Friday, August 31, 2018

How to bear other people's deficiencies and idiosyncrasies?

Anupreksha of Tolerance सहिषुण्ता 

How to bear other people's deficiencies and idiosyncrasies?

GOAL: Increases Tolerance. प्रयोग: प्रेक्षा ध्यान  Anupreksha अनुप्रेक्षा Therapeutic Thinking exercise. 

The principle behind the process of change is - tolerance, to endure. The capacity for endurance is necessary for bringing about a change. Without forbearance (सहनशीलता) a man cannot change.  

No discipline (अनुशासन) is possible without the development of tolerance. We try to maintain discipline. We want to inculcate discipline among the students and politicians, among the labourers, and the workers. We want discipline to grow in every sphere. All of us want discipline, but we forget the basic fact that without the development of the power of tolerance, there can be no progress towards discipline. Therefore, all our effort should be directed towards developing the power of tolerance. Only then will discipline flourish.

The development of tolerance is the development of power!

• With this force, it is possible to bear other people's deficiencies (faults) and idiosyncrasies (eccentricities), without losing own control. And deal with situation with maturity. 

The problem of discipline has become very acute today because man has grown to be intolerant. Without tolerance, there can be no growth of discipline. Discipline is only an effect, and the cause thereof is the power of tolerance.

Tolerance implies FORGIVENESS. The question of age does not arise. The elderly people treat the young with forbearance and the young treat their elders likewise. In this mutual forbearance, no obligation is involved; it only inspires respect for oneself.

Above points based on book by Acharya Mahapragya: अमूर्त चिंतन Abstract Thinking.
अनुप्रेक्षा Therapeutic Thinking
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