Learn to be patient

We need to learn to be patient with one another in this world.


169. We need to be patient in this world one with another: The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “BE Thou patient,” (The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 56) Patience is a virtue and we need to learn patience with one another in order for matters, in this life, to work out in accordance with desirable actions and consequences. The Bahá’í writings tell us that people are not perfect and we should have patience, with one another, and make allowances for the imperfections, because people are not perfect, but we are on the road to perfection through our adherence to the writings of God. So, we are to be patient and over look the flaws of others and be concerned with our own flaws and our own ongoing progress along the road to perfection.

Meanwhile, we should also try to help other people overcome their flaws with loving patience. the cross-5pix Christianity: Romans 12:10 “Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;” Romans 12:11 “Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving The Lord;” Romans 12:12 “Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;” 1 Thessalonians 5:14 “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.” Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a (crowd) of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;” James 1:3 “Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” James 1:4 “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 5:7 “Be patient therefore, brethren,” James 5:8 “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts:” Luke 21:19 “In your patience possess ye your souls.” Jewish symbols star-8pix Judaism: Sirach 5:10 “Be steadfast in thy understanding; and let thy word be the same. Be swift to hear; and let thy life be sincere; and with patience give answer, if thou hast understanding.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha) Sirach 1:23 “A patient man will tear for a time, and afterward joy shall Spring up unto him.” 2:4 “Whatsoever is brought upon thee take cheerfully, and be patient when thou art changed to a low estate. (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha,) Sirach 29:8 “Have thou patience with a man in poor estate, and delay not to shew him mercy.” (Deuterocanonical Apocrypha) Ecclesiastes 7:8 “The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 17. “Those who show patience, firmness and self-control; who are true (in word and deed); who worship devoutly; who spend (in the way of Allah, God); and who pray for forgiveness in the early hours of the morning.” 200. “O ye who believe! persevere in patience and constancy: vie in such perseverance; strengthen each other; and fear Allah; that ye may prosper.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   3)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 18. “They stained his shirt with false blood. He said: ‘Nay, but your minds have made up a tale (that may pass) with you. (For me) patience is most fitting: against that which ye assert, it is Allah (alone) whose help can be sought”’… “So patience is most fitting (for me).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  12)

Islamic symbol-5pix Islam: 41. “To those who leave their homes in the Cause of Allah, after suffering oppression — We will assuredly give a goodly home in this world: but truly the reward of the Hereafter will be greater, if they only realize (this)!” 42. “(They are) those who persevere in patience, and put their trust on their Lord.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  16)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: “Patience is necessary to hatch the chics out of the egg. (Patience is also needed to awaken the unenlightened soul to the faith of God).” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan p. 406)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 8. “Let him be always industrious in privately reciting the Veda; let him be patient of hardships, friendly (towards all), of collected mind, ever liberal and never a receiver of gifts, and compassionate towards all living creatures.”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 6)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: 47. “Let him patiently bear hard words, let him not insult anybody and let him not become anybody’s enemy for the sake of this (perishable) body.” 48. “Against an angry man let him not in return show anger, let him bless when he is cursed, and let him not utter speech, devoid of truth, scattered at the seven gates.”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 6)

Hindu symbol 5-pix Hinduism: “Patience (in suffering) quickly destroy all guilt, even that caused by mortal sins.” “We shall stand with dauntless patience, we shall die with dauntless hearts!

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 11 and Ramayana (R. Dutt, abridged tr))

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: 26. “He who endures undisturbed criticism, ill-treatment and bonds, strong in patience, and that strength his power – that is what I call a brahmin.”

(Buddhist, Dhammapada – Sayings of the Buddha 1 (tr. J. Richards))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “All the Bodhisattvas should discipline yourselves in the realization and patient acceptance.” (Buddha, Lankavatara Sutra)

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix Buddhism: “Ideal Patience–it is said in the Sutra: ‘If disciples meet with the ills of life they should not shun them. If they suffer painful experiences, they should not feel afflicted or treated unjustly, but should always rejoice in remembering and contemplating the deep significance of the Dharma.” (Buddha, Diamond Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Praise Thee, for amongst them all hatred, Envy and dissensions exist not (forbearance and patience). The Place which is all portals of radiance, light and glory Praiseth Thee.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 75)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Aided by the hosts of wisdom, of utterance, of exhortations and understanding, they (Baha’u’llah’s followers) have all seized and taken fast hold of the firm cord of patience and of the shining hem of fortitude,” “By the righteousness of God! Such hath been the patience, the calm, the resignation and contentment of this people that they have become the exponents of justice, and so great hath been their forbearance, that they have suffered themselves to be killed rather than kill, and this notwithstanding that these whom the world hath wronged have endured tribulations the like of which the history of the world hath never recorded, nor the eyes of any nation witnessed.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, pp. 71 and 74)

the greatest name 8 pixBaha’i Faith: “We must be patient with each other, and realize that each one of us has some faults to overcome, of one kind or another.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 529)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “O God! Recompense those who endure patiently in Thy days and strengthen their hearts to walk undeviatingly in the path of Truth. Grant then, O Lord, such goodly gifts as would enable them to gain admittance into Thy blissful Paradise. Exalted art Thou, O Lord God. Let Thy heavenly blessings descend upon homes whose inmates have believed in Thee. Verily, unsurpassed art Thou in sending down divine blessings. Send forth, O God, such hosts as would render Thy faithful servants victorious. Thou dost fashion the created things through the power of Thy decree as Thou pleasest. Thou art in truth the Sovereign, the Creator, the All-Wise.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 211)

The shrine10 pix Babi Religion: “Remain patient as we have remained patient.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 15)