• Hindu – Bhagavadgita 5:20
One should not rejoice on obtaining what is pleasant, nor sorrow on obtaining what is unpleasant. He who is thus firm of understanding and unbewildered, such a knower of god is established in god.
  • Buddhist – Milarepa’s Temptations in Solitude
Comfortable is the hard mattress underneath me. Comfortable is the Nepalese cotton-padded quilt above me. Comfortable is the single meditation-band which holdeth up my knee. Comfortable is the body, to a diet temperate inured. Comfortable is the lucid mind which discerneth present clinging and the final goal. Nought is there uncomfortable. Everything is comfortable.

  • Zoroastrian – GOS YAST 10:IV
O good, most beneficent Presever! Grant me that I may think according to the Law, May speak according to the Law, May do according to the Law.

  • Jewish – Proverbs 15:31
The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.

  • Christian – Peter 2:20
For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? But if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.

  • Islamic – 31:22
Whoever submits his whole self to Allah, and is a doer of good, has grasped indeed the most trustworthy hand-hold: and with Allah rests the End and Decision of (all) affairs.

  • Sufi – Gayan – Boulas
Indifference and independence are the two wings which enable the soul to fly.


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