To What Level Should We Tolerate

Krishna's Mercy

[Pandavas escaping house of lac]“O son of Kunti, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.” (Lord Krishna, Bhagavad-gita, 2.14)

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Friend1: The summer and winter seasons.

Friend2: Don’t forget fall and spring.

Friend1: The scorching heat of the summer. Who wants to go into the kitchen and cook?

Friend2: Don’t forget exercising. Getting a sweat going. Playing sports outside in the middle of the day, with the sun beating down on you.

Friend1: Who wants to take a shower early in the morning on a cold day in January?

[winter]Friend2: Don’t forget going outside. Heating up the car before driving. Clearing off snow. One difficulty after another.

Friend1: I mentioned the seasons…

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