INCREASINGLY DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF TRUE LOVE
All these impacts try his forbearance to the utmost. Even the worldly man suffers in the world which he occasionally finds indifferent or hostile, but he is thick-skinned and his suffering is less acute. He does not expect anything much better from human nature and thinks that these things are inevitable and incurable.
The aspirant, who has tasted of a deeper love, knows the hidden possibilities in every soul, and his suffering is acute because he feels the gulf between that which is and that which might have been if only the world had even faintly appreciated the love which he has begun to understand and cherish.
DISCOURSES, 6th ed, vol 3, p. 120
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