Symbols of the world's religions



Meher Baba Hazrat Inayat Khan

Patience is the most difficult thing in life and, once this is mastered, man will become the master of all difficulties. Patience, in other words, may be called the power of endurance during the absence of the desired things or conditions. They say death is the worst thing in life, but, in point of fact, patience is often worse than death.

One would prefer death to patience when patience is severely tried. Patience is a life power. It is a spiritual power and the greatest virtue that one can have; for it is a cross and; on this, the patient one is crucified. And, as resurrection follows crucifixion, so all success and happiness must follow the trying moments of patience.


GIFT OF LOVE, p. 64, ed. Perin Jasumani
1994 © Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust


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