Because of the Patience You must Show

Peace, one and all…

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‘Know that this troublesome body is like a coat of armour:
comfortable neither in winter nor in summer.
Yet still this bad associate is good for you
because of the patience you must show
in overcoming its desires,
for the exercise of patience expands the heart
with spiritual peace.
The patience shown by the moon to the dark night
keeps it illumined;
the patience shown by the rose to the thorn keeps it fragrant’
(Masnavi 6.1406-1408, trans. Shaykh Kabir Helminski)

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