2011
04/22

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Kabir
Philosophy

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Infinite Patience Brings Immediate Results

“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

Kabir – The couplet
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transliterated:
Sheel, kshama jab upaje, alag dhristi tab hoye|
Bin sheel pahoonche nahi, lakh kahe jo koye||

Translation:
When patience, forgiveness and determination surface, one’s vision and perception becomes true |
Without patience and determination, the truth will never become visible||

My thoughts:
Nature is our best teacher of the virtue of patience. Look all around you. Tempests, hurricanes, drought, blinding sunlight and long frosts all beat up and even destroy all of man’s creations. Nature, however, always comes back with a smile and a bright new green to welcome the new dawn. It is implacable in its pursuit of the morn, despite all obstacles in its path.

Patience, of necessity, fosters the company of forgiveness and determination. We need determination to wait out the storms of life, and forgiveness to give up temporary losses, for the morning will surely always come, and it will surely bring new bounties!

This, then, is our true strength – to be patient, and do the right thing at the right time!

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