp lit. ~ Tertullian,
41:Patience is a power unto itself. ~ Robyn Wideman,
42:Patience is emotional diligence. ~ Stephen Covey,
43:Patience is the art of hoping. ~ Luc de Clapiers,
44:Patience is the road to wisdom. ~ Kao Kalia Yang,
45:There is no life without patience. ~ Philip Roth,
46:This flour of wifly patience. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
47:Paper has more patience than people. ~ Anne Frank,
48:Patience and love can do anything. ~ Nancy Farmer,
49:Patience has all the time it needs. ~ Allan Lokos,
50:Patience is not learned in safety. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
51:Patience is not learned in safety. ~ Pema Chodron,
52:Patience was not my strong point. ~ Lauren Bacall,
53:The companion of patience is silence. ~ T F Hodge,
54:The greatest prayer is patience. ~ Gautama Buddha,
55:Careful patience is the fastest way! ~ Ajahn Brahm,
56:I hate patience. Slows everything down. ~ J D Robb,
57:Patience is a key element of success. ~ Bill Gates,
58:Patience is also a form of action. ~ Auguste Rodin,
59:Patience protects you from deception ~ A R Bernard,
60:In the NBA, it's about patience. ~ Chauncey Billups,
61:Patience comes to those who wait. ~ Shannon Wheeler,
62:Patience is a conquering virtue. ~ Geoffrey Chaucer,
63:Patience is the art of caring slowly. ~ John Ciardi,
64:Endurance is patience concentrated. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
65:Lord, give me patience. And I want it now. ~ Unknown,
66:Patience is eternal genius ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti,
67:Patience is real self-mastery. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
68:Patience is the food of understanding. ~ Idries Shah,
69:Patience is the highest asceticism. ~ Gautama Buddha,
70:Patience is the key to any battle. ~ Ieyasu Tokugawa,
71:Patience obtains everything. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
72:Genius is eternal patience. ~ Michelangelo Buonarroti,
73:God of the joystick, give me patience. ~ Kennedy Ryan,
74:I haven't got a lot of patience. ~ Jeffrey Katzenberg,
75:I've said my patience is not infinite. ~ Darrell Issa,
76:Nonviolence requires great patience. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
77:Patience and shuffle the cards. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
78:Patience is grossly underestimated. ~ Gary Vaynerchuk,
79:Patience is the slow road to success ~ Kao Kalia Yang,
80:Patience mimics the power of infinity. ~ Brandon Mull,
81:The reward of patience Is patience. ~ Saint Augustine,
82:The secret of losing weight is patience. ~ Jane Fonda,
83:I lose my patience, and I own it too, ~ Alexander Pope,
84:Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine,
85:Patience is the key of content. ~ Mehmed the Conqueror,
86:She had no patience with foreign accents. ~ Anne Tyler,
87:Thy peace shall be in much patience. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
88:You have to have a patience for college. ~ Simon Sinek,
89:I've never had the patience of a teacher. ~ Josh Turner,
90:Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~ Aristotle,
91:Patience lightens the burthen we cannot avert. ~ Horace,
92:Patience s bitter, but it's fruit is sweet. ~ Aristotle,
93:Practice humility and patience. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
94:Talent is nothing but long patience. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
95:Time is really just a test of patience. ~ Lauren Oliver,
96:Without patience, there can be no genius ~ Robin Sharma,
97:With patience bear what pains you have deserved, ~ Ovid,
98:You have to have a patience for exercise. ~ Simon Sinek,
99:But patience had to be learned alone. ~ Alan Dean Foster,
100:Infinite Patience brings Immediate Results. ~ Wayne Dyer,
101:Patience and time conquer all things. ~ Pierre Corneille,
102:Patience is the best remedy for every trouble. ~ Plautus,
103:To lose patience is to lose the battle. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
104:All you need is patience and a bit of nous. ~ M L Stedman,
105:Patience, friend. They're coming for you. ~ Marissa Meyer,
106:Patience has never been my strong suit. ~ Michael Chiklis,
107:Patience is the direct antithesis of anger. ~ Allan Lokos,
108:Patience is the greatest of all virtues. ~ Cato the Elder,
109:You can't have genius without patience. ~ Margaret Deland,
110:You have to have patience in this field. ~ Walter Schloss,
111:You mistake patience for forbearance. ~ George R R Martin,
112:He began to develop an obstinate patience. ~ William Steig,
113:Immortality must grant endless patience. ~ Stephenie Meyer,
114:Infinite patience produces immediate results. ~ Wayne Dyer,
115:O Dear Lord, Discharge Patience Upon Me. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
116:patience is acquired through exercise”. ~ Jonathan Renshaw,
117:Patience is bitter, but bears a sweet fruit. ~ Idries Shah,
118:Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet, ~ Ellery Queen,
119:Patience is everything. RAINER MARIA RILKE ~ Sue Monk Kidd,
120:Patience. I will become what I know I am. ~ Michael Jordan,
121:Time, that aged nurse, rocked me to patience. ~ John Keats,
122:I don't have the patience to sit and write. ~ Jesse Ventura,
123:The principle part of faith is patience. ~ George MacDonald,
124:Acquire a firm will and the utmost patience. ~ Anandamayi Ma,
125:I don't have much patience with sick people. ~ Maura Tierney,
126:In your patience ye are strong. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
127:It takes patience to nurture patience. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
128:Patience is a virtue. Too bad I’ve never had one ~ V F Mason,
129:Patience, passion and perseverance equals success. ~ Pitbull,
130:The best thing Jay-Z ever taught me was patience. ~ Rita Ora,
131:You have to have a patience for relationships. ~ Simon Sinek,
132:At times like these, patience came at a premium. ~ Tessa Dare,
133:Extreme patience and persistence are required, ~ John Ashbery,
134:For patience, sov'reign o'er transmuted ill. ~ Samuel Johnson,
135:If your dream requires patience, give it. ~ M Russell Ballard,
136:just patience is needed and nothing is permanent.” And ~ Osho,
137:Our patience will achieve more than our force. ~ Edmund Burke,
138:Patience is a garment which has never worn out. ~ Idries Shah,
139:Patience is a virtue but I don't have the time. ~ David Byrne,
140:Patience is seeking help only from Allah. ~ Dhul Nun al Misri,
141:Patience, obedience, submission, grace. She ~ Claire Thompson,
142:Patience ornaments the woman and proves the man. ~ Tertullian,
143:Sad Patience, too near neighbour to despair. ~ Matthew Arnold,
144:What may not be altered is made lighter by patience. ~ Horace,
145:Without patience I could never have succeeded. ~ Jane Goodall,
146:You need to learn patience, you grasshopper ~ Nicholas Sparks,
147:A little patience, and all will be over. ~ Mary Wollstonecraft,
148:Heaven grant us patience with a man in love. ~ Rudyard Kipling,
149:He that has patience may compass anything. ~ Francois Rabelais,
150:Infinite patience gets you immediate results. ~ James Altucher,
151:Instruct thyself for time and patience favor all. ~ Pythagoras,
152:Patience and time are my warriors, my champions, ~ Leo Tolstoy,
153:Patience is the remedy for every misfortune. ~ Publilius Syrus,
154:Penny had little patience for a man who poured ~ Mary Connealy,
155:Rule by patience, Laughing Water! ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
156:Thank God my parents had an abundance of patience. ~ Lexa Doig,
157:With love and patience, nothing is impossible. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
158:Your peace shall be in a great patience. ~ Imitation of Christ,
159:From adversity we can learn the value of patience. ~ Dalai Lama,
160:Have patience. Stocks don't go up immediately. ~ Walter Schloss,
161:If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience. ~ Jay Kristoff,
162:I need to develop some patience - immediately. ~ Demetri Martin,
163:Patience is a gift you have to work for. ~ Benjamin Alire S enz,
164:Patience is not a virtue. It is an achievement. ~ Vera Nazarian,
165:Patience is the companion of wisdom. ~ Saint Augustine of Hippo,
166:Patience may be a virtue, but quitting is an art. ~ Evan Harris,
167:Patience was a virtue I found pointless ~ Jennifer L Armentrout,
168:"The greatest patience is humility." ~ Atiśa Dīpa kara Śrījñāna,
169:The very important thing you should have is patience. ~ Jack Ma,
170:What is a woman's greatest virtue?
Patience. ~ India Edghill,
171:With love and patience, nothing is impossible. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
172:You're enough to try the patience of an oyster! ~ Lewis Carroll,
173:End of Construction - Thank you for your patience. ~ Ruth Graham,
174:Love teaches you humility—patience—understanding. ~ Charles Todd,
175:Patience and fortitude conquer all things. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
176:Patience is being at peace with the process of life ~ Louise Hay,
177:patience is the art of courting the future. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
178:Patience means restraining one's inclinations. ~ Ieyasu Tokugawa,
179:Patience often gets the credit that belongs to fatigue. ~ Adi Da,
180:Adopt the pace of nature. Her secret is patience, ~ Preeti Shenoy,
181:An alternative to love is not hate but patience. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
182:Being the first born gives you great patience. ~ Abraham Verghese,
183:Call it not patience, Gaunt; it is despair: ~ William Shakespeare,
184:For a scavenger, patience is the key to the pantry. ~ Delia Owens,
185:"From adversity we can learn the value of patience." ~ Dalai Lama,
186:Have patience. Everything is difficult before it is easy. ~ Saadi,
187:Headlong is my natural state, not prudent patience. ~ Ann Aguirre,
188:I think patience is a skill and I wish I had it. ~ David Duchovny,
189:I’ve been gifted with patience and perseverance. ~ Starla Huchton,
190:Kindness and patience were always called for. ~ Flannery O Connor,
191:Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius. ~ Benjamin Disraeli,
192:Patience is the art of concealing your impatience. ~ Guy Kawasaki,
193:Patience, time and money accommodate all things. ~ George Herbert,
194:True patience is grounded in wisdom and compassion. ~ Allan Lokos,
195:Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor. ~ Michelle Obama,
196:Fortify courage with the true rampart of patience. ~ Philip Sidney,
197:Hopelessness has surprised me with patience. ~ Margaret J Wheatley,
198:I will rather kill myself than commit suicide. ~ Patience Jonathan,
199:Patience and perseverance can overcome mountains. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
200:Patience and practice are what will get me there. This ~ Chris Fox,
201:Patience in Market, is worth Pounds in a year. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
202:Patience is not my dominant virtue. --D'Artagnan ~ Alexandre Dumas,
203:Patience was a virtue he possessed in abundance. ~ Sylvain Reynard,
204:Possess your soul in patience - you will see! ~ Tennessee Williams,
205:The khadi spirit means also an infinite patience. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
206:WHAT DO WE WANT?! PATIENCE! WHEN DO WE WANT IT?! NOW! ~ Al Franken,
207:Your patience will be both appreciated and rewarded ~ Randy Pausch,
208:Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity. ~ Sammy Davis Jr,
209:He who can have patience can have what he will. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
210:Homeland of patience, land of the Russian people. ~ Fyodor Tyutchev,
211:Listen, I don’t have the time or patience for this, ~ Chetan Bhagat,
212:One problem with age is that patience begins to ebb. ~ Carl Hiaasen,
213:Patience is a crucial but rare investment commodity. ~ David Dreman,
214:Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
215:Patience is the art of finding something else to do. ~ Groucho Marx,
216:The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
217:True patience is grounded in wisdom & compassion. ~ Allan Lokos,
218:Your patience will be both appreciated and rewarded. ~ Randy Pausch,
219:All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer. ~ Thomas Fuller,
220:But my patience isn't limitless... unlike my authority. ~ Dan Abnett,
221:But there are times when patience proves at fault. ~ Robert Browning,
222:By March, 70 percent of women would be employed. ~ Patience Jonathan,
223:He that can have patience can have what he will. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
224:Indifference is an excellent substitute for patience. ~ Mason Cooley,
225:I think patience is the best thing to try to embrace. ~ Alessia Cara,
226:long, Catiline, will you go on abusing our patience?’), ~ Mary Beard,
227:Many people think that patience is a sign of weakness. ~ Dalai Lama,
228:Patience and Diligence, like faith, remove mountains. ~ William Penn,
229:Patience and time do more than force and rage. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
230:Peace is a product of both patience and persistence. ~ Camron Wright,
231:Without patience, you will never conquer endurance. ~ Yiannis Kouros,
232:If God were not to test us, there would be no patience. ~ John Calvin,
233:in thy sorrow endure, and in thy humiliation keep patience. ~ Various,
234:Manhood is patience. Mastery is nine time patience ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
235:Misfortune may become fortune through patience. ~ Solomon Ibn Gabirol,
236:Patience can be bitter but her fruit is always sweet. ~ Habeeb Akande,
237:Patience is an invincible breast-plate. ~ Chinese Buddhist Scriptures,
238:Talent is less important in filmmaking than patience. ~ Terry Gilliam,
239:All human power is a compound of time and patience. ~ Honore de Balzac,
240:Patience is indispensable in the life of the Muslim. ~ Na ima B Robert,
241:Romance says, ' I want it now!'. Wisdom urges patience ~ Joshua Harris,
242:The immediate result of your infinite patience is peace ~ Wayne W Dyer,
243:The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
   ~ Leo Tolstoy,
244:With patience and perseverance all prayers get fulfilled. ~ The Mother,
245:Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson,
246:I have not the smarts or patience for political office. ~ Henry Rollins,
247:Manhood is patience. Mastery is nine times patience. ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
248:So much saintlike patience cannot be good for anyone. ~ Cassandra Clare,
249:The patience is in the living. Time opens out to you. ~ Claudia Rankine,
250:At the end of the way is freedom. Until then, patience. ~ Gautama Buddha,
251:Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy. ~ Saadi,
252:Like Patience gazing on kings' graves, and smiling ~ William Shakespeare,
253:Only infinite patience produces immediate results. ~ Marianne Williamson,
254:Patience is a virtue, but impatience gets things done. ~ Chelsea Clinton,
255:Patience is the only way you can endure the gray periods. ~ Teri Hatcher,
256:There is no patience so terrible as that of the deranged. ~ Sarah Waters,
257:To learn patience is not to rebel against every hardship. ~ Henri Nouwen,
258:A/C is for people who don’t have the patience to be hot. ~ Mark Childress,
259:I have no patience for anybody who doubts me, none at all. ~ Tupac Shakur,
260:Industry and patience are the surest means of plenty. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
261:It is an easy thing to talk of patience to the afflicted. ~ William Blake,
262:I was short on patience and long on not-in-the-fucking-mood. ~ N R Walker,
263:I work with patience, which is almost power. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
264:Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin. ~ Saadi,
265:Patience and time do more than strength or passion. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
266:Patience is the essence of clicking great Photographs!! ~ Abhijeet Sawant,
267:Patience, more patience; tolerance, more tolerance! ~ Sri Ramana Maharshi,
268:Practice the art of patience for nature never acts in haste. ~ Og Mandino,
269:Set not thyself to attain much rest, but much patience. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
270:Though patience be a tired mare, yet she will plod. ~ William Shakespeare,
271:With patience everything comes in due season. ~ Edouard Rene de Laboulaye,
272:With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes satin. ~ Persian Proverb,
273:A high hope for a low heaven: God grant us patience! ~ William Shakespeare,
274:Endurance is nobler than strength, and patience than beauty. ~ John Ruskin,
275:Genius is nothing but a greater aptitude for patience. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
276:Have patience; the lovers will suffer lovers always suffer. ~ Clive Barker,
277:Hee that hath patience hath fatt thrushes for a farthing. ~ George Herbert,
278:I have no patience for people without any common sense, ~ Elle Christensen,
279:My patience, like my time in this world, grows shorter. ~ Rabih Alameddine,
280:never to pray for patience without being prepared for war. ~ Debra Clopton,
281:Nothing comes of so many things, if you have patience. ~ Joyce Carol Oates,
282:Patience is the greatest of virtues in a woodsman. ~ James Fenimore Cooper,
283:patience with him either, always at him to hurry up and ~ Ursula K Le Guin,
284:The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. ~ Dalai Lama,
285:The world had little patience or concern for innocence. ~ Gillian Anderson,
286:Tolerance is nothing more than patience with boundaries. ~ Shannon L Alder,
287:Biding one's time is a very different thing from patience. ~ E L Konigsburg,
288:Patience is the parent of success, Stolicus wrote. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
289:L’homme sans patience, c’est comme une lampe sans huile. ~ Alfred de Musset,
290:Patience – A minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
291:Patience is both the tool for and the result of, our efforts. ~ Allan Lokos,
292:Patience is supported & nurtured by a quality of forgiveness. ~ Allan Lokos,
293:Patience, young grasshopper. Now's not the time to make a scene ~ K L Kreig,
294:the process of coming to clarity takes patience and candor. In ~ Ed Catmull,
295:First thing about being a patient-you have to learn patience. ~ Oliver Sacks,
296:Give me patience.
Flash.
Give me control.
Flash. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
297:God is patient, and with the young, always patience is needed. ~ Julie Berry,
298:Hungry men are not known for their patience or their kindness. ~ Karen Essex,
299:I don't have the time or patience to not be a real priority ~ Steph Campbell,
300:If kindness is beauty, patience is disarming elegance. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
301:I have many questions, but no patience to think them through. ~ Maira Kalman,
302:I know you have the patience of a rapidly decomposing turd. ~ Mary E Pearson,
303:Not problems so much. Just opportunities to learn patience. ~ Margaret Daley,
304:One must work, nothing but work, and one must have patience. ~ Auguste Rodin,
305:Patience is one of the most valuable attributes in investing. ~ Martin Zweig,
306:Patience is the courage of virtue. ~ Jacques Henri Bernardin de Saint Pierre,
307:Patience, the beggar's virtue, shall find no harbor here. ~ Philip Massinger,
308:The opposite of patience is not impatience, but unbelief. ~ Jackie Pullinger,
309:The strongest of all warriors are these two-time and patience. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
310:This faith in time’s infinite patience triggers procrastination. ~ Anonymous,
311:Tolerance and patience should not be read as signs of weakness. ~ Dalai Lama,
312:Buhari is a child crawling at 72, he has nothing to offer ~ Patience Jonathan,
313:Force I will meet with gentleness; impatience with patience. ~ Walter Russell,
314:I am sick; help me to give You honor by patience. I ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
315:I have patience in all things - as far as the antechamber. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
316:I have patience in all things – as far as the antechamber. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
317:I'm not a vintage/thrift shop girl. I don't have the patience. ~ Robin Givhan,
318:I worked with patience which means almost power. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
319:Need to put footstep of courage into stirrup of patience. ~ Ernest Shackleton,
320:Never a tear bedims the eye that time and patience will not dry. ~ Bret Harte,
321:Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
322:Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
323:Then it shall be a fruit that will ripen with time and patience. ~ Elise Kova,
324:The price of success: hard work, patience, and a few sacrifices. ~ Edward Bok,
325:Time and patience would bring a snail to America,' he repeated. ~ Colm T ib n,
326:Tout pouvoir humain est un composé de patience et de temps. ~ Honor de Balzac,
327:But he’s genuine twenty-first-century and only faking patience. ~ Skyler White,
328:By diligence and patience, the mouse bit in two the cable. ~ Benjamin Franklin,
329:How shall thy patience be crowned, if it is never tried? ~ Imitation of Christ,
330:I'm learning new levels of patience, perseverance and desire. ~ Kevin Jorgeson,
331:In any contest between power and patience, bet on patience. ~ William Prescott,
332:Never mistake rashness for courage,nor indifference for patience. ~ The Mother,
333:Patience, attention, and restraint are the keys to good cooking. ~ Eddie Huang,
334:Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice. ~ George Jackson,
335:Patience is always rewarded and romance is always round the corner! ~ Ayn Rand,
336:Patience leads to power; but eagerness in greed leads to loss. ~ H P Blavatsky,
337:Politics takes patience, time, listening and endless meetings. ~ Dick Gephardt,
338:Reacher had no patience for people who claimed that y was a vowel. ~ Lee Child,
339:The enemy is the necessary condition for practicing patience. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
340:The strongest of all warriors are these two — Time and Patience. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
341:time is the best teacher; patience is the best lesson ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
342:Too often we pray to have patience, but we want it right now! ~ Robert D Hales,
343:All's well in the end, if you've only the patience to wait. ~ Francois Rabelais,
344:All things pass... Patience attains all it strives for. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
345:A lot of energy is used up in the name of this false patience. ~ Joan Borysenko,
346:Impatience can teach us the lessons of patience better ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
347:industry, compassion, humility, patience, honesty and courage. ~ Robin S Sharma,
348:I've accrued a kind of patience, I believe, loosely like change. ~ Lorrie Moore,
349:Know full well that patience is the best means of succeeds. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
350:Never mistake rashness for courage, nor indifference for patience. ~ The Mother,
351:Patience is a virtue best left to the dead, who can afford it, ~ Jack L Chalker,
352:Patience is supported & nurtured by a quality of forgiveness. ~ Allan Lokos,
353:there is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they ~ Leo Tolstoy,
354:True restoration takes patience, subtlety, skill, and grace. ~ Paul David Tripp,
355:Who ever is out of patience is out of possession of their soul. ~ Francis Bacon,
356:Active patience is taking the time to set something up correctly. ~ Ronda Rousey,
357:I know one of the reasons God gave me kids was to test my patience. ~ Faith Hill,
358:Love has the patience to endure the fault it sees but cannot cure. ~ Edgar Guest,
359:Love is ever evolving and it takes compromise, work and patience. ~ Jessica Alba,
360:Patience and propriety. It was the only graceful thing to do. ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
361:Patience is a virtue, and Americans have it in short supply. ~ Ann McLane Kuster,
362:Patience requires a slowing down, a spaciousness, a sense of ease. ~ Allan Lokos,
363:... patience ... the principal requirement in the art of timing. ~ Robert Greene,
364:"Simplicity, patience, compassion. These are your greatest treasures." ~ Lao Tzu,
365:The biggest challenge, I think for any new artist, is patience. ~ Brett Eldredge,
366:There is no sin like hostility. There is no austerity like patience. ~ Anonymous,
367:An open beginner's mind is a powerful tool for developing patience. ~ Allan Lokos,
368:Arm the obdured breast with stubborn patience as with triple steel. ~ John Milton,
369:Chewing and barking do not make you a dog, you need the patience. ~ M F Moonzajer,
370:Defeat the warriors of patience and time with Cosmic Ordering. ~ Stephen Richards,
371:Patience is a virtue, and I'm learning patience. It's a tough lesson. ~ Elon Musk,
372:Patience is idling your motor when you feel like stripping a gear. ~ Bill Gothard,
373:Patience is just a thoughtful excuse for those too lazy to take action. ~ Various,
374:Patience! patience! You are always in a hurry, but God is not. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
375:The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. —Leo Tolstoy ~ Andrew Watts,
376:The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. —LEO TOLSTOY ~ Rorke Denver,
377:The ultimate mysteries are opened only to those who have immense patience. ~ Osho,
378:The very moment I admitted we were flirting, I lost patience for it. ~ Susan Choi,
379:Time is the best of critics; and patience the best of teachers. ~ Frederic Chopin,
380:Why is patience so important?" "Because it makes us pay attention. ~ Paulo Coelho,
381:Amnesia constrains ambition and inoculates against patience. Still, ~ Noam Chomsky,
382:Any artwork needs time and patience and needs above a quiet mind. ~ Flora Thompson,
383:Be the Worst You Can Be: Life's Too Long for Patience and Virtue ~ Charles Saatchi,
384:But if we hope for what we do not see, we a wait for it with patience. ~ Anonymous,
385:Great difficulties may be surmounted by patience and perseverance. ~ Abigail Adams,
386:Have patience with all things. But, first of all with yourself. ~ Francis de Sales,
387:Humility and patience are the surest proofs of the increase of love. ~ John Wesley,
388:Is is said that those who study the ways of ambition learn patience. ~ Jean Plaidy,
389:Then came the waiting, a test of patience for even the tenured. ~ Philip E Tetlock,
390:Where hopes burn bright,” he said, “patience is quickly consumed. ~ R Scott Bakker,
391:Don't be patience. Don't ever be. This is the way a new world begins. ~ N K Jemisin,
392:Endurance is the free companion of Sorrow, and Patience her master. ~ H P Blavatsky,
393:Great patience is called for on the hard path that I have entered on. ~ Edgar Degas,
394:Instincts were great, but there was a lot to be said for patience, too. ~ T R Ragan,
395:Integrity, humor, and patience were the three words for Atticus Finch. ~ Harper Lee,
396:It is hard! But what can not be removed, becomes lighter through patience. ~ Horace,
397:Patience and tranquility of mind contribute more to cure ~ Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,
398:Patience is the Gnostic's scale and the humble the garden's door. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
399:Patience patience quotes is bitter, but its fruit is sweet. ~ Jean Jacques Rousseau,
400:Use whatever has come to awaken patience, understanding, and love. ~ Jack Kornfield,
401:Your dream is only possible through a clear intention and patience. ~ Bryant McGill,
402:25But if we hope for what we do not see, we a wait for it with patience. ~ Anonymous,
403:All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
404:GTis not a tree in heaven higher than the tree of patience ~ Christopher Paul Curtis,
405:I've done an awful lot of stuff that's a monument to public patience. ~ Tyrone Power,
406:No, I will be the pattern of all patience; I will say nothing. ~ William Shakespeare,
407:One must have the patience of radium buried beneath a Himalayan peak. ~ Henry Miller,
408:Patience and foresight are the two most important qualities in business ~ Henry Ford,
409:Patience is only a virtue when there is something worth waiting for. ~ Lauren Willig,
410:Patience, then, believer, eternity will right the wrongs of time. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
411:Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao Tzu,
412:Time is a beast who has the immense patience to swallow everything. ~ Octavian Paler,
413:Tis not a tree in heaven higher than the tree of patience. ~ Christopher Paul Curtis,
414:Why is patience so important?"
"Because it makes us pay attention. ~ Paulo Coelho,
415:Desires make slaves out of kings and patience makes kings out of slaves. ~ Al-Ghazali,
416:endless patience will never be enough the only hope is to be the daylight ~ Anonymous,
417:Have patience and endure; this unhappiness will one day be beneficial. ~ Ellery Queen,
418:He who rides the sea of the Nile must have sails woven of patience. ~ William Golding,
419:He who says patience, says courage, endurance, strength. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
420:If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential. ~ Dalai Lama,
421:I learned a lot about humility and patience, keeping my mouth shut. ~ Madonna Ciccone,
422:Inner Peace can be seen as the ultimate benefit of practicing patience. ~ Allan Lokos,
423:[She] lost her patience, a thing she was all too prone to misplacing. ~ Gail Carriger,
424:With patience any difficulty can be overcome.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
425:Don't run, please-have a little faith in me and a little patience. Please. ~ E L James,
426:Don’t run, please—have a little faith in me and a little patience. Please. ~ E L James,
427:Patience, coexistence, restraint, that's my advice for single women. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
428:Patience is the mother of all virtues and the godmother of madness ~ Carlos Ruiz Zaf n,
429:The baker has to have not only strength and fortitude, but patience too. ~ Luisa Weiss,
430:You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience. ~ Stanislaw Jerzy Lec,
431:Your ignorance keeps dismembering every piece of patience I have left. ~ Andrea Gibson,
432:All in good time sweetheart. Haven't you ever heard patience is a virtue? ~ Emily McKee,
433:Any methodology for developing patience requires a multi-tiered approach. ~ Allan Lokos,
434:Courage, energy and patience are the virtues which appeal to my heart. ~ Fritz Kreisler,
435:Energy and patience in business are two indispensable elements of success. ~ P T Barnum,
436:Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience. ~ Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon,
437:I have no patience with people who go around blowing up innocent people. ~ Barack Obama,
438:Patience, he told himself. Get yourself at least one virtue, anyway. ~ Richard Matheson,
439:Patience is not the ability to wait but how you act while you're waiting. ~ Joyce Meyer,
440:Patience is sottish, and impatience does become a dog that's mad. ~ William Shakespeare,
441:Through patience and certainty, leadership in the religion is obtained. ~ Ibn Taymiyyah,
442:. . . Wait, my child, wait and work on. Patience, patience. . . . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
443:But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience. —GALATIANS 5:22 ~ Sarah Young,
444:Deliberately seek opportunities for kindness, sympathy, and patience. ~ Evelyn Underhill,
445:Every God-given vision will become real if we will only have patience. ~ Oswald Chambers,
446:For the person who loves God, worship is the daily bread of patience. ~ Honore de Balzac,
447:Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
448:Have patience with all things. But, first of all with yourself. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
449:Learn a little patience. You never know what might be around the corner. ~ Chris d Lacey,
450:Never have you patience frankly to speak forth to me the thing that you purpose. ~ Homer,
451:Nothing else is necessary but these - love, sincerity, and patience. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
452:Patience in the mind and dynamism in action is the right formula. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
453:The man mistook American patience and attempts at diplomacy for weakness. ~ Joseph Badal,
454:Though God take the sunne out of the Heaven, yet we must have patience. ~ George Herbert,
455:When we teach a child patience we offer them the gift of a dignified life. ~ Allan Lokos,
456:Carry the burden smilingly and cheerfully, because patience is the key to victory. ~ Rumi,
457:Do you have the patience to wait until your mud settles and the water is clear? ~ Lao Tzu,
458:endless patience will never be enough
the only hope is to be the daylight ~ W S Merwin,
459:Genius is simply patience carried to the extreme. ~ Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon,
460:Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” —Saadi ~ John C Maxwell,
461:Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius. ~ Georges Louis Leclerc Comte de Buffon,
462:If you learn nothing else from meditation, you will learn patience. ~ Henepola Gunaratana,
463:May we always say thank you to God, especially for his patience and mercy. ~ Pope Francis,
464:Our patience is not infinite. We're not willing to let this go on forever. ~ Barack Obama,
465:Patience means knowing it will happen . . . and giving it time to happen. ~ Susan Jeffers,
466:That's why I never became a director. I never had patience with people. ~ Ray Harryhausen,
467:To every obstacle oppose patience, perseverance and soothing language. ~ Thomas Jefferson,
468:Without patience, without absence of anger, no one can be called a politician. ~ Stendhal,
469:Besides the elderly, who had the patience to watch anything on live TV? ~ Rachel Higginson,
470:Definitions from Mulla Do-Piaza
Patience: A support for the disappointed. ~ Idries Shah,
471:Hunting is an exercise in faith … no, not faith, but optimistic patience. ~ David Petersen,
472:If patience wasn’t so easily tested, then it would hardly be a virtue. . . . ~ Amor Towles,
473:In Russia you learn patience," said Ivan. "In America you learn action. ~ Orson Scott Card,
474:In Russia you learn patience,” said Ivan. “In America you learn action. ~ Orson Scott Card,
475:I've always been a person with patience, and I don't like to force things. ~ Harry Shum Jr,
476:Then the patience borne of seventy years of disappointments came to his aid; ~ Nevil Shute,
477:You have a big man's never she tells him. You need a old man's patience. ~ Meena Kandasamy,
478:Eat, sleep, and exercise your patience. Life continues, and so must we. ~ Michael G Manning,
479:He had the patience and optimism of someone who thought Jesus was watching. ~ Gillian Flynn,
480:Here will be an old abusing of God's patience and the king's English. ~ William Shakespeare,
481:Here will be an old abusing of God’s patience and the king’s English. ~ William Shakespeare,
482:I don't have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by men. ~ Neil Gaiman,
483:I have no patience whatever with these gorilla damnifications of humanity. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
484:"It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity." ~ Carl Jung,
485:Only a burning patience will lead to the attainment of a splendid happiness. ~ Pablo Neruda,
486:Patience and Silence had one beautiful daughter. And her name was Vengeance. ~ Amie Kaufman,
487:Patience is fine, but I'm not going to stop asking the Universe to make sense! ~ David Brin,
488:Patience is so like fortitude that she seems either her sister or her daughter. ~ Aristotle,
489:Patience, then, believer, eternity will right the wrongs of time. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
490:When I planted my pain in the field of patience it bore fruit of happiness. ~ Khalil Gibran,
491:Whether it's marriage of business, patience is the first rule of success. ~ William Feather,
492:addiction can be overcome if you make the effort and have sufficient patience. ~ Gary Taubes,
493:Anyone can live in a house, but homes are created with patience, time and love. ~ Jane Green,
494:Dear parents, have great patience, and forgive from the depths of your heart. ~ Pope Francis,
495:Have patience to walk with short steps until you have wings to fly. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
496:I don't have much patience for anyone who denies that this challenge is real. ~ Barack Obama,
497:It can be a fearsome weapon, patience. One that few men ever learn to use. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
498:the kingdom of God. 22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, ~ Anonymous,
499:There is a patience of the wild – dogged, tireless, persistent as life itself. ~ Jack London,
500:When hope makes friends With patience, Hope will be able To live indefinitely. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
501:Writing is good, thinking is better. Cleverness is good, patience is better. ~ Hermann Hesse,
502:Great cooking is all about the three 'p's: patience, presence, and practice. ~ Michael Pollan,
503:Having a newborn you have to teach yourself what patience is or you'll go crazy. ~ Mila Kunis,
504:If you don’t have the patience of a saint, you’re not qualified to live life.  ~ Dean C Moore,
505:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
506:Take courage and work on. Patience and steady work- this is the only way. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
507:Temperamentally I'm not a natural producer, because I don't have the patience. ~ Damian Lewis,
508:The lives of great men and women are miracles of patience and perseverance. ~ Mary Baker Eddy,
509:zero patience for anybody that came off as a whiner, complainer, or excuse-maker. ~ Hal Elrod,
510:A satyagrahi has infinite patience, abundant faith in others, and ample hope. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
511:A young woman in love always looks like Patience on a monument Smiling at Grief. ~ Jane Austen,
512:Desire makes slaves out of kings, while patience makes kings out of slaves. ~ Imam al-Ghazali,
513:Every thought leads me back to crossroads of patience, forgiveness and love. ~ Shannon L Alder,
514:Isabelle had the patience of those who believe that tomorrow belongs to them. ~ Yasmina Khadra,
515:It can be a fearsome weapon, patience. One that few men ever learn to use. A ~ Joe Abercrombie,
516:I’ve no patience with modern humanitarian scruples about capital punishment. ~ Agatha Christie,
517:Natural heart's ivy, Patience masks Our ruins of wrecked past purpose. ~ Gerard Manley Hopkins,
518:Patience; accomplish thy labor; accomplish thy work of affection! ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
519:Patience cannot remove, but it can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune. ~ Laurence Sterne,
520:Patience is necessary, and one cannot reap immediately where one has sown. ~ Soren Kierkegaard,
521:Patience serves as a protection against wrongs as clothes do against cold. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
522:we did an acoustic set at CBGB on October 30, 1987, where we debuted “Patience. ~ Duff McKagan,
523:What comes into the world to disturb nothing merits neither attention nor patience ~ Rene Char,
524:With enough time and patience you can get used to anything. Believe that. . ~ Ernessa T Carter,
525:A very little thief of occasion will rob you of a great deal of patience. ~ William Shakespeare,
526:Christ almighty. She was going to test every last ounce of his nonexistent patience ~ K L Kreig,
527:It bothers me that no one has the patience to deal with someone who is just sad. ~ Emily Haines,
528:Much of our trading comes down to a battle between our patience and our impulses. ~ Steve Burns,
529:Patience is the strength of the weak, impatience is the weakness of the strong. ~ Immanuel Kant,
530:Patience, prayer and silence-these are what give strength to the soul. ~ Mary Faustina Kowalska,
531:The thing I lose patience with the most is the clock. Its hands move too fast ~ Thomas A Edison,
532:what cannot be saved when fate takes, patience her injury a mockery makes ~ William Shakespeare,
533:Because true friends knew when to keep silent, to give all the patience needed. ~ Steven Erikson,
534:Digo, paciencia y barajar. What I say is, patience, and shuffle the cards. ~ Miguel de Cervantes,
535:Heaven grant me patience! Clothes are very important," said Anne severely ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery,
536:If patience wasn’t so easily tested, then it would hardly be a virtue. . . . “Yes, ~ Amor Towles,
537:If you have patience, then you'll also have love. Patience leads to love. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
538:In the dawn, armed with a burning patience, we shall enter the splendid cities. ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
539:Patience stoutly resists pulling up the daisies to see how the roots are doing! ~ Neal A Maxwell,
540:Persistence with patience and prayer pays with profits, prosperity and peace of mind. ~ Voltaire,
541:Sometimes heroism is nothing more than patience, curiosity, and a refusal to panic. ~ Leif Enger,
542:Very often the things we most desire come only after much patience and struggle. ~ Richelle Mead,
543:We are ruled by chance but never have enough patience to accept its despotism. ~ Edward Dahlberg,
544:Without patience and the skill of a craftsman, even the greatest talent is wasted. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
545:According to Benjamin Franklin, “He that can have patience, can have what he will. ~ Brad Meltzer,
546:A lack of patience in trifling matters might lead to the disruption of great project. ~ Confucius,
547:He surely is most in need of another's patience, who has none of his own. ~ Johann Kaspar Lavater,
548:If you are wholly perplexed and in straits, have patience, for patience is the key to joy. ~ Rumi,
549:I wish I was a shredder that could play everything, but I don't have the patience. ~ Dave Navarro,
550:Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience. ~ Albert Camus,
551:Patience is a good palfrey, and will carry us a long day. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
552:punishment had not been spared--with best results in patience and purification ~ George MacDonald,
553:The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others. ~ Erik Erikson,
554:There was a time when Patience ceased to be a virtue. It was long ago. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman,
555:This girl required a lot of patience. And prayers. A megachurch full of prayers. ~ Pepper Winters,
556:What courage and patience are wanted for every life that aims to produce anything! ~ George Eliot,
557:You were patient, but I worried that your very patience tempted Kevin to try it. ~ Lionel Shriver,
558:Desire makes slaves out of kings, while patience makes kings out of slaves. ~ Abu Hamid al-Ghazali,
559:Have you noticed that human beings don’t have any patience? It’s always about them. ~ Tim Willocks,
560:He had seen firsthand how technology, patience, and long-term thinking could pay off. ~ Brad Stone,
561:He who was living is now dead We who were living are now dying With a little patience. ~ T S Eliot,
562:Kutuzov told Prince Andrei that “time and patience are the strongest warriors. ~ Lawrence Freedman,
563:Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
564:Not art and science only, but patience will be required for the work. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
565:Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. ~ Joyce Meyer,
566:Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success. ~ Napoleon Hill,
567:Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane. ~ Criss Jami,
568:Simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching,
569:The one thing about the business of entertainment is that you have to learn patience. ~ Kevin Hart,
570:The photographer's art is a continuous discovery which requires patience and time. ~ Andre Kertesz,
571:There is no other help or hope for human weakness but God's love and patience. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
572:Fear both the heat and the cold of your heart, and strive for patience, if you can. ~ J R R Tolkien,
573:For a man who claimed he didn’t have much patience, he’d given her oceans of it. He ~ Laura Griffin,
574:Judge Barnett always said A/C is for people who don’t have the patience to be hot. ~ Mark Childress,
575:Off to one side his fine white teacup waited for him with a patience Aria envied ~ Patrick Rothfuss,
576:preparation, order, patience, endurance, acting in the face of fear and failure ~ Steven Pressfield,
577:Unselfishness is more paying, only people have not the patience to practice it. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
578:Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ Bathroom Readers Institute,
579:All human power is a compound of time and patience. Powerful beings will and wait. ~ Honor de Balzac,
580:But pain is perfect misery, the worst Of evils, and excessive, overturns All patience. ~ John Milton,
581:He had little patience for the mystical, spiritual approach of computer programming. ~ Michael Lewis,
582:Let us lay aside every weight and run with patience the race that is set before us. ~ Hebrews XII. I,
583:Patience is timing, just being humble and being the most quiet person in the room. ~ Raheem Devaughn,
584:The gift of patience opens when our body, heart, and mind slow enough to move in unison. ~ Mark Nepo,
585:The patience and forbearance of the poor are among the strongest bulwarks of the rich. ~ C L R James,
586:Things can sometimes work out if you’re smart, but my greatest virtue is patience. ~ Gabourey Sidibe,
587:3:5And may the Lord direct your hearts in the love of God, and in the patience of Christ. ~ Anonymous,
588:Almost anything difficult, any challenge takes time, patience, and hard work. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger,
589:And, in the dawn, armed with a burning patience, we shall enter the splendid cities. ~ Arthur Rimbaud,
590:Anyone who claimed that old age had brought them patience was either lying or senile. ~ Robert Jordan,
591:a young woman in love always looks like patience on a monument smiling at grief ~ William Shakespeare,
592:He who has infinite patience and infinite energy at his back, will alone succeed. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
593:I have learned long ago to possess my soul in patience and accept the inevitable. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt,
594:I have very little patience for teachers who teach their students things that are wrong. ~ Hank Green,
595:My patience has dreadful chilblains from standing so long on a monument. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
596:O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper, sprinkle cool patience. ~ William Shakespeare,
597:Only with winter-patience can we bring the deep-desired, long-awaited Spring. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
598:Patience is our safeguard against doubt and despair and is the key to our serenity. ~ Na ima B Robert,
599:Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears. ~ Barbara Johnson,
600:Patience is the strongest of strong drinks; for it kills the giant despair. ~ Douglas William Jerrold,
601:Technology offers us a unique opportunity, though rarely welcome, to practice patience. ~ Allan Lokos,
602:The perfect moment is one of our treasures, and patience is the best way to find it. ~ David duChemin,
603:There are very little things in this life I cannot afford and patience is one of them. ~ Larry Hagman,
604:There was a triumph in patience that no temporary application of force could conquer. ~ Tracy Hickman,
605:You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance. ~ Franklin P Adams,
606:I haven't been given many things, but I've been given ample, limitless patience. ~ Lincoln Diaz Balart,
607:Patience and perseverance at lengthAccomplish more than anger or brute strength. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
608:Patience is a virtue. Keep doing what you want to do and eventually things will happen. ~ Arian Foster,
609:Patience is a virtue. (Tee) Excuse me, pot, could you not pick on the kettle? (Joe) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
610:She's got a hair-trigger temper and paper-thin patience and a black panther for a pet. ~ Maggie Shayne,
611:Surely you realize,” said Patience, “that cats are no great respecters of human opinion. ~ Scott Lynch,
612:The patience of the American public with dilatory diplomatic delays will be very limited. ~ Tom Lantos,
613:A career in showbiz is like a distance run. You have to have patience and pace yourself. ~ Tate Donovan,
614:Chaos is an excuse for people who don't have the patience to see the patterns. ~ Shaun David Hutchinson,
615:Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts. ~ James Russell Lowell,
616:Genius is patience.
   ~ Anonymous Proverb, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919),
617:I have patience for centuries in me and will live as though my time were very big. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
618:It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness. ~ George Santayana,
619:I was treading the thin line of his patience while falling off the thin line of my sanity ~ C J Roberts,
620:More problems solve themselves if only you can content yourself in patience and wait. ~ Patricia Finney,
621:Patience is as fearsome a weapon as rage. More so, in fact, 'cause fewer men have it. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
622:Patience is as fearsome a weapon as rage. More so, in fact, ’cause fewer men have it. ~ Joe Abercrombie,
623:People who get caught get caught because they don't have patience; they refuse to plan. ~ Gillian Flynn,
624:Victory to the spider. Patience wins the day. And today my patience ends. (Apollymi) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
625:With the infinite patience of one who has learned to live broken, he awaited her return. ~ Laini Taylor,
626:Are great things ever done smoothly? Time, patience, and indomitable will must show. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
627:Experience, like a pale musician, holds a dulcimer of patience in his hand. ~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning,
628:He looks heavenward, like he’s trying to find both God and his patience in the rafters. ~ Laura Thalassa,
629:He who was living is now dead
We who were living are now dying
With a little patience. ~ T S Eliot,
630:How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? ~ William Shakespeare,
631:If you don't have the patience to read something, don't have the hubris to comment on it. ~ Maria Popova,
632:I was treading the thin line of his patience while falling off the thin line of my sanity. ~ C J Roberts,
633:Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. ~ Joyce Meyer,
634:Patience is yet another virtue, one that grows stronger through the practice of waiting, ~ Beverly Lewis,
635:Talent is a long patience, and originality an effort of will and intense observation. ~ Gustave Flaubert,
636:The fruit tasted foreign but indigenous, like sunlight a tree had changed through patience. ~ Pat Conroy,
637:Two things define you: your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. ~,
638:Bear-time seems slow to us, perhaps, because we do not have the patience for such a life. ~ Sy Montgomery,
639:Don't part from me in any ill humor. I never knew you to be out of patience with me before. ~ Kate Chopin,
640:I want to accept all the difficulties that face me in life with perseverance and patience. ~ Ameen Rihani,
641:Lead with honesty, total integrity, compassion, patience and tolerance — toward yourself! ~ Bryant McGill,
642:Maybe that's why life is so precious. No rewind or fast forward...just patience and faith. ~ Kent Marrero,
643:Patience is a noble virtue, and, when rightly exercised, does not fail of its reward. ~ George Washington,
644:Patience is a virtue, and something I don’t have much of when it comes to other human beings. ~ Ker Dukey,
645:Patience is a virtue. (Tee)
Excuse me, pot, could you not pick on the kettle? (Joe) ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
646:Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face. ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
647:Teach us, O Lord, the disciplines of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. ~ Peter Marshall,
648:That which in mean men we entitle patience is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts. ~ William Shakespeare,
649:The Gnostic needs a lot of patience because any act of impatience leads him to failure. ~ Samael Aun Weor,
650:A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offence’ (Prov. 19:11). ~ R T Kendall,
651:Half of love is restraint. Patience and respect. Don’t waste your time on the unworthy. ~ Aleksandr Voinov,
652:If there is a defining characteristic of a man as opposed to a boy, maybe it’s patience. ~ Lance Armstrong,
653:I think there's not much patience for organized labour, period, public or private sector. ~ Kathleen Wynne,
654:Jesus conveyed the impression of complete love, compassion, kindness, and infinite patience. ~ Mary C Neal,
655:Patience is the companion of wisdom.” “I’ve heard that before. Who said that?” “St. Augustine. ~ Anonymous,
656:Patience will be rewarded, the garden reminded me. Why was it so hard to listen sometimes? ~ Loretta Nyhan,
657:People in the midst of losing their patience are certainly experiencing as aspect of dukkha. ~ Allan Lokos,
658:That's when Mr. Muhammad’s patience wore thin. And with his nod, I began returning their fire. ~ Malcolm X,
659:The mind advances only if it has the patience to go in circles, in other words, to deepen. ~ Emil M Cioran,
660:The strong manly ones in life are those who understand the meaning of the word patience. ~ Ieyasu Tokugawa,
661:We have so much patience with ourselves, why not borrow some of that and use it on others. ~ Lettie Cowman,
662:What cannot be preserved when fortune takes,
Patience her injury a mockery makes. ~ William Shakespeare,
663:3And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; ~ Anonymous,
664:Doubt is the mind’s persistent assailant. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
665:Horses teach you patience and how to do things the right way so you can get the right result. ~ Lyle Lovett,
666:I don't know if there's a lot of patience anymore. I think that could serve a lot of people. ~ Jeremy Piven,
667:Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton,
668:She tried, however, to compose herself to answer him with patience, when he should have done. ~ Jane Austen,
669:The only skills I have the patience to learn are those that have no real application in life. ~ John Calvin,
670:Waiting is interminable, acting is preferable, but patience is all there is at this point. ~ Robert J Crane,
671:With patience one arrives always.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Will and Perserverance, Patience,
672:A ruler can be persuaded through patience, and a gentle tongue can break a bone. Proverbs 25:15 ~ Beth Moore,
673:Guidance is not attained except with knowledge and correct direction is not attained except with patience. ~,
674:Imaan is of two halves; half is patience (Sabr) and half is being thankful (Shukr). ~ Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyya,
675:Ï'm a genius of infinite potential and highly limited patience. People shouldn't try me so. ~ Seanan McGuire,
676:I send them my warmest encouragement to persevere in the patience and charity of Christ. ~ Pope Benedict XVI,
677:I think God's really blessed me with patience. I'm good with a lot of things going on at once. ~ Niki Taylor,
678:May you find in yourself enough patience to endure and enough simplicity to have faith. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
679:That which in mean men we entitle patience
Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts. ~ William Shakespeare,
680:What we need is a cup of understanding, a barrel of love, and an ocean of patience. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
681:Advent is patience it's how God has made us a people of promise, in a world of impatience. ~ Stanley Hauerwas,
682:Don’t lose that anger. Just have a little more patience and forgiveness. For yourself as well. ~ Larry Kramer,
683:Have respect for yourself, and patience and compassion. With these, you can handle anything. ~ Jack Kornfield,
684:I am a genius of infinite potential and highly limited patience. People shouldn’t try me so. ~ Seanan McGuire,
685:I do not have much patience with a thing of beauty that must be explained to be understood. ~ Charlie Chaplin,
686:Purity, patience and perseverance are the three essentials to success and above all love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
687:The people still waited with infinite patience for the democracy that had been promised them ~ Dorothy Gilman,
688:We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination. ~ Muammar al Gaddafi,
689:Get to part B, Daniel. Think fast. Patience is a virtue, and you know how Cam feels about those. ~ Lauren Kate,
690:I don't know about writing. It's quite lonely. You have to have a lot of patience with yourself. ~ Ruth Wilson,
691:If there is a defining characteristic of a man as opposed to a boy, maybe it's patience. ~ Lance Armstrong,
692:I have no patience for books that pretend life has meaning. I have no patience for happy endings ~ Nicola Yoon,
693:Like theatre, crafting a documentary film takes tremendous commitment, patience and passion. ~ Dori Berinstein,
694:Oh, you are mad!" she exclaimed, quite out of patience.
"Possibly. But I like my madness. ~ Rafael Sabatini,
695:Patience is key for getting over a breakup. That, and trailing off your interaction after the breakup. ~ Drake,
696:We’re in charge of our own forgiveness, and the process takes time, patience, and intention. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
697:When traveling with someone, take large does of patience and tolerance with your morning coffee. ~ Helen Hayes,
698:A warrior of light needs both patience and speed. He treats each situation as if it were unique. ~ Paulo Coelho,
699:Buffett’s genius was largely a genius of character—of patience, discipline, and rationality. ~ Roger Lowenstein,
700:Evil and faults are corrected by good, by love, kindness, meekness, humility, and patience. ~ John of Kronstadt,
701:He spoke with the patience of a true believer. Or a lunatic. Maybe there’s really no difference. ~ Stephen King,
702:"Only tolerance and patience can protect us from the destructive effects of anger and hatred." ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
703:Patience is accepting a difficult situation, without giving God a deadline to remove it. ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher,
704:Patience lives in the gap between our experience of an event and our response to that experience. ~ Allan Lokos,
705:Patience, my friend, patience! You will find in time that it has everything to do with it. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
706:She named me Daisy St. Patience and never wanted to know what name I walked in the door with. ~ Chuck Palahniuk,
707:skill I was learning was a crucial one, the patience to read things I could not yet understand. ~ Tara Westover,
708:The Christian world had become mired in a bog of misconceptions and had tried God's patience. ~ Henning Mankell,
709:The people who test your patience are a blessing.. Without them, you can't practice patience. ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
710:Your passion must be tempered with patience. Maybe long-suffering patience would be a better word. ~ Jack White,
711:Anyone who truly grasps the fact of limited time curses the patience blesses the hastiness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
712:I ain't got much patience for virgins. You just grit your teeth and mind you don't scream too loud. ~ Lisa Henry,
713:I can imagine few things more trying to the patience than the long wasted days of waiting. ~ Robert Falcon Scott,
714:My three Ps: passion, patience, perseverance. You have to do this if you've got to be a filmmaker. ~ Robert Wise,
715:Purity, patience, and perseverance are the three essentials to success and, above all, love. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
716:Reason bears disgrace, courage combats it, patience surmounts it. ~ Marie de Rabutin Chantal marquise de Sevigne,
717:Regarding trials, including of our faith and patience, there are no exemptions-only variations. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
718:we must find the patience and resignation to endure our challenges as they arise to meet us. ~ Elizabeth Gilbert,
719:You will need to know when to be assertive and wise enough to know when to exercise patience ~ Julian Pencilliah,
720:Bear with the various opinions of everybody. Patience, purity, and perseverance will prevail. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
721:Best to introduce yourself to patience now, so that it might find you when you call upon it later. ~ Tahereh Mafi,
722:How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees?
Iago ~ William Shakespeare,
723:If you have infinite patience and perseverance, success is bound to come. No mistake in that. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
724:I have three things to teach:simplicity, patience and compassion.These three are the greatesttreasures. ~ Lao Tzu,
725:It is in the everyday and the commonplace that we learn patience, acceptance, and contentment. ~ Richard J Foster,
726:It's important to cultivate a tolerance and patience with uncomfortable feelings. It's best to feel them. ~ Jewel,
727:I wanna take it deeper than money, pussy, vacation and influence a generation that's lacking in patience. ~ Drake,
728:Mastery of creative tension brings out the capacity for perseverance and patience. Time is an ally. ~ Peter Senge,
729:Patience, increasing patience,
Is all we need
To be victorious
In the battlefield of life. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
730:Patience is seeing each step as a journey rather than seeing a journey as a thousand steps. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
731:The reward for waiting on God far exceeds the investment of patience required to do so. JOSHUA ~ Henry T Blackaby,
732:We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own. ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld,
733:We have no patience with other people's vanity because it is offensive to our own. ~ Fran ois de La Rochefoucauld,
734:Business is a sprint until you find an opportunity, then it's the patience of a marathon runner. ~ Robert Herjavec,
735:Enough, you’re testing my patience now, and I’ve not got time to stand around debating the issue. ~ Kathryn Hughes,
736:His mind has the clearness of the deep sea, the patience of its rocks, the force of its billows. ~ Charlotte Bront,
737:I believe it will take time to find a solution to the problem. Thus we must have patience. ~ Boutros Boutros Ghali,
738:It is amazing to me, how young ladies can have patience to be so very accomplished, as they all are. ~ Jane Austen,
739:One of the best ways to support the development of patience is to cultivate happiness with yourself. ~ Allan Lokos,
740:Patience is about understanding the right moment for action and the right moment for stillness. ~ Alberto Villoldo,
741:Teain had no difficulty generating the indignation of a satirist. He lack the patience of a reformer. ~ H W Brands,
742:The master tools of success are invitation, patience, time, gentleness, cooperation and surrender. ~ Bryant McGill,
743:There is no love of God without patience, and no patience without lowliness and sweetness of spirit. ~ John Wesley,
744:This is the story of what a Woman's patience can endure, and what a Man's resolution can achieve. ~ Wilkie Collins,
745:To train the mind, you must exercise the patience and determination it takes to shape that steel. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
746:22But  e the fruit of the Spirit is  f love, joy, peace, patience,  g kindness, goodness, faithfulness, ~ Anonymous,
747:And seek help through patience and prayer, and indeed, it is difficult except for the humbly submissive ~ Anonymous,
748:Coaching takes patience. I'm more enthused when teaching players who want it versus when I have to. ~ Kevin Garnett,
749:Dating someone on the opposite end of the happy spectrum teaches you an incredible amount of patience. ~ Chris Pine,
750:Enemies provide us some of the best opportunities to practice patience, tolerance, and compassion. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
751:If you want to succeed in indie publishing, be prepared to work your ass off and demonstrate patience. ~ Sean Platt,
752:I learn it every day of my life, learn it with pain I am grateful for: patience is everything! ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
753:Mastery of creative tension brings out the capacity for perseverance and patience. Time is an ally. ~ Peter M Senge,
754:PATIENCE is the antidote to anger, a way to learn to love and care for whatever we meet on the path. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
755:Take up an idea, devote yourself to it, struggle on in patience, and the sun will rise for you. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
756:The skill I was learning was a crucial one, the patience to read things I could not yet understand. ~ Tara Westover,
757:When expectations delay for too long, doubt draw nearer in haste and patience goes farther ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
758:Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart.
...live in the question. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
759:He will unfailingly be pleased with our patience and take note of our diligence and perseverance. ~ Francis de Sales,
760:I am amazed at the patience of my blessed Master and Teacher, but how I love His school! ~ Elizabeth Payson Prentiss,
761:It was easy to argue with Quagliagliarello, if you had patience, and if you could pronounce his name. ~ Mark Helprin,
762:Patience, thought Milligan, that word was invented by dull buggers who couldn't think quick enough. ~ Spike Milligan,
763:Sadness is more or less like a head cold - with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer. ~ Barbara Kingsolver,
764:There are two things that turn a boy into a man; the size of his dick and the level of his patience. ~ M F Moonzajer,
765:Woman has suffered for eons, and that has given her infinite patience and infinite perseverance. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
766:I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~ Laozi,
767:Is the patience of the American people that long suffering? Is there no outrage left in the country? ~ Andrew Greeley,
768:I think to be a good teacher you need an enormous amount of patience and I'm a very impatient person. ~ Truman Capote,
769:Let me say this: bein a idiot is no box of chocolates. People laugh, lose patience, treat you shabby. ~ Winston Groom,
770:Patience makes lighter / What sorrow may not heal. ("sed levius fit patientia quidquid corrigere est nefas") ~ Horace,
771:The master tools of success are invitation, patience, time, gentleness, cooperation, and surrender. ~ Bryant H McGill,
772:The one true way of dying to self is the way of patience, meekness, humility, and resignation to God. ~ Andrew Murray,
773:To hear complaints with patience, even when complaints are vain, is one of the duties of friendship. ~ Samuel Johnson,
774:Any chick that I handle, I teach ‘em patience. How not to win the award but be glad for your nomination. ~ Wiz Khalifa,
775:[First line]

“The business of murder took time, patience, skill, and a tolerance for the monotonous. ~ J D Robb,
776:I doubt not then but innocence shall makeFalse accusation blush, and tyrannyTremble at patience. ~ William Shakespeare,
777:If we can suffer boredom with peace and conquer it with patience, we can discover our creative selves. ~ Awdhesh Singh,
778:If you will be a traveler, have always two bags very full. That is one of patience and another of money. ~ John Florio,
779:I have enough patience to wait for what I want and enough sense to know when it’s worth waiting for. ~ Kate Canterbary,
780:I'll tell you what leadership is. It's persuasion and conciliation, and education, and patience. ~ Dwight D Eisenhower,
781:Is it asked, who is the most excellent of the strong? I reply, it is he who possesses patience. ~ Sutra in 42 articles,
782:LECTURER, n. One with his hand in your pocket, his tongue in your ear and his faith in your patience. ~ Ambrose Bierce,
783:Patience is a powerful tool for sharks and lawyers—two creatures that are often mistaken for one another. ~ Jason Rose,
784:Patience is the courage of the conqueror, the strength of man against destiny. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
785:Patience, patience.
Patience dans l'azur
chaque atome de silence
est la chance d'un fruit mûr ! ~ Paul Val ry,
786:The journey of patience involves relaxing, opening to what’s happening, experiencing a sense of wonder. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
787:We have none of us long to wait for Death. Patience, patience! He'll be here soon enough for us all. ~ Charles Dickens,
788:Have faith and patience, Dr. Thomas. Time works miracles. We must have the courage to wait for them.” They ~ A G Riddle,
789:I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao Tzu,
790:Know your own happiness. You want nothing but patience- or give it a more fascinating name, call it hope. ~ Jane Austen,
791:Oh my darlin', it is time you learn
everything worth loving
takes hard work and patience. ~ Clementine von Radics,
792:Patience is a virtue,
Virtue is a grace.
Grace is a little girl
Who would not wash her face. ~ Dick King Smith,
793:Patience to wait does not come from suffering long for what we lack but from sitting long in what we have. ~ Beth Moore,
794:Study the lives of our great women, who were models of patience, fortitude, compassion and sacrifice. ~ Sathya Sai Baba,
795:Five things are requisite to a good officer — ability, clean hands, despatch, patience, and impartiality. ~ William Penn,
796:For everything there is a sign. The sign of love is fortitude under My decree and patience under My trials. ~ Bah u ll h,
797:I learn it daily, learn it with painto which I am grateful: patience is everything! (Letter Three). ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
798:Impatient much?” “Patience is bitter. It's the fruit that’s sweet.” “Did you just quote Aristotle?” “Maybe. ~ Vi Keeland,
799:I will never contest election in Nigeria. Whenever my husband retires, I will go back home with him. ~ Patience Jonathan,
800:patience is simply a way of putting the other person first. Patience is an expression of submission. Your ~ Andy Stanley,
801:Patience. Kindness. Generosity. Humility. Courtesy. Unselfishness. Good temper. Guilelessness. Sincerity. ~ Paulo Coelho,
802:Perseverance: the decision to go to the very end ... [and] is patience in action
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II,
803:Progress can be slow and gradual. Continue putting in effort with patience, enthusiasm and faith. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
804:...She had little patience with people who got intellectually lazy when faced with a difficult concept. ~ Beth Fantaskey,
805:With sincerity, make an effort for progress, and with patience,know how to await the result of your effort. ~ The Mother,
806:Dean Harstad had unbounded patience, the very patience that drove Chairman X bananas, patience as a weapon. ~ Jane Smiley,
807:He needed some guy friends. Stat. The women in his life were hell-bent on testing his last bit of patience. ~ Jewel E Ann,
808:I don't play pyrotechnic scales. I play about frustration, patience, anger. Music is an extension of my soul. ~ Dick Dale,
809:Nothing hurried. Surrendering to patience. Ignoring time. Living for the unknown. Embracing the unexpected. ~ Jewel E Ann,
810:Patience attains all that it strives for. He who has God finds he lacks nothing. God alone suffices. ~ Susan Elia MacNeal,
811:Patience in the face of the bitterness of misfortune is the door to the sweetness of intimate discourse. ~ Naguib Mahfouz,
812:Purity, patience and perseverance overcome all obstacles. All great things must of necessity be slow. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
813:The time has arrived when patience becomes a crime and mayhem appears garbed in a manner of virtue ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs,
814:You keep on going until you get it as close to being right as the time and patience of others will allow. ~ Harrison Ford,
815:A healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. ~ John Updike,
816:And patience flees my heart, And reason flees my mind. Oh, how drunk can I get to be, Without your love's security? ~ Rumi,
817:Guidance is not attained except with knowledge and correct direction is not attained except with patience. ~ Ibn Taymiyyah,
818:He will unfailingly be pleased with our patience and take note of our diligence and perseverance. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
819:If it pleases Him to bid our patience exercise itself, shall He not do as He wills with His own! ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
820:I heard a preacher say recently that hope is a revolutionary patience; let me add that so is being a writer. ~ Anne Lamott,
821:In between your failure-tree And your triumph-tree, The tree that is growing Is known as your patience-tree. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
822:It will never cease to amaze me the way you simultaneously have no patience for people but love to help them, ~ Megan Derr,
823:Patience had once counseled me that the best way to stop pitying myself was to do something for someone else. ~ Robin Hobb,
824:Patience is a natural consequence of the cultivation of compassion & love, for ourselves and all beings. ~ Allan Lokos,
825:What does your sorrow do while you sleep? -It’s awake and waiting. And when it loses patience, it wakes me up. ~ Ivo Andri,
826:What I really want to do is produce. There isn’t much patience with a slow developing story line anymore. ~ Sydney Pollack,
827:After all, if you really aren't trying to get anywhere else in this moment, patience takes care of itself. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
828:And seek assistance through patience and prayer, and most surely it is a hard thing except for the humble ones, ~ Anonymous,
829:Faith and patience are exceptional virtues in those that suffer. Patience is the fruit and evidence of faith. ~ John Calvin,
830:I believe there's too little patience and context to many of the investigations I read or see on television. ~ Bob Woodward,
831:If deception is the most potent weapon in your arsenal, then patience in all things is your crucial shield. ~ Robert Greene,
832:If you meet temptation, use self-control; if you meet pain, use fortitude; if you meet revulsion, use patience. ~ Epictetus,
833:In order to practice sincerely and to develop patience,” he says, “you need someone who willfully hurts you. ~ Phil Jackson,
834:Patience is born when we create a pause between our experience of a feeling and our response to that feeling. ~ Allan Lokos,
835:Success needs vision to see, passion to transcend, patience to withstand and the character to overcome failures. ~ Amit Ray,
836:The lovers of God never run out of patience, for they know that time is needed for the crescent moon to become full. ~ Rumi,
837:The root cause of the lower realms is anger, therefore practice patience, even at the cost of your life. ~ Jetsun Milarepa,
838:What does one do when one needs to pray to the gods for patience but a god is causing the need for patience? ~ Kevin Hearne,
839:What does your sorrow do while you sleep? -It’s awake and waiting. And when it loses patience, it wakes me up. ~ Ivo Andric,
840:As the darkness disappears, the inner doors too will open. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
841:Brilliant results don't just show up by chance. The finest things in life take patience, focus and sacrifice. ~ Robin Sharma,
842:But believe me, my dear boy, there is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
843:Each life is made up of mistakes and learning, waiting and growing, practicing patience and being persistent. ~ Billy Graham,
844:Good things come to those who have patience and take consistent, persistent actions toward what they want. ~ Jeffrey Gitomer,
845:He chronicled with patience what he saw, detaching himself from it and tasting its mortifying flavor in secret ~ James Joyce,
846:...her patience was, perhaps, tired out; for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise. ~ Henry Fielding,
847:If I could have one prayer answered, I would pray for patience. I move so fast sometimes. I try to slow down. ~ Debra Winger,
848:Infinite patience, infinite purity, and infinite perseverance are the secret of success in a good cause. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
849:Moving a pile of bricks from one side of the room to the other requires strength. Time, discipline, patience. ~ Sarah Hepola,
850:No. It is impossible to maintain a smile in my brother's presence. Monks haven't the sort of patience required. ~ Libba Bray,
851:Patience attains All that it strives for. He who has God Finds he lacks nothing: God alone suffices. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
852:Patience is not passive; on the contrary, it is active; it is concentrated strength. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
853:Patience is sweeter than very honey, by this understand how useful it is to the soul that possesses it. ~ Shepherd of Hermas,
854:The people of Africa have learned the lessons of patience and endurance in their long struggle for freedom. ~ Nelson Mandela,
855:The person who doesn't have patience for your imperfections, is usually sitting on a mountain of their own. ~ Steve Maraboli,
856:The sufferings that fate inflicts on us should be borne with patience, what enemies inflict with manly courage. ~ Thucydides,
857:The tower of success stands on the pillars of vision, action, patience and the character to withstand criticisms. ~ Amit Ray,
858:The trouble with poverty, as an issue, is that it has basically exhausted the patience of the general public. ~ Paul Krugman,
859:The wicked exist in this world either to be converted or that through them the good may exercise patience. ~ Saint Augustine,
860:we must be blind, foolish mortals to fret so much under misfortunes. A little patience, and they pass away. ~ Mrs Henry Wood,
861:When things begin accelerating wildly out of control, sometimes patience is the only answer. Press pause. ~ Douglas Rushkoff,
862:You have to find the peace and patience within yourself to be a model and an example to others and not judge. ~ Judith Light,
863:I call wise man who, while he is innocent , endures insults and blows with a patience equal to its strength. ~ Gautama Buddha,
864:I have all the patience in the world about Sirens. For me it's not a Grateful Dead project, it's a Me project. ~ Jerry Garcia,
865:I haven’t much patience with these people because they’re looking for a shortcut and there just isn’t one. ~ David J Schwartz,
866:I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. ~ Louise Hay,
867:Patience," she said in her best governess voice, "is only a virtue when there is something worth waiting for. ~ Lauren Willig,
868:She was going to discover new things, when she didn’t need to learn anything more—all she needed was patience. ~ Paulo Coelho,
869:With thought, patience, and discrimination, book passion becomes the signature of a person's character. ~ Nicholas A Basbanes,
870:Yet she couldn't deny how tempting it was to abandon the plan, to forget patience, to try to end it here, now ~ Marissa Meyer,
871:Dispose thyself to patience rather than to comfort, and to the bearing of the cross rather than to gladness. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
872:Extraordinary power exists in a trial of patience. Few endure their trials well enough to discover this. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
873:Have patience. Wait until the mud settles and the water is clear. Remain unmoving until right action arises by itself. ~ Laozi,
874:Prudence, patience, labor, valor; these are the stars that rule the career of mortals. ~ Edward Bulwer Lytton 1st Baron Lytton,
875:Tu as tout à apprendre, tout ce qui ne s'apprendre pas : la solitude, l'indifférence, la patience, le silence. ~ Georges Perec,
876:Without patience, magic would be undiscovered - in rushing everything, we would never hear its whisper inside. ~ Tamora Pierce,
877:With thought, patience, and discrimination, book passion becomes the signature of a person's character. ~ Nicholas A Basbanes,
878:but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise. Mrs ~ Henry Fielding,
879:Charity, patience and tenderness are very beautiful gifts. If you have them, you want to share them with others. ~ Pope Francis,
880:Either a wise man will not go into bunkers, or, being in, he will endure such things as befall him with patience. ~ Andrew Lang,
881:He wasn't that good looking, he had the social skills of a wet cat and the patience of a caffeinated hummingbird ~ Karen Chance,
882:I have very little patience for ignorant, incompetent people who don’t care that they’re ignorant and incompetent. ~ Tim Leffel,
883:I will not be distracted by noise, chatter, or setbacks. Patience, commitment, grace, and purpose will guide me. ~ Louise L Hay,
884:No, you're not allowed to be bossy when you're married. You have to learn compromise, and compassion and patience. ~ Star Jones,
885:One should feel inside oneself for right and wrong, and should have the patience to gradually realise one's God. ~ D H Lawrence,
886:Patience can't be acquired overnight. It is just like building up a muscle. Every day you need to work on it. ~ Eknath Easwaran,
887:Patience is the decision to move at someone else’s pace rather than pressure him or her to match yours. Patience ~ Andy Stanley,
888:She was going to discover new things, when she didn't need to learn anything more – all she needed was patience. ~ Paulo Coelho,
889:Those who do not hope cannot wait; but if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
890:Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed. ~ Cee Lo Green,
891:Understanding the situation was a start. Followed up by a number of tactics that all included love and patience. ~ Candis Terry,
892:You don’t need princes to save you. I don’t have a lot of patience for stories in which women are rescued by men. ~ Neil Gaiman,
893:Dodger smelled the way dogs do, musky and of the earth, and he sighed with the abiding patience of his kind. ~ Nathan Ballingrud,
894:Everything is out there if you know how to find it, and have the patience. I don't and haven't, but that's my problem ~ Tom Holt,
895:Foolish is my happiness, and foolish things will it speak: it is still too young—so have patience with it! ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
896:For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice. ~ John Burroughs,
897:Listening takes practice, and it takes patience. But I promise, if you listen, your story will be better for it. ~ Howard Gordon,
898:Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
899:Patience, she’d tell herself, whispering the word like a prayer. If Vengeance has a mother, her name is Patience. ~ Jay Kristoff,
900:The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness. ~ Dalai Lama,
901:You must grow in patience when you meet with great wrongs, and they will then be powerless to vex your mind. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
902:In Shara’s estimation, lists form one half of the heart of intelligence, the second half being patience. ~ Robert Jackson Bennett,
903:It doesn't take more skill to paint hundreds of strokes rather than one right stroke but it takes more patience. ~ Robert Bateman,
904:I will practice, painfully, over and over, patience and peace until my gentle answers turn away even my own wrath. ~ Sarah Bessey,
905:Oh, I've no patience with these romances. They're the ruin of all order. It's a thousand pities they ever happened ~ D H Lawrence,
906:Running and science draw on similar traits - stamina, ambition, patience, and the ability to overcome limits. ~ Wolfgang Ketterle,
907:We conquer ourselves by learning patience, for she gives to us our longed for victory only in the surrender of self. ~ Guy Finley,
908:We should revel in the joy of believing that God is the sum of all patience and the true essence of kindly good will! ~ A W Tozer,
909:Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything. ~ Mother Teresa,
910:Life throws challenges but with patience and resilience you can convert every challenge into a new opportunity to grow. ~ Amit Ray,
911:Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day. ~ Max Lucado,
912:One must persist however long it takes, so only one can achieve. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
913:Patience is, in and of itself, a great challenge and it often holds the key to breaking through a seeming impasse. ~ Daisaku Ikeda,
914:The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others." ~ Erik H Erikson Erik Erikson ~ Erik H Erikson,
915:The most important benefit of patience consists in the way it acts as a powerful antidote to the affliction of anger. ~ Dalai Lama,
916:There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance. ~ Cesar Chavez,
917:As patience leads to peace, and study to science, so are humiliations the path that leads to humility. ~ Saint Bernard of Clairvaux,
918:In between your failure-tree
And your triumph-tree,
The tree that is growing
Is known as your patience-tree. ~ Sri Chinmoy,
919:It is commonly said that revenge is sweet, but to a calm and considerate mind, patience and forgiveness are sweeter. ~ Isaac Barrow,
920:It is strange that the years teach us patience; that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. ~ Elizabeth Taylor,
921:Let nothing perturb you, nothing frighten you. All things pass. God does not change. Patience achieves everything. ~ Teresa of vila,
922:Many universities have asked me to come for a semester but I don't want to do it because I don't have the patience. ~ Truman Capote,
923:Patience is a grace as difficult as it is necessary, and as hard to come by as it is precious when it is gained. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
924:temper aggression with reason and patience, and act decisively and tenaciously when the best move presented itself. ~ Craig DiLouie,
925:This whole religion revolves around knowing the truth and acting by it, and action must be accompanied by patience. ~ Ibn Taymiyyah,
926:Wait in quiet patience, not rebelling because you are under the affliction, but blessing your God for it. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
927:We have the power to improve our work lives immeasurably through awareness, compassion, patience & ingenuity. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
928:Be yourself. Be true to that, to your heart. Patience. See what happens if you step back instead of bounding forward. ~ Nora Roberts,
929:But a hunter, a good hunter, possessed patience. He trusted his gut, and he always knew the mind and habits of his prey. ~ Anonymous,
930:But the rip in her blouse was large, her hunger vast, and her patience negligible even under better circumstances. ~ Katherine Arden,
931:Everything will come in its time; keep a confident patience and all will be all right.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, [T5],
932:It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. ~ Julius Caesar,
933:It [love] is a disease to be born with patience, like any nervous complaint, and to be treated with counter-irritants. ~ Henry Adams,
934:It’s true what they say about patience being a virtue; it just happens to be a virtue that I choose not to pursue. ~ Chelsea Handler,
935:Love’s kind of like sweet tea. The secret is all in having the patience to let it steep. Really, you barely know him. ~ Nancy Naigle,
936:No patience. No kisses. No hugs. Just a tweezers and some rubbing alcohol, and a stinging sensation that never goes away. ~ A S King,
937:Once I wasn’t stressed to distraction about our survival, my patience returned and I rediscovered my love of teaching. ~ Hope Jahren,
938:Our enemies provide us with a precious opportunity to practice patience and love. We should have gratitude toward them. ~ Dalai Lama,
939:Patience is the training in abiding with the restlessness of our energy and letting things evolve at their own speed. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
940:Patience is the training in abiding with the restlessness of our energy and letting things evolve at their own speed. ~ Pema Chodron,
941:The queen sees me coming, turns toward us and waits, with a killer's patience, for me to reach the chancel steps. ~ Philippa Gregory,
942:You know I have no patience with nonsense," said the Northeast's leading wholesaler of chattering windup mandibles. ~ Michael Chabon,
943:12 Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, ~ Anonymous,
944:and my editor, Tom Dupree, for his patience, enthusiasm, and shared good taste for loving Mystery Science Theater 3000. ~ Dan Simmons,
945:And patience flees my heart,
And reason flees my mind.
Oh, how drunk can I get to be,
Without your love's security? ~ Rumi,
946:But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. ~ Anonymous,
947:come back believer in shade believer in silence and elegance believer in ferns believer in patience believer in the rain ~ W S Merwin,
948:Comforting Wealth comes by good work, by wisdom it increases, cleverness stabilizes it and by patience it is preserved. ~ Mahesh Babu,
949:Count it all joy when ye fall into diverse temptations, knowing this that the trying of your faith work-eth patience. ~ James 1. 2, 3,
950:Crime is a career, whether you are a practitioner or an investigator, and it requires intuition and patience. ~ Jean Christophe Grang,
951:Have a bit more patience with newbies. Of course some of them act dumb - they're often students, for heaven's sake. ~ Terry Pratchett,
952:I have declared that patience is never more than patient. I too have declared, that I who am not patient am patient. ~ Gertrude Stein,
953:Iran has to live up to its international obligations. . . . The president has said that our patience is not unlimited. ~ Barack Obama,
954:It is in length of patience, endurance and forbearance that so much of what is good in mankind and womankind is shown. ~ Arthur Helps,
955:She will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, and a subjection of the fancy to the understanding. ~ Jane Austen,
956:They lived in this fashion for most of the year before the credit line of her patience finally reached its limit. ~ Viet Thanh Nguyen,
957:Trust is the highest form of human motivation. It brings out the very best in people. But it takes time and patience. ~ Stephen Covey,
958:Constant repetition of tongue-twisters was like lifting weights for me, but patience and persistence have paid off. ~ Nicholas Brendon,
959:Everyone else had the look of tired patience people always got when listening to a sermon, no matter what the century. ~ Connie Willis,
960:have patience or be a patient. Have patience in preparation moments or be a patient after preparation moments ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
961:Have patience or be a patient. Have patience in preparatory moments or be a patient after preparatory moments ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
962:If you do not cover yourself on every side with the shield of patience, you will not remain long without wounds. ~ Imitation of Christ,
963:I have no patience with up-themselves authors who complain about having to trail round a few bookshops signing stock. ~ Nicholas Royle,
964:It is good to exercise patience. But never let your patience be the type that will keep you refrained from acting. ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
965:Parliament will train you to talk; and above all things to hear, with patience, unlimited quantities of foolish talk. ~ Thomas Carlyle,
966:Soon you'll learn that there's no room for love in a woman's life. There's only one thing you'll need, and that's patience. ~ Etaf Rum,
967:The lions taught me photography. They taught me patience and the sense of beauty, a beauty that penetrates you. ~ Yann Arthus Bertrand,
968:The opposite of patience is aggression—the desire to jump and move, to push against our lives, to try to fill up space. ~ Pema Ch dr n,
969:Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle. ~ Lao Tzu,
970:We must sit on the rim
of the well of darkness
and fish for fallen light
with patience.
--Pablo Neruda ~ Wendy Brown Baez,
971:You find bargains among the unpopular things, the things that everybody hates. The key is that you must have patience. ~ Peter Cundill,
972:...chemists did it in their tubes and doctors did it with patience, but only a techie would do it in geometric progression. ~ Greg Bear,
973:Gardeners are good at nurturing, and they have a great quality of patience, they're tender. They have to be persistent. ~ Ralph Fiennes,
974:If we cut speed and relax with what’s going on in our life right now, kindness and patience will naturally come about. ~ Sakyong Mipham,
975:I insist you to strive. Work, Work and only work for satisfaction with patience, humbleness and serve thy nation. ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah,
976:I understand God’s patience with the wicked, but I do wonder how He can be so patient with the pious. —GEORGE MACDONALD ~ Leonard Sweet,
977:Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself. ~ Baltasar Gracian,
978:Men endure the losses that befall them by mere casualty with more patience than the damages they sustain by injustice. ~ Walter Raleigh,
979:Our family love is so special, and I truly believe it is due to our work and dedication to communication and patience. ~ Allison Holker,
980:patience is the most potent antidote for anger, satisfaction for greed, bravery for fear, and understanding for doubt. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
981:Remember that the secret of all learning is patience and that curiosity is not the same thing as a thirst for knowledge. ~ Iris Murdoch,
982:Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience, and care. ~ Horace Mann,
983:The writers secret is not inspiration - for it is never clear where it comes from - it is his stubbornness, his patience. ~ Orhan Pamuk,
984:Time can but make it easier to be wise / Though now it seems impossible, and so / All that you need is patience. ~ William Butler Yeats,
985:With this life I give you patience.” It was Goosefeather’s turn. His gaze was lucid, his voice gentle. “You will need it. ~ Erin Hunter,
986:Being smart takes patience. Being wise takes pain. Being apathetic takes practice. Being in love takes everything...away. ~ Dave Matthes,
987:Enlightenment is just the beginning, later on come other skills . . . patience, a forgiving nature, extreme attention . . . . ~ E J Gold,
988:However often the thread may be torn out of your hands, you must develop enough patience to wind it up again and again. ~ Walter Gropius,
989:It is our enemies who provide us with the challenge we need to develop the qualities of tolerance, patience and compassion. ~ Dalai Lama,
990:Love is not all that is required in a relationship. It needs understanding, openness, kidness, patience, long-suffering ~ Iyanla Vanzant,
991:No patience. No skill. No intelligence. Just brute strength. They have to break something. It’s the only way they know. ~ Steve Hamilton,
992:"One of the most difficult people to forgive can be yourself. Yet with patience and gentle determination, it can be done." ~ Allan Lokos,
993:Patience can be a means of letting matters mature to a proper state for action, not just a way of letting time slip away. ~ Iain M Banks,
994:Sometimes miracles look like instant healing; and other times, miracles look like medication and patience and discipline. ~ Sarah Bessey,
995:The mark of the truly civilized is their (truly baffling to the likes of you and me) patience with what truly baffles. ~ Samuel R Delany,
996:There’s no patience as pure as the patience we spend on loved ones, who make things harder than they need to be. ~ Gregory David Roberts,
997:You came suddenly and stole three things from me. The patience from my heart, the colour from my face and the sleep from my eyes. ~ Rumi,
998:I lose patience with long stories. I get people who go, "Crumb, do some long stories, do a graphic novel." Novel-schmovel. ~ Robert Crumb,
999:In the West, they will either accept or reject. In the East, they will always accept also provide guidance and patience. ~ Santosh Kalwar,
1000:I should not ever live with anyone, because I just don't have the patience for it. I'm very cranky around other people. ~ Whoopi Goldberg,
1001:It is very strange that the years teach us patience - that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting. ~ Elizabeth Taylor,
1002:Lord give me the patience to notice someone I can help. Lord I want to shine Your love to the world. In Jesus name, amen. ~ Glenn Langohr,
1003:Only those who have the patience to do simple things perfectly will acquire the skill to do difficult things easily. ~ Friedrich Schiller,
1004:Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. ~ Julia Ward Howe,
1005:Parents test our patience more than anyone else...Being around them keeps you in check...that's what keeps you humbled. ~ Nouman Ali Khan,
1006:Patience as we wait to take action is a kind of compassionate mind. Impatience on the other hand can be a source of failure. ~ Dalai Lama,
1007:the fruit of the Spirit k is love, l joy, m peace, patience, n kindness, o goodness, faith, B 23 gentleness, p self-control.  ~ Anonymous,
1008:There are forces at work you do not perceive. I weave a delicate strategy which rash actions could rend. Patience , please. ~ Jim Starlin,
1009:Accomplishment is without any doubt the fruit of patience.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Will and Perserverance, PATIENCE [165],
1010:Evil can never survive, though for a time it may seem to triumph. It is only a question of our endurance and patience. ~ Swami Paramananda,
1011:Have patience awhile; slanders are not long-lived. Truth is the child of time; erelong she shall appear to vindicate thee. ~ Immanuel Kant,
1012:Hope and patience are two sovereign remedies for all, the surest reposals, the softest cushions to lean on in adversity. ~ Robert A Burton,
1013:It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience. ~ Gaius Julius Caesar,
1014:Love conquers in the long run. It won't do to become impatient - wait, wait - patience is bound to give success. . . . ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1015:Our sons shall not be taken from us to unlearn
 all that we have been able to teach them of charity, mercy and patience. ~ Julia Ward Howe,
1016:Patience Barbary thought the out-of-doors a treacherous bridge meant to convey her from one civilised structure to another. ~ Lyndsay Faye,
1017:Patience can be a good thing - but not necessarily. Sometimes it's not so bad to be impatient. I'm a little bit too polite. ~ Helen Mirren,
1018:Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request. ~ William Cobbett,
1019:Resilience Practicing Self-Care To Avoid Burnout The Illusion of Control Patience and Perspective Resilience In The Face ~ Sharon Salzberg,
1020:Seek patience and passion in equal amounts. Patience alone will not build the temple. Passion alone will destroy its walls. ~ Maya Angelou,
1021:Some people are born empty. All manner of good deeds and patience and loving kindness can't even begin to fill them up. ~ Marlena De Blasi,
1022:Some people are born empty. All manner of good deeds and patience and loving kindness can't even begin to fill them up. ~ Marlena de Blasi,
1023:The only thing that isn't worthless: to live this life out truthfully and rightly, And be patience with those who don't. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1024:There's hope in there somewhere. There's always hope. Sometimes it just takes a little patience before it shows itself. ~ Lindsay Cummings,
1025:Tolerance is not infinite patience, but slain patience; patience that has lost its hope and love and has thrown in the towel. ~ Criss Jami,
1026:"When truly present, you are more in control of situations, you have more love, patience, understanding and compassion." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh,
1027:You wicked boy! You could never keep up with me! I’ve buried two husbands, and I’ve no patience for training up a third! ~ Mercedes Lackey,
1028:100 political parties put together can never defeat the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, come 2015 presidential election. ~ Patience Jonathan,
1029:An indispensable ingredient for spiritual maturation is the cultivation of fortitude: strength, forbearance, and patience. ~ B Alan Wallace,
1030:Have patience. Wait until D mud settles and the water is clear. Remain unmoving until right action arises by itself. ~ Lao TzuPeace4weekend,
1031:I don't have the time or patience for games. Now, tell me, why do you...glow ?"
"I touched a radioactive alien cock once. ~ Kresley Cole,
1032:I hope I number patience among my virtues, but shilly-shallying, when nothing is to be gained by delay, is not a virtue. ~ Elizabeth Peters,
1033:Intuition intelligently informs patience. It’ll convey when to have it and if something is worth working on or waiting for. ~ Judith Orloff,
1034:When we don’t allow setbacks to defeat us, they become opportunities for learning, acceptance, flexibility, and patience. ~ Sharon Salzberg,
1035:With time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes satin. With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.
   ~ Chinese Proverb,
1036:You may accept the inevitable with bitterness and resentment or with patience and grace. Mere acceptance is not sufficient. ~ Paul Brunton,
1037:As any gardener will tell you, the cycles of nature require patience...Even a fast-growing vegetable like a radish requires time. ~ M J Ryan,
1038:Better grounded emotionally through patience, we become stronger mentally and spiritually, and tend to be healthier physically. ~ Dalai Lama,
1039:Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. ~ Helen Keller,
1040:I believe that, with anything in life, if you have the patience, desire and passion, you can do whatever you set your mind to. ~ Ed Viesturs,
1041:I don't really watch too many movies. I don't have the patience usually to watch one, one and a half or two hours in a row. ~ Magnus Carlsen,
1042:I have no patience with people who grow old at sixty... Sixty should be the time to start something new, not put your feet up. ~ Mary Wesley,
1043:In any situation you can think of, impatience is a source of weakness and fear, while patience represents substance and strength. ~ Jim Rohn,
1044:Lila had been the water flowing over the jagged rocks of her anger & fear, smoothing them out with her infinite patience. ~ Vivi Andrews,
1045:Mindfulness helps us to focus on one goal at a time. It helps us to be more relaxed, patience and compassionate towards the goal. ~ Amit Ray,
1046:Patience is that the heart does not feel anger towards that which is destined and that the mouth does not complain. ~ Ibn Qayyim Al Jawziyya,
1047:Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request. ~ Lord Chesterfield,
1048:School yourself to demureness and patience. Learn to inure yourself to drudgery in science. Learn, compare, collect the facts. ~ Ivan Pavlov,
1049:The atomic bomb embodies the results of a combination genius and patience as remarkable as any in the history of mankind. ~ Bertrand Russell,
1050:The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours ~ John Piper,
1051:We may not get what we want, when we want. But with a bit of perseverance and a lot of patience, we can get what we need. ~ Sarah Strohmeyer,
1052:When you mature in your relationship with God you realize how suffering and patience are like eating your spiritual vegetables. ~ Criss Jami,
1053:You don't always have to teach the the corrective lesson. Sometimes you can teach the lesson of patience and non-engagement. ~ Bryant McGill,
1054:Your life is a work of art, a craft to be carefully mastered. For patience has replaced time, and you are your own destination. ~ Rick Jarow,
1055:Have patience with the quarrelsomeness of the stupid. It is not easy to comprehend that one does not comprehend. ~ Marie von Ebner Eschenbach,
1056:He who suffers in patience, surfers less and saves his soul. He who suffers impatiently, suffers more and loses his soul. ~ Alphonsus Liguori,
1057:He (William Howard Taft) had little patience with the unconscious arrogance of conscious wealth and financial success. ~ Doris Kearns Goodwin,
1058:Honestly, I didn't have the patience for biology or history in an academic sense, but I always liked the kind of big questions. ~ Andrew Bird,
1059:It has been my observation in life that, if one will only exercise the patience to wait, his wants are likely to be filled. ~ Calvin Coolidge,
1060:It is our enemies who provide us with the challenge we need to develop the qualities of tolerance, patience, and compassion. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1061:No time!” I called. There was, alas, all the time in the world now, but it wasn’t socially acceptable to say, “No patience! ~ Gillian Roberts,
1062:Patience and perserverance will accomplish more in this world than a brilliant dash. Remember that when something goes wrong. ~ Dale Carnegie,
1063:Patience is more than a virtue for long lines and slow waiters. Patience is the red carpet upon which God's grace approaches us. ~ Max Lucado,
1064:Put anger aside. It is not a solution. Patience and love is a solution. With compassion and action, together we can end slavery. ~ Somaly Mam,
1065:The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours. ~ John Piper,
1066:T. S. Eliot told Auden tht the reason he played patience night after night was that it was the nearest thing to being dead. ~ Howard Jacobson,
1067:Wait and see the steps you should or should not have taken, and you shall understand patience and impatience better! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1068:A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. ~ Moliere,
1069:A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. ~ Moli re,
1070:[Boxer is] the ultimate tool for the serious pro' that can't afford the time and patience to mess around with lesser products. ~ Robert Harris,
1071:Change irritation to appreciation
Patience doesn't just happen, but must be cultivated. It is all a matter of attitude. ~ Kentetsu Takamori,
1072:In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche,
1073:Patience has nothing to do with suppression. In fact, it has everything to do with a gentle, honest relationship with yourself. ~ Pema Chodron,
1074:So it's been a slow process and it's taken some patience. That's why patients are called patients I think - patience is required. ~ Bowie Kuhn,
1075:The art of mission, we can conclude, asks us to suppress the most grandiose of our work instincts and instead adopt the patience ~ Cal Newport,
1076:Divination is one of the most imprecise branches of magic. I shall not conceal from you that I have very little patience with it. ~ J K Rowling,
1077:End of Construction. Thank you 'for your patience. " Inscription on Ruth Bell Graham's grave -- inspired hy a road sign she saw. ~ Billy Graham,
1078:I admire and respect the tenacity, courage, and patience of the unenlightened in the face of so much overwhelming evidence ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti,
1079:If only I had patience. If only I could sleep till spring. If only I were the hawthorn tree, too old to love, too wise to hate. ~ Joanne Harris,
1080:I have no patience for revelations, for new beginnings, for events that take place beyond the realm of my immediate vision. ~ Bret Easton Ellis,
1081:May you be strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for all endurance and patience, with joy. Colossians 1:11 ~ Beth Moore,
1082:Patience et longueur de temps Font plus que force ni que rage. Patience and longevity Are worth more than force and rage. ~ Jean de La Fontaine,
1083:Patience is the deep acceptance that things should be exactly as they are. Most times that's easier said than done." - L. R. W. Lee ~ L R W Lee,
1084:Prison itself is a tremendous education in the need for patience and perseverance. It is above all a test of one's commitment. ~ Nelson Mandela,
1085:The office of president requires the constitution of an athlete, the patience of a mother, the endurance of an early Christian. ~ Harold Wilson,
1086:Tribulation worketh patience, and patience experience, and experience hope.—Only by hope can one attain to unhoped-for things. ~ Romans V. 3, 4,
1087:Upon my word," thought Mrs Fisher, "the way one pretty face can turn a delightful man into an idiot is past all patience. ~ Elizabeth von Arnim,
1088:We’re going to stop fucking around now, Honeybee,” he said. “I haven’t the patience for it, and it’s not what I want tonight. ~ Kate Canterbary,
1089:What we most need is the prayer of fervent desire for growth in grace, expressed in patience, meekness, love, and good deeds. ~ Mary Baker Eddy,
1090:You develop patience that enables you to wait gracefully and gratefully until the best arrives because you know it will. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
1091:Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor. Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there’s more growing to be done. ~ Michelle Obama,
1092:Be patient, but persist with a well balanced patience and impatience! Take it step by step and keep it cool to the end! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1093:beware of the woman who cuts her hair short; if she doesn’t have the patience for herself, she definitely hasn’t got any for you. ~ Leslie Wolfe,
1094:Do not be feverish about success, if your aim is clear and you have patience to move towards it, nature will support you. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
1095:How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success. ~ Elbert Hubbard,
1096:How many a man has thrown up his hands at a time when a little more effort, a little more patience would have achieved success? ~ Elbert Hubbard,
1097:It never takes much for me to lose patience. The phrase fuck you may not rest on the tip of my tongue, but it’s near. Midtongue. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1098:Jesus’ attitude was humble and sacrificial. He chose to respond to His circumstances with love, patience, and gentleness. ~ Candace Cameron Bure,
1099:Love’s kind of like sweet tea. The secret is all in having the patience to let it steep. ~ Pearl Clemmons (Sweet Tea and Secrets) ~ Nancy Naigle,
1100:The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked with dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed. ~ Sterling Hayden,
1101:The truth is that I did feel bad before, but now my patience is at a thread. It's not as if I can go back and undo the past. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1102:Tu ne peux trouver que si tu cherches. Tu ne peux accéder à la joie que si tu patientes, car la joie est l'enfant de la patience ~ Nahal Tajadod,
1103:Two of the hardest decisions in life: the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage to accept whatever you encounter. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1104:Upon my word," thought Mrs. Fisher, "the way one pretty face can turn a delightful man into an idiot is past all patience. ~ Elizabeth von Arnim,
1105:Well, I have five brothers—Rest, Thankful, Watching, Patience, Consider—and each one of them the very opposite of their name. ~ Geraldine Brooks,
1106:When you find your purpose---and you will find your purpose---never let go. Peace is a product of both Patience and Persistence. ~ Camron Wright,
1107:I could say we've grown more comfortable with peace than joy, patience over hope, and perseverance feels the same as love. ~ Jessica Francis Kane,
1108:If one wants to do a divine work upon earth, one must come with tons of patience and endurance.
   ~ The Mother, Questions And Answers 1954, [T5],
1109:Patience! Patience! The world is a vast and ghastly intricacy of mechanism, and one has to be very wary, not to get mangled by it. ~ D H Lawrence,
1110:Patience was part of his nature, and he accepted his lot as a short-lived mammal, scurrying in and out amid the roots of the giants. ~ Ruth Ozeki,
1111:Real patience requires a gentle willingness to let life unfold at its own pace. This willingness, in turn, requires mindfulness. ~ Joan Borysenko,
1112:There is not a person we employ who does not, like ourselves, desire recognition, praise, gentleness, forbearance, patience. ~ Henry Ward Beecher,
1113:Wanting to win isn't enough. You have to go through a process to improve. That takes patience, perseverance, and intentionality. ~ John C Maxwell,
1114:We cannot overcome anger and hatred simply by suppressing them. We need to actively cultivate the antidotes: patience and tolerance. ~ Dalai Lama,
1115:As a healer, the first thing to tell every patient is to breathe deeply. Shallow breathing means no endurance, no patience. ~ Harbhajan Singh Yogi,
1116:Because you don't learn anything unless you can find the patience to read. TV takes that away from you. It robs you from your mind. ~ Markus Zusak,
1117:Before long, I had lost my youth and my patience for indulging others. Books were everything in life; books were better than wine. ~ Matthew Pearl,
1118:By having patience under all kinds of pressure you lay the foundations of peace. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
1119:I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There's vision, patience, and execution. ~ Steve Ballmer,
1120:I’m not in a hurry,” the woman said. Patience for her vengeance dripped like vitriol from her voice; even Tich was quelled. ~ Lois McMaster Bujold,
1121:It never takes much for me to lose patience. The phrase 'fuck you' may not rest on the tip of my tongue, but it’s near. Midtongue. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1122:No man has a right to constrain another to think like himself. Each must bear with patience and indulgence the beliefs of others. ~ Giordano Bruno,
1123:Patience alleviates, as impatience augments, pain; thus persons of strong will suffer less than those who give way to irritation. ~ Jonathan Swift,
1124:Patience is always the last ingredient in any spell, the last part in any machine, what ever your original blue prints say. ~ Catherynne M Valente,
1125:preach the word, be urgent in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, and exhort, be unfailing in patience and in teaching. ~ Paul the Apostle,
1126:A teacher (a good teacher) is composed of molecules of education and intelligence, bonded together by patience and passion. ~ Laurie Halse Anderson,
1127:He who suffers in patience, surfers less and saves his soul. He who suffers impatiently, suffers more and loses his soul. ~ Saint Alphonsus Liguori,
1128:I almost did the knee-jerk thing of saying Judge Judy is funny to me, but I just don't have the patience for the format of that show. ~ Doug Benson,
1129:If patience is worth anything, it must endure to the end of time. And a living faith will last in the midst of the blackest storm. ~ Mahatma Gandhi,
1130:It is in relation to enemies that we can primarily practice patience and tolerance and thus reduce the burden of anger and hatred. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1131:It’s time for a lot of things, even if I can’t make them happen all at once. And I’d like to, because patience has never been my thing. ~ Anonymous,
1132:Patience be damned. Let them suffer their distorted worldview. Your job is to preserve yourself, not to descend into their hole. ~ Abraham Verghese,
1133:When you find your purpose-- and you will find your purpose-- never let it go. Peace is a product of both patience and persistence. ~ Camron Wright,
1134:A great man, tender of heart, strong of nerve, boundless patience and broadest sympathy, with no motive apart from his country. ~ Frederick Douglass,
1135:come back
believer in shade
believer in silence and elegance
believer in ferns
believer in patience
believer in the rain ~ W S Merwin,
1136:Friendship and loyalty have patience as the strength of their connection. Feeling lonely and ignoble indicates that you haven't been patient. ~ Rumi,
1137:In Buddha we had the great, universal heart and infinite patience, making religion practical and bringing it to everyone's door. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1138:Our levels of desire, patience, persistence and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. ~ Carmine Gallo,
1139:Patience and follow-through aren't typical American virtues. You like to make a mess and move on to the next problem. - Gabriel Allon ~ Daniel Silva,
1140:Patience helps us to view imperfections in others more generously to the end that we may learn to be more wise than they have been. ~ Neal A Maxwell,
1141:Patience, Montag. Let the war turn off the “families”. Our civilization is flinging itself to pieces. Stand back from the centrifuge. ~ Ray Bradbury,
1142:Spirit, Patience, Gentleness, All that can adorn and bless Art thou let deeds, not words, express Thine exceeding loveliness. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley,
1143:The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects ~,
1144:You naïve little girl. If I took you, you wouldn’t be adored or worshipped. You’d be used and fucked. I have no patience for sweet. ~ Pepper Winters,
1145:At no time am I a quick thinker or writer: whatever I have done in science has solely been by long pondering, patience and industry. ~ Charles Darwin,
1146:Don’t allow unfinished books to pile up in a mountain of guilt. Show patience with a book, but cut the ties when necessary and move on. ~ Tony Reinke,
1147:Faults in English prose derive not so much from lack of knowledge, intelligence or art as from lack of thought, patience or goodwill. ~ Robert Graves,
1148:He ranged his tropes, and preached up patience,  Backed his opinion with quotations. ~ Matthew Prior, Paulo Purganti and His Wife (1708), line 143.,
1149:His life before the triumph that defined his legacy was a reminder of the importance of patience, courage, and the absence of self-pity. ~ Tom Brokaw,
1150:I had a way of having adventures which is hard to explain: it’s like fishing, where you put a line out and then you have to have patience ~ Anonymous,
1151:I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory. ~ Anthony Hamilton,
1152:Our levels of desire, patience, persistence, and confidence end up playing a much larger role in success than sheer reasoning powers. ~ Robert Greene,
1153:All is love...All is love. With love comes understanding. With understanding comes patience. And then time stops. And everything is now. ~ Brian Weiss,
1154:Artists know that diligence counts as much, if not more, as inspiration; in art, as in politics, patience counts as much as revolution. ~ Tony Kushner,
1155:Everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait. There is nothing stronger than those two: patience and time, they will do it all. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1156:Have patience with everything unresolved and try to love the questions themselves.” I would add: “Try to love the questioners as well. ~ Irvin D Yalom,
1157:He read the classics, the French and the German among others, but primarily the Russian, which enchanted him with their heavy patience. ~ Tove Jansson,
1158:Jumping to conclusions is often the only exercise some people get, and is always easier than finding the patience to discover the truth. ~ Karen White,
1159:Justice. There is only one thing for which a knight has no patience: injustice. Every true knight fights for human dignity at all times. ~ Ethan Hawke,
1160:Mindfulness suggests that we keep working to simplify our lives, to think as clearly as we can, and extend a little patience to ourselves. ~ Anonymous,
1161:Think of the patience God has had for you and let it resonate to others. If you want a more patient world, let patience be your motto ~ Steve Maraboli,
1162:But the virtue of patience entails much more than merely waiting. The essence of patience is the willingness to endure suffering. ~ Karen Swallow Prior,
1163:Have you seen a room from which faith has gone? Like a marriage from which love has gone. And patience, patience everywhere like a fog. ~ Graham Greene,
1164:No one becomes pure and selfless overnight; it involves time and concentrated effort, coupled with tremendous patience and love. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
1165:Patience is important, and also, if you don't want to do it, don't do it. But if you do, do. That's a general rule in how I live my life. ~ Mac DeMarco,
1166:Patience takes courage. It is not an ideal state of calm. In fact, when we practice patience we will see our agitation far more clearly. ~ Pema Chodron,
1167:The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed. Many years, and it's failed. And, frankly, that patience is over. ~ Donald Trump,
1168:All is love...All is love. With love comes understanding. With understanding comes patience. And then time stops. And everything is now. ~ Brian L Weiss,
1169:Americans have less and less patience for the intrusive and divisive moral scolds who thrived in the bubbles of the Clinton and Bush years. ~ Frank Rich,
1170:Chase:“I don’t have the time or patience for games. Now, tell me, why do you … glow?”
Regin:“I touched a radioactive alien cock once. ~ Kresley Cole,
1171:If, like the prophet Noah, you have patience in the distress of the flood, Calamity turns aside, and the desire of a thousand years comes forth. ~ Hafez,
1172:I think we can all use a little more patience. I get a little impatient sometimes and I wish I didn't. I really need to be more patient. ~ Ryan Reynolds,
1173:It is patience that reveals every grace to you, and it is through patience that the saints received all that was promised to them. ~ Pachomius the Great,
1174:Let nothing disturb thee; Let nothing dismay thee; All things pass; God never changes. Patience attains All that it strives for. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
1175:Obstacles, of course, are developmentally necessary: they teach kids strategy, patience, critical thinking, resilience and resourcefulness. ~ Naomi Wolf,
1176:Patience is one of those feminine qualities which have their origin in our oppression but should be preserved after our liberation. ~ Simone de Beauvoir,
1177:The patience and the humility of the face she loved so well was a better lesson to Jo than the wisest lecture, the sharpest reproof. ~ Louisa May Alcott,
1178:[The small camera] taught me energy and decisiveness and immediacy ... The large camera taught me reverence, patience, and meditation. ~ Joel Meyerowitz,
1179:Winning her would be like coaxing a butterfly to land on his hand. Patience, gentleness, and perhaps a prayer or two would be required. ~ Mary Jo Putney,
1180:A wise man does not try to hurry history. Many wars have been avoided by patience, and many have been precipitated by reckless haste. ~ Adlai Stevenson I,
1181:Even if I should never see a native converted, God may design by my patience and continuance in the Word to encourage future missionaries. ~ Henry Martyn,
1182:Have patience with everything unresolved in you heart and try to love the questions themselves. It is possible to live and not know. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
1183:I am more and more convinced that some people are put in our lives solely to try our patience and tamper with our tolerance levels. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
1184:I may have mentioned patience wasn't one of my virtues. Actually, I didn't have many virtues but patience definitely wasn't one of them. ~ Kristen Ashley,
1185:Keep a constant awareness and a conscious effort to say good words, perform good actions, and to practice patience and compassion. ~ Mata Amritanandamayi,
1186:Life change takes time, effort and patience. But the results you will receive make the initial stress you experience more than worth it. ~ Robin S Sharma,
1187:Patience asks us to live the moment to the fullest, to be completely present to the moment, to taste the here and now, to be where we are. ~ Henri Nouwen,
1188:Patience plays an enormous part in perseverance as we wait and trust for what is to come—what God has in store for those who worship Him. ~ Beverly Lewis,
1189:Patience was what was important, not just the destination, but the journey. The goal is not just being full grown, but learning to grow. ~ Phyllis Curott,
1190:So, my advice to my 30-year-old self is, don’t be a donkey. You can do everything you want to do. You just need foresight and patience. ~ Timothy Ferriss,
1191:The waiting itself is beneficial to us: it tries faith, exercises patience, trains submission, and endears the blessing when it comes. ~ Charles Spurgeon,
1192:Through [my children] patience, they're showing me how much they support what's going on, because I'm having to do a lot of work right now. ~ Erykah Badu,
1193:We praise the strength, the patience and the longing of the people who did not stop thinking of freedom and democracy in these dark times ~ Joachim Gauck,
1194:When you walk into Beeber Bifocal, you’re overwhelmed by the care and the patience that was put into it. It’s like walking into a big hug. ~ Maria Semple,
1195:as the years go on a sense of deep patience comes over one; one seems to know the virtue of ripeness, and the danger of rushing events. ~ Carolyn Heilbrun,
1196:Everything about him pleased her. Not just his looks, but his patience and his kindness. He was good. He was an obsession waiting to happen. ~ Helen Hoang,
1197:I gain my freedom on the day the moon loses her daughter, if that occurs in a week when two Mondays come together. I await it with patience. ~ Neil Gaiman,
1198:Il suffit d’une minuscule graine d’espoir pour planter tout un champ de bonheur… et d’un peu de patience pour lui laisser le temps de pousser. ~ Marc Levy,
1199:Maybe you've got the patience to work out some complicated, long-term, ironic way to get back at the people who've wronged you, but that's you. ~ Greg Cox,
1200:My kids get very upset with me when I leave to do film work, but they have a lot of patience with me when I leave to do environmental work. ~ Mark Ruffalo,
1201:My parents were supportive of my creativity but did not have a lot of patience for whimsy with zero production value. They had stuff to do. ~ Mindy Kaling,
1202:Patience is a form of wisdom. It demonstrates that we understand and accept the fact that sometimes things must unfold in their own time. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1203:The help will come,” said Trufflehunter. “I stand by Aslan. Have patience, like us beasts. The help will come. It may be even now at the door. ~ C S Lewis,
1204:The spiritual path is very, very easy for a man of determination, patience, endurance, self-sacrifice, dispassion and a strong will. ~ Sivananda Saraswati,
1205:Waiting is an expectant patience. It's a patience that says, "I don't know what God is going to do, but I know God is going to do something." ~ Max Lucado,
1206:but curiosity is a restless and scrupulous passion, and no one girl can endure, with patience, that hers should be baffled by another. ~ J Sheridan Le Fanu,
1207:everything comes in time to him who knows how to wait . . . there is nothing stronger than these two: patience and time, they will do it all. ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1208:Ignore the people who advise you patience! There is no time for patience! Those who are patient for many years about anything are mad! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1209:Relational trust is built on movements of the human heart such as empathy, commitment, compassion, patience, and the capacity to forgive. ~ Parker J Palmer,
1210:The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments. ~ George Washington,
1211:What worries me the most is that I don't know when my patience will run out, when I'll finally do something really stupid. Wait and see. ~ Robert Pattinson,
1212:When we have faith and discipline everything becomes easier. Patience is the mother of all virtues. With anxiety all our lives become worse. ~ Chico Xavier,
1213:Who is the great man? He who is strongest in patience. He who patiently endures injury, and maintains a blameless life--he is a man indeed! ~ H P Blavatsky,
1214:Flesh is willing, but the Soul requires
Sisyphean patience for its song,
Time, Hippocrates remarked, is short
and Art is long. ~ Charles Baudelaire,
1215:I admire your patience.”
“Believe me, I have no patience”
“Then you create the illusion of patience. In the end the effect is the same. ~ Ann Patchett,
1216:I dug deep into the pockets of my overcoats and grabbed fistfuls of patience as I watched them queue for the opportunity to be sorry. ~ Kealan Patrick Burke,
1217:If we could have a little patience, we should escape much mortification; time takes away as much as it gives. ~ Marie de Rabutin Chantal marquise de Sevigne,
1218:Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.’” He ~ Viola Shipman,
1219:"Patience gives you joy in the process of awakening. Without patience, you may find yourself at war with your own forgetfulness or reactivity." ~ Tara Brach,
1220:Peace needs and takes time, it needs and takes caution, it needs and takes patience after 30 years of terrorism and violence. ~ Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero,
1221:To sit down at a computer every day and write a script is commendable. I don't have the patience for it, but I have some fantastic ideas. ~ Shiloh Fernandez,
1222:We need more light about each other. Light creates understanding, understanding creates love, love creates patience, and patience creates unity. ~ Malcolm X,
1223:Abandon fancy theologies and imaginary ideas and do some ordinary daily work... {Engage in this work with} unswerving kindness and unending patience. ~ Laozi,
1224:beware of the woman who cuts her hair short; if she doesn’t have the patience for herself, she definitely hasn’t got any for you. How fitting. ~ Leslie Wolfe,
1225:But curiosity is a restless and unscrupulous passion, and no one girl can endure, with patience, that hers should be baffled by another. ~ J Sheridan Le Fanu,
1226:Happiness is a skill, a manner of being, but skills must be learned. As the Persian proverb has it: "Patience turns the mulberry leaf into satin. ~ Anonymous,
1227:Instead of our petulant, fretful, irritable human hastiness we should cultivate in our souls the patience which has learned to wait on God. ~ William Barclay,
1228:It's amazing. My kids have grown me in ways I never knew possible. The patience I've received and the love I get from them is just amazing. ~ Candace Cameron,
1229:It takes time, patience, productivity and persistence to 'pop the oil'; just keep digging. Worthy investments take time to show positive returns. ~ T F Hodge,
1230:It will be easier for you to bring him around to where you want him more by gentleness and patience than by being too uncompromising. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
1231:Love’s kind of like sweet tea. The secret is all in having the patience to let it steep. ~ Nancy Naigle Pearl Clemmons (Sweet Tea and Secrets) ~ Nancy Naigle,
1232:nothing puts me so completely out of patience as the utterance of a wretched commonplace when I am talking from my inmost heart. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1233:The Observable Universe is a measure of our Lord's Bounty, Patience and Mercy upon us; just like the distance between Belief and disbelief. ~ Ibrahim Ibrahim,
1234:There's only one way to make a beginning, and that is to begin; and begin with hard work, and patience, prepared for all the disappoint­ment s. ~ Jack London,
1235:Time is required to produce that union of minds which alone can produce all the good we aim at. Our patience will achieve more than our force. ~ Edmund Burke,
1236:You made this possible through your patience, devotion and love. This novel you well know is from a heart—that was and will be—always yours. ~ Thomas Benigno,
1237:Average people and the average community can change the world. You can do it just based on common sense, determination, persistence and patience. ~ Lois Gibbs,
1238:Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. ~ Jon Kabat Zinn,
1239:I’ve always thought I could commit the perfect murder. People who get caught get caught because they don’t have patience; they refuse to plan. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1240:Men who do not work themselves and who undertake nothing in their lives easily loose patience and fall into error when judging the work of others. ~ Ivo Andri,
1241:Now patience; and remember patience is the great thing, and above all things else we must avoid anything like being or becoming out of patience. ~ James Joyce,
1242:Since joy is a fruit of the Spirit, our sanctification is displayed not only by our love, peace, patience, kindness, and so forth, but by our joy ~ R C Sproul,
1243:Soldiers have nothing to look forward to, making patience an easy virtue, and sometimes it`s not just a virtue but a contest of indifference. ~ Steven Erikson,
1244:"There is no fortitude like patience, just as there is no destructive emotion worse than hatred. Therefore, practice patience and tolerance." ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1245:There is no malady that can prevent the doing of thy duty. If thou canst not serve men by thy works, serve them by thy example of love and patience. ~ Tolstoy,
1246:The saving grace of the cinema is that with patience, and a little love, we may arrive at that wonderfully complex creature which is called man. ~ Jean Renoir,
1247:To hope and trust in the Lord requires faith, patience, humility, meekness, long-suffering, keeping the commandments and enduring to the end. ~ Robert D Hales,
1248:To make any relationship work we need patience, ceaseless striving to communicate more clearly with one another, and tolerance of imperfections. ~ Greg Bogart,
1249:Unfortunately, having ambition and youth and talent isn’t sufficient. To be really successful, one must also develop patience and self-discipline. ~ Anonymous,
1250:we wanted God’s very best for our lives, collectively and individually, and we wanted it in whatever way He intended. This required patience. ~ DeVon Franklin,
1251:Who would ever know the greater graces of comfort and perseverance, mercy and forgiveness, patience and courage, if no shadows fell over a life? ~ Ann Voskamp,
1252:With sincerity, make an effort for progress, and with patience, know how to await the result of your effort.
   ~ The Mother, Words Of The Mother II, Patience,
1253:4 Or do you despise the riches of His kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God's kindness is intended to lead you to repentance? ~ Anonymous,
1254:A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust. ~ Gertrude Jekyll,
1255:Do you have the patience to wait till your mud settles
and the water is clear? Can you remain unmoving
till the right action emerges by itself? ~ Lao Tzu,
1256:I would like to beg you, dear Sir, as well as I can, to have patience with everything that is unsolved in your heart and to try to cherish ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
1257:Patience is the prime virtue. If you hurry, you will fail. And failure is painful. You must always relax and concentrate on the task in hand. ~ Jonathan Stroud,
1258:Patience, the full weight of regard, the willingness to listen and the readiness to teach – were these not the responsibilities of parenthood? ~ Steven Erikson,
1259:The slow pace of our perfection has to be borne with patience, provided that on our part we always do whatever we can to continue advancing. ~ Francis de Sales,
1260:Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; / Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all. ~ Carolyne Aarsen,
1261:Who would ever know the greater graces of comfort and perserverance, mercy and forgiveness, patience and courage, if no shadows fell over a life? ~ Ann Voskamp,
1262:Guilford thought he knew what science was. It was nothing more than curiosity … tempered by humility, disciplined with patience. Science ~ Robert Charles Wilson,
1263:If with a warm heart and patience we can consider the views of others, and exchange ideas in calm discussion, we will find points of agreement. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1264:If you're serious about sanctification, you can expect to experience heart-wrenching moments that try your faith, your endurance, and your patience. ~ Sheri Dew,
1265:It shows how long-lived anger is, the desire for vengeance: it has a nuclear half-life, and it teaches people patience in the most sinister way. ~ Claire Messud,
1266:Military folk," Neal said with exaggerated patience, shaking his head. "The only way you know to solve problems is by beating them with a stick. ~ Tamora Pierce,
1267:Of course, if everybody insists on it, there’s no help for it.… But believe me, my dear boy, the two most powerful warriors are patience and time: ~ Leo Tolstoy,
1268:One negative side of grief is that it focuses us inward upon ourselves, often leading to lapses of patience and gentleness with those around us. ~ James R White,
1269:Patience is a complot of the Devil to immobilize the men! Mortal men should be impatient and impetuous; patience is only for the immortals! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan,
1270:Patience is the long pause between action and its consequences. Lengthier silences open you up to introspection, and I’ve known a lot of solitude. ~ Rin Chupeco,
1271:As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows, cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind. ~ Cleveland Amory,
1272:If we are deprived of hope as well as fear, we are compensated by being given an almost endless patience for enduring or simply for waiting. ~ Joseph Wood Krutch,
1273:I take it," the lawyer remarked musingly, "patience isn't one of your virtues."
"I didn't know," she said, "that patience WAS a virtue. ~ Erle Stanley Gardner,
1274:It is... very helpful to think of adversity not so much as a threat to our peace of mind but rather as the very means by which patience is attained. ~ Dalai Lama,
1275:It takes five years for a willing person's mind to change. Have patience with yourself and others when treading in an area protected by a taboo. ~ Garrett Hardin,
1276:I've been into gear for a long time, but I never saw myself as a producer because I didn't have the patience to finish things in a professional way. ~ Jamie Woon,
1277:Patience isn’t simply waiting, it is caring enough about the situation and those involved to remain calm and courteous throughout the wait. ~ Richelle E Goodrich,
1278:‪So you've been having a tough time. You don't know how long more you can hold on. Remember bad days don't last forever. Keep patience alive! ~ Mufti Ismail Menk,
1279:Where are you now, my beloved? Do you hear my weeping From beyond the ocean? Do you understand my need? Do you know the greatness of my patience? ~ Khalil Gibran,
1280:You have to adjust yourself to, all conditions. The Master used to exercise patience in everything. He is looking after everything. ~ Holy Mother Sri Sarada Devi,
1281:15“But the ones that fell on the good ground are those who, having heard the word with a noble and good heart, keep it and bear fruit with †patience.h ~ Anonymous,
1282:Do you have the patience to wait
Till your mud settles and the water is clear?
Can you remain unmoving
Till the right action arises by itself? ~ Lao Tzu,
1283:Feed on her damask cheek: she pined in thought, And with a green and yellow melancholy She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief ~ William Shakespeare,
1284:... if you hold on, if you force yourself as hard as you can to find some kind of patience in the middle of all your impatience, things can change. ~ Meg Wolitzer,
1285:I love what I know about passion, I love what I know about mercy, I love what I know about patience, I love what I know about soul, and I know you. ~ Jason Molina,
1286:People who say they don’t have enough patience to knit are precisely those who could most improve their lives by learning how!” —Sally Melville, ~ Debbie Macomber,
1287:There’s a reason I hate jigsaw puzzles. I don’t have the patience to find all the border pieces, especially when they’re all the same shade of gray. ~ Ann Aguirre,
1288:What is needed is care; a great deal of patience; and the laying aside of many preconceived opinions, wishful dreams, and the blind sway of demands. ~ Jean Gebser,
1289:Without patience, we will learn less in life. We will see less. We will feel less. We will hear less. Ironically, rush and more usually mean less. ~ Mother Teresa,
1290:Anger had its place, it was a weapon not to be neglected, but so did patience, and Nona decided that control lay in deciding which to use and when. ~ Mark Lawrence,
1291:A successful man has the following qualities: A smile that doesn't die; patience; fearless mind; love; self- confidence; love for everybody. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
1292:In the long and difficult integral Yoga there must be an integral faith and an unshakable patience. ~ Sri Aurobindo, The Synthesis Of Yoga, The Master of the Work,
1293:Meditation is warm-up exercise for the mind, so that you can jog through the rest of the day without getting agitated or spraining your patience. ~ Eknath Easwaran,
1294:One could teach knowledge. One could teach skills. One could even, she knew, teach something of the Force. But patience had to be learned alone. ~ Alan Dean Foster,
1295:Pride and resentment do not create bread that will rise. Bread, like a good life, can only be created by honest measure, patience, warmth, and time. ~ Lisa Wingate,
1296:ROSS You must have patience, madam. LADY MACDUFF He had none: His flight was madness: when our actions do not, Our fears do make us traitors. ~ William Shakespeare,
1297:Sometimes we just have to trust that time and fate will bring us back to where we are supposed to be. Sometimes patience and belief are all we have. ~ Terry Brooks,
1298:The patience of poverty. In rice fields, backs bent forever. Amazing, man outoxens the oxen and still smiles. The mystery of India, say Indologists. ~ Gunter Grass,
1299:Trust yourself in God's hands. Maintain your relationship to Jesus Christ by the patience of faith. 'Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him.' ~ Oswald Chambers,
1300:What is needed is care; a great deal of patience; and the laying aside of many preconceived opinions, wishful dreams, and the blind sway of demands. ~ Jean Gebser,
1301:When history is written as it ought to be written, it is the moderation and long patience of the masses at which men will wonder, not their ferocity. ~ C L R James,
1302:Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone that works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. ~ Miranda Kerr,
1303:I am so tried by the things said about God. I understand God's patience with the wicked, but I do wonder how he can be so patient with the pious! ~ George MacDonald,
1304:Imagination allows you to think of the journey worth making. Motivation gets you started. But, it's patience and perseverance that get you there. ~ Ernie J Zelinski,
1305:Kindness is really important to me in finding my own prince - so are patience and a sense of humor. Without those qualities he's no Prince Charming! ~ Anne Hathaway,
1306:Successful salesmen, authors, executives and workmen of every sort need patience. The great liability of youth is not inexperience but impatience. ~ William Feather,
1307:The whole duty of man is embraced in the two principles of abstinence and patience: temperance in prosperity, and patient courage in adversity. ~ Seneca the Younger,
1308:The years thunder by, The dreams of youth grow dim where they lie caked in dust on the shelves of patience. Before we know it, the tomb is sealed. ~ Sterling Hayden,
1309:Tony looked at me with the long-suffering patience of an adult child who knew an educational lecture was coming and there was no way to escape. “One ~ Ilona Andrews,
1310:A new philosophy, a new way of life, is not given for nothing. It has to be paid dearly for and only acquired with much patience and great effort ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky,
1311:A physical task becomes a visual display, and then a cognitive task. What once required strength now requires attention, patience, quick reactions. ~ David A Mindell,
1312:Baghra had no patience with me. If I lost focus for even a moment, she’d smack me with her stick and say, “Dreaming of dancing with your dark prince? ~ Leigh Bardugo,
1313:Benedick looked to the ceiling as though begging for divine patience. Or for the Lord to strike his sister down. Callie couldn’t quite discern which. ~ Sarah MacLean,
1314:Calm down," Rafa says.
"Yeah," I say, "because you're an expert at patience."
"Which is why I look to you to set the example."
"Oh, fuck off. ~ Paula Weston,
1315:Don't look back—forward, infinite energy, infinite enthusiasm, infinite daring, and infinite patience—then alone can great deeds be accomplished. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1316:May I always remember that the power within me is far greater than any fear before me. May I always have patience, for I am on the right road. ~ Alcoholics Anonymous,
1317:My patience is ultra-thin. Like the level of thin that condom manufacturers only wish they could get to without totally losing structural integrity. ~ Robert J Crane,
1318:nothing puts me so completely out of patience
as the utterance of a wretched commonplace
when I am talking from my inmost heart. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1319:Objectivity is very hard to achieve. It needs some research and patience. If you want to do something honest, you have to explore it a little longer. ~ Michel Gondry,
1320:The slow pace of our perfection has to be borne with patience, provided that on our part we always do whatever we can to continue advancing. ~ Saint Francis de Sales,
1321:the two hardest tests on the spiritual road: the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what you encounter. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1322:Why seekest thou rest when thou art born to labour? Prepare thyself for patience more than for comforts, and for bearing the cross more than for joy. ~ Thomas Kempis,
1323:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, 23 gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law. ~ Anonymous,
1324:Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness. ~ Ricky Martin,
1325:But I was not made for the great light that devours, a dim lamp was all I had been given, and patience without end, to shine it on the empty shadows. ~ Samuel Beckett,
1326:He laughed, a low, sexy growl, as she moaned in obvious frustration. “Patience is a virtue,” he said.
“Torture is a federal offense,” she replied. ~ Carla Cassidy,
1327:If there was no other proof of the infinite patience of God, a very good one could be found in His toleration of the pictures that are painted of Him. ~ Thomas Merton,
1328:I have so little patience with the whole Y.A. book thing. As far as I'm concerned, you either read books for children or you read books for adults. ~ Richard K Morgan,
1329:I know what's within me even if you can't see it yet...I have something more important than courage, I have patience. I will become what I know I am. ~ Michael Jordan,
1330:Our time is fixed and settled by eternal decree. Let us not be anxious about it, but wait with patience until the gates of pearl shall open. ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon,
1331:Real excellence does not come cheaply. A certain price must be paid in terms of practice, patience, and persistence - natural ability notwithstanding. ~ Stephen Covey,
1332:Some men required patience. They needed complete freedom to figure out love was never a cage in the first place. That love had been the freedom all along. ~ T S Joyce,
1333:The first requirement of politics is not intellect or stamina but patience. Politics is a very long run game and the tortoise will usually beat the hare. ~ John Major,
1334:The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter ~ Paulo Coelho,
1335:When you exercise your patience beyond your past limits, the emotional fiber is broken, nature overcompensates, and next time the fiber is stronger. ~ Stephen R Covey,
1336:Your least favorite virtue, or nominee for the most overrated one? Faith. Closely followed—in view of the overall shortage of time—by patience. ~ Christopher Hitchens,
1337:A classic is like a hidden treasure. Its core is buried under so many layers of varnish that it can be reached only by patience and infiltration. ~ Jean Louis Barrault,
1338:Anger had its place, it was a weapon not to be neglected, but so did patience, and Nona decided that control lay in deciding which to use and when. She ~ Mark Lawrence,
1339:If you have a wounded heart, touch it as little as you would an injured eye. There are only two remedies for the suffering of the soul: hope and patience. ~ Pythagoras,
1340:Love is an admiration that comes with patience. Lust is an admiration that comes with impatience. In all, admiration is common but patience is not! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1341:Patience is the key. Patience. If you learn nothing else from meditation, you will learn patience. Patience is essential for any profound change. ~ Henepola Gunaratana,
1342:The two hardest tests on the spiritual road are the patience to wait for the right moment and the courage not to be disappointed with what we encounter. ~ Paulo Coelho,
1343:We have to recognise that there cannot be relationships unless there is commitment, unless there is loyalty, unless there is love, patience, persistence. ~ Cornel West,
1344:Where there is charity and wisdom there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility there is neither anger nor worry. ~ Saint Francis of Assisi,
1345:With patience and calm, persistence and stoicism, good handwriting and careful labeling, they would meet persecution, indignity, and hardship head-on. ~ Michael Chabon,
1346:Allah tests our patience and our fortitude. He tests out strength of faith. be patient and there will endless rewards for you, insha'Allah" - Utaz Badr ~ Leila Aboulela,
1347:God keep me from ever completing anything. This whole book is but a draught—nay, but the draught of a draught. Oh, Time, Strength, Cash, and Patience! ~ Herman Melville,
1348:If we can look upon our work not for self-benefit,but as a means to benefit society,we will be practicing appreciation and patience in our daily lives. ~ Gautama Buddha,
1349:I have little patience with scientists who take a board of wood, look for its thinnest part, and drill a great number of holes where drilling is easy. ~ Albert Einstein,
1350:Key, crown, child,” he muttered. “Well, fuck you, Patience. Three things must you kiss before I let you spook me for good. My boots, my balls, and my ass. ~ Scott Lynch,
1351:Making the absolute best of ourselves is not an easy task. It is a pleasurable pursuit...but it requires patience, persistence, and perseverance. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach,
1352:One of the salaf said: “Believers and unbelievers alike may have patience at a time of adversity, but only people of strong faith can have patience at a time of ease. ~,
1353:Patience mimics the power of infinity. And nobody can win a staring contest with infinity. No matter how long you last, infinity is just getting started. ~ Brandon Mull,
1354:Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. —COLOSSIANS 3:12 ~ Sarah Young,
1355:There is no substitute for hard work and taking responsibility for own own lives. And there is no substitute for love, patience, kindness and acceptance. ~ Jos N Harris,
1356:Though the mills of God grind slowly, yet they grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds He all. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
1357:TIT2.1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:  TIT2.2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. ~ Anonymous,
1358:Where annual elections end, there slavery begins ... Humility, patience, and moderation, without which every man in power becomes a ravenous beast of prey. ~ John Adams,
1359:You do have time,” Lady Palombara countered. “What you sorely lack, Emma, is patience.” Maybe. But her lack of fucks to give was starting to piss me off, ~ Camilla Monk,
1360:A boxer derives the greatest advantage from his sparring partner – and my accuser is my sparring partner. He trains me in patience, civility and even temper. ~ Epictetus,
1361:A final word: I am not knowledgeable about the internet. I do not have a computer. I guess that at 74 years of age, I don't have the patience to learn. ~ David Wilkerson,
1362:Her father told his children to pray for patience, for courage, for kindness, for clarity, for trust, for gratitude. Those prayers will be answered, ~ Marilynne Robinson,
1363:It’s a waste of your time to teach them.” This dismissal, inexplicably, starts to eat through your patience. “It’s never a waste of time to educate others. ~ N K Jemisin,
1364:I will up some of that patience and wait for him to open my door. This guy refuses to let me open doors. It’s like he doesn’t understand that I have hands ~ Elle Kennedy,
1365:Waitressing required patience, a fixed and convincing smile, and the ability to continuously turn the other cheek while keeping diet sodas topped up. ~ Maggie Stiefvater,
1366:Wherever there is sincerity & talent, people do recognize them. It may take some time but we should have some patience and hold on to our passion. ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar,
1367:You don’t figure grief out, Bianca. You go through it. Grief is a mess that you can’t clean up all at once. It takes time and patience, not logic and fact. ~ Katie Cross,
1368:Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. And when you have finished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake. ~ Victor Hugo,
1369:Make your ego porous. Will is of little importance, complaining is nothing, fame is nothing. Openness, patience, receptivity, solitude is everything. ~ Rainer Maria Rilke,
1370:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~ Anonymous,
1371:Anekico ler aracnia" ~ Sherrilyn KenyonVictory to the spider
"Ki mi ypomonitikosi teleson semerie" ~ Sherrilyn KenyonAnd today my patience ends ~ Sherrilyn Kenyon,
1372:Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. ~ Victor Hugo,
1373:I find it magnificent how beau-tiful, loose ends find each other in the world if one only waits with de-cent patience, resilience, and quite blind strength. ~ J D Salinger,
1374:My biggest weakness is patience, wanting to see things happen too quickly or get changes in place right away. Not having the patience to let things develop. ~ Paul Gleason,
1375:My feelings for you are not conditional. I don't judge you. I don't lose patience with you. I don't punish you. I just love you. That's all. Pure and simple. ~ Alyson Noel,
1376:nature often secured its greatest treasures in hardened shells, making sure any that valued them won their prize only with patience and considerable effort. ~ E J Robinson,
1377:No road is to long for him who advances slowly and does not hurry and no attainment is beyond his reach who equips himself with patience to achieve it ~ Jean de la Bruyere,
1378:Nurturing requires organization, patience, love, and work. Helping growth occur through nurturing is truly a powerful and influential role bestowed on women ~ Julie B Beck,
1379:Somewhere, there, is an analogy, in a small way, if you have the patience for it. But I guess it isn't a very good anecdote. I'm better at animal stories. ~ Dorothy Parker,
1380:Ten high virtues: benevolence; spiritual life; intelligence; renunciation; perseverance; energy; patience; truthfulness; love for others; equality of soul. ~ Sangiti Sutta,
1381:There are many things behind a good novel, but in particular there is a lot of work - a lot of patience, a lot of stubbornness, and a critical spirit. ~ Mario Vargas Llosa,
1382:And you very soon find out, if you have not found it out before, that patience and tenacity of purpose are worth more than twice their weight of cleverness. ~ Thomas Huxley,
1383:As people gain more authority, they often develop a lack of patience in listening to those under them. A deaf ear is the first indication of a closed mind. ~ John C Maxwell,
1384:I've also found that at the bottom of all of these qualities is love. If you have enough love you have enough courage, enough love then you have patience. ~ Dorothy Maclean,
1385:My feelings for you are not conditional. I don't judge you. I don't loose patience with you. I don't punish you. I just love you. That's all. Pure and simple. ~ Alyson Noel,
1386:My mum told me to have patience. It's about realising that when things aren't going the way you want them to, or you don't have inspiration, it will come. ~ Vanessa Paradis,
1387:One has to go on till the struggle is over and there is the straight and open and thornless way before us. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - II, Patience and Perseverance,
1388:The best weapons against the infamies of life are courage, wilfulness and patience. Courage strenthens, wilfulness is fun and patience provides tranquility. ~ Hermann Hesse,
1389:Work hard. And have patience. Because no matter who you are, you're going to get hurt in your career and you have to be patient to get through the injuries. ~ Randy Johnson,
1390:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. ~ Anonymous,
1391:But know this, if you let me go, you’ll regret it forever, because sometimes the gods run out of patience with fools and take back the gifts they’ve offered. ~ Alexis Morgan,
1392:Give me the patience for the small things of life, courage for the great trials of life. Help me to do my best each day and then go to sleep knowing God is awake. ~ Voltaire,
1393:If you put on more garments, the cold cannot reach you. Similarly, increase your patience and concentration and even great injuries cannot vex your mind. ~ Leonardo da Vinci,
1394:It seems likely that many of the young who don't wait for others to call them artists, but simply announce that they are, don't have the patience to make art. ~ Pauline Kael,
1395:Life is learning how to deal with traffic. It requires patience, a good sense of timing, and sometimes not giving in to the traffic but reshaping your life. ~ Frederick Lenz,
1396:May your marriage bring you all the exquisite excitements a marriage should bring, and may life grant you also patience, tolerance, and understanding. ~ James Dillet Freeman,
1397:New languages are not something you can pick up overnight. They take time. Patience. The willingness to change the way you think about what you already know. ~ Jessica Brody,
1398:Patience is power. Patience is not an absenc of action; rather it is timing, it waits on the right time to act, for the right priciples and in the right way ~ Fulton J Sheen,
1399:The Lord did strengthen them that they could bear up their burdens with ease, and they did submit cheerfully and with patience to all the will of the Lord. ~ Joseph Smith Jr,
1400:Virtue hath no virtue if it be not impugned; then appeareth how great it is, of what value and power it is, when by patience it approveth what it works. ~ Seneca the Younger,
1401:a submarine skipper’s formula for success: temper aggression with reason and patience, and act decisively and tenaciously when the best move presented itself. ~ Craig DiLouie,
1402:But as she lifted the candy from the box, she saw something unexpected tucked beneath it. A handwritten message. Patience, friend. They’re coming for you. She ~ Marissa Meyer,
1403:Each of us has his own inner concentration camp... We must deal with, with forgiveness and patience-as full human beings, as we are and what we will become. ~ Viktor E Frankl,
1404:Nancy was more impulsive than industrious, more generous than wise, more plucky than prudent; she had none too much perseverance and no patience at all. ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin,
1405:The stock market is a financial redistribution system. It takes money away from those who have no patience and gives it to those who have.” — Warren Buffet ~ John F Demartini,
1406:Well, what are we to do now?" asked MacDonald with some gruffness. "Possess our souls in patience and make as little noise as possible," Holmes answered. ~ Arthur Conan Doyle,
1407:It is our right to stay here and we will stay and stand up for what belongs to us as American citizens, because they can't say that we haven't had patience. ~ Fannie Lou Hamer,
1408:It's funny with jeans now, because if they don't feel like a pair of sweatpants, I don't have patience for them anymore! I think I'm becoming increasingly lazy. ~ Claire Danes,
1409:Mia,” Kim said, an edge of warning in her voice signaling the end of her patience. “You’re starting to act like one of those girls. Do you need to get me a gun? ~ Gayle Forman,
1410:Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing. It wait on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
1411:the timing was right. Sometimes patience can pay off. Don’t be afraid to sleep on it. Write it down before you go to bed, and then read it again in the morning. ~ Nick Vujicic,
1412:This is the case with thousands: they appear desirous of knowing the truth, but have not patience to wait in a proper way to receive an answer to their question. ~ Adam Clarke,
1413:Why is dissatisfaction taken to be a mark of failing powers and patience, when it might just as easily be understood as a proper judgment on a foolish world? ~ Howard Jacobson,
1414:Her father had learned only one thing in prison. Not humility, nor patience, nor understanding...Marshall Kofer had learned to listen, at least to his daughter". ~ John Grisham,
1415:He [William S Burroughs] has no patience for my kind of neurosis, I know... But since then I've been facing my nature full in the face and the result is a purge. ~ Jack Kerouac,
1416:I felt I was drowning in my negativity. There was no hope of room for patience and no means of escape, no way to either repent or rebel I felt I could not undo the lock. ~ Rumi,
1417:It's all about patience and persistence - you often have to expose a child to a new food numerous times before he or she will begin to like it. So keep trying! ~ Michelle Obama,
1418:Nothing is so rewarding than the patience that you take to go over the ramps of life. They may slow you down, but you are an unstoppable hero. Keep driving! ~ Israelmore Ayivor,
1419:What does it say about a society that it devotes more care and patience to the selection of those who handle its money than of those who handle its children? ~ Malcolm Gladwell,
1420:When I worked with wildlife a lot in the Eighties and Nineties, I learnt the meaning of patience. And when I worked with trees, I learned the meaning of humility. ~ James Balog,
1421:Cease to be a disobedient child in the school of experience, and begin to learn, with humility and patience, the lessons that are set for your ultimate perfection. ~ James Allen,
1422:Have some patience for those with an opposite opinion from yous. They believe that they are right and that the way they feel is 100% justified.
Just. Like. You. ~ T M Frazier,
1423:I had hardly any patience with the serious work of life which, now that it stood between me and my desire, seemed to me child's play, ugly monotonous child's play. ~ James Joyce,
1424:I know very well what Goethe meant when he said that he never had a chagrin but he made a poem out of it. I have altogether too much patience of this kind. ~ Henry David Thoreau,
1425:Long patience and application saturated with your heart's blood-you will either write or you will not-and the only way to find out whether you will or not is to try. ~ Jim Tully,
1426:Patience and Forgiveness are at the heart of A warrior's success, they help engender necessary intervals of space and time to evaluate difficult encounters. ~ Soke Behzad Ahmadi,
1427:Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is "timing" it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles and in the right way. ~ Fulton J Sheen,
1428:Students of cunning have consumed their hearts and learned only tricks; they've thrown away real riches: patience, self-sacrifice, generosity. Rich thought opens the way. ~ Rumi,
1429:The best joke-tellers are those who have the patience to wait for conversation to come around to the point where the jokes in their repertoire have application. ~ Joseph Epstein,
1430:The one thing I suspected about Jim Jeffreys was that he must be Christian, churchy - he had the patience and optimism of someone who thought Jesus was watching. ~ Gillian Flynn,
1431:(The one thing I suspected about Jim Jeffreys was that he must be Christian, churchy—he had the patience and optimism of someone who thought Jesus was watching.) ~ Gillian Flynn,
1432:All beginnings are somewhat strange; but we must have patience, and little by little, we shall find things, which at first were obscure, becoming clearer. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
1433:A statesman wants courage and a statesman wants vision; but believe me, after six months' experience, he wants first, second, third and all the time - patience. ~ Stanley Baldwin,
1434:Don’t go to the class of patience with impatience as your book, and doubt as your pen; you shall take the right notes with a wrong pen into a wrong book! ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1435:It is not easy to bring about the death of the entire race of men, and the law is there; but one may, with patience, exterminate the human ants one by one. ~ Comte de Lautr amont,
1436:Love isn't something natural. Rather it requires discipline, concentration, patience, faith, and the overcoming of narcissism. It isn't a feeling, it is a practice. ~ Erich Fromm,
1437:Stories always started this way, suddenly, and set within a strange world. Patience is required, to let the stories unroll. This is how people explan their lives. ~ Peter Behrens,
1438:The ability of an audience to enter into the narrative arc of a movie is being lost; do today’s audiences have the patience to wait for Harry Lime in The Third Man? ~ Roger Ebert,
1439:The bane of sects, especially in Bengal, is that if any one happens to have a different opinion, he immediately starts a new sect, he has no patience to wait. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1440:The basic characteristics of any good investigator are a plodding nature and infinite patience. Society has inadvertently been grooming women to this end for years. ~ Sue Grafton,
1441:The challenge of statesmanship is to have the vision to dream of a better, safer world and the courage, persistence, and patience to turn that dream into reality. ~ Ronald Reagan,
1442:with the sort of patience one reserves for people who are being particularly stupid but don’t deserve to be told that to their faces because they’ve had a hard day. ~ N K Jemisin,
1443:But while her world was soft and comfortable, offering everything I could ever want, it all came too easy. There was something to be said for patience and hard work. ~ Alyson Noel,
1444:But you need to cultivate patience, youngling. And you need to listen to my words of wisdom, because as far as you are concerned, I am Obi-Wan fucking Kenobi. Okay? ~ Paul McAuley,
1445:Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly, the angel who guards you will honour your patience. ~ John Climacus,
1446:God know that a mother need fortitude and courage and tolerance and flexibility and patience and firmness and nearly every other brave aspect of the human soul. ~ Phyllis McGinley,
1447:If you want to make room in your life for peace and patience, take small steps on organization, know the value of time. Snatch, seize and enjoy every minute of it! ~ Emilie Barnes,
1448:In literature, the best authors help us see and appreciate love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control (Gal. 5:22–23). ~ Tony Reinke,
1449:In summary, all great work is the fruit of patience and perseverance, combined with tenacious concentration on a subject over a period of months or years. ~ Santiago Ramon y Cajal,
1450:Let me not look for allies in life's battlefield,But to my own strength. Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,But for the patience to win my freedom. ~ Rabindranath Tagore,
1451:Let nothing disturb thee, Let nothing affright thee; All passeth away: God only shall stay. Patience wins all: Who hath God, needeth nothing; For God is his All. ~ Thomas a Kempis,
1452:Spirituality, however, corresponds to the development of human qualities such as love, compassion, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, or a sense of responsibility. ~ Dalai Lama XIV,
1453:The highest flights of charity, devotion, trust, patience, bravery to which the wings of human nature have spread themselves, have been flown for religious ideals. ~ William James,
1454:The most important attribute for success in value investing is patience, patience, and more patience. The majority of investors do not possess this characteristic. ~ Peter Cundill,
1455:Though a share of all remembering, a measure of all memory, is breath and breathe you have to create a truce -

a truce with the patience of a stethoscope. ~ Claudia Rankine,
1456:Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain love for one another. ~ Erma Bombeck,
1457:Boredom is fear's patience. Fear doesn't want to exaggerate. Only on occasion--and fear considers this very important--does it want to know how things stand with me. ~ Herta M ller,
1458:God gives me the children's ministry heart and patience. This is what He wants. It's awesome. I don't know where He's gonna take it - but God is building this thing. ~ Willie Aames,
1459:If the soul would know the merit which one acquires in temptations suffered in patience and conquered, it would be tempted to say: "Lord, send me temptations." ~ Pio of Pietrelcina,
1460:Patience is a tough lesson to learn
It's a reward we wisely have to earn
But mastering it brings a paradigm shift
And we finally realize that life is a gift ~ Joan Marques,
1461:Practice patience; it is the essence of praise. Have patience, for that is true worship. No other worship is worth as much. Have patience; patience is the key to all relief. ~ Rumi,
1462:The price of liberty is, in addition to eternal vigilance, eternal patience with the vacuous blather occasionally expressed from behind the shield of free speech. ~ Michael Shermer,
1463:There is nothing which so certifies the genuineness of a man's faith as his patience and his patient endurance, his keeping on steadily in spite of everything. ~ Martyn Lloyd Jones,
1464:What happens when two introverts collide? Do they dissolve completely in each other’s patience and silence, or do they break their glass shells and become new people? ~ Kanza Javed,
1465:A new moon teaches gradualness
and deliberation and how one gives birth
to oneself slowly. Patience with small details
makes perfect a large work, like the universe. ~ Rumi,
1466:Chance throws peculiar conditions in everyone's way. If we apply intelligence, patience and special vision, we are rewarded with new creative breakthroughs. ~ Walter Bradford Cannon,
1467:Cursed be the soothing juice of the grape!
Cursed be love's ecstatic call!
Cursed be hope! Cursed be faith!
Yet cursed be patience most of all! ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
1468:Happiness implied a choice, and within that choice a concerted will, a lucid desire. Only it takes time to be happy. A lot of time. Happiness, too, is a long patience ~ Albert Camus,
1469:Let nothing disturb thee, let nothing affright thee. All things are passing. Patience obtains all things. He who has God has everything - God alone suffices. ~ Saint Teresa of Avila,
1470:Patience is peace. Learning to be patient is a continual practice that takes years to ripen. Let it unfold, day by day, and be gentle with yourself in the learning. ~ Joan Borysenko,
1471:Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea. ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh,
1472:Patience, young grasshopper,” he teased. “Good things come to those who wait.” “How very wise of you,” I teased back.
Russ shrugged. “I eat a lot of fortune cookies. ~ Kelly Oram,
1473:There are some persons who are content with everything and others who are scarcely content with anything. These latter need patience to bear with themselves. ~ Saint Vincent de Paul,
1474:To be a biographer is a somewhat peculiar endeavor. It seems to me it requires not only the tact, patience, and thoroughness of a scholar but the stamina of a horse. ~ Nancy Milford,
1475:Traditionally the investor has been the man with patience and the courage of his convictions who would buy when the harried or disheartened speculator was selling. ~ Benjamin Graham,
1476:Walking with someone through grief, or through the process of reconciliation, requires patience, presence, and a willingness to wander, to take the scenic route. ~ Rachel Held Evans,
1477:You have time. Meaning don't use it, but pass through time in patience, waiting for something to come. Prepare for its arrival. Don't rush to meet it. Be a conduit. ~ Rachel Kushner,
1478:You have time. Meaning don’t use it, but pass through time in patience, waiting for something to come. Prepare for its arrival. Don’t rush to meet it. Be a conduit. ~ Rachel Kushner,
1479:A lot of my work is like picking potatoes; you have to get into the rhythm of it. It is different than patience. It is not thinking. It is working with the rhythm. ~ Andy Goldsworthy,
1480:And if you were a spirit, and time did not bind you, and patience and love were all you knew, then there you would wait for someone to return, and the story to unfold. ~ Mark Helprin,
1481:Beautiful leaving (hajr), is to leave without harming, beautiful pardoning is to pardon without rebuking, and beautiful patience is to be patient without complaining. ~ Ibn Taymiyyah,
1482:Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~ Harriet Tubman,
1483:God give me patience, to reconcile with what I am not able to change
Give me strength to change what I can
And give me wisdom to distinguish one from another. ~ Marcus Aurelius,
1484:Know it for certain that without steady devotion for the Guru and unflinching patience and perseverance, nothing is to be achieved. You must have strict morality. ~ Swami Vivekananda,
1485:Nature is a constant reminder of the beauty of consistence, the utility of patience and persistence, the vanity of arrogance, and the necessity of impermanence. ~ Mokokoma Mokhonoana,
1486:Patience," he said, his eyes intent on his project.
"Patience is no' a virtue I have, Dash. I'm very sorry ta tell ye, but ye would have found out soon enough anyway. ~ Lydia Dare,
1487:Small beginnings are of the greatest importance and have to be cherished and allowed with great patience to develop. ~ Sri Aurobindo, Letters on Yoga - III, The Value of Experiences,
1488:Take a cup of love Add a dash of care Mix with kindness Add a bit of patience Top it off with faith Sprinkle liberally with understanding Share with everyone you meet ~ Viola Shipman,
1489:The professional arms himself with patience, not only to give the stars time to align in his career, but to keep himself from flaming out in each individual work. ~ Steven Pressfield,
1490:We modern people are problem-solvers, but the demand for answers crowds out patience—and perhaps, especially, patience with mystery, with that which we cannot control. ~ Ernest Kurtz,
1491:With temerity and defiance, obstinance and patience, she chipped away at every hard edge of me until there was nothing left but the truths I feared. The bent and broken. ~ K Bromberg,
1492:24For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. ~ Anonymous,
1493:Architecture is a discipline that takes time and patience. If one spends enough years writing complex novels one might be able, someday, to construct a respectable haiku. ~ Thom Mayne,
1494:But it's no good preaching to a grief-stricken soul. And it can actually cause much harm. God is long-suffering in His patience, however, and infinite in His kindness, ~ Siri Mitchell,
1495:Have patience when it is really worth doing so, no matter what, and notwithstanding how hard impatience knocks at your door, and you will know patience better ~ Ernest Agyemang Yeboah,
1496:In your way that I have come to know and appreciate, you did not say anything. You didn't push me to say more. You waited. Your patience is a gift. You trusted our silence. ~ M J Rose,
1497:It's all a process,steps along a path. Becoming requires equal parts patience and rigor. Becoming is never giving up on the idea that there's more growing to be done. ~ Michelle Obama,
1498:I used to have more tolerance for these views, but I am losing patience with what I see. The test of anything is the fruit it bears. I see no good fruit being born. ~ Charles M Schulz,
1499:Lord, give me the vision to see the good. Give me the patience to listen. Give me the knowledge to do what’s right, for whatever I do is done to the best of my ability. ~ J D Trafford,
1500:Patience, he thought. So much of this was patience - waiting, and thinking and doing things right. So much of all this, so much of all living was patience and thinking. ~ Gary Paulsen,

IN CHAPTERS [150/424]



  165 Integral Yoga
   81 Poetry
   28 Christianity
   24 Philosophy
   16 Fiction
   15 Occultism
   11 Psychology
   8 Mysticism
   7 Yoga
   6 Mythology
   6 Education
   6 Baha i Faith
   2 Sufism
   2 Science
   2 Integral Theory
   2 Hinduism
   1 Theosophy
   1 Philsophy
   1 Buddhism
   1 Alchemy


  112 The Mother
   75 Sri Aurobindo
   56 Satprem
   16 William Wordsworth
   14 Nolini Kanta Gupta
   12 Saint John of Climacus
   12 Saint Augustine of Hippo
   11 Carl Jung
   9 Percy Bysshe Shelley
   9 Anonymous
   8 Robert Browning
   8 Aldous Huxley
   7 H P Lovecraft
   7 Baha u llah
   6 Ovid
   6 John Keats
   6 Friedrich Nietzsche
   6 Aleister Crowley
   5 Rudolf Steiner
   5 Rabindranath Tagore
   5 Nirodbaran
   4 Thubten Chodron
   4 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
   4 A B Purani
   3 William Butler Yeats
   3 Swami Vivekananda
   3 Sri Ramakrishna
   3 Saint Teresa of Avila
   3 Plato
   3 James George Frazer
   3 Jalaluddin Rumi
   2 Walt Whitman
   2 Swami Sivananda Saraswati
   2 Saint Francis of Assisi
   2 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


   17 Letters On Yoga IV
   16 Wordsworth - Poems
   14 Questions And Answers 1950-1951
   12 The Ladder of Divine Ascent
   12 The Bible
   11 The Synthesis Of Yoga
   11 Letters On Yoga II
   10 City of God
   9 Shelley - Poems
   9 Agenda Vol 13
   8 The Perennial Philosophy
   8 Browning - Poems
   7 Words Of Long Ago
   7 The Practice of Psycho therapy
   7 Prayers And Meditations
   7 Lovecraft - Poems
   6 Some Answers From The Mother
   6 Questions And Answers 1957-1958
   6 On Education
   6 Metamorphoses
   6 Keats - Poems
   6 Agenda Vol 10
   5 Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo
   5 The Secret Doctrine
   5 Tagore - Poems
   5 Questions And Answers 1954
   5 On Thoughts And Aphorisms
   5 Agenda Vol 09
   5 Agenda Vol 08
   5 Agenda Vol 04
   5 Agenda Vol 03
   5 Agenda Vol 01
   4 The Mother With Letters On The Mother
   4 The Life Divine
   4 Magick Without Tears
   4 Knowledge of the Higher Worlds
   4 How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
   4 Evening Talks With Sri Aurobindo
   4 Essays In Philosophy And Yoga
   3 Yeats - Poems
   3 Words Of The Mother II
   3 Twilight of the Idols
   3 Thus Spoke Zarathustra
   3 The Way of Perfection
   3 The Golden Bough
   3 The Book of Certitude
   3 Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness
   3 Rumi - Poems
   3 Questions And Answers 1956
   3 Questions And Answers 1953
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 07
   3 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04
   3 Collected Poems
   3 Agenda Vol 11
   3 Agenda Vol 07
   3 Agenda Vol 06
   2 Whitman - Poems
   2 The Human Cycle
   2 The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna
   2 The Confessions of Saint Augustine
   2 The Archetypes and the Collective Unconscious
   2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
   2 Record of Yoga
   2 Raja-Yoga
   2 Questions And Answers 1955
   2 Liber ABA
   2 Letters On Yoga III
   2 Dark Night of the Soul
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03
   2 Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01
   2 Amrita Gita
   2 Agenda Vol 05
   2 5.1.01 - Ilion


0 0.01 - Introduction, #Agenda Vol 1, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Day after day, for seventeen years, She sat with us to tell us of her impossible odyssey. Ah, how well we now understand why She needed such an 'outlaw' and an incorrigible heretic like us to comprehend a little bit of her impossible odyssey into 'nothing.' And how well we now understand her infinite Patience with us, despite all our revolts, which ultimately were only the revolts of the old species against itself. The final revolt. 'It is not a revolt against the British government which any one can easily do. It is, in fact, a revolt against the whole universal Nature!' Sri Aurobindo had proclaimed fifty years earlier. She listened to our grievances, we went away and we returned. We wanted no more of it and we wanted still more. It was infernal and sublime, impossible and the sole possibility in this old, asphyxiating world. It was the only place one could go to in this barbedwired, mechanized world, where Cincinnati is just as crowded and polluted as Hong Kong. The new species is the last free place in the general Prison. It is the last hope for the earth. How we listened to her little faltering voice that seemed to return from afar, afar, after having crossed spaces and seas of the mind to let its little drops of pure, crystalline words fall upon us, words that make you see. We listened to the future, we touched the other thing. It was incomprehensible and yet filled with another comprehension. It eluded us on all sides, and yet it was dazzlingly obvious. The 'other species' was really radically other, and yet it was vibrating within, absolutely recognizable, as if it were THAT we had been seeking from age to age, THAT we had been invoking through all our illuminations, one after another, in Thebes as in Eleusis as everywhere we have toiled and grieved in the skin of a man. It was for THAT we were here, for that supreme Possible in the skin of a man at last. And then her voice grew more and more frail, her breath began gasping as though She had to traverse greater and greater distances to meet us. She was so alone to beat against the walls of the old prison. Many claws were out all around. Oh, we would so quickly have cut ourself free from all this fiasco to fly away with Her into the world's future. She was so tiny, stooped over, as if crushed beneath the 'spiritual' burden that all the old surrounding species kept heaping upon her. They didn't believe, no. For them, She was ninety-five years old + so many days. Can someone become a new species all alone? They even grumbled at Her: they had had enough of this unbearable Ray that was bringing their sordid affairs into the daylight. The Ashram was slowly closing over Her. The old world wanted to make a new, golden little Church, nice and quiet. No, no one wanted TO
  BECOME. To worship was so much easier. And then they bury you, solemnly, and the matter is settled - the case is closed: now, no one need bother any more except to print some photographic haloes for the pilgrims to this brisk little business. But they are mistaken. The real business will take place without them, the new species will fly up in their faces - it is already flying in the face of the earth, despite all its isms in black and white; it is exploding through all the pores of this battered old earth, which has had enough of shams - whether illusory little heavens or barbarous little machines.

0.02 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  In any event, calm and Patience are absolutely necessary -
  and you ought to have them since my blessings are with you.

0.03 - Letters to My little smile, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  You must not lose Patience or courage; everything will turn
  out all right.
  --
  precise movement, one loses one's Patience and calm and the
  work one does is no longer neat and trim; everything becomes

0.05 - Letters to a Child, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  always, always. Give me Patience.
  I don't think it would be good for you to live completely retired
  --
  I send you much Patience and all my love.
  2 May 1934
  --
  much Patience.
  For on the one hand you want to consecrate yourself to the

0.05 - The Synthesis of the Systems, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In psychological fact this method translates itself into the progressive surrender of the ego with its whole field and all its apparatus to the Beyond-ego with its vast and incalculable but always inevitable workings. Certainly, this is no short cut or easy sadhana. It requires a colossal faith, an absolute courage and above all an unflinching Patience. For it implies three stages of which only the last can be wholly blissful or rapid, - the attempt of the ego to enter into contact with the Divine, the wide, full and therefore laborious preparation of the whole lower Nature by the divine working to receive and become the higher Nature, and the eventual transformation. In fact, however, the divine
  Strength, often unobserved and behind the veil, substitutes itself for our weakness and supports us through all our failings of faith, courage and Patience. It "makes the blind to see and the lame to stride over the hills." The intellect becomes aware of a Law that beneficently insists and a succour that upholds; the heart speaks of a Master of all things and Friend of man or a universal Mother who upholds through all stumblings. Therefore this path is at once the most difficult imaginable and yet, in comparison with the magnitude of its effort and object, the most easy and sure of all.
  There are three outstanding features of this action of the higher when it works integrally on the lower nature. In the first place it does not act according to a fixed system and succession as in the specialised methods of Yoga, but with a sort of free, scattered and yet gradually intensive and purposeful working determined by the temperament of the individual in whom it operates, the helpful materials which his nature offers and the obstacles which it presents to purification and perfection. In a sense, therefore, each man in this path has his own method of

0.06 - Letters to a Young Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  That is why one must be armed with Patience and keep faith in
  the final victory.
  --
  One must have a lot of Patience with young children, and repeat
  the same thing to them several times, explaining it to them in

01.04 - The Secret Knowledge, #Savitri, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  But listen with the still Patience of the Unborn
  For the slow footsteps of far Destiny

01.08 - Walter Hilton: The Scale of Perfection, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 02, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Here is the Augustinian mantra taken as the motto of The Scale of Perfection: We ascend the ascending grades in our heart and we sing the song of ascension1. The journey's end is heavenly Jerusalem, the House of the Lord. The steps of this inner ascension are easily visible, not surely to the outer eye of the sense-burdened man, but to the "ghostly seeing" of the aspirant which is hazy in the beginning but slowly clears as he advances. The first step is the withdrawal from the outer senses and looking and seeing within. "Turn home again in thyself, and hold thee within and beg no more without." The immediate result is a darkness and a restless darknessit is a painful night. The outer objects of attraction and interest have been discarded, but the inner attachments and passions surge there still. If, however, one continues and persists, refuses to be drawn out, the turmoil settles down and the darkness begins to thin and wear away. One must not lose heart, one must have Patience and perseverance. So when the outward world is no more-there and its call also no longer awakes any echo in us, then comes the stage of "restful darkness" or "light-some darkness". But it is still the dark Night of the soul. The outer light is gone and the inner light is not yet visible: the night, the desert, the great Nought, stretches between these two lights. But the true seeker goes through and comes out of the tunnel. And there is happiness at the end. "The seeking is travaillous, but the finding is blissful." When one steps out of the Night, enters into the deepest layer of the being, one stands face to face to one's soul, the very image of God, the perfect God-man, the Christ within. That is the third degree of our inner ascension, the entry into the deepest, purest and happiest statein which one becomes what he truly is; one finds the Christ there and dwells in love and union with him. But there is still a further step to take, and that is real ascension. For till now it has been a going within, from the outward to the inner and the inmost; now one has to go upward, transcend. Within the body, in life, however deep you may go, even if you find your soul and your union with Jesus whose tabernacle is your soul, still there is bound to remain a shadow of the sinful prison-house; the perfect bliss and purity without any earthly taint, the completeness and the crowning of the purgation and transfiguration can come only when you go beyond, leaving altogether the earthly form and worldly vesture and soar into Heaven itself and be in the company of the Trinity. "Into myself, and after... above myself by overpassing only into Him." At the same time it is pointed out, this mediaeval mystic has the common sense to see that the going in and going above of which one speaks must not be understood in a literal way, it is a figure of speech. The movement of the mystic is psychological"ghostly", it is saidnot physical or carnal.
   This spiritual march or progress can also be described as a growing into the likeness of the Lord. His true self, his own image is implanted within us; he is there in the profoundest depth of our being as Jesus, our beloved and our soul rests in him in utmost bliss. We are aware neither of Jesus nor of his spouse, our soul, because of the obsession of the flesh, the turmoil raised by the senses, the blindness of pride and egoism. All that constitutes the first or old Adam, the image of Nought, the body of death which means at bottom the "false misruled love in to thyself." This self-love is the mother of sin, is sin itself. What it has to be replaced by is charity that is the true meaning of Christian charity, forgetfulness of self. "What is sin but a wanting and a forbearing of God." And the whole task, the discipline consists in "the shaping of Christ in you, the casting of sin through Christ." Who then is Christ, what is he? This knowledge you get as you advance from your sense-bound perception towards the inner and inmost seeing. As your outer nature gets purified, you approach gradually your soul, the scales fall off from your eyes too and you have the knowledge and "ghostly vision." Here too there are three degrees; first, you start with faith the senses can do nothing better than have faith; next, you rise to imagination which gives a sort of indirect touch or inkling of the truth; finally, you have the "understanding", the direct vision. "If he first trow it, he shall afterwards through grace feel it, and finally understand it."

0.10 - Letters to a Young Captain, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  the aspiration must be ardent, the will unshakable, the Patience
  unfailing.
  --
  aspiration and a boundless Patience.
  Happy New Year

0.14 - Letters to a Sadhak, #Some Answers From The Mother, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  sincerity and pursued it with an unfailing Patience - that one
  finds the certitude of total fulfilment and a constant luminous

0 1957-12-21, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Integral Yoga
   This experience showed me once more the necessity to be perfectly humble before the Lord. It is not enough merely to rise to the heights, to the ethereal planes of consciousness: these planes have also to descend into matter and illuminate it. Otherwise, nothing is really done. One must have the Patience to establish the communication between the high and the low. I am like a tempest, a hurricaneif I listened to myself, I would tear into the future, and everything would go flying! But then, there would no longer be any communication with the rest.
   One must have the Patience to wait.
   Humility, a perfect humility, is the condition for all realization. The mind is so cocksure. It thinks it knows everything, understands everything. And if ever it acts through idealism to serve a cause that appears noble to it, it becomes even more arrogant more intransigent, and it is almost impossible to make it see that there might be something still higher beyond its noble conceptions and its great altruistic or other ideals. Humility is the only remedy. I am not speaking of humility as conceived by certain religions, with this God that belittles his creatures and only likes to see them down on their knees. When I was a child, this kind of humility revolted me, and I refused to believe in a God that wants to belittle his creatures. I dont mean that kind of humility, but rather the recognition that one does not know, that one knows nothing, and that there may be something beyond what presently appears to us as the truest, the most noble or disinterested. True humility consists in constantly referring oneself to the Lord, in placing all before Him. When I receive a blow (and there are quite a few of them in my sadhana), my immediate, spontaneous reaction, like a spring, is to throw myself before Him and to say, Thou, Lord. Without this humility, I would never have been able to realize anything. And I say I only to make myself understood, but in fact I means the Lord through this body, his instrument. When you begin living THIS kind of humility, it means you are drawing nearer to the realization. It is the condition, the starting point.

0 1958-01-01, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Integral Yoga
   We must have a great deal of Patience and a very wide and very complex vision to understand how things work.
   (silence)

0 1960-08-20, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Integral Yoga
   With a lot of Patience and time, it could all be organized, but Id have to be convinced that its worth the trouble. All these old papers are like dead leaves. We should make a bonfire.7
   Oh, no!

0 1960-11-12, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Integral Yoga
   So I explained the problem to Sri Aurobindo, and he replied (by his expression, not with words, but it was clear), Patience, Patience Patience, it will come. And a few days after this experience, by chance I came upon something he had written where precisely he explained that we are much too rigid, coagulated, clenched for these things to be able to manifestwe must widen, relax, become plastic.
   But this takes time.

0 1960-11-15, #Agenda Vol 01, #unset, #Integral Yoga
   While it was all coming up, I thought, How is this possible? For during those years of my life (Im now outside things; I do them but Im entirely outside, so they dont involve mewhether its like this or like that makes no difference to me; Im only doing my work, thats all), I was already conscious, but nevertheless I was IN what I was doing to a certain extent; I was this web of social life (but thank God it wasnt here in India, for had it been here I could not have withstood it! I think that even as a child I would have smashed everything, because here its even worse than over there). You see, there its its a bit less constricting, a bit looser, you can slip through the mesh from time to time to brea the some air. But here, according to what Ive learned from people and what Sri Aurobindo told me, its absolutely unbearable (its the same in Japan, absolutely unbearable). In other words, you cant help but smash everything. Over there, you sometimes get a breath of air, but still its quite relative. And this morning I wondered (you see, for years I lived in that way for years and years) just as I was wondering, How was I ABLE to live that and not kick out in every direction?, just as I was looking at it, I saw up above, above this (it is worse than horrible, it is a kind of Oh, not despair, for there isnt even any sense of feeling there is NOTHING! It is dull, dull, dull gray, gray, gray, clenched tight, a closed web that lets through neither air nor life nor lightthere is nothing) and just then I saw a splendor of such sweet light above itso sweet, so full of true love, true compassion something so warm, so warm the relief, the solace of an eternity of sweetness, light, beauty, in an eternity of Patience which feels neither the past nor the inanity and imbecility of thingsit was so wonderful! That was entirely the feeling it gave, and I said to myself, THAT is what made you live, without THAT it would not have been possible. Oh, it would not have been possible I would not have lived even three days! THAT is there, ALWAYS there, awaiting its hour, if we would only let it in.
   (silence)

0 1961-04-12, #Agenda Vol 02, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And extraordinary, extraordinary details! Showing such intelligence, oh! This woman I mean this cat who had been a womanif you knew how she brought up her children, oh! With such Patience, such intelligence and understanding! It was extraordinary. One could tell long, long stories: how she taught them not to be afraid, to walk along the edge of walls, to jump from a wall to a window. She showed them, encouraged them, and finally, after showing and encouraging them very often (some would jump, others were afraid), she would give them a push! So of course they would jump immediately.
   And she taught them everything. To eat, to. This cat would never eat before they had all eaten. She would show them what to do, give each one what it needed. And once they had grown up and she didnt have to look after them anymore, if they kept coming back she would send them away: Go away! Your turn is over, its finished. Go out into the world! And she would take care of the new ones.

0 1962-01-09, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Given the worlds present set-up, this is normal but if the supramental world were to be realized, it shouldnt remain normal. Clearly, a considerable change has to take place in the physical substance. That will probably be the essential difference between the bodies fashioned by Natures methods and those to be fashioned by supramental knowledgea new element will come in, and we will no longer be natural. But so long as this natural element is present, well, a certain amount of Patience is probably requiredlet the body catch its breath, otherwise something gives way.
   It gets much less winded, of course, when you have the inner equality of the divine Presence. So much fatigue is due to excess tension produced by desire or effort or struggle, by the constant battle against all opposing forces. All that can go.

0 1962-03-13, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   What I can bring to the world are flashes something that goes beyond, above and through everything that is presently manifested. But I dont have the Patience for the concrete, fixed, material form. I could have been a scholar, I could have been a writer, just as I could have been a painter and I have never had the Patience for any of it. There was always something moving on too swiftly, too high and too far.
   So I greatly appreciate beautiful written form. I love it. There were periods in my life when I read ever so much I am quite a library! But its not my job.

0 1962-04-13, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Patience endurance perfect equanimity. And absolute faith.
   (silence)

0 1962-06-06, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We will see. Patience.
   There you are.

0 1962-06-16, #Agenda Vol 03, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   When I look ahead, I see no radical change (that is, a change of organization, of life and so forth) before a VERY long time, a very long time. We have to have a lot of Patience.
   No, its not a matter of Patienceits like this (Mother holds her hands above her head, open to the Eternal).
   (silence)

0 1963-01-30, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But listen with the still Patience of the Unborn
   For the slow footsteps of far Destiny

0 1963-06-22, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Patience.
   ***

0 1963-07-20, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We can only arm ourselves with Patience, thats all.
   Thats the only thing we can do. Be patient.
  --
   We must have endurance, Patience, and trust tooto last and last and last. Because ultimately, whatever way you look at it, thats the only solution. All the roundabout routes people follow (zigzag gesture as if to show the spiritual disciplines and all the usual human quests) are simply to give you the illusion that you are doing something.
   Thats quite clear.

0 1963-09-18, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And the answer is invariably a smile full of such Patience, oh! That Patience gives me a sense of wonder every second.
   Now and then, a great power comes (the body is deliberately given the experience to make it feel and grow aware that that exists), a great power comes, and along with it the impression that you would only have to do this (Mother brings down her two arms in a sovereign gesture) for everything to change. But

0 1963-09-25, #Agenda Vol 04, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Last night was less pleasant. There were again those things collapsing. I was below, you see, trying to go back up to my room, and every time I tried to go back up, all the means to do so disappeared or were done away with. Now Ive chased it all away because it was tiring. But one thing I do remember: I was climbing up a sort of not stairs or a ladder, it was a very queer thing, like blocks of dark red stone, and they were all crumbling and coming apart. It ended up annoying me, and I had a movement not of anger, but of self-assertive will and everything vanished. You feel its adverse formations trying to harass you, until I cant say I lose Patience, but something gets angry (is it angry? Asserts itself, rather: Ah, no! Enough!) and instantly, pfft! it all goes away. But then I found myself on a road I knew very well, but there was such a crowd! A crowd, a crowd: all the schools of the world were coming there for their holidays. There were troops of kids led by matrons and teachers, myriads and myriads of them! And also children who stopped and played on the ground; but all those children knew me very well, and when I arrived, they would take their things out of the way to let me throughweeny little kids this high. Then I met a symbolic person (not a human person) whom I know very well, she was pale blue (that is to say, a being of the higher mind, a force of Nature in the higher mind), I know her very well, she is very often with me. She explained to me her difficulties and I explained to her what she should do; I told her, Ive already told you several times, its like this and like that. She stayed beside me a very long time, and she asked me, Why do I always have to leave you? I answered her, Dont worry; everything is fine now. It went on for a long time. But it was interesting, a very pleasant, very refined contact: a beautiful girl that is, a beautiful thought or a beautiful idea. A beautiful girl. And she had in her charge an innumerable amount of kids (Mother laughs), so she was somewhat worried at times, and I explained to her what she should do.
   I feel a sort of tenderness towards that person.

0 1964-02-26, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   One must have Patience.
   Patience one has.
   Much Patience.
   ***

0 1964-10-07, #Agenda Vol 05, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I think that for the effect to be lasting (not to be, as I said, a miraculous effect that comes, dazzles, and goes away), for it to be truly the effect of a TRANSFORMATION, one has to be very, very, VERY patient. We are dealing with a very slow, very heavy, very obstinate consciousness, which cannot move on rapidly, which holds on tight to what it has, to what has seemed to it to be a truth: even if it is a very small truth, that consciousness holds on tight to it and doesnt want to budge anymore. So to cure that takes a great deal of Patiencea great, great deal of Patience.
   The whole thing is to endureendure and endure.

0 1965-08-14, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   For me the work has become perhaps a hundred times more difficult since I stopped seeing by myself. And, of course, what they read to me goes through the thought of the one who readswhich generally shrouds it in fog and prevents me from seeing it. When someone reads Sri Aurobindo to me, even someone who understands him, there is always a cloud. So sometimes I lose Patience, I take a magnifying glass and read, and as soon as I read, I see (gesture of something leaping to the eyes): Ah, here it is! I see the thing immediately, and its luminous, its clear.
   It must have been a great punishment I dont know who punished me! (Laughing) Probably myself, because I have put too much strain on my eyes. But the work takes me at least ten times longer.

0 1965-08-18, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Because calm and peace are INDISPENSABLE for anything to be achieved. And Patience is part of the necessary calm. The nerves are a bit impatient, and thats very bad for them, very bad.
   ***

0 1965-12-31, #Agenda Vol 06, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then you no longer askyou no longer say, no longer ask anything. You have the Patience of faith: When You want it, well, it will be. But as for me, I dont budge, I stay like this (gesture turned to the heights): the inviolable light.); so then its like a sword of Light, inviolable: a Certitude.
   Then you no longer askyou no longer say, no longer ask anything. You have the Patience of faith: When You want it, well, it will be. But as for me, I dont budge, I stay like this (gesture turned to the heights): the inviolable light.
   Of course, all the outward events come and belie this. In spite of the inner transformation (which is a sure fact, one has proof of it every second), yet the body keeps its habit of deterioration. And just when you think that things are improving (to give you, as you say, proof that you are making progress), something comes along as if to prove to you that its all an illusion! And its growing more and more acute, more and more acute. There is always a Voice (which I know very well, its the voice of the adverse forces tempting you), which comes and tells you (same hammering gesture), See, see how mistaken you are, see how you delude yourself, see what a mirage it all is, see And then if you listen, youre done for. Its very simple: everything is done for.

0 1966-03-09, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Yes, quite a few times, several times, the body did ask the question, Why dont I feel Your Power and Your Force in me? And the answer was always a smiling answer (I am putting it into words, but its wordless), the answer is always: Patience, Patience, you must be READY for that to be.
   ***

0 1966-06-25, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Now, some people have heard his music, and in Russia, France and the U.S.A. as well, they have asked for permission to copy it and spread it around. And the strange thing is that those people dont know one another, but they have all had the same impression: tomorrows music. So to those who have asked Ive answered, Have some Patience, in two years well give you a musical monument. Its much better to begin with a major work, because it immediately gives the position, otherwise you might think its passing little inspirationsnot that: something that strikes you on the head and makes you bow before it.
   I read out the lines (in English, naturally), and with that he does the music. And the words are probably mixed in with the music, as he always does. But then, my reading is simply the clearest possible pronunciation, with the full understanding of whats being said, and WITHOUT A SINGLE INTONATION. I think I have succeeded, because at a weeks interval (I dont read every day), the timbre of the voice is always the same.

0 1966-06-29, #Agenda Vol 07, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We must have Patience. Its no use groaning, I must either do something about it or not bother about it! And I dont have the time to do anything I am waiting for my sight to be given back to me.
   Pranam: salutation, prostration.

0 1967-01-11, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, a Patience People constantly bring revolt, abuse, all that. To me its an absolute zero, and sometimes its even amusing; sometimes I find it funny. But when I find it funny is not when I am in my best state, because when I am in my own state the true state of compassionit doesnt change anything, it doesnt even make a ripple on the surface, nothing. When its funny is when it makes me start working on people who have done one thing or another. When something is at work, then I find it amusing.
   Yesterday, I was asked the question; I was asked whether abuse, the feeling of being abused, and what in English is called self-respect (which is somewhat akin to self-esteem), have a place in the sadhana. Naturally, they dont, that goes without saying! But I saw the movement, it was extremely clear: I saw that without ego, when the ego isnt there, there CANNOT be that sort of ruffling in the being. I went back far into the past, to the time when I could still feel it (years ago), but now its not even something unfamiliarits something which is impossible. The whole being, and strangely even the physical constitution, doesnt understand what it means. Its the same thing when materially there is a knock (Mother shows a scratch on her elbow), like this for instance: its no longer felt the way an injury is felt. Its no longer felt that way. More often than not, theres nothing at all, it goes absolutely unnoticed on the whole; but when there is something, its only an impressiona very sweet, very intimate impressionof a help trying to make itself felt, of a lesson to be learned. But not the way its done mentally where there is always a stiffening; its not that: its immediately a kind of offering in the being, which gives itself in order to learn. I am speaking of all the cells. Its very interesting. Of course, if we mentalize it, we have to say its the sense or awareness of the divine Presence in all things, and that the mode the mode of contactcomes from the state in which we are.

0 1967-01-14, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Above all, no doctors! This body must be left in peace.1 Do not hasten, either, to announce my death (Mother laughs) and to give the government the right to intervene. Keep me carefully sheltered from all injuries2 that may come from outsideinfection, poisoning, etc.and have UNTIRING Patience: it may last days, perhaps weeks, perhaps even longer, and you will have to wait patiently for me to come naturally out of that state once the work of transformation is accomplished.
   I didnt have the time to write it down. But Sri Aurobindo himself said to me, On Saturday, when you see Satprem.

0 1967-01-18, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   If a certain balance is kept, that state (of prolonged trance) may be dispensed with, but then the same work which would have been done in a few weeks or a few months (I dont know) will extend over yearsyears and years. So its a question of Patience Patience isnt lacking. But its not only a question of Patience; its a question of proportion: there must be a certain balance between the two, between the pressure from outside of the external work (not external, the collective work), and the pressure on the body for its transformation. If wisdom is still there, that is, if the instrument is constantly and infallibly capable of doing exactly what is expected of it (to put it into words: the supreme Lords precise will), then the trance would not be necessary. It would only be if there is a resistance in the execution (out of ignorance).
   Thats how I perceive it.

0 1967-05-20, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All morning I reviewed all kinds of movements of consciousness (not a recollection in thought or sensation or vision, but a recollection in the consciousness) of whole periods of life, especially life with Sri Aurobindo, because at the time, I felt I was relying on the divine Consciousness and acting under its pressure (already); so its interesting that it should now look like an abyss of imbecility. And then, you wonder what Sri Aurobindohe who was consciouswhat he must have felt? How he must have seen all that around him, all those people bustling and acting and moving around him (Mother takes her head in her hands). You say to yourself that if he had the consciousness which is here now (he surely had it! He had that consciousness), well, it was a marvel of Patience. Thats my conclusion.
   You see, an undeniable goodwill, a will to do the right thing (Mother is speaking about herself), an attitude that seemed as good as possible, and already the sense of a surrender and an effort to express not at all personal movements, but the guiding Willall that, that whole attitude (which at the time seemed quite good), seen with todays consciousness! (Mother takes her head in her hands) So its easy to think that
   Sri Aurobindo surely had that consciousness, surely since he spoke about i the had it, and he saw us living like that around him what Patience! What a marvel of Patience.
   The goodwill was obvious, but theres above all a sense of imbecility, something so blind in the perception.

0 1967-12-08, #Agenda Vol 08, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You understand, its only happy in what it regards as its normal state when its fully conscious and vibrating with the Presence. But in the nights activities (how can I explain?) its becomes more more like something one is used to, you know, like a habit (gesture of a wave flowing); theres no longer the joy of a vibrating observation, but a normal state of things, and its not happy with that: it wants the same intensity (vibrating gesture) to be there at night. For instance, it doesnt tolerate the idea of fatigue, of the necessity of rest (although that never arises from the inconscient any more), but rest as a sort of turning in on oneself, like that, to repair wear and tearit doesnt like that: there must be no wear and tear, there must be a constant adaptation to anything asked of it. Later, it will probably not even accept effort there isnt much effort left, but instead of effort, theres a sort of conscious receptivity that enables it to do things; and there are constant examples to show that if this conscious receptivity isnt there, well, theres an awkwardness, or an impossibility, things like that, but it in the past, it used to feel that was unavoidable, but now it no longer wants it. Now it no longer wants it: it must not be like that. For example, to tidy up, or find something or do something, it sometimes feels a sense of difficulty (its never quite impossible because nothing is asked of it which is impossible), but at times its difficultit starts being displeased. It feels that as an infirmity, or a lack of receptivity, you understand. Also the fact that it has become stooped: in the past it would say, Itll get better; now its beginning to lose Patience. Thats quite new. It is since November 24. Because its not a selfish turning in on itself, its not that, its not for itself, its the sense of a lack of receptivity to the Force, of limitation arising from incapacityit doesnt like that anymore.
   ***

0 1968-02-03, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   But when the body is ready, it will be able to let itself go like that WITHOUT BEING DISSOLVED. And thats the work of preparation. The movement, yes, is to let oneself melt entirely. But the result is the egos abolition, that is to say, an UNKNOWN state, you understand, which we may call physically unrealized, because all those who sought Nirvana did so by giving up their body, whereas our work is to make the body, the material substance, capable of melting; but then, the principle of individualization remains, and all the egos drawbacks disappear. Thats the present attempt. How to keep the form without the egos presence?thats the problem. Well, thats how it takes place, little by little, little by little. Thats why it takes time: each element is taken up again, transformed. Thats the marvel, that is it (for the ordinary consciousness, its a miracle): its keeping the form while entirely losing the ego. For the vital and the mind, its easier to understand (for most people its very difficult, but still for those who are ready, its easy to understand, and then the action can be much more rapid), but HERE, this (Mother points to her body), for it not to be dissolved by this movement of fusion? Well, thats precisely the experience, thats it. And there is a slight movement of Patience, a movement of its really the deep essence of compassion: the minimum wastage for the maximum effect. That is, one goes as fast as one can, but delays arise from the need to prepare the various elements.
   Thats precisely the so interesting curve at present unfolding. At times, you feel as if everything, everything is dissolving, getting disorganized; and I have observed closely: at first the physical consciousness wasnt sufficiently enlightened, and when those inner preparations took place, it would feel, Ah, this must be what heralds death; then, little by little, came the knowledge that it wasnt that at all, it was only the inner preparation to be capable, capable of identification. And then, on the contrary, the very clear vision of this plasticity so particular, this suppleness so extraordinary that if it were realized once its realized, it obviously means the abolition of the necessity of death.
  --
   In my life, I have been given so many, so many experiences, as proof that EVERYTHING is possible. For instance, when I was twenty-two, one night, after an experience I had in the night (I forget the details of it) at the time women wore dresses that exactly touched the ground, just touched it without resting on it (gesture of skimming the ground), and in my experience at night, I had grown tallin the morning, there was one inch between the dress and the ground! Which means that the body had grown one inch WITH THE NIGHTS EXPERIENCE. You see, in the nights experience I had grown tall (I dont remember the details), and in the morning And Ive been given that material verification for many such experiences, so as to be sure, so the body may be convinced without having to repeat the experiences over and over again. So it KNOWS, it knows there is nothing impossible, it knows impossible doesnt mean anything. But it doesnt depend on an individual will, you understand. The Consciousness which rules things is a marvel of wisdom, Patience, compassion, endurance. When there is destruction or disorder, it means its absolutely unavoidable, absolutelybecause matters resistance in the individual or in things is so strong that it quite naturally brings about disorder or destruction. But that doesnt form part of the Action, the supreme Action, which is a marvel. The body has understood that; it has understood, it is patient. Only, from time to time (how can I put it?) There are people whom I prevent from dyingseveral people. I dont yet have the consciousness, the conscious power to cure them, but the possibility is there and I maintain it above them. That is to say, its not all-powerful in the sense that a certain receptivity, a certain response, a certain attitude are necessary which arent always there (human natures are very fluctuating, there are ups and downs and more ups and downs, and that makes the work very difficult), but at times, during a down spell, when a being suffers or sags, there is something in the consciousness [of Mother], a compassion (how can I explain that?) Affliction and all those movements are movements of weakness, but that is something at once very strong and very sweet, almost like sorrow, and the whole, entire consciousness in the body rises like a prayer and an aspirationa pure prayer: Why are things still in this pitiful state, why? Why? And it instantly has an effect [in the sick person]. Unfortunately, the effect doesnt last; it doesnt last because certain conditions in others are still necessary. But its wonderful, you know! Its something so wonderful. And it makes one understand the necessity of a presence on this side, a presence capable of feeling, understanding still IN THE OTHER WAY, so the suffering of others may be a reality. And that also is taken into account, that also means time is needed, Patience is needed. Now the body knows ittheres no longer any im Patience; there is only, now and then, that sort of sorrow, especially when beings are full of aspiration, goodwill, faith, and in spite of it this suffering is still there, clinging. That on one side, and on the other, one thing: there is still a sort of horror and reprobation of acts of cruelty, of THE cruelty; thats And then, there is this awesome Poweryou feel, you can feel that a mere nothing, a simple little movement would, oh, bring about a catastrophe. So you have to keep that still, still, still so what happens may always be the best.
   Now stupidity, imbecility, ignorance, all those things are looked at with a Patience which waits for them to grow. But bad will and crueltyespecially viciousness, cruelty, what LOVES to cause suffering thats still difficult, one still has to keep a hold on oneself. In figurative language (not language, but a way of being), its Kali that wants to strike, and I have to tell her, Keep still, keep still. But thats a human transcription. All those gods, all those beings are real, they exist, but its a transcription. True truth is beyond all that.
   So there.

0 1968-06-15, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Its a question of Patience, of course. Question of Patience.
   (silence)

0 1968-08-28, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   At one point things were so acute Usually I dont lose Patience, but it had reached the point where everything, just everything in the being was as if annulled. Not only could I not speak, but my head was in a state it had never been in my whole existencepainful, you know. I couldnt see anything anymore, couldnt hear anything anymore. Then, one day (Ill tell you the experiences afterwards), one day when things were really it was difficult, painful all over, the body said, it said really very spontaneously and very strongly, I dont care in the least about being dissolved, I am quite ready to live, but this condition is impossible, it cannot go oneither live or die, but not this. And from that moment on, things started improving slightly. Little by little, they took their place and were sorted out.
   I took a few notes, which arent worth much, but I think they can be used (Mother looks for her notes on a table by her side). I cant see yet. I cant see, but I know.
  --
   That is to say, for a few minutes the body lost Patience. And then it knew, this fool, a few minutes later, it knew it had simply refused to accept a more total experiencevery well. You see, the body hadnt had the necessary courage or endurance or Patience or faith to accept a more total experience.
   Would you imagine that suddenly, I dont know I must say it wasnt pleasant (!), something came from outside, like a malicious suggestion telling me, If you get cured now, when you have to die youll have to go through this again.4 It was hideous! I think that was the cause of the bodys outburst.

0 1968-12-04, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   All that is something beginning. We must have Patience.
   Ive been wondering. All these last few weeks I have been waking up in the morning with aching eyes. Ive been wondering where it came from?

0 1968-12-11, #Agenda Vol 09, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Very well. We must wait Patience, Patienceuntil everything is ready.
   ***

0 1969-02-15, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The cells themselves were saying their effort to be transformed, and there was a Calm. (How can I explain this?) The body was saying its aspiration and will to prepare itself, and, not asking but striving to be what it should be; all that always with this question (its not the body that asks it, its the environment, those around the world, as if the world were asking the question): Will it continue, or will it have to dissolve? The body is like this (gesture of abandon, hands open upward), it says, What You will, Lord. But then, it knows the question is decided, and One doesnt want to tell itit accepts. It doesnt lose Patience, it accepts, it says, Very well, it will be as You will. But That which knows and That which doesnt answer is something that cant be expressed. It is yes, I think the only word that can describe the sensation it gives is an Absolutean Absolute. Absolute. Thats the sensation: of being in the presence of the Absolute. The Absolute: absolute Knowledge, absolute Will, absolute Power Nothing, nothing can resist. And then this Absolute (theres this sensation, concrete) is so merciful! But if we compare it with all that we regard as goodness, mercy ugh! thats nothing at all. Its THE Mercy with the absolute power and its not Wisdom, not Knowledge, its It has nothing to do with our process. And That is everywhere, its everywhere. Its the bodys experience. And to That it has given itself entirely, totally, without asking anythinganything. A single aspiration (same gesture, hands open upward), To be capable of being That, what That wills, of serving Thatnot even serving, of BEING That.
   But that state, which lasted for several hours never had this body, in the ninety-one years its been on earth, felt such happiness: freedom, absolute power, and no limits (gesture here and there and everywhere), no limits, no impossibilities, nothing. It was all other bodies were itself. There was no difference, it was only a play of the consciousness (gesture like a great Rhythm) moving about.

0 1969-04-16, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   (To Satprem:) Do you want Patience?
   Yes, Mother!

0 1969-05-24, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The only thing that really consoles it (but not for long) is the idea, What you are doing is useful for all; what you are doing isnt for you, a stupid little person, its for the whole entire creation to profit by it. Thats what gives it Patience.
   But when there are people with, you know, a great goodwill (with perhaps a little ambition) to do some work too, I tell them, If it comes, take it, but dont pull it to you. A part of the creation had to do the work for the whole (thats obviousobvious), and, well, what speaks [i.e., Mother] happens to be at least a part. There had to be someone. Thats good; its like that, so its like that; theres no point being Its like that, so its like that.

0 1969-07-19, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   And at the same time, a sense of (what should I call it?) unimportance, of nothingness, and then the sensation, the perception of the divine Presence, so concrete, so powerful that sometimes I get the feeling people will break down! (Mother laughs) Thats how it is: when theyre here I feel as if (gesture) That so-called accident of last Wednesday has had a very considerable effect on the body consciousness: its now very different. The perception of a Power limited only by the prudence of an infinite Patience. Like that. And at the same time well, what we might call remnants of personality, reduced to a musty and absolutely unimportant state.13 The two are there together. But its very difficult. For instance, theyve taken new photos [of Mother], yesterday I saw a number of them: I looked at them as I would look at the photos of someone elsethey were exactly like the photos of someone else! And I passed some comments, mon petit! (laughing) I remember the impression I had while looking at them. Well, I do think Ive changed quite a bit in appearance, too, havent I? Havent I changed?
   I wouldnt be able to say.

0 1969-08-27, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Oh, he didnt want to. He was all compassion, goodness, Patience.
   Twice I saw him get angry with hertwice. But he instantly got a grip on himself.

0 1969-10-18, #Agenda Vol 10, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   A trusting Patience.
   Ultimately, for everyone all is as well as it can be. Its always the old movements that get impatient. Of course, when you see the whole, im Patience was certainly created to counteract inertia but its over, that time is past.

0 1970-03-14, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   We have to struggle on, we need Patience, courage, will, trust but things are no longer just the way they are. Its the old thing trying to hang on tighthideous! Hideous. But its not like that anymore. Its not like that anymore.
   There.

0 1970-04-22, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   I see people from Auroville in rotation (once a week), in fact to try and work on this material, and its really interesting (people I dont know: every time I am brought one or two or three new ones; some stay on, and others come in rotation). I said, Those who want a bath of silence can come in turn, and not a word is spoken. Its really interesting. Well, there are people there who behave like and despite everything, they feel that what they are here is superior to what they are there. But the others would need to have a lot of Patience!
   (silence)

0 1970-06-20, #Agenda Vol 11, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   You see, the Force of transformation is working very, very strongly, and many people are like that: the functions are no longer normal, as they are called, that is to say, the functionings are changing, and so the first impression is always that of a disorder. But if one can put in the body this sort of tranquil Patience, you know, like that, free of worry, after a time things are fine. With digestion, for instance, one day you cant digest anything anymore, so you think that and then, if you stay VERY STILL, like that, without worryingabove all, without worryingyou see that it slowly takes on a different movement, and then its all right but in a different way, a completely new way.
   It SHOULD be like that, but I cant know, of course. It should be like that.

0 1972-01-12, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then Courage. Then Prudence, Charity, Justice, Goodness, Patience, Sweetness, Thoughtfulness. And then Gratitude.
   Yes.
  --
   Patience, Sweetness, Thoughtfulness.
   No. That was written before I met Sri Aurobindo.5

0 1972-04-26, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Then its all right. We must have Patience.
   (Mother presses her index finger against Sujatas chest:)

0 1972-05-27, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Naturally, to the ordinary eye, I am still an old woman sitting in a chair and unable to move freely. Although at times, I suddenly feel that if I stood up, I could walk perfectly well. But something tells me, Patience, Patience, Patience So I wait.
   And theres a persistent idea (hammering gesture) that if I can reach, if my body can reach one hundred, it will become young again. Its very persistent, but doesnt come from me, its like this (hammering gesture from above), so that I remain patient (although I am not impatient). Patience.
   From now to one hundred is six years?

0 1972-06-10, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Do you want Patience?
   (Sujata:) Very useful, Mother!

0 1972-06-17, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   The signs are increasingly clear, but what Patience one needs!
   The slightest wrong movement immediately provokes a dreadful discomfort. The merest trifle.
  --
   Mon petit, its Patience, Patience, Patience, Patience.
   (Mother plunges in, holding Satprems hands)

0 1972-07-01, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Do you like Patience?
   (Mother hands Satprem her garl and of Patience)
   Yes, one needs it, it seems.

0 1972-07-26, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   This (Mother points to the garlands of Patience around her wrists) is symbolic. Repeatedly its: Patience, Patience, Patience.
   But the others, too, must be patient. And you, you must be very patient.
  --
   Very patientdo you want my Patience? (Mother slips her garl and around Satprems wrist). And she too (to Sujata): tell me, do you want my Patience? (Mother gives another garland) Here.
   (silence)

0 1972-07-29, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   Do you like Patience?
   I dont know if I like it, but its useful!

0 1973-04-07, #Agenda Vol 13, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
   but people will never have the Patience to stand it, to take care of me. The task is colossal, a herculean task; theyre nice (Mother points to the bathroom), but theyre already doing their utmost, and I cant ask for more.
   Thats the problem.

03.02 - Yogic Initiation and Aptitude, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Needless to say that these tests and ordeals are mere externals; at any rate, they have no place in our sadhana. Such or similar virtues many people possess or may possess, but that is no indication that they have an opening to the true spiritual life, to the life divine that we seek. Just as accomplishments on the mental plane,keen intellect, wide studies, profound scholarship even in the scriptures do not entitle a man to the possession of the spirit, even so capacities on the vital plane,mere self-control, Patience and forbearance or endurance and perseverance do not create a claim to spiritual realisation, let alone physical austerities. In conformity with the Upanishadic standard, one may not be an unworthy son or an unworthy disciple, one may be strong, courageous, patient, calm, self-possessed, one may even be a consummate master of the senses and be endowed with other great virtues. Yet all this is no assurance of one's success in spiritual sadhana. Even one may be, after Shankara, a mumuksu, that is to say, have an ardent yearning for liberation. Still it is doubtful if that alone can give him liberation into the divine life.
   What then is the indispensable and unfailing requisite? What is it that gives you the right of entrance into the divine life? What is the element, the factor in you that acts as the open sesame, as a magic solvent?

05.01 - Man and the Gods, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Man possesses characters that mark him as an entity sui generis and give him the value that is his. First, toil and suffering and more failures than success have given him the quality of endurance and Patience, of humility and quietness. That is the quality of earth-natureearth is always spoken of by the poets and seers as all-bearing and all-forgiving. She never protests under any load put upon her, never rises in revolt, never in a hurry or in worry, she goes on with her appointed labour silently, steadily, calmly, unflinchingly. Human consciousness can take infinite pains, go through the infinite details of execution, through countless repetitions and mazes: Patience and perseverance are the very badge and blazon of the tribe. Ribhus, the artisans of immortalitychildren of Mahasaraswatiwere originally men, men who have laboured into godhood. Human nature knows to wait, wait infinitely, as it has all the eternity before it and can afford and is prepared to continue and persist life after life. I do not say that all men can do it and are of this nature; but there is this essential capacity in human nature. The gods, who are usually described as the very embodiment of calmness and firmness, of a serene and concentrated will to achieve, nevertheless suffer ill any delay or hindrance to their work. Man has not perhaps the even tenor, the steadiness of their movement, even though intense and fast flowing; but what man possesses is persistence through ups and downshis path is rugged with rise and fall, as the poet says. The steadiness or the staying power of the gods contains something of the nature of indifference, something hard in its grain, not unlike a crystal or a diamond. But human Patience, when it has formed and taken shape, possesses a mellowness, an understanding, a sweet reasonableness and a resilience all its own. And because of its intimacy with the tears of things, because of its long travail and calvary, human consciousness is suffused with a quality that is peculiarly human and humane that of sympathy, compassion, comprehension, the psychic feeling of closeness and oneness. The gods are, after all, egoistic; unless in their supreme supramental status where they are one and identical with the Divine himself; on the lower levels, in their own domains, they are separate, more or less immiscible entities, as it were; greater stress is laid here upon their individual functioning and fulfilment than upon their solidarity. Even if they have not the egoism of the Asuras that sets itself in revolt and antagonism to the Divine, still they have to the fullest extent the sense of a separate mission that each has to fulfil, which none else can fulfil and so each is bound rigidly to its own orbit of activity. There is no mixture in their workingsna me thate, as the Vedas say; the conflict of the later gods, the apple of discord that drove each to establish his hegemony over the rest, as narrated in the mythologies and popular legends, carry the difference to a degree natural to the human level and human modes and reactions. The egoism of the gods may have the gait of aristocracy about it, it has the aloofness and indifference and calm nonchalance that go often with nobility: it has a family likeness to the egoism of an ascetic, of a saintit is sttwic; still it is egoism. It may prove even more difficult to break and dissolve than the violent and ebullient rjasicpride of a vital being. Human failings in this respect are generally more complex and contain all shades and rhythms. And yet that is not the whole or dominant mystery of man's nature. His egoism is thwarted at every stepfrom outside, by, the force of circumstances, the force of counter-egoisms, and from inside, for there is there the thin little voice that always cuts across egoism's play and takes away from it something of its elemental blind momentum. The gods know not of this division in their nature, this schizophrenia, as the malady is termed nowadays, which is the source of the eternal strain of melancholy in human nature of which Matthew Arnold speaks, of the Shelleyan saddest thoughts: Nietzsche need not have gone elsewhere in his quest for the origin and birth of Tragedy. A Socrates discontented, the Christ as the Man of Sorrows, and Amitabha, the soul of pity and compassion are peculiarly human phenomena. They are not merely human weaknesses and failings that are to be brushed aside with a godlike disdain; but they contain and yield a deeper sap of life and out of them a richer fulfilment is being elaborated.
   Human understanding, we know, is a tangled skein of light and shademore shade perhaps than lightof knowledge and ignorance, of ignorance straining towards knowledge. And yet this limited and earthly frame that mind is has something to give which even the overmind of the gods does not possess and needs. It is indeed a frame, even though perhaps a steel frame, to hold and fix the pattern of knowledge, that arranges, classifies, consolidates effective ideas, as they are translated into facts and events. It has not the initiative, the creative power of the vision of a god, but it is an indispensable aid, a precious instrument for the canalisation and expression of that vision, for the intimate application of the divine inspiration to physical life and external conduct. If nothing else, it is a sort of blue print which an engineer of life cannot forego if he has to execute his work of building a new life accurately and beautifully and perfectly.

05.02 - Gods Labour, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 01, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is a long dredging process, tedious and arduous, requiring the utmost Patience and perseverance, even to the absolute degree. For Inconscience, in essence, although a contingent reality, local and temporal, and therefore transient, is nonetheless the hardest, most obdurate and resistant reality: it lies thick and heavy upon the human vehicle. It is massed layer upon layer. Its first formation in the higher altitudes of the mind is perhaps like a thin fluid deposit; it begins as anindividualised separative consciousness stressing more and more its exclusiveness. Through the lower ranges of the mind and the vitality it crystallises and condenses gradually; in the worlds of thinking and feeling, enjoying and dynamic activity, it has still a malleable and mixed consistency, but when it reaches and possesses the physical being, it becomes the impervious solid obscurity that Matter presents.
   The root of the Cosmic Evil is in Matter. From there it shoots up and overshadows the upper layers of our being and consciousness. Even if the mind is cleaned, the vital cleared, still if the physical consciousness is not sufficiently probed into, purified and reclaimed, then nothing permanent is done, one would build upon sand. All efforts, spiritual or other, at the regeneration and reformation of mankind and a good many individual endeavours too have come to a sorry end, because the foundation was not laid sufficiently deep and secure. One must dig into Matter as far down as possiblelike Rishi Agastya in the Vedaeven to the other end. For there is another mystery there, perhaps the Mystery of mysteries. The deeper you go down into Matter, as you clear up the jungle and bring in the higher light, you discover and unlock strange and mighty energies of consciousness secreted there, even like the uranium pile in the atomic world. It is revealed to you that Inconscience is not total absence of consciousness, it is simply consciousness asleep, in-gathered, entranced. And this nether consciousness is, after all, one with the supreme Consciousness. It is itself the best weapon to bring about its own transformation. Not only the higher self, but the lower self too must be salvaged and saved by its own selftman tmnam uddharet.

05.10 - Children and Child Mentality, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 03, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   There are two failings which a teacher must guard againstto which he is usually proneif he wishes to secure respect and obedience and trust from children: (I) telling a lie and (2) losing temper. A child can easily find out whether you are spinning a long yarn or not. He is inquisitive, irrepressively curious and, above all, he has his own manner and angle of looking at things. He puts questions about all things and subjects and in all ways that seem queer to an adult view. His answers too to questions, his solutions of problems are very unorthodox, bizarre. But it is all the more the task of the elder not only to put up with all these vagaries, but also with great sympathy and Patience to appreciate and understand what the child attempts to express. If you get irritated or angry and try to snub or brush him away, it would mean the end of all cordial relation between you and him. Or, again, if you try to hoodwink him, give a false answer to hide your ignorance, in that case too the child will not be deceived, he will find you out and lose all respect for you. It is far better to own your ignorance, saying you do not know than to pose as a knowing man; although that may affect to some extent his sense of hero-worship and he may not entertain any longer the unspoilt awe and esteem with which he was accustomed to look up to you, still you will not lose his affection and confidence. Infinite Patience and a temper that is never frayed or ruffled are demanded of the teacher and the parent who wish to guide and control successfully and happily a child. With that you can mould in the end the most refractory child, without that you will fail even with a child of goodwill.
   Wordsworth: We Are Seven

08.05 - Will and Desire, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   It is not a solution. The task is hard, demanding sustained effort and unshakable Patience. There are people, a good many, who, although no longer children, yet continue to be so all their life: they too do not understand reason. If you tell them, they are not reasonable and that it is not possible to be continually satisfying their desires, they simply think: "These people are quite unpleasant, they are not amiable." That is all.
   What one may try, in respect of a child, is to turn the direction of his desires, let him desire better things, better because more true and also more difficult to obtain. For example, when you see a child full of desires, put into him a desire of higher quality, that is to say, instead of desiring purely material objects which can give only a temporary satisfaction, one could awaken in him the desire to know, to learn, to become great and so on. That would indeed be a very good beginning. As these things are more difficult to secure, it will serve to develop, to streng then his will. Even if the difficulty is of a physical kind, if, for example, you give the child a doll to prepare, a Chinese puzzle to solve or a game of Patience, the effort helps in the development of concentration, perseverance, a certain clarity of ideas etc. You can in this way divert the child's will from wrong pursuits to right ones. True, it needs constant attendance and application on your part, but that seems to be the surest way. It is not easy, but it is the most effective.
   To say "no" does not cure, but to say "yes" does not cure either. I knew some persons who allowed their children to do as they pleased. There was one child who tried to eat anything he could get hold of. Naturally he fell sick and got disgusted in the end and cured of the habit. Still the method means risk. For example, a child one day got hold of a match-box and as he was not prevented, burnt himself in playing with it, although thereafter he did not touch a match-box any more. The method may be even catastrophic. For there are children who are dare-devils most children are soand when a desire possesses them they are stopped by nothing in the world. Some are fond of walking along the edge of walls or on house tops; some have an impulse to jump into water directly they see it. Even there are some who love to take the risk of crossing a road when a car is passing. If such children are allowed to go their way, the experiment may prove fatal sometimes. There are people who do allow their children to have this liberty arid take the risk. For they say prevention is not a cure. Children who are denied anything do not usually believe that what is denied is bad, they consider that a thing is called bad simply when one wishes to deny it. So would it not be better, it is argued, to concede the liberty? The theory is that individual liberty must be respected at all costs. Past experiences should not be placed before beings that are come newly into the world; they must get their own experiences, make their own experiments free from any burden of the past. Once I remonstrated with someone that a child should be forewarned about a possible accident, I was told in answer it was none of my business. And when I persisted in saying that the child might get killed, the answer was, "What if? Each one must follow his destiny. It is neither the duty nor the right of anybody to meddle in the affairs of others. If one goes on doing stupid things One will suffer the consequences oneself and most likely stop doing them of one's own accordwhich is hundredfold better than being forced by others to stop." But naturally there are cases when one stops indeed, but not in the way expected or wished for.

09.13 - On Teachers and Teaching, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   They who are successful here as teachers,I do not mean an external, artificial and superficial success,they who become truly good teachers, are exactly those who are capable of making an inner progress towards impersonalisation, capable of eliminating their egoism, becoming masters of their movements, possessing insight, comprehension of others and a Patience, proof against all test and trial.
   If you have passed through that discipline and succeeded, then you will not have wasted your time here. I ask everyone who accepts the work of giving lessons to accept it in that spirit. It is all very nice to be obliging, to give service, to be useful; it is a very good thing, certainly. But it is only one side, perhaps the most unimportant side of the question. The much greater, more important side is this, that you have been given the Grace so that you may arrive at mastering yourself, at an understanding of your subject and of other persons which you could not have done but for this opportunity. And if you have not profited during all these years that you have been teaching, well, it means you have wasted at least half of your time.

1.00 - Main, #The Book of Certitude, #Baha u llah, #Baha i
  It hath been decreed by God that, should any one of His servants intend to travel, he must fix for his wife a time when he will return home. If he return by the promised time, he will have obeyed the bidding of his Lord and shall be numbered by the Pen of His behest among the righteous; otherwise, if there be good reason for delay, he must inform his wife and make the utmost endeavour to return to her. Should neither of these eventualities occur, it behoveth her to wait for a period of nine months, after which there is no impediment to her taking another husband; but should she wait longer, God, verily, loveth those women and men who show forth Patience. Obey ye My commandments, and follow not the ungodly, they who have been reckoned as sinners in God's Holy Tablet. If, during the period of her waiting, word should reach her from her husband, she should choose the course that is praiseworthy. He, of a truth, desireth that His servants and His handmaids should be at peace with one another; take heed lest ye do aught that may provoke intransigence amongst you. Thus hath the decree been fixed and the promise come to pass. If, however, news should reach her of her husband's death or murder, and be confirmed by general report, or by the testimony of two just witnesses, it behoveth her to remain single; then, upon completion of the fixed number of months, she is free to adopt the course of her choosing. Such is the bidding of Him Who is mighty and powerful in His command.
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  Should resentment or antipathy arise between husb and and wife, he is not to divorce her but to bide in Patience throughout the course of one whole year, that perchance the fragrance of affection may be renewed between them. If, upon the completion of this period, their love hath not returned, it is permissible for divorce to take place. God's wisdom, verily, hath encompassed all things. The Lord hath prohibited, in a Tablet inscribed by the Pen of His command, the practice to which ye formerly had recourse when thrice ye had divorced a woman. This He hath done as a favour on His part, that ye may be accounted among the thankful. He who hath divorced his wife may choose, upon the passing of each month, to remarry her when there is mutual affection and consent, so long as she hath not taken another husband. Should she have wed again, then, by this other union, the separation is confirmed and the matter is concluded unless, clearly, her circumstances change. Thus hath the decree been inscribed with majesty in this glorious Tablet by Him Who is the Dawning-place of Beauty.
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1.01 - On knowledge of the soul, and how knowledge of the soul is the key to the knowledge of God., #The Alchemy of Happiness, #Al-Ghazali, #Sufism
  O, inquirer after divine mysteries! do you ask how it is known that the happiness of man consists in the knowledge of God, and that his enjoyment consists in the love of God ? We observe in reply, that every man's happiness is found in the place where he obtains enjoyment and tranquility. Thus sensual enjoyment is found in eating and drinking and the like. The enjoyment of anger is derived from taking revenge and from violence. The enjoyment of the eye consists in the view of correct images and agreeable objects. The enjoyment of the ear is secured in listening to harmonious voices. In the same way the enjoyment of the heart depends upon its being employed in that for which it was created, in learning to know every thing in its reality and truth. Hence, every man glories in what he knows, even if the thing is but of little importance. He [35] who knows how to play chess, boasts over him who does not know: and if he is looking on while a game of chess is played, it is of no use to tell him not to speak, for as soon as he sees an improper move, he has not Patience to restrain himself from showing his skill, and glorying in his knowledge, by pointing it out....
  Now that it is clear that the happiness of the heart consists in the knowledge and love of God, we may say that the heart that does not feel the necessity of the knowledge of God, and a longing for the love of God, but rather craves after and seeks the world, resembles a sick person who has no appetite for food, but even prefers such things as earth and clay to meat, regarding them as necessary, not-withstanding they have no nourishing qualities. If no remedy can be found, speedily, to recover his appetite for food, and if he continue indulging in perverse notions of what is necessary, his malady will grow in strength; until if he continue in this state, he will perish and lose the joys this world can give. In the same manner the heart which does not feel a necessity for the knowledge and love of God, and where the love of other objects reigns, is a heart that is sick and ready to perish, unless a remedy be applied, unless its affections be turned away from other things, and the love of God become predominant. Future bliss will be lost and eternal misery will be its portion. Our refuge is in God!

1.01 - The First Steps, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  This world has a good many of these demoniac natures, but there are some gods too. If one proposes to teach any science to increase the power of sense-enjoyment, one finds multitudes ready for it. If one undertakes to show the supreme goal, one finds few to listen to him. Very few have the power to grasp the higher, fewer still the Patience to attain to it. But there are a few also who know that even if the body can be made to live for a thousand years, the result in the end will be the same. When the forces that hold it together go away, the body must fall. No man was ever born who could stop his body one moment from changing. Body is the name of a series of changes. "As in a river the masses of water are changing before you every moment, and new masses are coming, yet taking similar form, so is it with this body." Yet the body must be kept strong and healthy. It is the best instrument we have.
  This human body is the greatest body in the universe, and a human being the greatest being. Man is higher than all animals, than all angels; none is greater than man. Even the Devas (gods) will have to come down again and attain to salvation through a human body. Man alone attains to perfection, not even the Devas. According to the Jews and Mohammedans, God created man after creating the angels and everything else, and after creating man He asked the angels to come and salute him, and all did so except Iblis; so God cursed him and he became Satan. Behind this allegory is the great truth that this human birth is the greatest birth we can have. The lower creation, the animal, is dull, and manufactured mostly out of Tamas. Animals cannot have any high thoughts; nor can the angels, or Devas, attain to direct freedom without human birth. In human society, in the same way, too much wealth or too much poverty is a great impediment to the higher development of the soul. It is from the middle classes that the great ones of the world come. Here the forces are very equally adjusted and balanced.

1.01 - The Four Aids, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  24:The surest way towards this integral fulfilment is to find the Master of the secret who dwells within us, open ourselves constantly to the divine Power which is also the divine Wisdom and Love and trust to it to effect the conversion. But it is difficult for the egoistic consciousness to do this at all at the beginning. And, if done at all, it is still difficult to do it perfectly and in every strand of our nature. It is difficult at first because our egoistic habits of thought, of sensation, of feeling block up the avenues by which we can arrive at the perception that is needed. It is difficult afterwards because the faith, the surrender, the courage requisite in this path are not easy to the ego-clouded soul. The divine working is not the working which the egoistic mind desires or approves; for it uses error in order to arrive at truth, suffering in order to arrive at bliss, imperfection in order to arrive at perfection. The ego cannot see where it is being led; it revolts against the leading, loses confidence, loses courage. These failings would not matter; for the divine Guide within is not offended by our revolt, not discouraged by our want of faith or repelled by our weakness; he has the entire love of the mother and the entire Patience of the teacher. But by withdrawing our assent from the guidance we lose the consciousness, though not all the actuality-not, in any case, the eventuality -- of its benefit. And we withdraw our assent because we fail to distinguish our higher Self from the lower through which he is preparing his self-revelation. As in the world, so in ourselves, we cannot see God because of his workings and, especially, because he works in us through our nature and not by a succession of arbitrary miracles. Man demands miracles that he may have faith; he wishes to be dazzled in order that he may see. And this im Patience, this ignorance may turn into a great danger and disaster if, in our revolt against the divine leading, we call in another distorting Force more satisfying to our impulses and desires and ask it to guide us and give it the Divine Name.
  25:But while it is difficult for man to believe in something unseen within himself, it is easy for him to believe in something which he can image as extraneous to himself. The spiritual progress of most human beings demands an extraneous support, an object of faith outside us. It needs an external image of God; or it needs a human representative, -- Incarnation, Prophet or Guru; or it demands both and receives them. For according to the need of the human soul the Divine manifests himself as deity, as human divine or in simple humanity, -- using that thick disguise, which so successfully conceals the Godhead, for a means of transmission of his guidance.
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  39:The ideal attitude of the Sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless Patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfilment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever-increasing mastery and pressure of rapidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneousness of the supreme divine Transformation.
  

1.01 - The Science of Living, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  must arm ourselves with Patience and endurance, with a determination to prolong our life as long as necessary for
  the success of our endeavour.
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  difficult part to discipline in the human being. It is a long and exacting labour requiring great Patience and
  perfect sincerity, for without sincerity you will deceive yourself from the very outset, and all endeavour for
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  as one deals with a rebellious child, with Patience and perseverance, showing it the truth and light, endeavouring
  to convince it and awaken in it the goodwill which has been veiled for a time. By means of such patient intervention

1.01 - Who is Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  attitudesgenerosity, ethical discipline, Patience, joyous effort, concentration, and wisdom.
  Tara, like Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara, Vajrapani, and others, is a Buddha.
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  This legend can inspire us not to lose faith in the arduous process of beneting beings. Such Patience and perseverance are necessary for as we know,
  ignorant beings such as we are at present often do the opposite of what
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  compassion, joy, equanimity, generosity, ethical discipline, Patience, enthusiasm, concentration, wisdom, and so forthalthough each manifestation
  may emphasize a particular quality. For example, Tara symbolizes enlightened activity, while Avalokiteshvara embodies compassion. Among the
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  paramitasgenerosity, ethics, Patience, joyous effort, concentration, and wisdomare fully integrated in her being and decorate her every activity.
  Tara is also adorned with three syllables: om at her crown chakra, ah at her

10.23 - Prayers and Meditations of the Mother, #Collected Works of Nolini Kanta Gupta - Vol 04, #Nolini Kanta Gupta, #Integral Yoga
   Ta 'voix est si modeste, si impartiale, si sublime de Patience et de misricorde qu' elle ne se fait entendre avec aucune autorit, aucune puissance de volont, mais comme une brise frache, douce et pure, comme un murmure cristallin qui donne la note d' harmonic dans le concert discordant. Seulement, pour celui qui sait couter la note, respirer la brise, elle contient de tels trsors de beaut, un tel parfum de pure srnit et de noble grandeur, que toutes les folles illusions s' vanouissent ou se transforment dans une joyeuse acceptation de la merveilleuse vrit entrevue.7
   Or more beautiful than the beautiful simplicity of these lines!
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   Thy voice is so modest, impartial, sublime in its Patience and its mercy that it does not make itself heard with any authority, any potency of will; it is like a cool, soft and pure breeze; it is like a crystalline murmur that imparts a note of harmony to a discordant concert. Only for him who knows how to listen to that note, how to brea the that breeze, it contains such a treasure of beauty and such a perfume of pure serenity and noble grandeur, that all extravagant illusions vanish or are transformed into a joyful acceptance of the marvellous truth that has been glimpsed.
   Like a flame that burns in silence, like a perfume that rises straight upward without wavering, my love goes to Thee. .

1.02 - Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  There are other parents who know that their children must be educated and who try to do what they can. But very few, even among those who are most serious and sincere, know that the first thing to do, in order to be able to educate a child, is to educate oneself, to become conscious and master of oneself so that one never sets a bad example to ones child. For it is above all through example that education becomes effective. To speak good words and to give wise advice to a child has very little effect if one does not oneself give him an example of what one teaches. Sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, Patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm, self-control are all things that are taught infinitely better by example than by beautiful speeches. Parents, have a high ideal and always act in accordance with it and you will see that little by little your child will reflect this ideal in himself and spontaneously manifest the qualities you would like to see expressed in his nature. Quite naturally a child has respect and admiration for his parents; unless they are quite unworthy, they will always appear to their child as demigods whom he will try to imitate as best he can.
  With very few exceptions, parents are not aware of the disastrous influence that their own defects, impulses, weaknesses and lack of self-control have on their children. If you wish to be respected by a child, have respect for yourself and be worthy of respect at every moment. Never be authoritarian, despotic, impatient or ill-tempered. When your child asks you a question, do not give him a stupid or silly answer under the pretext that he cannot understand you. You can always make yourself understood if you take enough trouble; and in spite of the popular saying that it is not always good to tell the truth, I affirm that it is always good to tell the truth, but that the art consists in telling it in such a way as to make it accessible to the mind of the hearer. In early life, until he is twelve or fourteen, the childs mind is hardly open to abstract notions and general ideas. And yet you can train it to understand these things by using concrete images, symbols or parables. Up to quite an advanced age and for some who mentally always remain children, a narrative, a story, a tale well told teach much more than any number of theoretical explanations.

1.02 - Meditating on Tara, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  punish him and be rude to him. Or, if were practicing Patience, instead
  of saying something nasty to him, we just ignore him. We easily react in this

1.02 - On detachment, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  8. Let us pay close attention to ourselves so that we are not deceived into thinking that we are following the strait and narrow way when in actual fact we are keeping to the wide and broad way. The following will show you what the narrow way means: mortification of the stomach, all-night standing, water in moderation, short rations of bread, the purifying draught of dishonour, sneers, derision, insults, the cutting out of ones own will, Patience in annoyances, unmurmuring endurance of scorn, disregard of insults, and the habit, when wronged, of bearing it sturdily; when slandered, of not being indignant; when humiliated, not to be angry; when condemned, to be humble. Blessed are they who follow the way we have just described, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.4
  9. No one will enter the heavenly bridechamber wearing a crown unless he makes the first, second and third renunciation. I mean the renunciation of all business, and people, and parents; the cutting out of ones will; and the third renunciation, of the conceit that dogs obedience. Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean world.5 For who amongst them has ever worked any miracles? Who has raised the dead? Who has driven out devils? No one. All these

1.02 - SADHANA PADA, #Patanjali Yoga Sutras, #Swami Vivekananda, #Hinduism
  the Yogi tells you; have Patience to learn it. And the Yogi
  shows how, by junction with this nature, and identifying itself

1.02 - The Age of Individualism and Reason, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  They found and held it with enthusiasm in the discoveries of physical Science. The triumphant domination, the all-shattering and irresistible victory of Science in nineteenth-century Europe is explained by the absolute perfection with which it at least seemed for a time to satisfy these great psychological wants of the Western mind. Science seemed to it to fulfil impeccably its search for the two supreme desiderata of an individualistic age. Here at last was a truth of things which depended on no doubtful Scripture or fallible human authority but which Mother Nature herself had written in her eternal book for all to read who had Patience to observe and intellectual honesty to judge. Here were laws, principles, fundamental facts of the world and of our being which all could verify at once for themselves and which must therefore satisfy and guide the free individual judgment, delivering it equally from alien compulsion and from erratic self-will. Here were laws and truths which justified and yet controlled the claims and desires of the individual human being; here a science which provided a standard, a norm of knowledge, a rational basis for life, a clear outline and sovereign means for the progress and perfection of the individual and the race. The attempt to govern and organise human life by verifiable Science, by a law, a truth of things, an order and principles which all can observe and verify in their ground and fact and to which therefore all may freely and must rationally subscribe, is the culminating movement of European civilisation. It has been the fulfilment and triumph of the individualistic age of human society; it has seemed likely also to be its end, the cause of the death of individualism and its putting away and burial among the monuments of the past.
  For this discovery by individual free-thought of universal laws of which the individual is almost a by-product and by which he must necessarily be governed, this attempt actually to govern the social life of humanity in conscious accordance with the mechanism of these laws seems to lead logically to the suppression of that very individual freedom which made the discovery and the attempt at all possible. In seeking the truth and law of his own being the individual seems to have discovered a truth and law which is not of his own individual being at all, but of the collectivity, the pack, the hive, the mass. The result to which this points and to which it still seems irresistibly to be driving us is a new ordering of society by a rigid economic or governmental Socialism in which the individual, deprived again of his freedom in his own interest and that of humanity, must have his whole life and action determined for him at every step and in every point from birth to old age by the well-ordered mechanism of the State.1 We might then have a curious new version, with very important differences, of the old Asiatic or even of the old Indian order of society. In place of the religio-ethical sanction there will be a scientific and rational or naturalistic motive and rule; instead of the Brahmin Shastrakara the scientific, administrative and economic expert. In the place of the King himself observing the law and compelling with the aid and consent of the society all to tread without deviation the line marked out for them, the line of the Dharma, there will stand the collectivist State similarly guided and empowered. Instead of a hierarchical arrangement of classes each with its powers, privileges and duties there will be established an initial equality of education and opportunity, ultimately perhaps with a subsequent determination of function by experts who shall know us better than ourselves and choose for us our work and quality. Marriage, generation and the education of the child may be fixed by the scientific State as of old by the Shastra. For each man there will be a long stage of work for the State superintended by collectivist authorities and perhaps in the end a period of liberation, not for action but for enjoyment of leisure and personal self-improvement, answering to the Vanaprastha and Sannyasa Asramas of the old Aryan society. The rigidity of such a social state would greatly surpass that of its Asiatic forerunner; for there at least there were for the rebel, the innovator two important concessions. There was for the individual the freedom of an early Sannyasa, a renunciation of the social for the free spiritual life, and there was for the group the liberty to form a sub-society governed by new conceptions like the Sikh or the Vaishnava. But neither of these violent departures from the norm could be tolerated by a strictly economic and rigorously scientific and unitarian society. Obviously, too, there would grow up a fixed system of social morality and custom and a body of socialistic doctrine which one could not be allowed to question practically, and perhaps not even intellectually, since that would soon shatter or else undermine the system. Thus we should have a new typal order based upon purely economic capacity and function, guakarma, and rapidly petrifying by the inhibition of individual liberty into a system of rationalistic conventions. And quite certainly this static order would at long last be broken by a new individualist age of revolt, led probably by the principles of an extreme philosophical Anarchism.

1.02 - The Stages of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  Enlightenment proceeds from very simple processes. Here, too, it is a matter of developing certain feelings and thoughts which slumber in every human being and must be awakened. It is only when these simple processes are carried out with unfailing Patience, continuously and conscientiously, that they can lead to the perception of the inner light-forms. The first step is taken by observing different natural objects in a particular way; for instance, a transparent and beautifully formed stone (a crystal), a plant, and an animal. The student should endeavor, at first, to direct his whole attention to a comparison of the stone with the animal in the following manner. The thoughts here mentioned should pass through his soul accompanied by vivid feelings, and no other thought, no other feeling, must mingle with them and disturb what should be an intensely
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   should become known, in order to prevent error causing great harm. No harm can come to anyone following the way here described, so long as he does not force matters. Only, one thing should be noted: no student should spend more time and strength upon these exercises than he can spare with due regard to his station in life and to his duties; nor should he change anything, for the time being, in the external conditions of his life through taking this path. Without Patience no genuine results can be attained. After doing an exercise for a few minutes, the student must be able to stop and continue quietly his daily work, and no thought of these exercises should mingle with the day's work. No one is of use as an esoteric student or will ever attain results of real value who has not learned to wait in the highest and best sense of the word.
  The Control of Thoughts and Feelings
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   thought. He must never cease repeating to himself that he may have made quite considerable progress after a certain interval of time, though it may not be apparent to him in the way he perhaps expected; otherwise he can easily lose heart and abandon all attempts after a short time. The powers and faculties to be developed are of a most subtle kind, and differ entirely in their nature from the conceptions previously formed by the student. He had been accustomed to occupy himself exclusively with the physical world; the world of spirit and soul had been concealed from his vision and concepts. It is therefore not surprising if he does not immediately notice the powers of soul and spirit now developing in him. In this respect there is a possibility of discouragement for those setting out on the path to higher knowledge, if they ignore the experience gathered by responsible investigators. The teacher is aware of the progress made by his pupil long before the latter is conscious of it He knows how the delicate spiritual eyes begin to form themselves long before the pupil is aware of this, and a great part of what he has to say is couched in such terms as to prevent the pupil from losing Patience
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   time. The attempt will most likely fail hundreds and hundreds of times. It is just a question of not losing Patience. After many attempts you will succeed in experiencing a feeling In your soul corresponding to the state of soul of the person observed, and you will begin to notice that through this feeling a power grows in your soul that leads to spiritual insight into the state of soul of the other. A picture experienced as luminous appears in your field of vision. This spiritually luminous picture is the so-called astral embodiment of the desire observed in that soul. Again the impression of this picture may be described as flame-like, yellowish-red in the center, and reddish-blue or lilac at the edges. Much depends on treating such spiritual experiences with great delicacy. The best thing is not to speak to anyone about them except to your teacher, if you have one. Attempted descriptions of such experiences in inappropriate words usually only lead to gross self-deception. Ordinary terms are employed which are not intended for such things, and are therefore too gross and clumsy. The consequence is that in the attempt to clo the the experience in words we are misled into blending the actual experience
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1.02 - The Virtues, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  And around Charity thronged a shining escort, Kindness, Patience, Gentleness, Solicitude, and many others.
  All of them are there, or so at least they think.

1.03 - Questions and Answers, #Book of Certitude, #unset, #Integral Yoga
  ANSWER: Should he have omitted to fix a time for his return despite being aware of the stipulation of the Kitab-i-Aqdas in this regard, his wife should wait for one full year, after which she shall be free either to adopt the course that is praiseworthy, or to choose for herself another husband. If, however, he be unaware of this stipulation, she should abide in Patience until such time as God shall please to disclose to her his fate. By the course that is praiseworthy in this connection is meant the exercise of Patience.
  5. QUESTION: Concerning the holy verse: "When We heard the clamour of the children as yet unborn, We doubled their share and decreased those of the rest."
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  11. QUESTION: If intercourse take place between a couple during their year of Patience, and they become estranged again thereafter, must they recommence their year of Patience, or may the days preceding the intercourse be included in the reckoning of the year? And once divorce hath taken place, is it necessary that a further period of waiting be observed?
  ANSWER: Should affection be renewed between the couple during their year of Patience, the marriage tie is valid, and what is commanded in the Book of God must be observed; but once the year of Patience hath been completed and that which is decreed by God taketh place, a further period of waiting is not required. Sexual intercourse between husb and and wife is forbidden during their year of Patience, and whoso committeth this act must seek God's forgiveness, and, as a punishment, render to the House of Justice a fine of nineteen mithqals of gold.
  12. QUESTION: Should antipathy develop between a couple after the Marriage Verses have been read and the dowry paid, may divorce take place without observance of the year of Patience?
  ANSWER: Divorce may legitimately be sought after the reading of the Marriage Verses and payment of the dowry, but before the consummation of the marriage. In such circumstances there is no need for observance of a year of Patience, but recovery of the dowry payment is not permissible.
  13. QUESTION: Is the consent of the parents on both sides prerequisite to marriage, or is that of the parents on one side sufficient? Is this law applicable only to virgins or to others as well?
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  19. QUESTION: Should a person plan to migrate from his country, and his wife be opposed and the disagreement culminate in divorce, and should his preparations for the journey extend until a year hath passed, may this period be counted as the year of Patience, or should the day the couple part be regarded as the starting-point of that year?
  ANSWER: The starting-point for computation is the day the couple part, and if, therefore, they have separated a year before the husband's departure, and if the fragrance of affection hath not been renewed between the couple, divorce may take place. Otherwise the year must be counted from the day of his departure, and the conditions set forth in the Kitab-i-Aqdas observed.
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  38. QUESTION: Concerning divorce, which must be preceded +F1 The vernal equinox in the northern hemisphere by a year of Patience: if only one of the parties is inclined toward conciliation, what is to be done?
  ANSWER: According to the commandment revealed in the Kitab-i-Aqdas, both parties must be content; unless both are willing, reunion cannot take place.
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  40. QUESTION: If during the year of Patience the fragrance of affection be renewed, only to be succeeded by antipathy, and the couple waver between affection and aversion throughout the year, and the year endeth in antipathy, can divorce take place or not?
  ANSWER: In each case at any time antipathy occurreth, the year of Patience beginneth on that day, and the year must run its full course.
  41. QUESTION: The residence and personal clothing of the deceased have been assigned to the male, not female, offspring, nor to the other heirs; should the deceased have left no male offspring, what is to be done?
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  73. QUESTION: If, upon completion of the year of Patience, the husb and refuseth to allow divorce, what course should be adopted by the wife?
  ANSWER: When the period is ended divorce is effected. However, it is necessary that there be witnesses to the beginning and end of this period, so that they can be called upon to give testimony should the need arise.

1.03 - Some Practical Aspects, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
  A particular effort must be made to cultivate the quality of Patience. Every symptom of im Patience produces a paralyzing, even a destructive effect on the higher faculties that slumber in us. We must not expect an immeasurable view into the higher worlds from one day to the next, for we should assuredly be disappointed. Contentment with the smallest fragment attained, repose and tranquility, must more and more take possession of the soul. It is quite understandable that the student should await results with im Patience; but he will achieve nothing so long as he fails to master this im Patience. Nor is it of any use to combat this im Patience merely in the ordinary sense, for it will become only that much stronger. We overlook
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  Along with gentleness, another quality will presently be developed in the soul of the student: that of quietly paying attention to all the subtleties in the soul-life of his environment, while reducing to absolute silence any activity within his own soul. The soul-life of his environment will impress itself on him in such a way that his own soul will grow, and as it grows, become regular in its structure, as a plant expanding in the sunlight. Gentleness and patient reserve open the soul to the soul-world and the spirit to the spirit-world. Persevere in silent inner seclusion; close the senses to all that they brought you before your training; reduce to absolute immobility all the thoughts which, according to your previous habits, surged within you; become quite still and silent within, wait in Patience, and then the higher worlds will begin to fashion and perfect the organs
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1.03 - Tara, Liberator from the Eight Dangers, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  or suffering, is the antidote to anger. Patience does not mean passively giving in or foolishly condoning harm. Rather, it produces a certain mental stability so that our compassion and open-mindedness remain steady. Patience
  calms our mind so that with clarity and wisdom we can consider various
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  harm to everyone in the situation. With Patience, we are able to act rmly
  sometimes with peaceful strength, other times with assertive compassion.
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  ethical discipline, Patience, joyous effort, concentration, wisdom, and so
  forthwe accumulate positive potential as if we had that admirable attitude

1.03 - The Desert, #The Red Book Liber Novus, #unset, #Integral Yoga
  After a hard struggle I have come a piece of the way nearer to you. How hard this struggle was! I had fallen into an undergrowth of doubt, confusion, and scorn. I recognize that I must be alone with my soul. I come with empty hands to you, my soul. What do you want to hear? But my soul spoke to me and said, If you come to a friend, do you come to talk? I knew that this should not be so, but it seems to me that I am poor and empty. I would like to sit down near you and at least feel the breath of your animating presence. My way is hot sand. All day long, sandy, dusty paths. My Patience is sometimes weak, and once I despaired of myself as you know.
  My soul answered and said, You speak to me as if you were a child complaining to its mother. I am not your mother. I do not want to complain, but let me say to you that mine is a long and dusty road. You are to me like a shady tree in the wilderness. I would like to enjoy your shade. But my soul answered, You are pleasure-seeking. Where is your Patience? Your time has not yet run its course. Have you forgotten why you went into the desert?
  My faith is weak, my face is blind from all that shimmering blaze of the desert sun. The heat lies on me like lead. Thirst torments me, I dare not think how unendingly long my way is, and above all, I see nothing in front of me. But the soul answered, You speak as if you have still learned nothing. Can you not wait? Should everything fall into your lap ripe and finished? You are full, yes, you teem with intentions and desirousness! Do you still not know that the way to truth stands open only to those without intentions?

1.03 - The House Of The Lord, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  There were occasions, though rare, when we had to intrude upon his strict privacy. An urgent call from the Ashram Press about some proof corrections of his book demanded his immediate attention. I cautiously approached from behind and stood near him. He asked without turning my way, in an impersonal tone, "What is it?" A moment's ripple in the vast even ocean of silence. The Mother always felt that pervasive silence whenever she entered the room. I informed him of the queries from the Press. There were some proof-readers who had the Johnsonian mind; they could not accept Sri Aurobindo's flexible use of prepositions or some new turns of phrases. Either they thought these were due to oversight or was it their grammarian pedantry that made them wiser than he? At last he had to remark, "Let them not interfere with my English!" His admonitions were always gentle. When the Mother heard about it, she observed, "How do they dare correct his English? Sri Aurobindo is a gentleman; he won't say anything that might hurt I am not a gentleman." We understood very well what the Mother meant. A few anecdotes to illustrate the point. When Sri Aurobindo was living with his family in Calcutta, Sarojini, his younger sister, made frequent complaints about the rudeness and impertinence of their cook. Sri Aurobindo simply listened and forgot all about it. Sarojini at last lost her Patience and urged upon him a drastic step. Sri Aurobindo called the cook in a grave voice and asked, "I hear you have behaved rudely. Don't do it again!" Everybody was disappointed at this anticlimax and realised that no further strictness could be expected of him. So too when the Mother once brought a complaint to him against a sadhak who, in a fit of temper, had beaten somebody, "This is the third time! What should be done? I want your sanction, Lord," she said. Sri Aurobindo calmly replied, "Let him be given a final warning." We knew very well that this "final warning" could not be really final.
  The long stretch of silence ceased only with the arrival of his first and principal meal of the day. Still we hardly ever heard him express that his "stomach was getting unsteady". The day's second meal, supper, had to be quite light. Let me stress one thing at the very outset: in his whole tenor of life, he followed the rule laid down by the Gita, moderation in everything. This was his teaching as well as his practice. To look at the outward commonplaceness of his life, eating, sleeping, joking, etc., and to make a leaping statement that here was another man like oneself, would be logical, but not true. Similarly in Sri Aurobindo's Yoga, even a high experience must not disturb the normal rhythm of life. Naturally, I was extremely curious, and so were the others, I believe, to see what kind of food he took; had he any preference for a particular dish and how much had he in common with our taste? We had to wait a long time before he regained his health, and could sit up and "enjoy" a proper meal. As soon as people learnt about it, dishes from various sadhikas began to pour in as for the Deity in the temple. And just as the Deity does, so did he, or rather the Mother did on his behalf: only a little from a dish was offered to him and all the rest was sent back as prasd. For his regular meal, there were a few devotees like Amiya, Nolina and Mridu selected by the Mother for their good cooking, which Sri Aurobindo specially liked. Mridu was a simple Bengali village widow. She, like other ladies here, called Sri Aurobindo her father, and took great pride in cooking for him. Her "father" liked her luchis very much, she would boast, and these creations of hers have been immortalised by him in one of his letters to her. She was given to maniacal fits of threatening suicide, and Sri Aurobindo would console her with, "If you commit suicide, who will cook luchis for me?" Her cooking got such wide publicity that the house she lived in was named Prasd. Food from the devotees, though tasty, was sometimes too greasy or spicy, and once it did not agree with him. So a separate kitchen, known as the Mother's Kitchen, was started for preparing only the Mother's and Sri Aurobindo's food. It was done under the most perfect hygienic conditions following the Mother's own special instructions. Her insistence is always on cleanliness. (She said in a recent message: Cleanliness is the first indispensable step towards the supramental manifestation...) I questioned Sri Aurobindo about this: "I wonder why the Divine is so particular about contagion, infection, etc. Is he vulnerable to the virus and the microbe?" He replied, "And why on earth should you expect the Divine to feed himself on germs and bacilli and poisons of all kinds? Singular theology, yours!"
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  About an hour after food, came the bath. I have described the sponge-bath. Now I shall speak of the shower-bath, given with a spraying arrangement. For this kind of bath to be possible we had to wait for over two years. He would take some rest after his meal, then get up and sit on the edge of the bed waiting for the Mother's arrival. In the interval he would do the leg exercises prescribed by Dr. Manilal. Sometimes if she was late in coming, we used to fidget but Sri Aurobindo was an image of Patience. Now and then if he felt drowsy, Champaklal would put a few pillows as back-rest and support them from behind till the Mother came. Then he would start walking in her presence for about half an hour. One may be tempted to ask, "Why should he walk in her presence?" It was certainly not for any physical reason. As Sri Aurobindo's walking had not yet become steady, the Mother's presence was necessary to protect him from any harm that could be caused by occult forces that is how I understand it. Just as Sri Aurobindo used to protect the Mother, she protected him, when needed: it was the role of the Lord and the Shakti. These are occult phenomena beyond our human intelligence. After her departure, he would go to the adjacent room which had been turned into a small bathroom, with walls of glazed tiles, the floor of mosaic and there was constant supply of hot and cold water. After long years of austerity, affluence and luxury indeed! The Divine also passes through hardships, though with a smile! The bath itself was simple enough, not taking more than half an hour. This again was like the bath of the temple Deity in a shrine, except that here the Deity was in a human body one of the most sensitive. The Deity, entirely passive, submitted himself to the care of the attendants, the sevaks who did what they thought best. In this priestly act of ablution, we felt a thrill as we touched and cleansed his body, part by part. As the face was rubbed, he closed his eyes, leaned in front or back when these parts were done respectively, and when one arm was lifted for cleaning, his hand gently pressed the fingers of the operator. Finally came the turn of the two small and dainty feet all the activities going on silently and in mutual understanding, while the conversation proceeded simultaneously. Another operation that we, following the ancient traditional practice, undertook during the bath for a short time, at the earnest request of some devotees, was what we call "sipping of water touched by the feet of the Deity". Sri Aurobindo granted the boon and even put forward his feet so that we could wash them and collect the water in a bowl.
  After the bath when the word "finished" was uttered, he would rise and walk to his bed for rest. We would Put a sprinkling of talcum powder on his body. Then relaxing himself, he would enjoy a calm repose.

1.03 - The Human Disciple, #Essays On The Gita, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   word: speak one thing decisively by which I can attain to what is the best." It is always the pragmatic man who has no value for metaphysical thought or for the inner life except when they help him to his one demand, a dharma, a law of life in the world or, if need be, of leaving the world; for that too is a decisive action which he can understand. But to live and act in the world, yet be above it, this is a "mingled" and confusing word the sense of which he has no Patience to grasp.
  The rest of Arjuna's questions and utterances proceed from the same temperament and character. When he is told that once the soul-state is assured there need be no apparent change in the action, he must act always by the law of his nature, even if the act itself seem faulty and deficient compared with that of another law than his own, he is troubled. The nature! but what of this sense of sin in the action with which he is preoccupied? is it not this very nature which drives men as if by force and even against their better will into sin and guilt? His practical intelligence is baffled by Krishna's assertion that it was he who in ancient times revealed to Vivasvan this Yoga, since lost, which he is now again revealing to Arjuna, and by his demand for an explanation he provokes the famous and oft-quoted statement of Avatarhood and its mundane purpose. He is again perplexed by the words in which Krishna continues to reconcile action and renunciation of action and asks once again for a decisive statement of that which is the best and highest, not this "mingled" word. When he realises fully the nature of the Yoga which he is bidden to embrace, his pragmatic nature accustomed to act from mental will and preference and desire is appalled by its difficulty and he asks what is the end of the soul which attempts and fails, whether it does not lose both this life of human activity and thought and emotion which it has left behind and the Brahmic consciousness to which it aspires and falling from both perish like a dissolving cloud?

1.03 - The Phenomenon of Man, #Let Me Explain, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  thousands of species. They are striving with infinite Patience
  to link the human form anatomically to that of the other

1.04 - ADVICE TO HOUSEHOLDERS, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  "One day Jatindra came to the garden of Jadu Mallick. I was there too. I asked him: 'What is the duty of man? Isn't it our duty to think of God?' Jatindra replied: 'We are worldly people. How is it possible for us to achieve liberation? Even King Yudhisthira had to have a vision of hell.' This made me very angry. I said to him: 'What sort of man are you? Of all the incidents of Yudhisthira's life, you remember only his seeing hell. You don't remember his truthfulness, his forbearance, his Patience, his discrimination, his dispassion, his devotion to God.' I was about to say many more things, when Hriday stopped my mouth. After a little while Jatindra left the place, saying he had some other business to attend to.
  "Many days later I went with Captain to see Rj Sourindra Tagore. As soon as I met him, I said, 'I can't address you as "Rj", or by any such title, for I should be telling a lie.' He talked to me a few minutes, but even so our conversation was interrupted by the frequent visits of Europeans and others. A man of rajasic temperament, Sourindra was naturally busy with many things. Jatindra his eldest brother, had been told of my coming, but he sent word that he had a pain in his throat and couldn't go out.

1.04 - A Leader, #Words Of Long Ago, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  Put no more weapons in the hands of your adversaries, be irreproachable before them, set them an example of courageous Patience, of uprightness and justice; then your triumph will be near at hand, for right will be on your side, integral right, in the means as in the goal.
  He had been listening to me carefully, occasionally nodding in agreement. After a silence full of thoughts, in which we could feel brooding around him all the painful hopes, all the burning aspirations of his companions in strife:

1.04 - BOOK THE FOURTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  You too would peevish frown, and Patience want
  To hear, how Celmis grew an adamant.

1.04 - On blessed and ever-memorable obedience, #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  But let us not fail, if you agree, to describe clearly in our treatise the weapons of these brave warriors: how they hold the shield of faith in God and their trainer,2 and with it they ward off, so to speak, every thought of unbelief and vacillation; how they constantly raise the drawn sword of the Spirit and slay every wish of their own that approaches them; how, clad in the iron armour of meekness and Patience, they avert every insult and injury and missile. And for a helmet of salvation they have their superiors protection through prayer. And they do not stand with their feet together, for one is stretched out in service and the other is immovable in prayer.
  Obedience is absolute renunciation of our own life, clearly expressed in our bodily actions. Or, conversely, obedience is the mortification of the limbs while the mind remains alive. Obedience is unquestioning movement, voluntary death, simple life, carefree danger, spontaneous defence by God, fearlessness of death, a safe voyage, a sleepers progress. Obedience is the tomb of the will and the resurrection of humility. A corpse does not argue or reason as to what is good or what seems to be bad. For he who has devoutly put the soul of the novice to death will answer for everything. Obedience is an abandonment of discernment in a wealth of discernment.
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  When he had spent seven years there, he attained to deep humility and compunction. Then the glorious father, after the lawful seven years and the mans incomparable Patience, judged him fully worthy to be numbered among the brethren and wanted to profess him and have him ordained. But Isidore through others and through my feeble intervention, implored the shepherd many times to let him finish his course as he was living before, vaguely hinting that his end and call were drawing near. And that was actually the case. For when his director had allowed him to remain as he was, ten days later in his lowliness he passed gloriously to the Lord. And on the seventh day after his own falling asleep, the porter of the monastery was also taken. For the blessed man had said to him: If I have found favour in the sight of the Lord, in a short time you also will be inseparably joined to me there.1 And that is what happened, in witness of his unashamed obedience and divine humility.
  1 I.e. just as they were joined at the gate.
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  great elder, for the edification of the others, pretended to get angry with him in church, and ordered him to be sent out before the time. Knowing that he was innocent of what the pastor accused him, when we were alone I began to plead the cause of the bursar before the great man. But the wise director said: And I too know, Father, that he is not guilty, but just as it would be a pity and wrong to snatch bread from the mouth of a starving child, so too the director of souls does harm both to himself and to the ascetic if he does not give him frequent opportunities to obtain crowns such as the superior considers he merits at every hour by bearing insults, dishonour, contempt or mockery. For three very serious wrongs are done: first, the director himself is deprived of the rewards which he would receive for corrections and punishments; secondly, the director acts unjustly when by virtue of that one person he could have brought profit to others, but does not do so; and thirdly, the most serious harm is that often the very people who seem to be most hard-working and patient, if left for a time without blame or reproach from the superior as people confirmed in virtue, lose the meekness and Patience they previously had. For even land that is good and fruitful and fertile, if left without the water of dishonour, can revert to forest and produce the thorns of vanity, cowardice and audacity. Knowing this, that great Apostle sent word to Timothy: Keep at it, reprove, rebuke them in season and out of season.1
  I disputed the matter with that true director, and reminded him of the infirmity of our race, and that the undeserved, or perhaps not undeserved, punishment may make many break away from the flock. Again that temple of wisdom said: A soul attached to the shepherd with love and faith for Christs sake will not leave him even if it were at the price of his blood, and especially if he has received through him the healing of his wounds, for he remembers him who says: Neither angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor any other creature can separate us from the love of Christ.2 But if the soul is not attached, bound and devoted to the shepherd in this way, then I wonder if such a man is not living in this place in vain, for he is united to the shepherd by a hypocritical and false obedience. And truly this great man is not deceived, but he has directed, led to perfection and offered to Christ unblemished sacrifices.
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  Let us hear and wonder at the wisdom of God found in ear then vessels. When I was in the same monastery, I was amazed at the faith and Patience of the novices, and how they bore rebukes and insults from the superior with invincible fortitude, and some times even expulsion; and endured this not only from the superior but even from those far below him. For my spiritual edification I questioned one of the brothers called Abbacyrus who had lived fifteen years in the monastery. For I saw that almost all greatly maltreated him, and those who served drove him out of the refectory almost every day because the brother was by nature just a little too talkative. And I said to him: Brother Abbacyrus, why do I see you being driven out of the refectory every day, and often going to bed without supper? He replied: Believe me, Father, my fathers are testing me to see whether I am really a monk. But they are not doing this in real earnest. And knowing the great mans aim and theirs, I bear all this without getting depressed; and I have done so now for fifteen years. For on my entry into the monastery they themselves told me that those who renounce the world are tested for thirty years. And rightly, Father John, for without trial gold is not purified.
  This heroic Abbacyrus lived in the monastery for two years after my coming there, and then passed to the Lord. Just before his death he said to the Fathers: I am thankful, thankful to the Lord and to you. For having been tempted by you for my salvation, I have lived for seventeen years without temptations from devils. The just shepherd duly rewarded him and ordered him, as a confessor, to be buried with the local saints.
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  I should be quite unjust to all enthusiasts for perfection if I were to bury in the tomb of silence the achievement and reward of Macedonius, the first of the deacons there. This man, so consecrated to the Lord, just before the feast of the Holy Theophany,1 actually two days before it, once asked the pastor for permission to go to Alexandria for a certain personal need of his, promising to return from the city as soon as possible for the approaching festival and the preparation for it. But the devil, the hater of good, hindered the archdeacon, and though released by the abbot, he did not return to the monastery for the holy feast at the time appointed by the superior. On his returning a day late, the pastor deposed him from the diaconate and put him in the rank of the lowest novices. But that good deacon of Patience and archdeacon of endurance accepted the fathers decision as calmly as if another had been punished and not himself. And when he had spent forty days in that state, the wise pastor raised him again to his own rank. But scarcely a day had passed before the archdeacon begged the pastor to leave him in his former discipline and dishonour, saying: I committed an unforgivable sin in the city. But knowing that Macedonius was telling him an untruth and that he sought punishment only for the sake of humility, the Saint yielded to the good wish of the ascetic. Then what a sight there was! An honoured elder with white hair spending his days as a novice and sincerely begging everyone to pray for him. For, said he, I fell into the fornication of disobedience. But this great Macedonius in secret told me, lowly though I am, why he voluntarily pursued such a humiliating course of life. Never, he assured me, have I felt in myself such relief from every conflict and such sweetness of divine light as now. It is the property of angels, he continued, not to fall, and even, as some say, it is quite impossible for them to fall. It is the property of men to fall, and to rise again as often as this may happen. But it is the property of devils, and devils alone, not to rise once they have fallen.
  1 I.e. the feast of the Baptism of Christ, corresponding to some extent to the Western Epiphany.
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  The fathers of that place told us of many triumphs of this most saintly Menas, and amongst others the following: Once the superior wanted to test his God-given Patience. In the evening Menas came to the abbots cell, and having prostrated before the abbot, asked him as usual to give him instruction. But the abbot left him lying on the ground till the hour of the Office, and only then blessed him; and having rebuked him for being fond of self-display and for being impatient, he ordered him to get up. The holy man knew Menas would bear all this courageously, and therefore he made this scene for the edification of all. A disciple of Saint Menas confirmed what was told us about his director, and added: I was inquisitive to know whether sleep overcame him while he lay prostrate before the abbot. But he assured me that while lying on the ground he had recited by heart the whole psalter.
  I must not fail to adorn the crown of this step with this emerald. Once I started a discussion on silence with some of the most experienced elders in the community. With a smile on their faces and in jovial mood they said to me in a friendly way: We, Father John, being material, live a material life, preferring to wage war according to the measure of our weakness, and considering it better to struggle with men, who are sometimes fierce and some times penitent, than with demons who are continually raging and up in arms against us!
  One of those ever-memorable fathers who had great love for me according to God and was very outspoken, once said to me kindly: If, wise man, you have within you the power of him who said, I can do all things in Christ who streng thens me;1 if the Holy Spirit has descended upon you with the dew of purity, as upon the Holy Virgin; if the power of the Highest has over shadowed you with Patience; then like the Man (Christ our God), gird your loins with the towel of obedience; and having risen from the supper of silence, wash the feet of the brethren in a spirit of contrition; or rather, roll yourself under the feet of the community in spiritual self-abasement. At the gate of your heart place strict and unsleeping guards. Control your wandering mind in your distracted body. Amidst the actions and movements of your limbs, practise mental quiet (hesychia). And, most paradoxical of all, in the midst of commotion be unmoved in soul. Curb your tongue which rages to leap into arguments. Seventy times seven in the day wrestle with this tyrant. Fix your mind to your soul as to the wood of a cross to be struck like an anvil with blow upon blow of the hammers, to be mocked, abused, ridiculed and wronged, without being in the least crushed or broken, but continuing to be quite calm and immovable. Shed your own will as a garment of shame, and thus stripped of it enter the practice ground. Array yourself in the rarely acquired breastplate of faith, not crushed or wounded by distrust towards your spiritual trainer. Check with the rein of temperance the sense of touch that leaps forward shamelessly. Bridle your eyes, which are ready to waste hour after hour looking at physical grandeur and beauty, by meditation on death. Gag your mind, overbusy with its private concerns, and thoughtlessly prone to criticize and condemn your brother, by the practical means of showing your neighbour all love and sympathy. By this will all men truly know, dearest father, that we are disciples of Christ, if, while living together, we have love one for another.2 Come, come, said this good friend, come and settle down with us and for living water drink derision at every hour. For David, having tried every pleasure under heaven, last of all said in bewilderment: Behold, what is good, or what is beautiful? Nothing else but that brethren should dwell together in unity.3 But if we have not yet been granted this good, that is, such Patience and obedience, then it is best for us, having at least discovered our weakness, to live apart far from the athletic lists, and bless the combatants and pray they may be granted Patience. I was won over to the good arguments of this most excellent father and teacher, who
  1 Philippians iv, 13.
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  However, some have often repelled that deceiver by Patience; but while he is still speaking, another angel2 stands by us and after a little while tries to hoodwink us in another way.
  The second snare
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  evil, you know from your own experience, holy father. This man told me: In my monastery in Asia (for that is where the good man came from) there was a certain elder who was extremely careless and undisciplined. I say this without passing judgment on him, but simply to state the truth. He obtained, I do not know how, a disciple, a youth called Acacius, simple-hearted but prudent in thought. And he endured so much from this elder that to many people it will perhaps seem incredible. For the elder tormented him daily not only with insults and indignities, but even with blows. But his Patience was not mere senseless endurance. And so, seeing him daily in wretched plight like the lowest slave, I would ask him when I met him: What is the matter, Brother Acacius, how are you today? And he would at once show me a black eye, or a scarred neck or head. But knowing that he was a worker, I would say to him: Well done, well done; endure and it will be for your good. Having done nine years with this pitiless elder, he departed to the Lord. Five days after his burial in the cemetery of the fathers, Acaciuss master went to a certain elder living there and said to him: Father, Brother Acacius is dead. As soon as the elder heard this he said: Believe me, elder, I do not believe it. The other replied: Come and see. The elder at once rose and went to the cemetery with the master of the blessed ascetic. And he called as to a living person to him who was truly alive in his falling asleep, and said: Are you dead, Brother Acacius? And the good doer of obedience, showing his obedience even after his death, replied to the great elder: How is it possible, Father, for a man who is a doer of obedience to die ? Then the elder who had been Acaciuss master became terrified and fell on his face in tears. Afterwards he asked the abbot of the Laura for a cell near the tomb, and lived in it devoutly, always saying to the fathers: I have committed murder. And it seemed to me, Father John, that the one who spoke to the dead man was the great John himself. For that blessed soul told me another story as if it were about someone else, when it was really about himself, as I was afterwards able to learn for certain.
  About John the Sabbaite, or Antiochus
  There was another, said John, in the same monastery in Asia who became a disciple of a certain meek, gentle and quiet monk. And seeing that the elder honoured and cared for him, he rightly judged that this would be fatal for many men, and he begged the elder to send him away. (As the elder had another disciple, this would not cause him much inconvenience.) And so he went away, and with a letter from his master he settled in a cenobitic monastery in Pontus. On the first night that he entered this monastery he saw in a dream his account being made out by someone, and after settling that awful account he was left a debtor to the sum of a hundred pounds of gold. When he woke up he began to reflect on what he had seen in his dream and said: Poor Antiochus (for this was his name), you certainly fall far short of your debt! And when, he continued, I had lived in this monastery for three years in unquestioning obedience, and was regarded by all with contempt and was insulted as the stranger (for there was no other strange monk there), then again I saw in a dream someone giving me a credit-note for the payment of ten pounds of my debt. And so when I woke up and had thought about my dream, I said: Still only ten! But when shall I pay the rest? After that I said to myself: Poor Antiochus! Still more toil and dishonour for you. From that time forward I began to pretend to be a blockhead, yet without in any way neglecting the service of all. But when the merciless fathers saw that I willingly served in that same condition, they gave me all the heavy work of the monastery. In such a way of life I spent thirteen years, when in a dream I saw those who had appeared to me before, and they gave me a receipt in complete settlement of my debt. So when the members of the monastery imposed upon me in any way, I remembered my debt and endured it courageously. So you see, Father John, that wise John told me this as if it were about another person. And that was why he changed his name to Antiochus. But in actual fact it was he himself who so courageously destroyed the handwriting1 by his Patience and obedience.
  1 Cf. Colossians ii, 24.
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  When a foolish person is accused or shouted at he is wounded by it and tries to contradict, or at once makes an apology to his accuser, not out of humility but in order to stop the accusations. But when you are being ridiculed, be silent, and receive with Patience these spiritual cauterizations, or rather, purifying flames. And when the doctor has finished, then ask his forgiveness. For while he is angry perhaps he will not accept your apology.
  While struggling against all the passions, let us who are in communities struggle every hour, especially against these two: greed of stomach and irritability. For in a community there is plenty of food for these passions.

1.04 - The Divine Mother - This Is She, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  Here is another small instance, gathered from the private diary of a young sadhika, to show how the Mother in the midst of her crammed activities found time to push individuals or groups on the path of their soul's aspiration. She used to see ten or twelve young girls in the evening at about 8 p.m. before she came down for meditation. But many a day they had to wait for hours, even up to 10 p.m. They would feel hungry or sleepy and had to go without their dinner, for the meditation followed immediately after their meeting. One day one of them lost Patience and went away, leaving her flowers in a dish for the Mother. Just then, the Mother came. The girls were very much struck by this coincidence. What a test, they thought! As soon as one girl approached the Mother, the Mother asked, "Who has left this dish of flowers here? Oh, is it X? You really surprise me! You can't wait even a little while for me, you get so impatient? Do you know how the gods and goddesses yearn to have my darshan, and the saints and sages consider themselves most blessed when they see me in their meditation even for a minute?"
  "But, Mother," replied the girl, "we look upon you as our friend. When we stand under the shelter of a tree, do we think of it giving us a cool shade?" That sweet answer disarmed the Mother completely and she immediately took her into her arms.

1.04 - The Praise, #Tara - The Feminine Divine, #unset, #Integral Yoga
  Asceticism, peace, Patience, and concentration.
  Homage to the Crown of the Blessed One,
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  ASCETICISM, PEACE, Patience, AND CONCENTRATION.
   A BLUE AND GOLD WATER-BORN LOTUS: water-born is
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   Patience: paramita of Patience
   CONCENTRATION: paramita of concentration
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  stanza (giving, ethics, Patience, effort, concentration,
  and wisdom) to which are added:

1.04 - The Self, #Aion, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  certain virtues like attention, conscientiousness, Patience, etc.,
  4 Cf. "On the Nature of the Psyche," pars. 414s., 439,ff.

1.04 - THE STUDY (The Compact), #Faust, #Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, #Poetry
  And cursed be Patience most of all!
  CHORUS OF SPIRITS (invisible)

1.05 - BOOK THE FIFTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Our Patience, next our passions we'll employ;
  The dictates of a mind enrag'd pursue,

1.05 - CHARITY, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  The worth of love does not consist in high feelings, but in detachment, in Patience under all trials for the sake of God whom we love.
  St. John of the Cross
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  Feelings, as we have seen, may be of service as motives of charity; but charity as charity has its beginning in the willwill to peace and humility in oneself, will to Patience and kindness towards ones fellow creatures, will to that disinterested love of God which asks nothing and refuses nothing. But the will can be streng thened by exercise and confirmed by perseverance. This is very clearly brought out in the following recorddelightful for its Boswellian vividnessof a conversation between the young Bishop of Belley and his beloved friend and master, Franois de Sales.
  I once asked the Bishop of Geneva what one must do to attain perfection. You must love God with all your heart, he answered, and your neighbour as yourself.

1.05 - Of the imperfections into which beginners fall with respect to the sin of wrath, #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  3. There are others who are vexed with themselves when they observe their own imperfectness, and display an im Patience that is not humility; so impatient are they about this that they would fain be saints in a day. Many of these persons purpose to accomplish a great deal and make grand resolutions; yet, as they are not humble and have no misgivings about themselves, the more resolutions they make, the greater is their fall and the greater their annoyance, since they have not the Patience to wait for that which God will give them when it pleases Him; this likewise is contrary to the spiritual meekness aforementioned, which cannot be wholly remedied save by the purgation of the dark night. Some souls, on the other hand, are so patient as regards the progress which they desire that God would gladly see them less so.

1.05 - On painstaking and true repentance which constitute the life of the holy convicts; and about the prison., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  Do not be surprised that you fall every day; do not give up, but stand your ground courageously. And assuredly the angel who guards you will honour your Patience. While a wound is still fresh and warm it is easy to heal, but old, neglected and festering ones are hard to cure, and require for their care much treatment, cutting, plastering and cauterization. Many from long neglect become incurable. But with God all things are possible.3
  The demons say that God is merciful before our fall, but that He is inexorable after the fall.

1.05 - Some Results of Initiation, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   organs, and instead of perceiving the truth he would be subject to deceptions and illusions. He would attain a certain clairvoyance, but for the most part, be the victim of greater blindness than before. Formerly he at least stood firmly within the physical world; now he looks beyond this physical world and grows confused about it before acquiring a firm footing in a higher world. All power of distinguishing truth from error would then perhaps fail him, and he would entirely lose his way in life. It is just for this reason that Patience is so necessary in these matters. It must ever be borne in mind that the instructions given in esoteric training may go no further than is compatible with the willing readiness shown to develop the lotus flowers to their regular shape. Should these flowers be brought to fruition before they have quietly attained their correct form, mere caricatures would be the result. Their maturity can be brought about by the special instructions given in esoteric training, but their form is dependent on the method of life described above.
  An inner training of a particularly intimate character is necessary for the development of the

1.05 - The Destiny of the Individual, #The Life Divine, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  5:Such is the teaching, calm, wise and clear, of our most ancient sages. They had the Patience and the strength to find and to know; they had also the clarity and humility to admit the limitation of our knowledge. They perceived the borders where it has to pass into something beyond itself. It was a later im Patience of heart and mind, vehement attraction to an ultimate bliss or high masterfulness of pure experience and trenchant intelligence which sought the One to deny the Many and because it had received the breath of the heights scorned or recoiled from the secret of the depths. But the steady eye of the ancient wisdom perceived that to know God really, it must know Him everywhere equally and without distinction, considering and valuing but not mastered by the oppositions through which He shines.
  6:We will put aside then the trenchant distinctions of a partial logic which declares that because the One is the reality, the Many are an illusion, and because the Absolute is Sat, the one existence, the relative is Asat and non-existent. If in the Many we pursue insistently the One, it is to return with the benediction and the revelation of the One confirming itself in the Many.

1.05 - THE HOSTILE BROTHERS - ARCHETYPES OF RESPONSE TO THE UNKNOWN, #Maps of Meaning, #Jordan Peterson, #Psychology
  uncertainty. He has no sympathy or Patience for or appreciation of his own weaknesses or his own
  strengths and can therefore have none for the weakness or strength of others. The liar can only pretend to
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  you will have Patience while I unburden myself on you, because I need desperately to confess my sins to
  someone, and I know that if I were sitting in a little cubicle talking to an unseen clergyman I wouldnt
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  vessels Patience.
  You are ascending....
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  who have incorporated sufficient meaning, and have therefore developed wisdom, Patience, and faith.
  In the course of the exodus, Moses begins to serve as judge for his people he is spontaneously chosen
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  structure of the universe; reduced to its constituent particles, with sufficient Patience and ingenuity,
  representative of molecular and atomic structure a part like the whole. The question might be more

1.05 - The Magical Control of the Weather, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  lose Patience. Most of the saints were banished. At Palermo they
  dumped St. Joseph in a garden to see the state of things for

1.05 - THE MASTER AND KESHAB, #The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna, #Sri Ramakrishna, #Hinduism
  And should Delusion seek to drag you to its hole, Manfully cling to the pillar of Patience.
  Tie to the post of Unconcern the goats of Vice and Virtue, Killing them with the sword of Knowledge if they rebel.

1.05 - The New Consciousness, #On the Way to Supermanhood, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  It has swift flowings, precipitous cascades, slack stretches that go deep into themselves like a sea into a deeper sea, like a great bird into the infinite blue. It has sudden urgings, minute diamond points that probe and pierce, expansive white silences like a steppe in the eternity of ages, like a fathomless gaze spanning lives upon lives, oceans of sorrow and toil, continents of struggle, road upon road of prayer and fervor. It has abrupt bursts, miraculous instantaneous outcomes, a long, untiring Patience that follows each step, each quiver of being like a murmur of eternity upholding the minute. And behind that instant or swordlike flash, that vast slowness unfolding its trail of infinity, that burning point bursting out, that commanding word or compelling pressure, there always lies a kind of tranquil clarity, a crystalline distance, a little snow-white note that seems to have traveled and traveled across expanses of calm light, filtered down from an infinity of clear-sighted softness, trickled from a vast sun-washed prairie where no one suffers, acts or becomes a sweeping expanse upholding the little note, the gesture, the word, and the abruptness of an act springing from a fathomless peace where the noise of time and the press of men and the swirl of sorrows are cloaked in their mantle of eternity, already healed, already past, already wept over. For Truth enfolds the world as in a great robe of softness, in an infinite sky where our black birds and birds of paradise, sorrows from here and there, gray wings and pink ones melt away. All becomes one, adjusts to that note, and is in tune; all is simple and stainless, without trace, imprint or doubt, because all flows from that music, and this minute immediate gesture harmonizes with a great swell that will still roll in long after we have left.
  But if I interferes, even for a second, a little eddy, a little me, a sticky and hard little nodule, a little self-will, everything goes awry and starts grating, wants or does not want, hesitates and fumbles there is instantaneous muddle: the consequence of the act, the consequence of everything, the haunting memory, the sticky trace, the toil in everything. For it is not enough to be clear in our head; we have to be clear everywhere.

1.06 - BOOK THE SIXTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  Nor longer the affront with Patience bore;
  A boxen shuttle in her hand she took,

1.06 - LIFE AND THE PLANETS, #The Future of Man, #Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, #Christianity
  analysis of light, calling for miracles of Patience, ability and acu-
  men; but it is astonishingly fruitful, since it enables exact measure-

1.06 - MORTIFICATION, NON-ATTACHMENT, RIGHT LIVELIHOOD, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  Mortification is not, as many people seem to imagine, a matter, primarily, of severe physical austerities. It is possible that, for certain persons in certain circumstances, the practice of severe physical austerities may prove helpful in advance towards mans final end. In most cases, however, it would seem that what is gained by such austerities is not liberation, but something quite different the achievement of psychic powers. The ability to get petitionary prayer answered, the power to heal and work other miracles, the knack of looking into the future or into other peoples mindsthese, it would seem, are often related in some kind of causal connection with fasting, watching and the self-infliction of pain. Most of the great theocentric saints and spiritual teachers have admitted the existence of supernormal powers, only, however, to deplore them. To think that such Siddhis, as the Indians call them, have anything to do with liberation is, they say, a dangerous illusion. These things are either irrelevant to the main issue of life, or, if too much prized and attended to, an obstacle in the way of spiritual advance. Nor are these the only objections to physical austerities. Carried to extremes, they may be dangerous to health and without health the steady persistence of effort required by the spiritual life is very difficult of achievement. And being difficult, painful and generally conspicuous, physical austerities are a standing temptation to vanity and the competitive spirit of record breaking. When thou didst give thyself up to physical mortification, thou wast great, thou wast admired. So writes Suso of his own experiencesexperiences which led him, just as Gautama Buddha had been led many centuries before, to give up his course of bodily penance. And St. Teresa remarks how much easier it is to impose great penances upon oneself than to suffer in Patience, charity and humbleness the ordinary everyday crosses of family life (which did not prevent her, incidentally, from practising, to the very day of her death, the most excruciating forms of self-torture. Whether these austerities really helped her to come to the unitive knowledge of God, or whether they were prized and persisted in because of the psychic powers they helped to develop, there is no means of determining).
  Our dear Saint (Franois de Sales) disapproved of immoderate fasting. He used to say that the spirit could not endure the body when overfed, but that, if underfed, the body could not endure the spirit.
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  First, that she should do all that belonged to her to do by any law, human or Divine. Secondly, that she was to refrain from doing those things that were forbidden her by human or Divine Law, or by Divine inspiration. Thirdly, that she should bear with as much Patience or resignation as possible all crosses and contradictions to her natural will, which were inflicted by the hand of God. Such, for instance, were aridities, temptations, afflictions or bodily pain, sickness and infirmity; or again, the loss of friends or want of necessaries and comforts. All this was to be endured patiently, whether the crosses came direct from God or by means of His creatures. These indeed were mortifications enough for Dame Gertrude, or for any other soul, and there was no need for anyone to advise or impose others.
  Augustine Baker
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  Many a man hath the virtues of humility, Patience and charity towards his neighbours, only in the reason and will, and hath no spiritual delight nor love in them; for ofttimes he feeleth grudging, heaviness and bitterness for to do them, but yet nevertheless he doth them, but tis only by stirring of reason for dread of God. This man hath these virtues in reason and will, but not the love of them in affection. But when, by the grace of Jesus and by ghostly and bodily exercise, reason is turned into light and will into love, then hath he virtues in affection; for he hath so gnawn on the bitter bark or shell of the nut that at length he hath broken it and now feeds on the kernel; that is to say, the virtues which were first heavy for to practise are now turned into a very delight and savour.
  Walter Hilton
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  We see, then, that a great man can be goodgood enough even to aspire to unitive knowledge of the divine Groundprovided that, while exercising power, he fulfills two conditions. First, he must deny himself all the personal advantages of power and must practise the Patience and recollectedness without which there cannot be love either of man or God. And, second, he must realize that the accident of possessing temporal power does not give him spiritual authority, which belongs only to those seers, living or dead, who have achieved a direct insight into the Nature of Things. A society, in which the boss is mad enough to believe himself a prophet, is a society doomed to destruction. A viable society is one in which those who have qualified themselves to see indicate the goals to be aimed at, while those whose business it is to rule respect the authority and listen to the advice of the seers. In theory, at least, all this was well understood in India and, until the Reformation, in Europe, where no position was so high but that it was subject to a spiritual superior in what concerned the conscience and the soul. Unfortunately the churches tried to make the best of both worldsto combine spiritual authority with temporal power, wielded either directly or at one remove, from behind the throne. But spiritual authority can be exercised only by those who are perfectly disinterested and whose motives are therefore above suspicion. An ecclesiastical organization may call itself the Mystical Body of Christ; but if its prelates are slave-holders and the rulers of states, as they were in the past, or if the corporation is a large-scale capitalist, as is the case today, no titles, however honorific, can conceal the fact that, when it passes judgment, it does so as an interested party with some political or economic axe to grind. True, in matters which do not directly concern the temporal powers of the corporation, individual churchmen can be, and have actually proved themselves, perfectly disinterestedconsequently can possess, and have possessed, genuine spiritual authority. St. Philip Neris is a case in point. Possessing absolutely no temporal power, he yet exercised a prodigious influence over sixteenth-century Europe. But for that influence, it may be doubted whether the efforts of the Council of Trent to reform the Roman church from within would have met with much success.
  In actual practice how many great men have ever fulfilled, or are ever likely to fulfil, the conditions which alone render power innocuous to the ruler as well as to the ruled? Obviously, very few. Except by saints, the problem of power is finally insoluble. But since genuine self-government is possible only in very small groups, societies on a national or super-national scale will always be ruled by oligarchical minorities, whose members come to power because they have a lust for power. This means that the problem of power will always arise and, since it cannot be solved except by people like Franois de Sales, will always make trouble. And this, in its turn, means that we cannot expect the large-scale societies of the future to be much better than were the societies of the past during the brief periods when they were at their best.

1.06 - Of imperfections with respect to spiritual gluttony., #Dark Night of the Soul, #Saint John of the Cross, #Christianity
  Through these efforts they lose true devotion and spirituality, which consist in perseverance, together with Patience and humility and mistrust of themselves, that they may please God alone. For this reason, when they have once failed to find pleasure in this or some other exercise, they have great disinclination and repugnance to return to it, and at times they abandon it. They are, in fact, as we have said, like children, who are not influenced by reason, and who act, not from rational motives, but from inclination.48 Such persons expend all their effort in seeking spiritual pleasure and consolation; they never tire therefore, of reading books; and they begin, now one meditation, now another, in their pursuit of this pleasure which they desire to experience in the things of God. But God, very justly, wisely and lovingly, denies it to them, for otherwise this spiritual gluttony and inordinate appetite would breed in numerable evils. It is, therefore, very fitting that they should enter into the dark night, whereof we shall speak,49 that they may be purged from this childishness.
  7. These persons who are thus inclined to such pleasures have another very great imperfection, which is that they are very weak and remiss in journeying upon the hard 50 road of the Cross; for the soul that is given to sweetness naturally has its face set against all self-denial, which is devoid of sweetness.51

1.06 - Psychic Education, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  The best qualities to develop in children are sincerity, honesty, straightforwardness, courage, disinterestedness, unselfishness, Patience, endurance, perseverance, peace, calm and self-control, and they are taught infinitely better by example than by speeches, however, beautiful.
  The role of the teacher is to put the child upon the right road to his own perfection and encourage him to follow it watching, suggesting, helping, but not imposing or interfering. The best method of suggestion is by personal example, daily conversation, and books read from day-to-day.

1.06 - Psycho therapy and a Philosophy of Life, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  acquire steadfastness and philosophic Patience in face of suffering. Life
  demands for its completion and fulfilment a balance between joy and

1.06 - Raja Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  29. You must practise Yoga steadily with great Patience and zeal. Then alone will you attain perfection.
  30. Concentrate on Trikuti (the space between the two eyebrows) with closed eyes. This is the best spot for concentration. The mind can be easily controlled, as this is the seat for the mind.

1.06 - The Four Powers of the Mother, #The Mother With Letters On The Mother, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  12:MAHASARASWATI is the Mother s Power of Work and her spirit of perfection and order. The youngest of the Four, she is the most skilful in executive faculty and the nearest to physical Nature. Maheshwari lays down the large lines of the worldforces, Mahakali drives their energy and impetus, Mahalakshmi discovers their rhythms and measures, but Mahasaraswati presides over their detail of organisation and execution, relation of parts and effective combination of forces and unfailing exactitude of result and fulfilment. The science and craft and technique of things are Mahasaraswati's province. Always she holds in her nature and can give to those whom she has chosen the intimate and precise knowledge, the subtlety and Patience, the accuracy of intuitive mind and conscious hand and discerning eye of the perfect worker. This Power is the strong, the tireless, the careful and efficient builder, organiser, administrator, technician, artisan and classifier of the worlds. When she takes up the transformation and new-building of the nature, her action is laborious and minute and often seems to our im Patience slow and interminable, but it is persistent, integral and flawless. For the will in her works is scrupulous, unsleeping, indefatigable; leaning over us she notes and touches every little detail, finds out every minute defect, gap, twist or incompleteness, considers and weighs accurately all that has been done and all that remains still to be done hereafter. Nothing is too small or apparently trivial for her attention; nothing however impalpable or disguised or latent can escape her. Moulding and remoulding she labours each part till it has attained its true form, is put in its exact place in the whole and fulfils its precise purpose. In her constant and diligent arrangement and rearrangement of things her eye is on all needs at once and the way to meet them and her intuition knows what is to be chosen and what rejected and successfully determines the right instrument, the right time, the right conditions and the right process. Carelessness and negligence and indolence she abhors; all scamped and hasty and shuffling work, all clumsiness and a peu pres and misfire, all false adaptation and misuse of instruments and faculties and leaving of things undone or half done is offensive and foreign to her temper. When her work is finished, nothing has been forgotten, no part has been misplaced or omitted or left in a faulty condition; all is solid, accurate, complete, admirable. Nothing short of a perfect perfection satisfies her and she is ready to face an eternity of toil if that is needed for the fullness of her creation. Therefore of all the Mother s powers she is the most long-suffering with man and his thousand imperfections. Kind, smiling, close and helpful, not easily turned away or discouraged, insistent even after repeated failure, her hand sustains our every step on condition that we are single in our will and straightforward and sincere; for a double mind she will not tolerate and her revealing irony is merciless to drama and histrionics and self-deceit and pretence. A mother to our wants, a friend in our difficulties, a persistent and tranquil counsellor and mentor, chasing away with her radiant smile the clouds of gloom and fretfulness and depression, reminding always of the ever-present help, pointing to the eternal sunshine, she is firm, quiet and persevering in the deep and continuous urge that drives us towards the integrality of the higher nature. All the work of the other Powers leans on her for its completeness; for she assures the material foundation, elaborates the stuff of detail and erects and rivets the armour of the structure.
  13:There are other great Personalities of the Divine Mother but they were more difficult to bring down and have not stood out in front with so much prominence in the evolution of the earth-spirit. There are among them Presences indispensable for the supramental realisation, - most of all one who is her Personality of that mysterious and powerful ecstasy and Ananda which flows from a supreme divine Love, the Ananda that alone can heal the gulf between the highest heights of the supramental spirit and the lowest abysses of Matter, the Ananda that holds the key of a wonderful divinest Life and even now supports from its secrecies the work of all the other Powers of the universe. But human nature bounded, egoistic and obscure is inapt to receive these great Presences or to support their mighty action. Only when the Four have founded their harmony and freedom of movement in the transformed mind and life and body, can those other rarer Powers manifest in the earth movement and the supramental action become possible. For when her Personalities are all gathered in her and manifested and their separate working has been turned into a harmonious unity and they rise in her to their supramental godheads, then is the Mother revealed as the supramental Mahashakti and brings pouring down her luminous transcendences from their ineffable ether. Then can human nature change into dynamic divine nature because all the elemental lines of the supramental Truth-consciousness and Truth-force are strung together and the harp of life is fitted for the rhythms of the Eternal.

1.07 - On mourning which causes joy., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  When we suffer from the Superior honourable dishonour, scolding or punishment, let us remember the fearful sentence of the Judge, and we shall kill with meekness and Patience, as with a two-edged sword, the irrational sorrow and bitterness which will certainly be sown in us.
  The sea wastes with time, as Job says.1 And with time and Patience the things of which we have spoken are gradually acquired and perfected in us.
  Let the remembrance of the eternal fire lie down with you every evening, and let it rise with you too. Then sloth will never overwhelm you at the time of psalmody.

1.07 - The Continuity of Consciousness, #Knowledge of the Higher Worlds, #Rudolf Steiner, #Theosophy
   sleep he must wait patiently until this is possible. Some day this moment will assuredly arrive. And this perceptive faculty, if awaited with Patience and composure, remains a secure possession; while should it appear momentarily in answer to forcible methods, it may be completely lost for a long time.
  Once this perceptive faculty is acquired and the experiences during sleep are present to the student's consciousness in complete lucidity and clarity, his attention should be directed to the following point. All these experiences are seen to consist of two kinds, which can be clearly distinguished. The first kind will be totally different from anything that he has ever experienced. These experiences may be a source of joy and edification, but otherwise they should be left to themselves for the time being. They are the first harbinger of higher spiritual worlds in which the student will find his way later on. In the other kind of experiences the attentive observer will discover a certain relationship with the ordinary world in which he lives. The subjects of his reflections during life, what he would like to understand

1.07 - The Psychic Center, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  the only thing that does not fail us: "A conscious being is at the center of the self, who rules past and future; he is like a fire without smoke. . . . That, one must disengage with Patience from one's own body," says the Upanishad.80 It is "the child suppressed in the secret cavern" of the Rig Veda (V.2.1), "the son of heaven by the body of the earth" (III.25.1), "he that is awake in those who sleep" (Katha Upanishad V.8). "He is there in the middle of the house" (Rig Veda I.70.2); "He is like the life and the breath of our existence, he is like our eternal child" (I.66.1); he is "the shining King who was hidden from us" (I.23.14). This is the Center, the Master, the place where everything communicates:
  The sunlit space where all is for ever known.81

1.08 - Adhyatma Yoga, #Amrita Gita, #Swami Sivananda Saraswati, #Hinduism
  7. Anger also is born of Rajas. When a desire is not gratified, anger manifests itself. Anger is a form of desire only. Slay this anger through Vichara, discrimination, Patience, love, meditation, identification with the ever-serene Atman.
  8. Subdue the lower self by the Higher Self. Annihilate all desires. Slay egoism. Destroy all attachments. Meditate and rest peacefully in your own Innermost Atman, which is Existence, Consciousness and Bliss Absolute.

1.08 - BOOK THE EIGHTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  But he with manly Patience bore his pains:
  He fear'd not Fate, but only griev'd to die

1.08 - On freedom from anger and on meekness., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  10. As a hard stone with sharp corners has all its sharpness and hard formation crushed by knocking and rubbing against other stones, and is made round, and in the same way a sharp and curt soul, by living in community and mixing with hard, hot-tempered men, undergoes one of two things: either it cures its wound by its Patience, or by retiring it will certainly discover its weakness, its cowardly flight making this clear to it as in a mirror.
  11. An angry person is a wilful epileptic, who on a casual pretext keeps breaking out and falling down.
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  15. Though we know very many intolerable fruits of anger, we have only found one, its involuntary offspring, which, though illegitimate, is nevertheless useful. I have seen people flaring up madly and vomiting their long-stored malice, who by their very passion were delivered from passion, and who have obtained from their offender either penitence or an explanation of the long standing grievance. I have seen others who seemed to show a brute Patience, but who were nourishing resentment within them under the cover of silence. And I considered them more pitiable than those given to raving, because they were driving away the holy white Dove with black gall. We need great care in dealing with this snake; for it too, like the snake of physical impurities, has nature collaborating with it.
  16. I have seen angry people push away food, out of bitterness; and yet through their unreasonable abstinence they only added poison to poison. And I have seen others who on being disgruntled for some specious reason, gave themselves up to gluttony, and fell out of a pit headlong over a precipice.2 But I have seen others who were sensible, who, by mixing both like good physicians, have gained from moderate consolation very great profit.
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  23. The beginning of blessed Patience is to accept dishonour with sorrow and bitterness of soul. The middle stage is to be free from pain in the midst of these things. But perfection (if it is possible) is to regard dishonour as praise. Let the first rejoice; let the second be strong; blessed is the third, for he exults in the Lord.
  24. I have noticed what a sorry sight angry people presented due to their self-esteem, though they themselves were unaware of this. For they get into a state of anger and then they become still more angry at their defeat. And I was astonished to see how one fall was punished by another, and I pitied them as I saw them avenging sin by sin. I was horrified at the demons trickery, and nearly despaired of my own life.
  25. If anyone has noticed that he is easily overcome by conceit and sharp temper, malice and hypocrisy, and has thought of defending himself against them by drawing the two-edged sword of meekness and Patience, then if he wishes to be completely freed from these vices he should go and live in a monastic community as in a fullers shop of salvation. He should especially choose the most austere. Then he will be spiritually stretched and beaten by the insults, slights and surging rebuffs of the brethren, and perhaps even sometimes physically thrashed, trampled on and kicked, and so he may wash out the filth which is still in the perceptive part of his soul. You should believe the popular saying that reproof is the washtub for the passions of the soul. For when people in the world overwhelm someone to his face with indignities, and then boast of this before others, they say: I gave him a scrubbing. And this is perfectly true.
  26. Freedom from anger in novices as a result of mourning is one thing; the tranquillity that is found in the perfect is another. In the former, anger is held in by tears as by a bridle; but in the latter it has been mortified by dispassion, as a snake is killed by a sword.
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  29. So let the tyrant anger be bound with the chains of meekness and be beaten by Patience, and dragged out by holy love; and, being arraigned before this court of reason, let it be duly examined: Tell us, base idiot, what is the name of the father who begot you and the mother who brought you for evil
  1 Our author is speaking allegorically. By skin he means the body, by oil he means meekness, and by waves, pride and anger. The ship may mean the community, or brotherhood, or just a single person.

1.08 - Psycho therapy Today, #The Practice of Psycho therapy, #Carl Jung, #Psychology
  trial of Patience. Probably this cannot be avoided, for a sudden fall into the
  orphaned, parentless state may in certain casesnamely, where there is a

1.08 - RELIGION AND TEMPERAMENT, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  With cerebrotonia, the temperament that is correlated with ectomorphic physique, we leave the genial world of Pickwick, the strenuously competitive world of Hotspur, and pass into an entirely different and somewhat disquieting kind of universe that of Hamlet and Ivan Karamazov. The extreme cerebrotonic is the over-alert, over-sensitive introvert, who is more concerned with what goes on behind his eyeswith the constructions of thought and imagination, with the variations of feeling and consciousness than with that external world, to which, in their different ways, the viscerotonic and the somatotonic pay their primary attention and allegiance. Cerebrotonics have little or no desire to dominate, nor do they feel the viscerotonics indiscriminate liking for people as people; on the contrary they want to live and let live, and their passion for privacy is intense. Solitary confinement, the most terrible punishment that can be inflicted on the soft, round, genial person, is, for the cerebrotonic, no punishment at all. For him the ultimate horror is the boarding school and the barracks. In company cerebrotonics are nervous and shy, tensely inhibited and unpredictably moody. (It is a significant fact that no extreme cerebrotonic has ever been a good actor or actress.) Cerebrotonics hate to slam doors or raise their voices, and suffer acutely from the unrestrained bellowing and trampling of the somatotonic. Their manner is restrained, and when it comes to expressing their feelings they are extremely reserved. The emotional gush of the viscerotonic strikes them as offensively shallow and even insincere, nor have they any Patience with viscerotonic ceremoniousness and love of luxury and magnificence. They do not easily form habits and find it hard to adapt their lives to the routines, which come so naturally to somatotonics. Owing to their over-sensitiveness, cerebrotonics are often extremely, almost insanely sexual; but they are hardly ever tempted to take to drink for alcohol, which heightens the natural aggressiveness of the somatotonic and increases the relaxed amiability of the viscerotonic, merely makes them feel ill and depressed. Each in his own way, the viscerotonic and the somatotonic are well adapted to the world they live in; but the introverted cerebrotonic is in some sort incommensurable with the things and people and institutions that surround him. Consequently a remarkably high proportion of extreme cerebrotonics fail to make good as normal citizens and average pillars of society. But if many fail, many also become abnormal on the higher side of the average. In universities, monasteries and research laboratorieswherever sheltered conditions are provided for those whose small guts and feeble muscles do not permit them to eat or fight their way through the ordinary rough and tumble the percentage of outstandingly gifted and accomplished cerebrotonics will almost always be very high. Realizing the importance of this extreme, over-evolved and scarcely viable type of human being, all civilizations have provided in one way or another for its protection.
  In the light of these descriptions we can understand more clearly the Bhagavad Gitas classification of paths to salvation. The path of devotion is the path naturally followed by the person in whom the viscerotonic component is high. His inborn tendency to externalize the emotions he spontaneously feels in regard to persons can be disciplined and canalized, so that a merely animal gregariousness and a merely human kindliness become transformed into charitydevotion to the personal God and universal good will and compassion towards all sentient beings.

1.08 - The Four Austerities and the Four Liberations, #On Education, #The Mother, #Integral Yoga
  After the austerity of a night spent wholly in resting in a calm and peaceful sleep comes the austerity of a day which is sensibly organised; its activities will be divided between the progressive and skilfully graded exercises required for the culture of the body, and work of some kind or other. For both can and ought to form part of the physical tapasya. With regard to exercises, each one will choose the ones best suited to his body and, if possible, take guidance from an expert on the subject, who knows how to combine and grade the exercises to obtain a maximum effect. Neither the choice nor the execution of these exercises should be governed by fancy. One must not do this or that because it seems easier or more amusing; there should be no change of training until the instructor considers it necessary. The self-perfection or even simply the self-improvement of each individual body is a problem to be solved, and its solution demands much Patience, perseverance and regularity. In spite of what many people think, the athletes life is not a life of amusement or distraction; on the contrary, it is a life of methodical efforts and austere habits, which leave no room for useless fancies that go against the result one wants to achieve.
  In work too there is an austerity. It consists in not having any preferences and in doing everything one does with interest. For one who wants to grow in self-perfection, there are no great or small tasks, none that are important or unimportant; all are equally useful for one who aspires for progress and self-mastery. It is said that one only does well what one is interested in doing. This is true, but it is truer still that one can learn to find interest in everything one does, even in what appear to be the most insignificant chores. The secret of this attainment lies in the urge towards self-perfection. Whatever occupation or task falls to your lot, you must do it with a will to progress; whatever one does, one must not only do it as best one can but strive to do it better and better in a constant effort for perfection. In this way everything without exception becomes interesting, from the most material chore to the most artistic and intellectual work. The scope for progress is infinite and can be applied to the smallest thing.

1.08 - THINGS THE GERMANS LACK, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  to see--to accustom the eye to calmness, to Patience, and to allow
  things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit

1.09 - BOOK THE NINTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  At length his Patience was subdu'd by pain,
  He rends the sacred altar from the plain;

1.09 - SKIRMISHES IN A WAY WITH THE AGE, #Twilight of the Idols, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  As you perceive, intellect to me means caution, Patience, craft,
  dissimulation, great self-control, and everything related to mimicry

1.09 - Talks, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  These short preambles were soon followed by the cascade. It was evening, about 7 p.m. Our duty being over, Sri Aurobindo was lying down in bed. A dim electric light was on. I had gone out. When I came up after a while, I saw our group sitting on the left side of Sri Aurobindo's bed, near his feet and some talk was going on, almost in whispers. Sri Aurobindo was the talker. I joined the group at once but could not get very near. All were listening intently; if they did notice my coming, they had no room to spare for me. This was the first time he talked at length. As we were not accustomed to his subdued voice and intonation, we had to strain our ears in order to catch all the words, and yet many of them were lost to me. Several people have asked us about the quality of his voice. Lacking in expressive power for such delicate matters, I am afraid I can't define it or give its exact sound-shade. The nearest characterisation I can hazard is that it was masculine, but soft some have called it musical low-pitched, quiet and measured, with a clear English accent. This was my impression formed from a gradual closeness. In her Prayers and Meditations, the Mother describes the voice of the Lord which can apply very well to Sri Aurobindo's. On June 27, 1913, she writes, "Thy voice is so modest, so impartial, so sublime in its Patience and mercy that it does not make itself heard with any authority, any force of will but comes like a cool breeze, sweet and pure, like a crystalline murmur that brings a note of harmony to a discordant concert. Yet, for him who knows how to listen to the note, to breathe that breeze, it holds such treasures of beauty, such a fragrance of pure serenity and noble grandeur, that all foolish illusions vanish or are transformed into a joyful acceptance of the marvellous truth that has been glimpsed." It is a great pity that we do not have a tape-recording of his voice. People have charged us with a callous indifference. But then there was no radio, no ceiling-fan and even to take a photograph of the Mother was strictly banned. I am told that when the Mother went out to see our Ashram team playing a volley-ball match with an outside team, someone took a photograph of hers and gave it to the local photographer who was known to us, to have it printed. The Mother managed to stop the printing. Besides, who could ever dream that Sri Aurobindo would pass away so suddenly? It was by an unseen dispensation that a few photographs were taken in his last year. We often compared his previous photographs with his present appearance and wished for new ones to be taken and distributed to the sadhaks, instead of the old ones. Once somebody had made paintings of Sri Aurobindo from his old photographs and sent them to him. Looking at them he said, "I look like a criminal! Am I so bad to look at?" But our requests for the new photographs were gently turned down with a humorous (or was it solemn?) reply that only after the descent of the Supermind they could be taken. Henri Cartier-Bresson's photographs, impressive though they are, are still a poor apology for Sri Aurobindo's real physical appearance. Can they do Justice to all that God-like majesty, beauty and serenity? Those who had seen him with his bare shining torso different times in different postures, look at these replicas and murmur sadly, "Was this the figure that we loved and worshipped?" The Mother showing a painting of Sri Aurobindo to Champaklal asked him his opinion, he kept quiet. She then repeated, "You don't like it?" Then he burst out, "How can I like it, Mother? This is sheer mockery. I won't look at it!" The Mother smiled. But people would perhaps say that something is better than nothing. It is true that but for these last photographs there would have been a great void left in our recollection of Sri Aurobindo.
  After the first day, regular talks continued at the same time in the evening. All of us sat huddled together near his bed, Purani sometimes stood at a distance, and the talks rolled on under the dim light. The listening hush was quite often broken by our outbursts of hilarious laughter. We had ample leisure, since all medical duties were over and what remained before us was only his light supper. In the middle of the talks the Mother would sometimes glide in and ask Sri Aurobindo with a smile, "They are making you talk?" The Mother feared that too much talk would put him under an undue strain. At times we got so absorbed in the talks that Sri Aurobindo had to remind us of the Mother's coming and we then quickly regrouped ourselves ready to receive her. She would then insist saying, Don't move, don't move." Dr. Manilal's reply was, "No, Mother, we shall now meditate!"
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  Throughout our talks extending over many years and to many subjects, I don't remember a single occasion when Sri Aurobindo lost his Patience with us. He never refused to answer any question but on the contrary would explain at great length and repeatedly if some points did not enter my head. "Do you understand?" he would ask softly. The tone was always affable. Even when one of us complained that he could not accept his Yoga, he looked into his difficulties and met his objections in a kind, dispassionate manner. Much of this must have been due to the Guru's innate nature and the rest due to Yoga. We have had hot debates among ourselves before him; he listened quietly to our childish vanity and showed our mistakes only when we approached him for his views. If we have not profited as much as we should have by his talks, at least his patient tolerance and indulgence, wideness of outlook and leaven of humour have cast a radiant influence on our souls. As we look back on those days, we hear a sigh in the breeze murmuring, "Those delightful days that are no more!" The nostalgic memory revives at moments when we meet and start talking of those bygone years. Satyendra recalled an incident I had completely forgotten. Once the Mother came to inform Sri Aurobindo that Bhishmadev, a former disciple and an eminent singer of Bengal, was going to sing on the radio, and he very much wanted Sri Aurobindo to hear him. So the radio was brought near and the sponge-bath and the music went on simultaneously. When at the end of Bhishmadev's programme we asked him how he had liked the music, he answered, "Oh, I completely forgot!" We had a good laugh. A similar instance happened in Dilip's case. He had sent the timing of his radio programme from Calcutta and beseeched Sri Aurobindo to hear him. Sri Aurobindo asked Champaklal to remind him of it. Champaklal, probably, did not. When the music was over, he asked Champaklal, "Where is Dilip's music?" He laughed and said that it was already finished!
  Lastly, those who have read Talks with Sri Aurobindo and his Correspondence with me cannot but notice a striking difference between the two in their tone and manner. Though both of them have an air of intimacy and informality, still the correspondence is certainly more free. There he has let himself go, to quote his phrase, whereas in the talks there is a sense of restraint. Is it because of a different set of circumstances and a different milieu? I believe there is something more. Even if I had met him all alone, I don't think he would have been as free in his speech as with his pen. For, his shy and reserved nature would have put some curb on total abandon. Of course, the correspondence was restricted to one person with his own particular interests; the talks covered a larger and more diverse sphere, and there they have an advantage of their own.

1.09 - Taras Ultimate Nature, #How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator, #Thubten Chodron, #unset
  would no longer be confused. Patience and perseverance are essential in
  studying, thinking, and meditating on emptiness. One day we will succeed in

1.10 - Concentration - Its Practice, #Raja-Yoga, #Swami Vivkenanda, #unset
  Thus is it with us all in this My, this dream world, where it is all misery, weeping and crying, where a few golden balls are rolled, and the world scrambles after them. You were never bound by laws, nature never had a bond for you. That is what the Yogi tells you. Have Patience to learn it. And the Yogi shows how, by junction with nature, and identifying itself with the mind and the world, the Purusha thinks itself miserable. Then the Yogi goes on to show you that the way out is through experience. You have to get all this experience, but finish it quickly. We have placed ourselves in this net, and will have to get out. We have got ourselves caught in the trap, and we will have to work out our freedom. So get this experience of husbands, and wives, and friends, and little loves; you will get through them safely if you never forget what you really are. Never forget this is only a momentary state, and that we have to pass through it. Experience is the one great teacher experience of pleasure and pain but know it is only experience. It leads, step by step, to that state where all things become small, and the Purusha so great that the whole universe seems as a drop in the ocean and falls off by its own nothingness. We have to go through different experiences, but let us never forget the ideal.
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1.10 - Laughter Of The Gods, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  The old ide fixe that Sri Aurobindo was an anchorite who did not know how to smile or laugh is by now dead. A new fixed notion may swing to the other extreme that he smiled or laughed too much for a yogi. But a sensible estimate, after a reading of his letters, talks and creative works, will confirm the view that his Yoga instead of drying up the fountain of laughter made it flow like the Ganges. For his consciousness grew as vast as the universe; it sounded the uttermost depths and heights of existence. He read the "wonder-book of Common things" as well as the supernal mysteries of God and found the very rasa which is at the root of things. His love and compassion flowed towards all men and creatures like a life-giving ocean. He said in one of his letters: "It is only divine Love which can bear the burden I have to bear, that all have to bear who have sacrificed everything else to the one aim of uplifting earth out of its darkness towards the Divine. The Gallio-like 'Je m'en fiche'-ism (I do not care) would not carry me one step; it would certainly not be divine. It is quite another thing that enables me to walk unweeping and unlamenting towards the goal." In his own Ashram which is composed, on the one hand, of unlettered villagers and, on the other, of the intellectual lite, with what Patience and forbearance, love and sympathy he, like a grand patriarch, guided and led us all towards the goal! Humour that springs from a heart of sympathy made him smile at our follies and foibles and the numerous eccentricities of our human nature. The readers of Talks with Sri Aurobindo must have observed how Sri Aurobindo threw aside his mantle of gravity and enjoyed with us pure fun and frolic, as if we had been his close playmates. In the preceding chapter we have already touched upon one instance. In the period after the accident to his right leg, when he failed to carry out Dr. Manilal's instructions about hanging the leg, he would exclaim as if out of fear, "Oh, Manilal is coming, I must hang my leg." And one of us, piqued by his fear, would remark, "Sir, you seem to be afraid of Dr. Manilal." When Manilal arrived and enquired about the leg, he replied, "The leg is still hanging."
  Yogis and great men there were, who used to joke with their disciples and friends; but it seems to me that there was always a barrier of awe and reverence between them. And though Sri Aurobindo allowed us to forget that and we cut jokes with him on equal terms, the sense of his being our Guru was there.

1.11 - The Master of the Work, #The Synthesis Of Yoga, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
     There must, therefore, be stages and gradations in our approach to this perfection, as there are ill the progress towards all other perfection on any plane of Nature. The vision of the full glory may come to us before, suddenly or slowly, once or often, but until the foundation is complete, it is a summary and concentrated, not a durable and all-enveloping experience, not a lasting presence. The amplitudes, the infinite contents of the Divine Revelation come afterwards and unroll gradually their power and their significance. Or, even, the steady vision can be there on the summits of our nature, but the perfect response of the lower members comes only by degrees. In all Yogas the first requisites are faith and Patience. The ardours of the heart and the violences of the eager will that seek to take the kingdom of heaven by storm can have miserable reactions if they disdain to support their vehemence on these humbler and quieter auxiliaries. And in the long and difficult integral Yoga there must be an integral faith and an unshakable Patience.
     It is difficult to acquire or to practise this faith and steadfastness on the rough and narrow path of Yoga because of the im Patience of both heart and mind and the eager but faltering will of our rajasic nature. The vital nature of man hungers always for the fruit of its labour and, if the fruit appears to be denied or long delayed, he loses faith in the ideal and in the guidance. For his mind judges always by the appearance of things, since that is the first ingrained habit of the intellectual reason in which he so inordinately trusts. Nothing is easier for us than to accuse God in our hearts when we suffer long or stumble in the darkness or to abjure the ideal that we have set before us. For we say, "I have trusted to the Highest and I am betrayed into suffering and sin and error." Or else, "I have staked my whole life on an idea which the stern facts of experience contradict and discourage. It would have been better to be as other men are who accept their limitations and walk on the firm ground of normal experience." In such moments -- and they are sometimes frequent and long -- all the higher experience is forgotten and the heart concentrates itself in its own bitterness. It is in these dark passages that it is possible to fall for good or to turn back from the divine hour.
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     The movement of the Ignorance is egoistic at its core and nothing is more difficult for us than to get rid of egoism while yet we admit personality and adhere to action in the half-light and half-force of our unfinished nature. It is easier to starve the ego by renouncing the impulse to act or to kill it by cutting away from us all movement of personality. It is easier to exalt it into self-forgetfulness immersed in a trance of peace or an ecstasy of divine Love. But our more difficult problem is to liberate the true Person and attain to a divine manhood which shall be the pure vessel of a divine force and the perfect instrument of a divine action. Step after step has to be firmly taken; difficulty after difficulty has to be entirely experienced and entirely mastered. Only the Divine Wisdom and Power can do this for us and it will do all if we yield to it in an entire faith and follow and assent to its workings with a constant courage and Patience.
     The first step on this long path is to consecrate all our works as a sacrifice to the Divine in us and in the world; this is an attitude of the mind and heart, not too difficult to initiate, but very difficult to make absolutely sincere and all-pervasive. The second step is to renounce attachment to the fruit of our works; for the only true, inevitable and utterly desirable fruit of sacrifice-the one thing needful -- is the Divine Presence and the Divine Consciousness and Power in us, and if that is gained, all else will be added. This is a transformation of the egoistic will in our vital being, our desire-soul and desire-nature, and it is far more difficult than the other. The third step is to get rid of the central egoism and even the ego-sense of the worker. That is the most difficult transformation of all and cannot be perfectly done if the first two steps have not been taken; but these first steps too cannot be completed unless the third comes in to crown the movement and, by the extinction of egoism, eradicates the very origin of desire. Only when the small ego-sense is rooted out from the nature can the seeker know his true person that stands above as a portion and power of the Divine and renounce all motive-force other than the will of the Divine shakti.

1.12 - God Departs, #Twelve Years With Sri Aurobindo, #Nirodbaran, #Integral Yoga
  The work on Savitri proceeded as usual, but slowed down in pace, especially when we came to a mighty confrontation with the two big Cantos of The Book of Fate. Revision after revision, addition of lines, even punctuations changed so many times! It seemed like a veritable "God's labour" against a rock of resistance. At his time the Press sent up a demand for a new book from him. The Future Poetry was given preference and some passages which were meant to be dovetailed into the text of the chapters were written. But since he wanted to write something on modern poetry and for his works of modern poets were needed, orders were sent to Madras for them while whatever few books were available from our small library were requisitioned. As I read them out, he said, "Mark that passage," or "These lines have a striking image" (once the lines referred to were, I think, from C. Day Lewis' Magnetic Mountain).He himself read out a poem of Eliot's to me I don't remember exactly which, and remarked, "This is fine poetry." In this way we proceeded. Since we had to wait for the arrival of the books, he said, "Let us go back to Savitri." His whole attention seemed to be focussed on Savitri, but again, the work had to be suspended owing to the pressure of various extraneous demands. They swelled up to such an extent that he was obliged to remark, "I find no more time for my real work." When the path was fairly clear and I was wondering what his next choice would be, he said in a distant voice, "Take up Savitri. I want to finish it soon." This must have been about two months before his departure. The last part of the utterance startled me, though it was said in a subdued tone. I wondered for a moment if I had heard rightly. I looked at him; my bewildered glance met an impassive face. In these twelve years this was the first time I had heard him reckoning with the time factor. An Avatar of poise, Patience and equanimity, this was the picture that shone before our eyes whenever we had thought or spoken about him. Hence my wonder. We took up the same two Cantos that had proved so intractable. The work progressed slowly; words, ideas, images seemed to be repeated; the verses themselves appeared to flow with reluctance. Once a punctuation had to be changed four or five times. When the last revision was made and the Cantos were wound up, I said, "It is finished now." An impersonal smile of satisfaction greeted me, and he said, "Ah, it is finished?" How well I remember that flicker of a smile which all of us craved for so long! "What is left now?" was his next query. "The Book of Death and The Epilogue." "Oh, that? We shall see about that later on." That "later on" never came and was not meant to come. Having taken the decision to leave the body, he must have been waiting for the right moment to go, and for reasons known to himself he left the two last-mentioned Books almost as they were. Thus on Savitri was put the seal of incomplete completion about two weeks before the Darshan of November 24th. Other literary works too came to an end.
  And significantly The Book of Fate was the last Book to be revised. What I deemed to be minor flaws or unnecessary repetitions, and thought that a further revision would remove them, appeared, after his passing, to be deliberate and prophetic:

1.13 - BOOK THE THIRTEENTH, #Metamorphoses, #Ovid, #Poetry
  All other faults, with Patience I can bear;
  But swiftness is the vice I only fear.

1.1.3 - Mental Difficulties and the Need of Quietude, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  The first necessity is not to allow yourself to be upset by this difficulty [of a restless mind full of imaginations]. It is one that often occurs, for these imaginations come easily to the human mind, but they can be got rid of in time, and even in a comparatively short time if one faces them with calm resolution, detachment and Patience. It is simply a habit that has taken hold of the mindit can be dissolved and cease to recur.
  It will help if you can cease to regard them as creations of your own mindthey are not, they are foreign matter thrown on it from outside. The physical mind which they attack has to learn to see and feel them as something foreign and refuse to accept them. Then they will go. For that you will receive my help and the Mothers. Keep yourself inwardly confident and open, all will be done.

1.13 - Reason and Religion, #The Human Cycle, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Religious forms and systems become effete and corrupt and have to be destroyed, or they lose much of their inner sense and become clouded in knowledge and injurious in practice, and in destroying what is effete or in negating aberrations reason has played an important part in religious history. But in its endeavour to get rid of the superstition and ignorance which have attached themselves to religious forms and symbols, intellectual reason unenlightened by spiritual knowledge tends to deny and, so far as it can, to destroy the truth and the experience which was contained in them. Reformations which give too much to reason and are too negative and protestant, usually create religions which lack in wealth of spirituality and fullness of religious emotion; they are not opulent in their contents; their form and too often their spirit is impoverished, bare and cold. Nor are they really rational; for they live not by their reasoning and dogma, which to the rational mind is as irrational as that of the creeds they replace, still less by their negations, but by their positive quantum of faith and fervour which is suprarational in its whole aim and has too its infrarational elements. If these seem less gross to the ordinary mind than those of less self-questioning creeds, it is often because they are more timid in venturing into the realm of suprarational experience. The life of the instincts and impulses on its religious side cannot be satisfyingly purified by reason, but rather by being sublimated, by being lifted up into the illuminations of the spirit. The natural line of religious development proceeds always by illumination; and religious reformation acts best when either it re-illuminates rather than destroys old forms or, where destruction is necessary, replaces them by richer and not by poorer forms, and in any case when it purifies by suprarational illumination, not by rational enlightenment. A purely rational religion could only be a cold and bare Deism, and such attempts have always failed to achieve vitality and permanence; for they act contrary to the dharma, the natural law and spirit of religion. If reason is to play any decisive part, it must be an intuitive rather than an intellectual reason, touched always by spiritual intensity and insight. For it must be remembered that the infrarational also has behind it a secret Truth which does not fall within the domain of the Reason and is not wholly amenable to its judgments. The heart has its knowledge, the life has its intuitive spirit within it, its intimations, divinations, outbreaks and upflamings of a Secret Energy, a divine or at least semi-divine aspiration and outreaching which the eye of intuition alone can fathom and only intuitive speech or symbol can shape or utter. To root out these things from religion or to purge religion of any elements necessary for its completeness because the forms are defective or obscure, without having the power to illuminate them from within or the Patience to wait for their illumination from above or without replacing them by more luminous symbols, is not to purify but to pauperise.
  But the relations of the spirit and the reason need not be, as they too often are in our practice, hostile or without any point of contact. Religion itself need not adopt for its principle the formula I believe because it is impossible or Pascals I believe because it is absurd. What is impossible or absurd to the unaided reason, becomes real and right to the reason lifted beyond itself by the power of the spirit and irradiated by its light. For then it is dominated by the intuitive mind which is our means of passage to a yet higher principle of knowledge. The widest spirituality does not exclude or discourage any essential human activity or faculty, but works rather to lift all of them up out of their imperfection and groping ignorance, transforms them by its touch and makes them the instruments of the light, power and joy of the divine being and the divine nature.

1.14 - IMMORTALITY AND SURVIVAL, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  More precisely, good men spiritualize their mind-bodies; bad men incarnate and mentalize their spirits. The completely spiritualized mind-body is a Tathagata, who doesnt go anywhere when he dies, for the good reason that he is already, actually and consciously, where everyone has always potentially been without knowing. The person who has not, in this life, gone into Thusness, into the eternal principle of all states of being, goes at death into some particular state, either purgatorial or paradisal. In the Hindu scriptures and their commentaries several different kinds of posthumous salvation are distinguished. The thus-gone soul is completely delivered into complete union with the divine Ground; but it is also possible to achieve other kinds of mukti, or liberation, even while retaining a form of purified I-consciousness. The nature of any individuals deliverance after death depends upon three factors: the degree of holiness achieved by him while in the body, the particular aspect of the divine Reality to which he gave his primary allegiance, and the particular path he chose to follow. Similarly, in the Divine Comedy, Paradise has its various circles; but whereas in the oriental eschatologies the saved soul can go out of even sublimated individuality, out of survival even in some kind of celestial time, to a complete deliverance into the eternal, Dantes souls remain for ever where (after passing through the unmeritorious sufferings of purgatory) they find themselves as the result of their single incarnation in a body. Orthodox Christian doctrine does not admit the possibility, either in the posthumous state or in some other embodiment, of any further growth towards the ultimate perfection of a total union with the Godhead. But in the Hindu and Buddhist versions of the Perennial Philosophy the divine mercy is matched by the divine Patience: both are infinite. For oriental theologians there is no eternal damnation; there are only purgatories and then an indefinite series of second chances to go forward towards not only mans, but the whole creations final endtotal reunion with the Ground of all being.
  Preoccupation with posthumous deliverance is not one of the means to such deliverance, and may easily, indeed, become an obstacle in the way of advance towards it. There is not the slightest reason to suppose that ardent spiritualists are more likely to be saved than those who have never attended a sance or familiarized themselves with the literature, speculative or evidential. My intention here is not to add to that literature, but rather to give the baldest summary of what has been written about the subject of survival within the various religious traditions.

1.1.4 - The Physical Mind and Sadhana, #Letters On Yoga IV, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  All the call for faith, sincerity, surrender is only an invitation to make that cooperation more easily possible. If the physical mind ceases to judge all things including those that it does not know or are beyond it, like the deeper things of the spirit, then it becomes easier for it to receive the Light and know by illumination and experience the things that it does not yet know. If the mental and vital will place themselves in the Divine Hand without reservation, then it is easier for the Power to work and produce tangible effects. If there is resistance, then it is natural that it should take more time and the work should be done from within or as it might appear underground so as to prepare the nature and undermine the resistance. It seems to me that the demand for Patience is not so terribly unreasonable.
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1.14 - The Secret, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  At Chandernagore, Sri Aurobindo had reached the last levels of the physical subconscient. He was before a wall: No, it is not with the Empyrean that I am busy, I wish it were. It is rather with the opposite end of things.243 Knowing the kind of resistance and violent reactions one meets when barely touching the mental and vital subconscient, the snakepit, one can image the difficulty of that descent. The farther one descends, the higher the consciousness required, the stronger the light, since one can only descend as low as one has ascended. And if one understands that consciousness is a force, as tangible as an electric current, one can imagine the traumas and ordeals the overmental power and light can cause as they pour like a cataract into the quagmire of the physical subconscient an assault of ether and of fire.21 There are tremendous difficulties, and even dangers, in this to which we will return when discussing the transformation. As long as we are merely involved with mental or vital resistances, our moral lies, we need only to cultivate willpower and Patience, but when we descend lower we must face the lies of the body, as the Mother says, namely, diseases and death. This is why Sri Aurobindo and Mother insisted upon a sound physical base for their disciples: Work from both ends; do not neglect one for the other.
  As he reached the extreme overmental frontiers, where "great colored waves" fade into white confines, Sri Aurobindo simultaneously touched the black rock at the bottom:

1.17 - SUFFERING, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  In this life there is not purgatory, but only heaven or hell; for he who bears afflictions with Patience has paradise, and he who does not has hell.
  St. Philip Neri

1.17 - The Transformation, #Sri Aurobindo or the Adventure of Consciousness, #Satprem, #Integral Yoga
  we know all the methods for attaining Nirvana; realizing the cosmic Spirit; finding the soul; conquering gravity, hunger, cold, sleep and illnesses; leaving one's body at will; or prolonging life. Everyone can achieve these feats; the way is well charted, and the stages have been described by the seers or the Hindu shastras for thousands of years. It is merely a question of discipline and Patience and proper timing. But the transformation is something no one has ever done, an entirely unknown journey, like traveling through a country that does not yet exist. Perhaps it is something equivalent to what happened when the first mental forms began to emerge in the world of Matter and Life.
  How could the first semi-animal organism that received these mental vibrations understand and describe what was happening to it, and,

1.18 - On insensibility, that is, deadening of the soul and the death of the mind before the death of the body., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  5. As far as my poor powers and knowledge allow, I have exposed the wiles and weals of this stony, obstinate, raging and stupid passion. I have not the Patience to expatiate on it. He who is experienced and able in the Lord should not shrink from applying healing to the sores. For I am not ashamed to admit my own powerlessness, since I am sorely afflicted with this sickness. I should not have been able to discover its wiles and tricks by myself if I had not caught it and held it firmly, probing it to make it acknowledge what has been said above, and plying it with the scourge of the fear of the Lord and with unceasing prayer. That is why this tyrant and evil doer said to me: My subjects laugh when they see corpses. When they stand at prayer they are completely stony, hard and darkened. When they see the holy altar they feel nothing; when they partake of the Gift, it is as if they had eaten ordinary bread. When I see persons moved by compunction, I mock them. From my father I learnt to kill all good things which are born of courage and love. I am the mother of laughter, the nurse of sleep, the friend of a full belly. When exposed I do not grieve. I go hand in hand with sham piety.1
  6. I was astounded at the words of this raving creature and asked her about her father, wishing to know her name, and she said; I have no single parentage; my conception is mixed and indefinite. Satiety nourishes me, time makes me grow, and bad habit entrenches me. He who keeps this habit will never be rid of me. Be constant in vigil, meditating on the eternal judgment; then perhaps I shall to some extent relax my hold on you. Find out what caused me to be born in you, and then battle against my mother; for she is not in all cases the same. Pray often at the coffins, and engrave an indelible image of them in your heart. For unless you inscribe it there with the pencil of fasting, you will never conquer me.

1.19 - GOD IS NOT MOCKED, #The Perennial Philosophy, #Aldous Huxley, #Philosophy
  These three answers are not mutually incompatible. The parents are responsible for making the child what, by heredity and upbringing, he turns out to be. The soul or character incarnated in the child is of such a nature, owing to past behaviour, that it is forced to select those particular parents. And collaborating with the material and efficient causes is the final cause, the teleological pull from in front. This teleological pull is a pull from the divine Ground of things acting upon that part of the timeless now, which a finite mind must regard as the future. Men sin and their parents sin; but the works of God have to be manifested in every sentient being (either by exceptional ways, as in this case of supernormal healing, or in the ordinary course of events)have to be manifested again and again, with the infinite Patience of eternity, until at last the creature makes itself fit for the perfect and consummate manifestation of unitive knowledge, of the state of not I, but God in me.
  Karma, according to the Hindus, never dispels ignorance, being under the same category with it. Knowledge alone dispels ignorance, just as light alone dispels darkness.

1.2.01 - The Call and the Capacity, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
   into contact with the inner being and change the outer view and consciousness from the inner - that is the work of the sadhana and it is sure to come with sincerity, aspiration and Patience.
  You must realise that these moods are attacks which should be rejected at once - for they repose on nothing but suggestions of self-distrust and incapacity which have no meaning, since it is by the Grace of the Divine and the aid of a Force greater than your own, not by personal capacity and worth that you can attain the goal of the sadhana. You have to remember that and dissociate yourself from these suggestions when they come, never accept or yield to them. No sadhak even if he had the capacity of the ancient Rishis and Tapaswis or the strength of a Vivekananda can hope to keep during the early years of his sadhana a continuous good condition or union with the Divine or an unbroken call or height of aspiration. It takes a long time to spiritualise the whole nature and until that is done, variations must come. A constant trust and Patience must be cultivated
  - must be acquired - not least when things go against - for when they are favourable, trust and Patience are easy.
  Spiritual capacity means simply a natural capacity for true spiritual experience and development. It can be had on any plane, but the natural result is that one gets easily into touch with the

1.2.07 - Surrender, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  Surrender everything, reject all other desires or interests, call on the divine Shakti to open the vital nature and bring down calm, peace, light, Ananda into all the centres. Aspire, await with faith and Patience the result. All depends on a complete sincerity and an integral consecration and aspiration.
  The world will trouble you so long as any part of you belongs to the world. It is only if you belong entirely to the Divine that you can become free.
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  Divine Grace which is usually rapid in its action. For the latter there must be a complete surrender and self-giving and for that again usually it is necessary to have a mind that can remain quite quiet and allow the Divine Force to act supporting it with its complete adhesion at every step, but otherwise remaining still and quiet. This last condition which resembles the baby cat attitude spoken of by Ramakrishna, is difficult to have. Those who are accustomed to a very active movement of their thought and will in all they do, find it difficult to still the activity and adopt the quietude of mental self-giving. This does not mean that they cannot do the Yoga or cannot arrive at self-giving - only the purification and the self-giving take a long time to accomplish and one must have the Patience and steady perseverance and resolution to go through.
  If there is not a complete surrender, then it is not possible to adopt the baby cat attitude, - it becomes mere tamasic passivity calling itself surrender. If a complete surrender is not possible in the beginning, it follows that personal effort is necessary.

1.2.10 - Opening, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
  In this Yoga all depends on whether one can open to the Influence or not. If there is a sincerity in the aspiration and a patient will to arrive at the higher consciousness in spite of all obstacles, then the opening in one form or another is sure to arrive. But it may take a long or a short time according to the prepared or unprepared condition of the mind, heart and body; so if one has not the necessary Patience, the effort may be abandoned owing to the difficulty of the beginning. There is no method in this
  Yoga except to concentrate, preferably in the heart, and call the presence and power of the Mother to take up the being and by the workings of her force transform the consciousness; one can concentrate also in the head or between the eyebrows, but for many this is a too difficult opening. When the mind falls quiet and the concentration becomes strong and the aspiration intense, then there is a beginning of experience. The more the faith, the more rapid the result is likely to be. For the rest one must not depend on one's own efforts only, but succeed in establishing a contact with the Divine and a receptivity to the Mother s Power and Presence.

1.2.11 - Patience and Perseverance, #Letters On Yoga II, #Sri Aurobindo, #Integral Yoga
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  It is certain that an ardent aspiration for the Divine helps to progress, but Patience is also needed. For it is a very big change that has to be made and, although there can be moments of great rapidity, it is never all the time like that. Old things try to stick as much as possible; the new that come have to develop and the consciousness takes time to assimilate them and make them normal to the nature.
  Keep this firm faith in your mind that the thing needed is being done and will be done fully. There can be no doubt about that.
  There are always difficulties and a hampered progress in the early stages and a delay in the opening of the inner doors until the being is ready. If you feel whenever you meditate the quiescence and the flashes of the inner Light and if the inward urge is growing so strong that the external hold is decreasing and the vital disturbances are losing their force, that is already a great progress. The road of Yoga is long, every inch of ground has to be won against much resistance and no quality is more needed by the sadhak than Patience and single-minded perseverance with a faith that remains firm through all difficulties, delays and apparent failures.
  Determination is needed and a firm Patience, not to be discouraged by this or that failure. It is a change in the habit of the physical nature and that needs a long patient work of detail.
   Patience and Perseverance
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  It is true that a great Patience and steadfastness is needed. Be then firm and patient and fixed on the aims of the sadhana, but not over-eager to have them at once. A work has to be done in you and is being done; help it to be done by keeping an attitude of firm faith and confidence. Doubts rise in all, they are natural to the human physical mind - reject them. Im Patience and overeagerness for the result at once are natural to the human vital; it is by firm confidence in the Mother that they will disappear. The love, the belief in her as the Divine to whom your life is given, - oppose with that every contrary feeling and then those contrary feelings will after a time no longer be able to come to you.
  It is an im Patience and restlessness in the vital which makes it feel as if it were no use staying here because things are not moving forward. Sadhana is a thing which takes time and needs Patience.
  There are often periods of quiescence in which a working is going on behind of which the mind is not aware - all seems then to be inert and dull; but if one has Patience and confidence, the consciousness passes through these periods to new openings and things which seemed to be impossible to effect at that time, get done. The impulse to rush away is always a mistake - perseverance in the path is the one rule to cling to and with that finally all obstacles are overcome.
  Im Patience is always a mistake, it does not help but hinders. A quiet happy faith and confidence is the best foundation for sadhana; for the rest a constant opening wide of oneself to receive with an aspiration which may be intense, but must always be
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  I only wish the external nature were so easy to transform that it could be done in a few years. You forget also that the real problem - to get rid of the pervading ego in this nature - is a task you have seriously tackled only a short time ago. And it is not in a few months that that can be done. Even the best sadhaks find after many experiences and large changes on the higher planes that here much remains to be done. How do you expect to get rid of it at once unlike everybody else? A Yoga like this needs Patience, because it means a change both of the radical motives and of each part and detail of the nature. It will not do to say - "Yesterday I determined this time to give myself entirely to the Mother and look it is not done, on the contrary all the old opposite things turn up once more; so there is nothing to do but to proclaim myself unfit and give up the
  Yoga." Of course when you come to the point where you make a resolution of that kind, immediately all that stands in the way does rise up - it invariably happens. The thing to be done is to stand back, observe and reject, not to allow these things to get hold of you, to keep your central will separate from them and call in the Mother s Force to meet them. If one does get involved as often happens, then to get disinvolved as soon as possible and go forward again. That is what everybody, every Yogin does - to be depressed because one cannot do everything in a rush is quite contrary to the truth of the matter. A stumble does not mean that one is unfit, nor does prolonged difficulty mean that for oneself the thing is impossible.
  --
  They [ Patience and peace] go together. By having Patience under all kinds of pressure you lay the foundations of peace.
  Persistence
  --
  One who fears monotony and wants something new would not be able to do Yoga or at least this Yoga which needs an inexhaustible perseverance and Patience. The fear of death shows a vital weakness which is also contrary to a capacity for Yoga.
  Equally, one who is under the domination of his passions, would find the Yoga difficult and, unless supported by a true inner call and a sincere and strong aspiration for the spiritual consciousness and union with the Divine, might very easily fall fatally and his effort come to nothing.

1.21 - ON FREE DEATH, #Thus Spoke Zarathustra, #Friedrich Nietzsche, #Philosophy
  Alas, do you preach Patience with the earthly? It is
  the earthly that has too much Patience with you, blasphemersl
  Verily, that Hebrew died too early whom the preachers of slow death honor; and for many it has become a

1.22 - Tabooed Words, #The Golden Bough, #James George Frazer, #Occultism
  If the reader has had the Patience to follow this examination of the
  superstitions attaching to personal names, he will probably agree

1.23 - On mad price, and, in the same Step, on unclean and blasphemous thoughts., #The Ladder of Divine Ascent, #Saint John of Climacus, #unset
  In brief, we are the parents of all that opposes humility; for everything which furthers humility, opposes us. Our power extends to all short of heaven, so where will you run from our presence? We often accompany Patience under dishonour, and obedience, and freedom from anger, and lack of resentment, and service of ones neighbour. Our offspring are the sins of spiritual people: anger, calumny, spite, irritability, shouting, blasphemy, hypocrisy, hatred, envy, disputing, self-will, disobedience.
  There is only one thing in which we have no power to meddle; and we shall tell you this, for we cannot bear your blows: If you keep up a sincere condemnation of yourself before the Lord you can count us as weak as a cobweb. For prides saddle-horse, as you see, is vainglory on which I am mounted. But holy humility and self-accusation laugh at both the horse and its rider, happily singing the song of victory: Let us sing to the Lord, for gloriously has He been glorified: horse and rider He has thrown into the sea1 and into the abyss of humility.

WORDNET



--- Overview of noun patience

The noun patience has 2 senses (first 1 from tagged texts)
                  
1. (9) patience, forbearance, longanimity ::: (good-natured tolerance of delay or incompetence)
2. solitaire, patience ::: (a card game played by one person)


--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun patience

2 senses of patience                          

Sense 1
patience, forbearance, longanimity
   => good nature
     => disposition, temperament
       => nature
         => trait
           => attribute
             => abstraction, abstract entity
               => entity

Sense 2
solitaire, patience
   => card game, cards
     => game
       => activity
         => act, deed, human action, human activity
           => event
             => psychological feature
               => abstraction, abstract entity
                 => entity


--- Hyponyms of noun patience

1 of 2 senses of patience                      

Sense 2
solitaire, patience
   => canfield
   => klondike
   => Russian bank, crapette


--- Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun patience

2 senses of patience                          

Sense 1
patience, forbearance, longanimity
   => good nature

Sense 2
solitaire, patience
   => card game, cards




--- Coordinate Terms (sisters) of noun patience

2 senses of patience                          

Sense 1
patience, forbearance, longanimity
  -> good nature
   => grace, good will, goodwill
   => patience, forbearance, longanimity
   => easygoingness
   => risibility

Sense 2
solitaire, patience
  -> card game, cards
   => all fours, high-low-jack
   => baccarat, chemin de fer
   => beggar-my-neighbor, beggar-my-neighbour, strip-Jack-naked
   => blackjack, twenty-one, vingt-et-un
   => bridge
   => casino, cassino
   => cribbage, crib
   => ecarte
   => euchre, five hundred
   => fantan, sevens, parliament
   => faro
   => Go Fish
   => monte, four-card monte, three-card monte
   => Michigan, Chicago, Newmarket, boodle, stops
   => Napoleon, nap
   => old maid
   => pinochle, pinocle, penuchle, bezique
   => piquet
   => pisha paysha
   => poker, poker game
   => rouge et noir, trente-et-quarante
   => rummy, rum
   => solitaire, patience
   => whist, long whist, short whist




--- Grep of noun patience
impatience
patience



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