To endure

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Lament not because of the wicked.  Thou wert created to bear and endure, O Patience of the worlds. ~Baha’u’llah, Fire Tablet

Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.  ~James 5:11

So endure patiently with a beautiful patience.  ~ Qurān; Surāh Al Ma’arij, Verse 5

The soul which cannot endure fire and smoke won’t find the Secret.  ~Rumi

Those who act in peace and harmony

sometimes continue to endure in confusion,

but when the fruit of peaceful and harmonious acts

begin to bear fruit,

they remember their way back to the peace and harmony path of life

~120. Sayings of the Buddha:  The Path of Peace and Harmony


Pray that you will never have to bear all that you are able to endure. – Jewish Proverb

…Thereupon Tekanawitaˀ said, “I decree that this is to be the principal one, when they are singing the other five songs to their completion.  Thereafter one man, the chief they appointed on the side of the condolers, that one will walk back and forth the full length of the house and that we will call  ‘Over the Forest’. Moreover, when he begins it will get raised up, the curtain:

Haih, he is my grandfather, haih, you two should listen,
when they seek it,
they who are the grandchildren, that which now 

has grown old,
that which you established, the Great Law.
Haih, he is my grandfather, haih, truly, it may happen
that one listens again. 

Haih, he is my grandfather, haih
now, at present,
in some way, I may perform it improperly compared to the way he used to do it. Haih, he is my grandfather, haih
all matters
you have taken back with you,
into the ground
where you are lying again,
on your mat,
the Great Law. 

Haih, he is my grandfather, haih is it not this that you have said: “This will endure,
they shall carry on with it,
our grandchildren.” 

~Words of the Peacemaker, from Concerning the League, The Iroquois League Tradition, as dictated in Onondaga by John Arthur Gibson.  [This is about The Great Law which the Peacemaker gave to the five tribes which later became known as the Iroquois, now the Haudenosaunee.  The Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Cayuga, Seneca.]




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