How much Patience is needed
Question: How much Patience is needed? is there really
nothing we can do?
The moment you ask how much, you miss the point. You
cannot ask how much patience is needed.
The very question says that the patience is not there,
you are impatient. Patience never asks how
much, patience always knows that whatsoever you do it is
always less than needed.
Thatís why those who have attained always say: When we
attained it was not because of our efforts,
it was because of his grace.
Donít ask how much patience. The very question comes out
of impatience. And IS THERE REALLY NOTHING WE CAN DO?
Yes, there is really nothing that YOU can do. The doer
is the barrier. You are the hindrance. Drop this you and
the doer. Life is a happening, it is not an act, and all
that is great and beautiful is a happening. You cannot
do it, you can only allow it to happen, please allow it;
all that you need to do is to allow it.
It happened, a man came to the rabbi of the village,
very harassed he was, very puzzled, worried. He said:
Now you will have to help me, Rabbi. I am in much
trouble. My twelfth child was born today Ė I am a poor
man, I cannot support myself, my wife and twelve
children. You can understand my plight. You help me,
what should I do? The rabbi jumped. He said, Do? Take my
advice Ė donít do nothing! And you also please take my
advice Ė donít do nothing.
Allow, let it happen. It is always around the corner,
you are so closed! It is always ready to happen
any moment, but you donít allow it, you go on pushing
the river. Float with it, flow with it.
Source: "Tao: The Three Treasures, Volume 3" - Osho
Related Osho Discourses:
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necessary part of Meditation
on Difference between Patience, Postponement, and sheer
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