Willpower -/- Patience

5:5
Willpower

Angels accompany personal restraint
Daemons escort waywardness

Mortals mastering pentasensory chariots
Attracts admiring Divinity

Upon mountainous mental abstemiousness
Joys cornucopian spring

Deem them conquering monarchs
Whomever dominates selfdetermination

***

Souls uprooted from desire
Planted in salvation

When minds defuse hankering
Happiness flows unbroken

Extracting wanting’s rotten cancer
Ensures harmonious lifetimes


5:6
Patience

Pedestrians never trip stumblingly
When walking slowly

Enough feathers, softly piled,
Sink sturdy vessels

Calmly tolerating annoying difficulties
Invigorates personal equanimity

However quiet the night
Dawn’s chorus inevitable

***

Even if injur’d injustly
Dismiss unrighteous response

Remaining unfazed by insults
Amazes gracious asceticism

Praising one’s insolent attackers
Surpasses spartan fasting

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