Endurance and the Perfection of Patience

Genko Rainwater
Genko Rainwater
We all endure many things small and large, from summer heat to the death of loved ones. Kshanti, a Sanskrit term sometimes translated as Patience, is one of the six Paramitas, or Perfections in Buddhism. Sometimes patience gets a bad rap for being passive. How can it lead us to perfection? How does it relate to forgiveness, compassion, and wisdom?

This talk was given on Sunday, July 12.