Saturday, January 26, 2013

PATIENCE for suffering and joy


Does Buddhism promote PATIENCE for suffering and/or joy?

Patience is promoted as a good social norm:

“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
“Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.”
"Abused patience turns to fury. "
"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet."

These are a bit different social quotes for patience:
"Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity."
"Humility is attentive patience. "

Would you agree if I say that Buddhism does not promote PATIENCE for suffering and/or joy?

Why or why not?
Please explain.

Additional Details

An example for patience tested with pain:

Buddhism avoids PATIENCE at Two Extremes that causes existence:
Self Indulgence ( Kama Sukallikanu Yoga)
Self Mortification ( Atta Kilamatanu Yoga)

Instead, Buddhism uses Middle path (Majjhima-patipadā) towards freedom (nibbāna).


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