Thursday, October 28, 2010

On Patience

The fool thinks he has won a battle when he bullies with harsh speech,
But knowing how to be forbearing - that makes one victorious.
The worse of the two is he who, when abused, retaliates.
One who does not retaliate wins a battle hard to win.

Knowing that the other person is angry, one who remains mindful and calm
Acts for his own best interest and for the other's interest, too.
He is a healer of both himself and the other person also.
He is thought a fool only by those who do not understand the Dharma.

~ The Buddha from The Dhammapada

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