Normally the way that we relate to patience is that sometimes we can be patient and at other times we feel we cannot. The type of patience we need to cultivate is persistent patience, which means that we are patient when we can be patient and we are patient when we feel we cannot be patient. If we lack this, then we will have no way to overcome our kleshas because patience is the opposite of and the remedy to both anger and hatred.
from the book Compassion NOW!
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Further quotes from the book Compassion NOW!:
- Cultivating compassion and love for oneself
- Being kind to oneself
- Nurturing the seed of compassion
- Cultivating forbearance with the kleshas as a game rather than a practice or training
- Expressing compassion in simple ways