Tolerance - an essential subject
Titikṣava. This is the first qualification of saintly person or God's servant or God's son. Very tolerant. Tolerance means that one should be practiced to bear insult and dishonor from others. If one is engaged in the advancement of spiritual knowledge, there will be so many insults and much dishonor from others. This is expected because material nature is so constituted. When one can learn how to tolerate these temporary so-called pains and pleasure in every condition of life, then he is advanced.
Srila Prabhupada's books, lectures, conversations and letters offer a comprehensive presentation of this essential subject as seen in the Vaniquotes Tolerance category. An introduction from his books is given below in the following 16 quotes.
Quotes from Srila Prabhupada's books
|The Lord is so kind to His devotee that when severely testing him the Lord gives him the necessary strength to be tolerant and continue to remain a glorious devotee. (Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 8.22.29-30)|
|One's inability to tolerate an offense committed by another is called amarṣa, and one's inability to tolerate the opulence of another is called jealousy. Jealousy and amarṣa are both caused by intolerance. (Nectar of Devotion, Chapter 31)|
|Before giving up this present body, if one is able to tolerate the urges of the material senses and check the force of desire and anger, he is well situated and is happy in this world. (Bhagavad-gītā 5.23)|
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