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#351: A Buddhist Approach to Patience | Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

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31 May 2021

52mins

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#351: A Buddhist Approach to Patience | Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

31 May 2021

52mins

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Quote

"Self-reflection is a practice, a path, and an attitude. It is the spirit of taking an interest in that which we usually try to push away"

Ideas

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Patience is not just the ability to wait, but also the ability to learn how to wait well.
It's the ability to just be with whatever is coming up with our mind right now, but also be able to make a sensible decision around it.

Usually when we do lose patience, it's because of 2 reasons, 1st, we feel like we need to react or 2. we don't like what's happening and react.

Every time we instinctively feel like we should react, we must first pause so we don't react, and then think through how to react.

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Patience is not just the ability to wait, but also the ability to learn how to wait well.
It's the ability to just be with whatever is coming up with our mind right now, but also be able to make a sensible decision around it.

Usually when we do lose patience, it's because of 2 reasons, 1st, we feel like we need to react or 2. we don't like what's happening and react.

Every time we instinctively feel like we should react, we must first pause so we don't react, and then think through how to react.

2

Connections don't always just happen, it often needs to be created.
Often, we build organic connections to a lot of things, that we forget that it's possible to create connection when there isn't naturally one.

We need to first realise we can create connections, then figure out what we want to create connections with, and finally put in the practice and time, for the opportunity for connection to be made.

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Connections don't always just happen, it often needs to be created.
Often, we build organic connections to a lot of things, that we forget that it's possible to create connection when there isn't naturally one.

We need to first realise we can create connections, then figure out what we want to create connections with, and finally put in the practice and time, for the opportunity for connection to be made.

3

Our modern society places so much emphasis on efficiency, that we begin to forget patience.
Nowadays, with the internet, with smartphones in our pockets, we can get answers and content in a matter of seconds or clicks.

As much good as this brings into the world, we need to remember that in many parts of our lives it is crucial to be okay without stimulation and instant gratification, and having spaciousness in our minds.

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Our modern society places so much emphasis on efficiency, that we begin to forget patience.
Nowadays, with the internet, with smartphones in our pockets, we can get answers and content in a matter of seconds or clicks.

As much good as this brings into the world, we need to remember that in many parts of our lives it is crucial to be okay without stimulation and instant gratification, and having spaciousness in our minds.

Questions

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Can you think of something where you needed to make a connection yourself?

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Can you think of something where you needed to make a connection yourself?

What else is in the episode

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How patience isn't a passive exercise

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How patience isn't a passive exercise

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How to practice better patience

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How to practice better patience

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What challenges he still faces when it comes to patience

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What challenges he still faces when it comes to patience

Who is Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche?

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A Tibetan Buddhist teacher. He's the author of 'Peaceful Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Patience.

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A Tibetan Buddhist teacher. He's the author of 'Peaceful Heart: The Buddhist Practice of Patience.

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