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Forbearance in Sikhi

Nov 7, 2020
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Forbearance is proclaimed to be the greatest virtue. To patiently endure the unendurable and subsequently emerge triumphant is often lauded as the greatest test of character any man can undergo. Forbearance, resultantly, is cast as the most effective furnace that mints strong trailblazers capable of altering the course of history because they have stoically resisted the urge to surrender to despair. But this begs the question, is continued forbearance in the face of the unendurable always the answer? How do we define the limits of the unendurable? And is it always just to tolerate the unendurable for the sake of enduring alone? What does Gurbani say?

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