Patience

“To be patient means not to get angry with those who harm us and instead to have compassion for them. That is not to say that we should let them do what they like. We Tibetans, for example, have undergone great difficulties at the hands of others. But if we get angry with them, we can only be the losers. This is why we are practicing patience. But we are not going to let injustice and oppression go unnoticed.” The Dalai Lama in “For the Benefit of Others.”

I was having trouble with this definition, which is not how the word is ordinarily defined, so was happy to run across a word from the expert. If we use this definition, then it makes sense.