(Master Jun Hong Lu’s call-in radio program)
THE DEFINITION OF TOLERANCE FOR WORDS, PEOPLE AND MATTERS
Master has mentioned before that, there are three aspects of tolerance, namely the tolerance for words, people and matters. Would you please elaborate further, Master Lu?
Master Jun Hong Lu:
‘Tolerance for appearance’ is to be tolerant of others regardless of their physical appearance. Similarly, when it comes to ‘tolerance for words’, we should be forgiving no matter what others may have said. As for ‘tolerance for people’, be forbearing with others despite their speech and action. And when you have ‘tolerance for matters’, it means you have the tolerance for all the good and bad in others as you are someone who allows nature to take its course. With that, a forbearing person is a person with tolerance, which is the trait that leads to diligence in one’s spiritual cultivation.
I understand now.