A Quote by Henepola Gunaratana on buddhism, mindfulness, patience, and self-discipline

"Discipline" is a difficult word for most of us. It conjures up images of somebody standing over you with a stick, telling you that you're wrong. But self-discipline is different. It's the skill of seeing through the hollow shouting of your own impulses and piercing their secret. They have no power over you. It's all a show, a deception. Your urges scream and bluster at you; they cajole; they coax; they threaten; but they really carry no stick at all. You give in out of habit. You give in because you never really bother to look beyond the threat. It is all empty back there. There is only one way to learn this lesson, though. The words on this page won't do it. But look within and watch the stuff coming up-restlessness, anxiety, impatience, pain-just watch it come up and don't get involved. Much to your surprise, it will simply go away. It rises, it passes away. As simple as that. There is another word for self-discipline. It is patience.

Henepola Gunaratana

Source: Mindfulness in Plain English, Updated and Expanded Edition

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A Quote by Baba Ram Dass on patience, movement, and intuition

Be patient. You'll know when it's time for you to wake up and move ahead.

Ram Dass

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A Quote by Saint Teresa of Avila on god, saint, patience, frighten, and disturb

Let nothing disturb you;nothing frighten you.All things are passsing.God never changes.Patience obtains all things.Nothing is wanting to him who possesses God.God alone suffices

Saint Teresa

Source: Saint Teresa's Bookmark

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A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on lonliness and patience

Feeling lonely and ignoble indicates
that you haven't been patient.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: Rumi VI, "One Handed Basket Weaving"

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A Quote by Earon on spirituality, metaphor, paradox, process, knowledge, wisdom, hope, truth, and patience

Spiritual concepts find their clearest expression through paradox and metaphor.

Earon Davis

Source: Earon S. Davis

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A Quote by Vanna Bonta on time and patience

Patience is being friends with Time.

Vanna Bonta

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A Quote by Prophet Muhammad on wisdom, patience, and power

""Wisdom and power follow endurance and patience. -Prophet Muhammad" "

Prophet Muhammad

Source: Haidth Bukhari

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A Quote by Rudyard Kipling on courage, dreaming, hate, forgiveness, trust, truth, patience, lies, triumph, disaster, and perseverance

If you can keep your head when all about you
   Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
   But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
   Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
   And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream -- and not make dreams your master;
   If you can think -- and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
   And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
   Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
   And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
   And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
   And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
   To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
   Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
   Or walk with Kings -- nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
   If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
   With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
   And -- which is more -- you'll be a Man, my son!

Rudyard Kipling (1865 - 1936)

Source: "If," poem written 1895; first published in Rewards and Fairies, 1910

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A Quote by Walter Russell on life, death, prayer, praying, god, patience, will, and desire

When you pray to God resignedly, as though patiently accepting the punishment of grief at the death of a loved one, and you say: "Thy will be done O Lord. The Lord giveth, and he taketh away", you have not yet known the God of love, for God giveth only. God never takes that which has not been given. What God gives to you you regive to Him for His regiving.
You rejoice when God gives birth to life, yet you deeply grieve when you give rebirth to new life -- for that is what death is.

Walter Russell

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A Quote by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos on revenge, patience, and waiting

Revenge is a dish that is best served cold.

Pierre Laclos

Source: Quoted as a "Klingon proverb" by Khan Noonien Singh, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, written by Harve Bennett & Jack B. Sowards, 1982

Contributed by: CajunGypsy

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