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Psychological Traces of Patience in the Lives of Individuals

Apart from the constructive social advantages of patience such as gaining victory and fulfillment of aims and goals, this characteristic is also responsible for the positive and very important influences upon the mentality and spirit of the patient person. It is because of this miraculous awareness, that most of the historical human sacrifices, and specially the supreme sacrifices of the martyrs of Karbala, i.e. the companions and relatives of the Lord of Martyrs "Imam Hussain (A.S.)", whose memories we are celeberating during these nights1 will become easy to comprehend. What we mean with the spiritual mentality, are the influences left by the patient person upon his soul and mind, that before accomplishing the external and definite results of his struggle, he instantaneously obtains the personal result.

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1 These speeches were delivered during Moharram of 1394 Hijri at Masjid-e-Karamat in Mashhad. (Tr)

Adapted from the book: "Discourse on Patience" by: "Seyyed Ali Khamenei'i"

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