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Forbearance

I read the following from the book “The Great Chronicles of Buddhas”.

Following the previous write up on Poem to awaken the world, I think peace in the world can be achieved if we learn Forbearance.

 

If we do not habour any resentment against a person who has abused you, who has tormented you, who has over-powered you, who has robbed you, who has deprived you of your property, through forbearance and equanimity, the flame of enmity is bound to dwindle to a vanishing point for lack of fresh fuel.

It is a strength of character that modern people need to re-learn from ancient sages.

It is instinctive to hit back but requires strength to hold back.

Let’s start with baby steps, beginning with people around us.

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My Buddhist name is Ratna Jamyang Puntsog. I first encountered Buddhism in this life when I was 12. Formally took ceremonial refuge in the triple gem when I was 19. I believe the different spiritual methods were taught by Buddha to suit various beings who each have their own unique characteristic. The various sects and practices that arose are just a naming convention invented by disciples out of communication necessity. Had read and studied different forms of Buddhism. Volunteered in Buddhist organization. Until it last, I hope to share my views on Buddhism and find like minded practitioners around the world. May we practice Buddha's instruction together and connect through cyber space!

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