Wisdom

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I think there is a very close connection between humility and patience. Humility involves having the capacity to take a more confrontational stance, having the capacity to retaliate if you wish, yet deliberately deciding not to do so. That is what I would call genuine humility. I think that true tolerance or patience has a component or element of self discipline and restraint – the realization that you could have acted otherwise, you could have adopted a more aggressive approach, but decided not to do so.

The Dalai Lama

Comments

  1. Beautiful photo and very deep words of a very wise man. I was thinking a lot about humility over the last few weeks, these few words have taken me further in its understanding than my own thinking. Thank you for sharing them.

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