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Doubts will come to him at times, hesitations will paralyse him, and consummation of the distant goal will seem quite inachievable. Such moods will leave wretched depressions and frustrating despairs in their train. If he is to overcome them he must call in the help of reason and clearly understand, first, that the quest by its very nature is a matter of multiple lifetimes and, second, that a calm acceptant patience is the prime condition of engaging in it at all and that progression through its different stages will come in its own time and way, and not his.


-- Notebooks Category 2: Overview of Practices Involved > Chapter 1: Ant's Long Path > # 135






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