Sunday, February 6, 2011

Patience and Impatience

A person who is not afflicted by time - he alone has patience, endurance.

Do you know that patience is another name for eternity? Impatience is a state of mind that is to be condemned in every phase of life.

Do you know what is behind impatience? We are not willing to undertake as much trouble as we should. We want to get it over with quickly and get on to something else. Impatience can do you a great deal of harm.

Swami Ashokananda
Shafts of Light: Selected teachings of Swami Ashokananda for Spiritual Practice
Compiled and Edited by Sister Gargi and Shelley Brown

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