Patient acceptance is often considered a weak and passive response to problems that we do not have the power or courage to solve. In reality, however, being patient is far from being passive. There is nothing strong or courageous in reacting to hardship or insults with anger – all we are doing is being defeated by our delusions.”

~ Geshe Kelsang Gyatso (from “How to Solve Our Human Problems”)

Kelsang Gyatso is a Buddhist monk, “meditation master, scholar, and author” of 22 books based on the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Tibet in 1931 and ordained at the age of eight. After leaving Tibet, he spent eighteen years in retreat in the Himalayas in India.  He subsequently became a teacher and founder of spiritual centers.  He retired as General Spiritual Director of the NKT-IKBU in August 2009 but continues to write books and practice materials. (Source: Wiki)

Note to Self: Patience (Still seeking).  Acceptance (Try it. Just once.).  Delusions (Thank you Monk Master for the ah ha moment.)

Credits: Image –  Quote – Thank you Sun Dog


  1. Note to self: Check back with my pal and see how he’s doing with this. After all, the sensai should try it before the Grasshopper. 😉


  2. Thank you for this wonderful quote. A perfect reminder for today!


  3. As I transition my family law practice from litigation (rules/control-centered) to collaborative family law (client-centered) I learn every day how difficult it is to patiently allow, especially for this attorney.


  4. Excellent quote and reminder. No punch. The effort of no effort. Self control not letting others have control. (Anger is the result the insulters hope for.)


  5. Awesome quote!


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