There is no transgression like hatred,
And no fortitude like patience.
Thus I should strive in various ways
To meditate on patience.
My mind will not experience peace
If it fosters painful thoughts of hatred
I shall find no joy or happiness;
Unable to sleep, I shall feel unsettled.
By it, friends and relatives are disheartened;
Though drawn by my generosity, they will not trust me;
In brief, there is nobody
Who lives happily with anger.
Hence the enemy, anger,
Creates sufferings such as these,
But whoever assiduously overcomes it
Finds happiness now and hereafter.
A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life
Chapter 6, Patience
Verses 2, 3, 5, 6.
Stephen Batchelor Translation