“Why be unhappy about something
If it can be remedied?
And what is the use of being unhappy about something
If it cannot be remedied?”
A guide to the Bodhisattva’s way of life, Chapter 6 (Patience), Verse 10
This is probably the most quoted lines from this very beautiful and important text.
I’ve known it for quite some time, and although the truth in it was clear to me from the start, I still find it hard to live by.