The importance of patient endurance in Buddhism practice

In life, nothing good comes easy without patient endurance. Everyone hopes to pursue and achieve success. However, on the way to happiness and success, nobody can avoid difficulties. A lot of people choose to give up in such situations because they lack patience. Also, in Buddhism, if you want to attain achievements in practice, patient endurance is a must.

Some people are mistaken that practising Buddhism means easily accepting everything and no need to strive anymore. This wrong view may cause them to lose motivation for maintaining their resolution in facing difficulties. Though the Buddha declared that life is suffering, it is not the excuse for our lack of determination. It is patience that gives us the strength to endure and overcome multiple hardships on the path of Buddhism practice. The fact that we are not patient enough means we cannot confront all challenges and accept failure.

Buddhism practice is not a straightforward path but requires a lot of endurance and internal strengths. Learning Buddhism is also learning how to deal with struggles inside our mind. True Buddhist practitioners with the awareness of suffering, impermanence and egolessness should clearly understand more than anyone else that patient endurance can lead them through many obstacles in life.

In the hope that the Buddhist community can have a better understanding of the importance of patient endurance, Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh explained about this issue through the video above


  • Alana
    Posted February 17, 2020 12:16 am 0Likes

    I really like this article. Very useful! It helps to broaden my knowledge about Buddhism. Thank you

  • vytran
    Posted February 17, 2020 8:35 am 0Likes

    Patient endurance is a must. It’s really not easy to be constantly patient. We have to practise step by step. Learning Buddhism makes us more aware of patient endurance.

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